Outcomes of Omega Loop Gastric Bypass, 6-Years Experience of 1520 Cases.
BACKGROUND: Omega loop gastric bypass (OLGB) has been viewed with skepticism after the failure of the "old Mason loop." During the past 15 years, a growing number of authors worldwide approved that OLGB is a safe and effective procedure, which appears clearly from the operative outcome and long-term follow-up of consecutive cohort studies of patients who underwent OLGB. The aim of this study is to evaluate the outcomes of OLGB at the bariatric center of our university hospital between 2009 and 2015. METHODS: The data of 1520 patients who underwent OLGB from November 2009 to December 2015 at our center were reviewed. Mean age was 37.15 years, mean preoperative BMI was 46.8 ± 6.6 kg/m2, mean preoperative weight was 127.4 ± 25.3 kg, and 62.7% were women. Diabetes mellitus (DM) affected 683 (44.9%) of the 1520 patients, whereas 773 of the 1520 patients (50.9%) presented with hypertension. The mean operative time was 35 min.Read Full Article
Morbidity and mortality associated with obesity.
Obesity and its repercussions constitute an important source of morbidity, impaired quality of life and its complications can have a major bearing on life expectancy. The present article summarizes the most important co-morbidities of obesity and their prevalence. Furthermore, it describes classification and grading systems that can be used to assess the individual and combined impact of co-morbid conditions on mortality risk. The literature was screened for assessment tools that can be deployed in the quantification of morbidity and mortality risk in individual patients. Thirteen specific domains have been identified that account for morbidity and mortality in obesity.Read Full Article
Outcomes of One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass in 472 Diabetic Patients.
BACKGROUND: The positive impact of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) on metabolic syndrome and glycemic control has been proven in obese patients. One anastomosis gastric bypass (OAGB) is a simple, effective and easy to learn procedure. OAGB provides encouraging results for the treatment of diabetes obese patients, but does it have the ability to be an alternative procedure to RYGB in the treatment of these patients? The aim of this study is to evaluate the outcomes of OAGB on diabetic obese patients at the bariatric centre of our university hospital. By extension, we evaluated the possibility of BMI and the preoperative antidiabetic medication usage to be predictive factors for postoperative diabetes resolution. METHODS: This is a retrospective single-centre study of 472 diabetic patients who underwent OAGB from November 2009 to December 2015. All patients were followed-up for at least 1 year, and up to 3 years, where available. Weight, HbA1c, and anti-diabetic medications were recorded at baseline, 3, 6, 12, 24 and 36 months.Read Full Article
A Randomized Comparison Between Staple-Line Oversewing Versus No Reinforcement During Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy.
BACKGROUND: Varieties of intraoperative methods such as oversewing of staple lines or other reinforcement products are used for preventing the laparoscopic vertical sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) complications. The aim of this study is to evaluate the complication rates of the gastric stapling alone versus stapling with oversewing invagination of the staple line in the LSG. METHODS: This is a single-center randomized study, Patients were randomized to two groups, 200 patients underwent LSG without reinforcement of the staple line and 200 patients underwent LSG with oversewing of the staple line. All patients were followed up for 1 year. The data collected prospectively for statistical analysis included demographics, BMI, preoperative comorbidities, operative time, complications, and hospital stay.Read Full Article