05 Jan, 2014

Bariatric surgery reverses metabolic risk in patients treated in outpatient level

Epifânio Feitosa da SILVA-NETO
Cecília Mª Passos VÁZQUEZ
Fabiana Melo SOARES
Danielle Góes da SILVA
Márcia Ferreira Cândido de SOUZA
Kiriaque Barra Ferreira BARBOSA
DOI: 10.1590/S0102-67202014000100010
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Background

: The conventional treatment of obesity presents unsatisfactory results on weight loss and its long-term sustainability, therefore bariatric surgery has been suggested as an effective therapy, determining sustainable long-term weight loss, reversal of components of cardiometabolic risk and improved quality and life expectancy.

Aim

: To investigate the clinical component of the cardiometabolic risk in patients undergoing bariatric surgery assisted on outpatient basis.

Methods

: The sample consisted of 47 patients with ages between 18 and 60 years, 72% females. Diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and dyslipidemia were prospectively evaluated by using the Assessment of Obesity-Related Co-morbidities scale.

Results

: Occurred improvement in these co-morbidities within 12 months after surgery. Co-morbidities resolved were greater than those improved.

Conclusion

: The study revealed that the Assessment of Obesity-Related Co-morbidities is a system that can be effectively used to quantify the degree of reduction of the severity of the cardiometabolic risk in response to bariatric surgery.


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