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Background Clinically significant morbid obesity is associated with an increased risk of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Vertical Roux-en- Y gastric bypass (RYGBP) is known to eliminate acid (and bile) in the pouch of cardia, which would provide control of reflux symptoms. The aim of our study...
Background Neither the presence nor prevalence of enteric hyperoxaluria has been recognized after Roux-en- Y gastric bypass (RYGBP). We have noted a high rate of oxalate nephrolithiasis and even 2 patients with oxalate nephropathy in this patient population postoperatively. Our aim was to...
Background Despite increasing numbers of morbidly obese patients admitted to acute care facilities for surgery or treatment of nonsurgical conditions, there is little evidence of the problems nurses face in providing care to these patients. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the care of these...
Background Laparoscopic Roux-en- Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is the most commonly performed bariatric operation in the United States. Although rare, gastrogastric fistulas are an important complication of this procedure.
In the United States, the most common surgical procedure for morbid obesity is the Roux-en- Y gastric bypass. Pulmonary embolism, leak, bowel obstruction, and gastrointestinal bleeding are among the potential early fatal complications. Early postoperative bleeding after laparoscopic gastric...
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