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Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding in Severely Obese Adolescents

Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding in Severely Obese Adolescents ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION CLINICIAN’S CORNER Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding in Severely Obese Adolescents A Randomized Trial Paul E. O’Brien, MD, FRACS Context Adolescent obesity is a common and serious health problem affecting more Susan M. Sawyer, MBBS, MD, FRACP than 5 million young people in the United States alone. Bariatric surgery is being evalu- ated as a possible treatment option. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (gastric Cheryl Laurie, RN, BHSc banding) has the potential to provide a safe and effective treatment. Wendy A. Brown, MBBS, PhD, FRACS Objective To compare the outcomes of gastric banding with an optimal lifestyle pro- Stewart Skinner, MBBS, PhD, FRACS gram on adolescent obesity. Friederike Veit, MBBS, MD, FRACP Design, Setting, and Patients A prospective, randomized controlled trial of 50 adolescents between 14 and 18 years with a body mass index (BMI) higher than 35, Eldho Paul, MSc recruited from the Melbourne, Australia, community, assigned either to a supervised Paul R. Burton, MBBS, FRACS lifestyle intervention or to undergo gastric banding, and followed up for 2 years. The Melanie McGrice, BSc, M Nutr Diet study was performed between May 2005 and September 2008. Margaret Anderson, BHIM, Grad Dip HA Main Outcome Measures Weight loss. Secondary outcomes http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2010 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2010.81
pmid
20145228
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Abstract

ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION CLINICIAN’S CORNER Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding in Severely Obese Adolescents A Randomized Trial Paul E. O’Brien, MD, FRACS Context Adolescent obesity is a common and serious health problem affecting more Susan M. Sawyer, MBBS, MD, FRACP than 5 million young people in the United States alone. Bariatric surgery is being evalu- ated as a possible treatment option. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (gastric Cheryl Laurie, RN, BHSc banding) has the potential to provide a safe and effective treatment. Wendy A. Brown, MBBS, PhD, FRACS Objective To compare the outcomes of gastric banding with an optimal lifestyle pro- Stewart Skinner, MBBS, PhD, FRACS gram on adolescent obesity. Friederike Veit, MBBS, MD, FRACP Design, Setting, and Patients A prospective, randomized controlled trial of 50 adolescents between 14 and 18 years with a body mass index (BMI) higher than 35, Eldho Paul, MSc recruited from the Melbourne, Australia, community, assigned either to a supervised Paul R. Burton, MBBS, FRACS lifestyle intervention or to undergo gastric banding, and followed up for 2 years. The Melanie McGrice, BSc, M Nutr Diet study was performed between May 2005 and September 2008. Margaret Anderson, BHIM, Grad Dip HA Main Outcome Measures Weight loss. Secondary outcomes

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 10, 2010

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