This study assesses working status and productivity change in the first 3 years following surgery for severe obesity.
This commentary discusses an observational cohort study published in JAMA Surgery that investigated postoperative eating behaviors and weight control and their effects on 3-year change in weight.
This cohort study compares changes in physical function and pain among obese patients 1 to 3 years after bariatric surgery (Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding).
This commentary discusses a randomized clinical trial published in JAMA Surgery that investigated remission rates of type 2 diabetes among patients treated with bariatric surgery and a lifestyle intervention vs a lifestyle intervention alone.
This meta-analysis summarizes published evidence about the prevalence of mental health conditions in patients undergoing bariatric surgery and associations between those conditions and weight loss outcomes.
This observational study found no association between hospital-based participation in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program and improvements in postoperative outcomes over time in patients undergoing elective operations at US academic hospitals.
Arterburn and coauthors examine long-term survival in a large multisite cohort of veteran patients who underwent bariatric surgery compared with matched veteran control patients.
Puzziferri and coauthors assessed the quality of evidence and treatment effectiveness after bariatric procedures for weight loss, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia in severely obese adults by reviewing clinical studies that had more than 2 years of outcome information and follow-up measures for at least 80% of the initial cohort.
Sjöström and coauthors performed a very long-term follow-up observational study of Swedish Obese Subjects participants to investigate diabetes outcomes after bariatric surgery. They determined the long-term diabetes remission rates and the cumulative incidence of microvascular and macrovascular diabetes complications among 603 patients who had type 2 diabetes at baseline.
Courcoulas and coauthors investigated 3-year change in weight and select health parameters among 2458 participants who underwent first-time bariatric surgical procedures as part of routine clinical care by surgeons in 10 US hospitals. In an Editorial, Ikramuddin and Livingston discuss the role of bariatric surgery in the management of obesity.