Early metabolic improvement following bariatric surgery in morbidly obese adolescents

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  • E.A. Teeple MD,

    1. Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio 43205
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  • S. Teich MD,

    1. Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio 43205
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  • D.P. Schuster MD,

    1. Department of Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio 43205
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  • M.P. Michalsky MD

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    1. Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    • Department of Pediatric Surgery, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 700 Children's Drive, Columbus, OH 43205.
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Abstract

Bariatric surgery results in durable weight loss and improved comorbidities. The objectives of this study were to examine the efficacy of gastric bypass in reducing comorbid burden and improving metabolic status among morbidly obese adolescents. The medical records of 15 gastric bypass patients were retrospectively reviewed. Changes in metabolic markers were determined at baseline, 1 and 2 years post-operatively. Comparative analysis demonstrated significant improvement in weight, BMI, insulin, HbA1C, C-peptide, %B, %S, IR, cholesterol, percentile cholesterol, TG, percentile TG, HDL, percentile HDL, LDL, percentile LDL, and VLDL. Results support bariatric surgery as a treatment for morbidly obese adolescents with comorbidities. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2012; 58: 112–116. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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