Bariatrics 2006 : Review of Surgery, Nutritional Support, Historical ProgressionAuthor:
Pub Date: 2006
Publisher: Bowyer, Gail M.
Summary: Obesity, from the Latin "overweight" is a public health dilemma. Roughly twenty to thirty percent of Americans are overweight or obese and approximately three hundred thousand die annually from obesity. Poor diet and lack of exercise are only some of the identified contributors to this disease. It presents with co morbidities like asthma, esophagus reflux, hypertension, and diabetes. Various surgical techniques have ...been employed, the most frequent is the Gastric Bypass, Rouxen Y. The techniques of open laparotomy vs. laparoscopic approach are mentioned, some complications of each and discussion of alternatives like duodena switch, vertical banding gastroplasty and gastric banding. Postoperative diet recommendations, total parenterol nutrition for kilocalone energy requirements with electrolyte supplement and IV fluids is mentioned. [read more]