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Bariatric surgery has improved remission of DMII and HTN when performed during adolescence

August 29, 2019
In this article from the New England Journal of Medicine, the Teen-LABS consortium looked at five-year outcomes after bariatric surgery. They compared obese adolescent patients who had surgery as adolescents to those who had surgery as adults. They found significant differences in remission of type II diabetes and hypertension in those who had surgery as adolescents. However, they also found increased rates of repeat abdominal operations and low ferritin levels. This study highlights potential advantages of bariatric surgery in adolescent patients, while also showcasing potential challenges.

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Video edited by Alexander Gibbons at Akron Children's Hospital.

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