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Obesity Surgery

, Volume 28, Issue 7, pp 2117–2121 | Cite as

Obesity Management Task Force of the European Association for the Study of Obesity Released “Practical Recommendations for the Post-Bariatric Surgery Medical Management”

  • Luca Busetto
  • Dror Dicker
  • Carmil Azran
  • Rachel L. Batterham
  • Nathalie Farpour-Lambert
  • Martin Fried
  • Jøran Hjelmesæth
  • Johann Kinzl
  • Deborah R. Leitner
  • Janine M Makaronidis
  • Karin Schindler
  • Hermann Toplak
  • Volkan Yumuk
Brief Communication
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Abstract

Bariatric patients may face specific clinical problems after surgery, and multidisciplinary long-term follow-up is usually provided in specialized centers. However, physicians, obstetricians, dieticians, nurses, clinical pharmacists, midwives, and physical therapists not specifically trained in bariatric medicine may encounter post-bariatric patients with specific problems in their professional activity. This creates a growing need for dissemination of first level knowledge in the management of bariatric patients. Therefore, the Obesity Management Task Force (OMTF) of the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) decided to produce and disseminate a document containing practical recommendations for the management of post-bariatric patients. The list of practical recommendations included in the EASO/OMTF document is reported in this brief communication.

Keywords

European guidelines Obesity management Bariatric surgery Nutrition Diabetes mellitus Sleep apnea Hypertension Pregnancy Psychological aspects Weight maintenance 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This document has been written by a group of obesity experts gathered by the Obesity Management Task Force of the European Association for the Study of Obesity. Luca Busetto and Dror Dicker coordinated the group and contributed equally to the preparation of the final paper.

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Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luca Busetto
    • 1
    • 2
  • Dror Dicker
    • 3
    • 4
  • Carmil Azran
    • 5
  • Rachel L. Batterham
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
  • Nathalie Farpour-Lambert
    • 9
  • Martin Fried
    • 10
  • Jøran Hjelmesæth
    • 11
  • Johann Kinzl
    • 12
  • Deborah R. Leitner
    • 13
  • Janine M Makaronidis
    • 7
    • 8
  • Karin Schindler
    • 14
  • Hermann Toplak
    • 13
  • Volkan Yumuk
    • 15
  1. 1.Department of Internal MedicineUniversity of PadovaPadovaItaly
  2. 2.Clinica Medica 3Azienda Ospedaliera di PadovaPadovaItaly
  3. 3.Department of Internal Medicine D and Obesity ClinicHasharon Hospital, Rabin Medical CenterPetah TikvaIsrael
  4. 4.Sackler School of Medicine Tel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  5. 5.Clinical PharmacyHerzliya Medical CenterHerzliyaIsrael
  6. 6.University College London Hospital Bariatric Centre for Weight Management and Metabolic SurgeryUniversity College London HospitalLondonUK
  7. 7.National Institute of Health ResearchUniversity College London Hospital Biomedical Research CentreLondonUK
  8. 8.Centre for Obesity Research, Rayne Institute, Department of MedicineUniversity College LondonLondonUK
  9. 9.Obesity Prevention and Care Program Contrepoids, Service of Therapeutic Education for Chronic Diseases, Department of Community Medicine, Primary Care and EmergencyUniversity Hospitals of Geneva and University of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland
  10. 10.OB Klinika, Centre for Treatment of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders, 1st Faculty of MedicineCharles UniversityPragueCzech Republic
  11. 11.Morbid Obesity Centre, Vestfold Hospital Trust and Department of Endocrinology, Morbid Obesity and Preventive Medicine, Institute of Clinical MedicineUniversity of OsloOsloNorway
  12. 12.Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy IIMedical University InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria
  13. 13.Department of MedicineMedical University GrazGrazAustria
  14. 14.Department of Medicine IIIMedical University of ViennaViennaAustria
  15. 15.Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, Department of MedicineIstanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical FacultyIstanbulTurkey

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