Morbid Obesity in Adolescents: Conservative Treatment and Surgical Approaches 2015th Edition

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Kurt Widhalm, Gerhard Prager

Year 2014
Pages 192
Publisher Springer
Language en
ISBN 9783709109670
File Size 2.14 MB
File Format PDF
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As the worldwide prevalence of morbid obesity among adolescents continues to rise, recent years have seen a large increase in the performance of adolescent bariatric surgery. While surgical intervention often becomes necessary when conservative weight-loss therapies have failed, no standards regarding the post-operative regimen and long-term management of adolescent patients have been established. Thus, the treatment of obesity and its co-morbidities requires a multidisciplinary approach, taking into account epidemiological, clinical, nutritional and genetic aspects of morbid obesity in the pediatric age group.