|[Bariatric surgery to treat obesity with a body mass index (BMI) less than 40 kg/m2]|
|Rodríguez B, Soto N, Augustovski F, Pichon-Riviere A, García Martí S, Alcaraz A, Bardach A, Ciapponi A, López A, Rey-Ares L|
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Rodríguez B, Soto N, Augustovski F, Pichon-Riviere A, García Martí S, Alcaraz A, Bardach A, Ciapponi A, López A, Rey-Ares L. [Bariatric surgery to treat obesity with a body mass index (BMI) less than 40 kg/m2] Buenos Aires: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS). Documentos de Evaluación de Tecnologías Sanitarias, Informe de Respuesta Rapida No 506. 2016
Evidence of good quality suggests that bariatric surgery is better than medical treatment in terms of weight loss and type II diabetes remission in adult patients with a body mass ndex (BMI) 30-39.9.kg/m 2. Most of the clinical practice guidelines consulted agree on recommending bariatric surgery in patients with a BMI 35-39.9 kg/m 2 who also present obesity-related comorbidities such as type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome, ischemic heart disease or severe refractory arterial hypertension. Most of the health sponsors consulted consider its coverage for this group of patients. Few guidelines and sponsors also consider its use in patients with BMI 30-34.9 kg/m 2; and type 2 diabetes mellitus, but not in other groups of patients.
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Bariatric Surgery; Body Mass Index; Humans; Obesity
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