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Weight Recidivism after Bariatric Surgery

Call for Papers

A number of meta-analyses have demonstrated the effectiveness of bariatric surgery in improving severe obesity and its associated comorbidities. Despite the marked weight loss following bariatric surgery, long-term weight regain and failure of sustained weight loss are seen in a proportion of patients. Some studies report that weight regain can be seen in up to 10-20% of patients after surgery. Understanding the etiology of weight recidivism after bariatric surgery is complex and often multifactorial.

The purpose of this special issue is to engage researchers studying weight recidivism after bariatric surgery and to comment on its incidence, the etiologies, management options, and public health implications. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The incidence of weight recidivism after bariatric surgery
  • Comparison of the failure rate of different bariatric operations
  • Mental health causes for weight regain after surgery
  • Dietary failure and weight recidivism
  • The role of hormonal factors and weight loss failure
  • The association between physical activity and success after surgery
  • The adjustable band and failure
  • The sleeve gastrectomy and failure
  • The roux en Y bypass and failure
  • The biliopancreatic diversion and failure
  • The role of a multidisciplinary clinic in managing weight loss failure
  • The economic impact of weight regain on society and obesity

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/grp/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/grp/pbs/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 26 July 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 18 October 2013
Publication DateFriday, 13 December 2013

Lead Guest Editor

  • Shahzeer Karmali, Weight Wise Bariatric Surgery Clinic, University of Alberta, , Room 405 Community Services Center 10240 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, AB, Canada T5H 3V9

Guest Editors

  • Christopher J. de Gara, Revisional Surgery Clinic, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, 2-590 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, 11405 - 87 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 1C9
  • Arya M. Sharma, Research and Management University of Alberta, Royal Alexandra Hospital 10240 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, AB, Canada T5H 3V9
  • Dean Mikami, Ohio State University, 410 W 10th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210, USA