Bariatric Triage: Weight Loss As A Tool For Therapeutic Decision Making

Authors

  • Sanjay Kalra Department of Endocrinology, Bharti Hospital, Karnal, India; University Center for Research & Development, Chandigarh University, Mohali, India.
  • Jubbin Jacob Department of Endocrinology, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, Punjab, India.
  • Nitin Kapoor Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Christian Medical College & Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India, Non communicable disease unit, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.23-43

Keywords:

Bariatric triage, barocrinology, metabolic, adaptation, obesity, overweight

Abstract

This communication highlights how early weight loss can be used as a technique for triage in persons who have undergone bariatric surgery, and as a tool for therapeutic decision making. Weight loss is a target for obesity medicine, but can also be used to plan further treatment strategies and interventions. In this manner, early weight loss is similar to HbA1c (glycated haemoglobin) which is a diagnostic tool, a monitoring device, a therapeutic target, and also a technique to decide intensity of treatment in diabetes.

Keywords: Bariatric triage, barocrinology, metabolic, adaptation, obesity, overweight.

Published

2023-05-15

How to Cite

Sanjay Kalra, Jubbin Jacob, & Nitin Kapoor. (2023). Bariatric Triage: Weight Loss As A Tool For Therapeutic Decision Making. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 73(6), 1338–1339. https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.23-43

Issue

Section

BAROCRINOLOGY

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