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The Ontario Bariatric Network has a strong commitment to evidence-based research to study obesity and bariatric treatment through high-impact studies. Research conducted by over 100 researchers and scientists across the OBN continues to play pivotal role in better understanding obesity, the risks and benefits of bariatric surgery, medical treatment of bariatric patients, and identifying practices and health service areas that require optimization and improvement. Research conducted has been used to inform decision makers and direct policy on the optimal treatment and management of severe obesity to achieve the goal of more efficient patient treatment.

The OBN Research Task Force meets monthly to discuss current studies and new research ideas. The goal of the task force is to create a research collaborative to facilitate multi-centre trials to better understand obesity and obesity treatment. If you have any questions or research ideas, please contact our OBN Research Task Force : kbarlow@stjoes.ca

Kavanagh, M. E., Chiavaroli, L., Glenn, A. J., Heijmans, G., Grant, S. M., Chow, C. M., Josse, R. G., Malik, V. S., Watson, W., Lofters, A., Holmes, C., Rackal, J., Srichaikul, K., Sherifali, D., Snelgrove-Clarke, E., Udell, J. A., Juni, P., Booth, G. L., Farkouh, M. E., Leiter, L. A., … Sievenpiper, J. L. (2022). A Web-Based Health Application to Translate Nutrition Therapy for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Primary Care (PortfolioDiet.app): Quality Improvement and Usability Testing Study. JMIR human factors9(2), e34704. https://doi.org/10.2196/34704

Zevin, B., Sivapalan, N., Chan, L., Cofie, N., Dalgarno, N., & Barber, D. (2022). Factors influencing primary care provider referral for bariatric surgery: Systematic review. Canadian family physician Medecin de famille canadien68(3), e107–e117. https://doi.org/10.46747/cfp.6803e107

Dineley, B., Munro, S., Norman, W. V., Zevin, B., Hong, D., Katiraee, B., Fitzsimmons, B., & Renner, R. (2022). Contraceptive counselling in 3 Canadian bariatric surgery clinics: a multicentre qualitative study of the experiences of patients and health care providers. CMAJ open10(1), E255–E261. https://doi.org/10.9778/cmajo.20200304

Ahmed MM, Tian C, Lu J, Lee Y. Total Intravenous Anesthesia Versus Inhalation Anesthesia on Postoperative Analgesia and Nausea and Vomiting After Bariatric Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Asian J Anesthesiol. 2021 Dec 1;59(4):135-151. doi: 10.6859/aja.202112_59(4).0002

Barber, D., Morkem, R., Dalgarno, N., Houlden, R., Smith, K., Anvari, M., & Zevin, B. (2021). Patients eligible and referred for bariatric surgery in southeastern Ontario: Retrospective cohort study. Canadian family physician Medecin de famille canadien67(1), e31–e40. https://doi.org/10.46747/cfp.6701e31

Zevin, B., Almakky, M., Mancini, U., & Robertson, D. I. (2022). Digital approach to informed consent in bariatric surgery: a randomized controlled trial. Surgical endoscopy36(1), 809–816. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00464-020-08277-x

Elnahas, A. I., Doumouras, A. G., Anvari, M., Schlachta, C. M., McClure, A., Alkhamesi, N. A., Hawel, J. D., & Urbach, D. R. (2021). Access to bariatric surgery among older patients in a publicly funded regionalized care system. Surgical endoscopy35(12), 6990–6997. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00464-020-08212-0

Tarride, J. E., Doumouras, A. G., Hong, D., Paterson, J. M., Tibebu, S., Perez, R., Ma, J., Taylor, V. H., Xie, F., Boudreau, V., Pullenayegum, E., Urbach, D. R., & Anvari, M. (2020). Association of Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass With Postoperative Health Care Use and Expenditures in Canada. JAMA surgery155(9), e201985. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamasurg.2020.1985

Doumouras, A. G., Albacete, S., Mann, A., Gmora, S., Anvari, M., & Hong, D. (2020). A Longitudinal Analysis of Wait Times for Bariatric Surgery in a Publicly Funded, Regionalized Bariatric Care System. Obesity surgery30(3), 961–968. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11695-019-04259-8

Doumouras, A. G., Lee, Y., Babe, G., Gmora, S., Tarride, J. E., Hong, D., & Anvari, M. (2020). The hidden cost of an extensive preoperative work-up: predictors of attrition after referral for bariatric surgery in a universal healthcare system. Surgical endoscopy34(2), 988–995. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00464-019-06894-9

Hagen, J., Klein, L., Miller, E., & Solomon, S. (2020). Leveraging Digital Infrastructure for Data Analysis: An Example in Bariatric Surgery. Healthcare quarterly (Toronto, Ont.)23(SP), 9–13. https://doi.org/10.12927/hcq.2020.26177

Santiago, V. A., Warwick, K., Ratnakumarasuriyar, S., Oyewumi, A., Robinson, S., & Sockalingam, S. (2019). Evaluation of a Patient-Care Planning Intervention to Improve Appointment Attendance by Adults After Bariatric Surgery. Canadian journal of diabetes43(1), 59–66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcjd.2018.05.003

Zhang, J. C., Tomlinson, G., Wnuk, S., Sockalingam, S., & Cram, P. (2019). Disparities in Receipt of Bariatric Surgery in Canada: An Analysis of Data From an Ontario Bariatric Surgery Referral Center. Medical care57(9), 723–727. https://doi.org/10.1097/MLR.0000000000001163

Doumouras, A. G., Saleh, F., & Hong, D. (2019). The effect of distance on short-term outcomes in a regionalized, publicly funded bariatric surgery model. Surgical endoscopy33(4), 1167–1173. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00464-018-6383-x

Prabhu, K. L., Okrainec, A., Maeda, A., Saskin, R., Urbach, D., Bell, C. M., & Jackson, T. D. (2018). Utilization of Public System for Gastric Bands Placed by Private Providers: a 4-Year Population-Based Analysis in Ontario, Canada. Obesity surgery28(9), 2979–2982. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11695-018-3342-5

Doumouras, A. G., Anvari, S., Breau, R., Anvari, M., Hong, D., & Gmora, S. (2017). The effect of an online referral system on referrals to bariatric surgery. Surgical endoscopy31(12), 5127–5134. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00464-017-5578-x

Doumouras, A. G., Saleh, F., Sharma, A. M., Anvari, S., Gmora, S., Anvari, M., & Hong, D. (2017). Geographic and socioeconomic factors affecting delivery of bariatric surgery across high- and low-utilization healthcare systems. The British journal of surgery104(7), 891–897. https://doi.org/10.1002/bjs.10517

Doumouras, A. G., Saleh, F., Anvari, S., Gmora, S., Anvari, M., & Hong, D. (2017). A Longitudinal Analysis of Short-Term Costs and Outcomes in a Regionalized Center of Excellence Bariatric Care System. Obesity surgery27(11), 2811–2817. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11695-017-2707-5

Doumouras, A. G., Saleh, F., Anvari, S., Gmora, S., Anvari, M., & Hong, D. (2017). The effect of health system factors on outcomes and costs after bariatric surgery in a universal healthcare system: a national cohort study of bariatric surgery in Canada. Surgical endoscopy31(11), 4816–4823. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00464-017-5559-0

Wharton, S., Serodio, K. J., Kuk, J. L., Sivapalan, N., Craik, A., & Aarts, M. A. (2016). Interest, views and perceived barriers to bariatric surgery in patients with morbid obesity. Clinical obesity6(2), 154–160. https://doi.org/10.1111/cob.12131

Aird, L. N., Hong, D., Gmora, S., Breau, R., & Anvari, M. (2017). The impact of a standardized program on short and long-term outcomes in bariatric surgery. Surgical endoscopy31(2), 801–808. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00464-016-5035-2

Bhatti, J. A., Nathens, A. B., Thiruchelvam, D., & Redelmeier, D. A. (2016). Weight loss surgery and subsequent emergency care use: a population-based cohort study. The American journal of emergency medicine34(5), 861–865. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2016.02.007

Doumouras, A. G., Saleh, F., Gmora, S., Anvari, M., & Hong, D. (2016). Regional Variations in the Public Delivery of Bariatric Surgery: An Evaluation of the Center of Excellence Model. Annals of surgery263(2), 306–311. https://doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000001129

Doumouras, A. G., Saleh, F., & Hong, D. (2016). 30-Day readmission after bariatric surgery in a publicly funded regionalized center of excellence system. Surgical endoscopy30(5), 2066–2072. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00464-015-4455-8

Doumouras, A. G., Saleh, F., Tarride, J. E., & Hong, D. (2016). A population-based analysis of the drivers of short-term costs after bariatric surgery within a publicly funded regionalized center of excellence system. Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery12(5), 1023–1031. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2016.02.016

Elnahas, A., Jackson, T. D., Okrainec, A., Austin, P. C., Bell, C. M., & Urbach, D. R. (2016). The effect of the Ontario Bariatric Network on health services utilization after bariatric surgery: a retrospective cohort study. CMAJ open4(3), E489–E495. https://doi.org/10.9778/cmajo.20160042

Hirpara, D. H., Cleghorn, M. C., Kwong, J., Saleh, F., Sockalingam, S., Quereshy, F. A., Okrainec, A., & Jackson, T. D. (2016). Perception and Awareness of Bariatric Surgery in Canada: a National Survey of General Surgeons. Obesity surgery26(8), 1799–1805. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11695-015-1975-1

Wharton, S., Serodio, K. J., Kuk, J. L., Sivapalan, N., Craik, A., & Aarts, M. A. (2016). Interest, views and perceived barriers to bariatric surgery in patients with morbid obesity. Clinical obesity6(2), 154–160. https://doi.org/10.1111/cob.12131

Zhang, M. W., Ho, R. C., Hawa, R., & Sockalingam, S. (2016). Analysis of the Information Quality of Bariatric Surgery Smartphone Applications Using the Silberg Scale. Obesity surgery26(1), 163–168. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11695-015-1890-5

Diamant, A., Cleghorn, M. C., Milner, J., Sockalingam, S., Okrainec, A., Jackson, T. D., & Quereshy, F. A. (2015). Patient and operational factors affecting wait times in a bariatric surgery program in Toronto: a retrospective cohort study. CMAJ open3(3), E331–E337. https://doi.org/10.9778/cmajo.20150020

Zhang, M. W., Ho, R. C., Cassin, S. E., Hawa, R., & Sockalingam, S. (2015). Online and smartphone based cognitive behavioral therapy for bariatric surgery patients: Initial pilot study. Technology and health care : official journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine23(6), 737–744. https://doi.org/10.3233/THC-151026

Zhang, M. W., Ho, R. C., Hawa, R., & Sockalingam, S. (2015). Pilot implementation and user preferences of a Bariatric After-care application. Technology and health care : official journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine23(6), 729–736. https://doi.org/10.3233/THC-151025

Roach, E., Laplante, S., Stogryn, S., Maeda, A., Jackson, T., & Okrainec, A. (2022). Weight loss outcomes for patients undergoing conversion to Roux-en-Y-gastric bypass after sleeve gastrectomy. Surgical endoscopy, 10.1007/s00464-022-09506-1. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00464-022-09506-1

Doumouras, A. G., Lovrics, O., Paterson, J. M., Sutradhar, R., Paszat, L., Sivapathasundaram, B., Tarride, J. E., & Anvari, M. (2022). Bariatric Surgery and Breast Cancer Incidence: a Population-Based, Matched Cohort Study. Obesity surgery32(4), 1261–1269. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11695-022-05946-9

Kaplan, U., Zohdy, W., Gmora, S., Hong, D., & Anvari, M. (2022). What patient factors influence bariatric surgery outcomes? A multiple regression analysis of Ontario Bariatric Registry data. Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie65(1), E66–E72. https://doi.org/10.1503/cjs.018319

Chao, G. F., & Urbach, D. R. (2022). Does Bariatric Surgery Prevent Cancer?. Annals of surgery275(1), 7–8. https://doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000005171.

Deghan Manshadi, S., Dehghan, K., Robertson, D. I., Reimer, C., & Zevin, B. (2022). Safety and outcomes of performing laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy at an ambulatory site of a tertiary care hospital in Ontario. Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie65(1), E38–E44. https://doi.org/10.1503/cjs.007120

Alibhai, K., Churchill, I., Vause, T., & Lochnan, H. A. (2022). The impact of bariatric surgery on assisted reproductive technology outcomes: a systematic review protocol. Systematic reviews11(1), 1. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-021-01870-8

Barthold, D., Brouwer, E., Barton, L. J., Arterburn, D. E., Basu, A., Courcoulas, A., Crawford, C. L., Fedorka, P. N., Fischer, H., Kim, B. B., Mun, E. C., Murali, S. B., Reynolds, K., Yoon, T. K., Zane, R. E., & Coleman, K. J. (2022). Minimum Threshold of Bariatric Surgical Weight Loss for Initial Diabetes Remission. Diabetes care45(1), 92–99. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc21-0714.

Lee, Y., Anvari, S., Chu, M. M., Lovrics, O., Khondker, A., Malhan, R., Aditya, I., Doumouras, A. G., Walsh, M., & Hong, D. (2022). Improvement of kidney function in patients with chronic kidney disease and severe obesity after bariatric surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Nephrology (Carlton, Vic.)27(1), 44–56. https://doi.org/10.1111/nep.13958

Tian, C., Hawryluck, L., Tomlinson, G., Chung, F., Beattie, S., Miller, M., Hassan, N., Wong, D. T., Wong, J., Hudson, J., Jackson, T., & Singh, M. (2022). Impact of a continuous enhanced cardio-respiratory monitoring pathway on cardio-respiratory complications after bariatric surgery: A retrospective cohort study. Journal of clinical anesthesia77, 110639. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinane.2021.110639.

Fecso, A. B., Di Palma, A., Maeda, A., Englesakis, M., Jackson, T., & Okrainec, A. (2021). Operative management of recalcitrant marginal ulcers following laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity: a systematic review. Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery17(12), 2082–2090. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2021.07.017

Iranmanesh, P., Boudreau, V., Ramji, K., Barlow, K., Lovrics, O., & Anvari, M. (2022). Outcomes of bariatric surgery in elderly patients: a registry-based cohort study with 3-year follow-up. International journal of obesity (2005)46(3), 574–580. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41366-021-01031-w

Legatto, T., Taylor, V. H., Kidane, B., Anvari, M., & Hensel, J. M. (2022). The Impact of Psychiatric History and Peri-operative Psychological Distress on Weight Loss Outcomes 1 Year After Bariatric Surgery. Obesity surgery32(2), 325–333. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11695-021-05781-4

Dash, S., Everett, K., Jackson, T., Okrainec, A., Urbach, D. R., Sockalingam, S., Shah, B. R., & Farkouh, M. E. (2021). Cardiorenal outcomes in eligible patients referred for bariatric surgery. Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.)29(12), 2035–2043. https://doi.org/10.1002/oby.23294. 

Elnahas, A. I., Reid, J. N., Lam, M., Doumouras, A. G., Anvari, M., Schlachta, C. M., Alkhamesi, N. A., Hawel, J., & Urbach, D. R. (2022). Risk factors for abdominal reoperations in bariatric patients. Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery18(2), 233–240. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2021.10.016

Youssef, A., Mylopoulos, M., Maunder, R., Wiljer, D., Cassin, S. E., Wnuk, S., Leung, S., & Sockalingam, S. (2021). Understanding bariatric patients' experiences of self-management post-surgery: A qualitative study. Clinical obesity11(5), e12473. https://doi.org/10.1111/cob.12473

Reynolds, K., Barton, L. J., Basu, A., Fischer, H., Arterburn, D. E., Barthold, D., Courcoulas, A., Crawford, C. L., Kim, B. B., Fedorka, P. N., Mun, E. C., Murali, S. B., Zane, R. E., & Coleman, K. J. (2021). Comparative Effectiveness of Gastric Bypass and Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy for Hypertension Remission and Relapse: The ENGAGE CVD Study. Hypertension (Dallas, Tex. : 1979)78(4), 1116–1125. https://doi.org/10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.120.16934

Yu, C. W., Park, L. J., Pinto, A., Ma, O. N., Lee, Y., Gupta, R., Chaudhary, V., Doumouras, A. G., & Hong, D. (2021). The Impact of Bariatric Surgery on Diabetic Retinopathy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. American journal of ophthalmology225, 117–127. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajo.2020.12.033

Atwood, M. E., Cassin, S. E., Rajaratnam, T., Hawa, R., & Sockalingam, S. (2021). The Bariatric Interprofessional Psychosocial Assessment of Suitability Scale predicts binge eating, quality of life and weight regain following bariatric surgery. Clinical obesity11(1), e12421. https://doi.org/10.1111/cob.12421

Bielawska, B., Ouellette-Kuntz, H., Zevin, B., Anvari, M., & Patel, S. V. (2021). Early postoperative follow-up reduces risk of late severe nutritional complications after Roux-En-Y gastric bypass: a population based study. Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery17(10), 1740–1750. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2021.05.035.

Tian, C., Lee, Y., Oparin, Y., Hong, D., & Shanthanna, H. (2021). Benefits of Transversus Abdominis Plane Block on Postoperative Analgesia after Bariatric Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Pain physician24(5), 345–358.

Sarma, S., Sockalingam, S., & Dash, S. (2021). Obesity as a multisystem disease: Trends in obesity rates and obesity-related complications. Diabetes, obesity & metabolism23 Suppl 1, 3–16. https://doi.org/10.1111/dom.14290

Dash, S., Everett, K., Jackson, T., Okrainec, A., Urbach, D. R., Sockalingam, S., Shah, B. R., & Farkouh, M. E. (2021). Cardiorenal outcomes in eligible patients referred for bariatric surgery. Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.)29(12), 2035–2043. https://doi.org/10.1002/oby.23294

Yang, S., Zhou, L., Chen, Y., Krewski, D., Wu Wen, S., & Xie, R. H. (2021). Maternal and neonatal outcomes in women undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: A systematic review and meta-analysis. European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology264, 117–127. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejogrb.2021.07.006

Sarma, S., & Lipscombe, L. L. (2021). In obesity with T2DM, biliopancreatic diversion increased T2DM remission vs. medical and lifestyle therapy at 10 y. Annals of internal medicine174(6), JC70. https://doi.org/10.7326/ACPJ202106150-070

Chao, G. F., & Urbach, D. R. (2022). Does Bariatric Surgery Prevent Cancer?. Annals of surgery275(1), 7–8. https://doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000005171

Lee, Y., Anvari, S., Chu, M. M., Lovrics, O., Khondker, A., Malhan, R., Aditya, I., Doumouras, A. G., Walsh, M., & Hong, D. (2022). Improvement of kidney function in patients with chronic kidney disease and severe obesity after bariatric surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Nephrology (Carlton, Vic.)27(1), 44–56. https://doi.org/10.1111/nep.13958

Di Palma, A., Liu, B., Maeda, A., Anvari, M., Jackson, T., & Okrainec, A. (2021). Marginal ulceration following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: risk factors for ulcer development, recurrence and need for revisional surgery. Surgical endoscopy35(5), 2347–2353. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00464-020-07650-0

Doumouras, A. G., Lee, Y., Paterson, J. M., Gerstein, H. C., Shah, B. R., Sivapathasundaram, B., Tarride, J. E., Anvari, M., & Hong, D. (2021). Association Between Bariatric Surgery and Major Adverse Diabetes Outcomes in Patients With Diabetes and Obesity. JAMA network open4(4), e216820. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.6820

Doumouras, A. G., Wong, J. A., Paterson, J. M., Lee, Y., Sivapathasundaram, B., Tarride, J. E., Thabane, L., Hong, D., Yusuf, S., & Anvari, M. (2021). Bariatric Surgery and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients With Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease:: A Population-Based Retrospective Cohort Study. Circulation143(15), 1468–1480. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.120.052386

Lovrics O, Butt J, Lee Y, Lovrics P, Boudreau V, Anvari M, Hong D, Doumouras AG. The effect of bariatric surgery on breast cancer incidence and characteristics: A meta-analysis and systematic review. Am J Surg. 2021 Oct;222(4):715-722. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2021.03.016. Epub 2021 Mar 18. PMID: 33771341.

Youssef, A., Cassin, S. E., Wnuk, S., Leung, S., Jackson, T., & Sockalingam, S. (2021). The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on bariatric patients' self-management post-surgery. Appetite162, 105166. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2021.105166

Imtiaz, R., Doumouras, A. G., Hong, D., Anvari, M., & Shah, B. R. (2021). Long-term impact of bariatric surgery on glycemic control and glucose-lowering therapy for people with type 2 diabetes: population-based cohort study. Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery17(6), 1049–1056. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2021.02.015

Jung, F., Lee, Y., Manzoor, S., Hong, D., & Doumouras, A. G. (2021). Effects of Perioperative Cannabis Use on Bariatric Surgical Outcomes: a Systematic Review. Obesity surgery31(1), 299–306. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11695-020-04962-x

Lee, Y., Doumouras, A. G., Yu, J., Aditya, I., Gmora, S., Anvari, M., & Hong, D. (2021). Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Versus Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Weight Loss, Comorbidities, and Biochemical Outcomes From Randomized Controlled Trials. Annals of surgery273(1), 66–74. https://doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000003671

Malik, P., Doumouras, A. G., Malhan, R. S., Lee, Y., Boudreau, V., Barlow, K., Karpinski, M., & Anvari, M. (2021). Obesity, Cancer, and Risk Reduction with Bariatric Surgery. The Surgical clinics of North America101(2), 239–254. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.suc.2020.12.003

Nowak, K., Di Palma, A., Chieu, K., Quereshy, F., Jackson, T., Okrainec, A., Serra, S., & Chetty, R. (2021). Histologic and Cost-Benefit Analysis of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Specimens Performed for Morbid Obesity. Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine145(3), 365–370. https://doi.org/10.5858/arpa.2020-0084-OA

Welbourn, R., Hollyman, M., Kinsman, R., Dixon, J., Cohen, R., Morton, J., Ghaferi, A., Higa, K., Ottosson, J., Pattou, F., Al-Sabah, S., Anvari, M., Himpens, J., Liem, R., Våge, V., Walton, P., Brown, W., & Kow, L. (2021). Bariatric-Metabolic Surgery Utilisation in Patients With and Without Diabetes: Data from the IFSO Global Registry 2015-2018. Obesity surgery31(6), 2391–2400. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11695-021-05280-6.

Anvari, S., Samarasinghe, Y., Alotaiby, N., Tiboni, M., Crowther, M., & Doumouras, A. G. (2021). Iron supplementation following bariatric surgery: A systematic review of current strategies. Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity22(9), e13268. https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.13268.

Doumouras, A. G., Hong, D., Lee, Y., Tarride, J. E., Paterson, J. M., & Anvari, M. (2020). Association Between Bariatric Surgery and All-Cause Mortality: A Population-Based Matched Cohort Study in a Universal Health Care System. Annals of internal medicine173(9), 694–703. https://doi.org/10.7326/M19-3925. 

Anvari, S., Lee, Y., Lam, M., Doumouras, A. G., & Hong, D. (2020). The Effect of Bariatric Surgery on Oral Antibiotic Absorption: a Systematic Review. Obesity surgery30(8), 2883–2892. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11695-020-04623-z.

Lee, Y., Anvari, S., Sam Soon, M., Tian, C., Wong, J. A., Hong, D., Anvari, M., & Doumouras, A. G. (2022). Bariatric Surgery as a Bridge to Heart Transplantation in Morbidly Obese Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Cardiology in review30(1), 1–7. https://doi.org/10.1097/CRD.0000000000000346.

Schwenger, K., Alghamdi, M. M., Ghorbani, Y., Jackson, T. D., Okrainec, A., & Allard, J. P. (2020). Hyposalivation is prevalent in bariatric patients but improves after surgery. Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery16(10), 1407–1413. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2020.06.005.

Jarrar, A., Budiansky, A., Eipe, N., Walsh, C., Kolozsvari, N., Neville, A., & Mamazza, J. (2020). Randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial to investigate the role of laparoscopic transversus abdominis plane block in gastric bypass surgery: a study protocol. BMJ open10(6), e025818. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025818.

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