Updates and Practical Course in Pediatric Obesity and Bariatric Surgery in Children
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The prevalence of obesity among children and adolescents is rapidly increasing and is associated with substantial co-morbid disease states. The most important co-morbidities associated with obesity are: Type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, sleep apnea, metabolic syndrome, depression, pseudotumor cerebri, NASH. At present, a mounting body of evidence supports the use of modern endoscopic and/or bariatric procedures for carefully selected, extremely obese adolescents, considering the high propensity of severely obese adolescents to become severely obese adults. When conservative approaches, based on dietary restrictions and modification of life-style fail, the weight loss induced by bariatric surgery lead to a significant improvement in terms of obesity-related co-morbid diseases.
As recently recommended, the selection criteria for adolescents being considered for a bariatric procedure should include a BMI of ≥35 kg/m2 with major co-morbidities (type 2 diabetes mellitus, moderate to severe sleep apnea, pseudotumor cerebri, or severe NASH) or a BMI of ≥40 kg/m2 with other co-morbidities (hypertension, insulin resistance, glucose intolerance, substantially impaired quality of life or activities of daily living, dyslipidemia, mild sleep apnea with apnea-hypopnea). Conversely, the indication for endoscopic treatment are BMI >30 with major co-morbidities or BMI > 35 with minor co-morbidities.
The Masterclass provides updates on the most frequent endoscopic and surgical procedure to determine an appreciable weight loss in children and adolescent in order to prevent or solve associated comorbidities ensuring an acceptable quality of life toward the adulthood.
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