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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 44-46

Assessing the effectiveness of a weight reduction program in hospitalized obese patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Saitama Medical Center, Jichi Medical University, Saitama, Japan

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Dr. Kenro Chikazawa
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Saitama Medical Center, Jichi Medical University, 1-847, Amanuma-cho, Omiya-ku, Saitama 330-8503
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/GMIT.GMIT_73_20

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Investigate the efficacy of a hospitalized weight reduction program before laparoscopic surgery among high body mass index (BMI) patients with endometrial cancer. The patients were housed in a shared room, received exercise guidance, and restricted to a total caloric intake of 1200 kcal. A physiotherapist and a dietitian provided pedometer and nutritional guidance, respectively. The primary outcome was weight reduction. Among the 16 patients included, 12 (75%) had Stage I endometrial cancer and 10 (62.5%) underwent laparoscopic surgery. Weight and BMI at first consultation were 88.4±10.4 kg and 34.8±3.9 kg/m2, respectively. The rate of weight reduction was 6.5%±2.5%; on average, BMI decreased by 2.1±1.0 kg/m2. The duration from initial consultation to surgery was 39.1±11.4 days. Hospitalization duration until weight reduction was 20.8±8.0 days; there were no surgical complications. Our hospitalized weight reduction program may be effective for obese endometrial cancer patients.

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