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Prescribing Challenges after Bariatric Surgery

Waldock, Colin, Bedford, David (2019) Prescribing Challenges after Bariatric Surgery. Journal of Prescribing Practice, 1 (9). pp. 440-444. ISSN 2631-8385. E-ISSN 2631-8393. (doi:10.12968/jprp.2019.1.9.440) (KAR id:76162)

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Obesity is an increasing problem in the UK, with over half the population being overweight or obese. The use of gastric surgery is increasing, with a 5% increase in 2016/17 compared to 2015/16. However, little is known about ideal drug formulations after bariatric surgery. An exploratory literature search of research databases was carried out to address this. We found that there was a dearth of high-quality primary studies available, with many studies using low numbers of participants. The major finding was of the need for increased vigilance and monitoring of patients after surgery.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.12968/jprp.2019.1.9.440
Uncontrolled keywords: bariatric surgery, obesity, safe practice, drug formulation
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Medway School of Pharmacy
Depositing User: David Bedford
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2019 14:36 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:07 UTC
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