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Emergency bariatric admissions have significant implications

The National Health Service in the UK will face an increasing number of patients presenting with bariatric emergencies and is unprepared, according to two studies presented at this year’s Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society in Leamington Spa, UK, from 22 – 24 January.

The first study from researchers at Scarborough Hospital, Scarborough, UK, examined the issue of bariatric patients presenting with abdominal emergencies at a district general hospital that does not have an in-house bariatric surgical service.

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