Dendrite Clinical Systems

Fourth IFSO Global Bariatric Report 2018

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It is a privilege to present data on baseline obesity-related disease, operation types, operative outcomes and disease status after 394,431 bariatric operations accumulated from local and national databases and registries from 51 countries across the world. This Global Registry initiative of IFSO, the first of its kind, could help the bariatric community establish essential benchmark knowledge about the patients we are operating upon, their age and gender distributions, body mass index (BMI) and burden of obesity-related disease, as well as track trends in surgery over time. The data are presented not as the standard abstract, introduction, methods, results, discussion and conclusions format of a peer-reviewed publication. Rather, using a small and necessarily far from comprehensive dataset, we present the data as simple tables and graphs using usually 2 variables, one for each axis, plus a dedicated commentary for each. Even though this is a very basic presentation of