Health Effect of Bariatric Surgery on Patients with Asthma: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Razieh Khalooeifard, Oladimeji Adebayo, Jamal Rahmani, Cain Clark, Mahdi Shadnoush, Gholamreza Mohammadi Farsani

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Abstract

Background: There is a paucity of studies that have investigated the improvement of asthma following bariatric surgery. Moreover, such studies have reported equivocal findings. Therefore, this study sought to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies to assess the health effect of bariatric surgery on patients with asthma.

Methods: PubMed/MEDLINE, Scopus, and Cochrane databases were searched to identify relevant studies up to September 2019.

Results: Analysis showed a 14.24 kg/m2 and 33.64 kg reduction in body mass index and weight, a 6.29% and 7.41% increase in forced vital capacity and forced expiratory volume-one second percent, and an increase of 4.41 mg/mL in provoking concentration and 1.01 in Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire after bariatric surgery in patients with asthma.

Conclusions: This meta-analysis revealed the improvement of symptoms and quality of life in obese patients with asthma after bariatric surgery.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)(In-Press)
JournalBariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care
Volume(In-Press)
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 29 Sep 2020

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