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Morbid Obesity Summary

Description: The condition of weighing two, three, or more times the ideal weight, so called because it is associated with many serious and life-threatening disorders. In the BODY MASS INDEX, morbid obesity is defined as having a BMI greater than 40.0 kg/m2.

Also Known As: Obesity, Morbid; Morbid Obesities; Obesities, Morbid

Networked: 3049 relevant articles (250 outcomes, 217 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Morbid Obesity

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Carbon Monoxide : 11 outcomes 5 studies in 89 results : IBA
  2. Insulin (Novolin) : 7 outcomes 7 studies in 61 results : FDA 2
  3. Silicones : 3 outcomes 6 studies in 58 results : IBA
  4. Glucose (Dextrose) : 3 outcomes 6 studies in 49 results : FDA 175 Generic
  5. Warfarin (Coumadin) : 2 outcomes in 3 results : FDA 21 Generic
  6. Leptin : 1 outcome 4 studies in 74 results : IBA
  7. Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease : 1 outcome 2 studies in 42 results : IBA
  8. Calcium : 1 outcome 2 studies in 14 results : IBA
  9. Cefazolin (Ancef) : 1 outcome 2 studies in 5 results : FDA 35 Generic
  10. Micronutrients : 1 outcome 1 study in 5 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Morbid Obesity

  1. Weight Loss (Weight Reduction)
  2. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (MODY)
  3. Obesity
  4. Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  5. Body Weight (Weight, Body)
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Key Therapies for Morbid Obesity

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  1. Bariatric Surgery : 99 outcomes 41 studies in 637 results
  2. Gastric Bypass (Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass) : 82 outcomes 61 studies in 828 results
  3. Gastrectomy : 20 outcomes 22 studies in 274 results
  4. Gastroplasty (Vertical-Banded Gastroplasty) : 13 outcomes 19 studies in 284 results
  5. Jejunoileal Bypass : 8 outcomes 10 studies in 240 results
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