The First Modified Delphi Consensus Statement for Resuming Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery in the COVID-19 Times.

Pouwels, Sjaak, Omar, Islam, Aggarwal, Sandeep, Aminian, Ali, Angrisani, Luigi, Balibrea, Jose María, Bhandari, Mohit, Biter, L Ulas, Blackstone, Robin P, Carbajo, Miguel A, Copaescu, Catalin A, Dargent, Jerome, Elfawal, Mohamed Hayssam, Fobi, Mathias A, Greve, Jan-Willem, Hazebroek, Eric J, Herrera, Miguel F, Himpens, Jacques M, Hussain, Farah A, Kassir, Radwan, Kerrigan, David, Khaitan, Manish, Kow, Lilian, Kristinsson, Jon, Kurian, Marina, Lutfi, Rami Edward, Moore, Rachel L, Noel, Patrick, Ozmen, Mahir M, Ponce, Jaime, Prager, Gerhard, Purkayastha, Sanjay, Rafols, Juan Pujol, Ramos, Almino C, Ribeiro, Rui J S, Sakran, Nasser, Salminen, Paulina, Shabbir, Asim, Shikora, Scott A, Singhal, Rishi, Small, Peter K, Taylor, Craig J, Torres, Antonio J, Vaz, Carlos, Yashkov, Yury and Mahawar, Kamal (2020) The First Modified Delphi Consensus Statement for Resuming Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery in the COVID-19 Times. Obesity surgery. ISSN 1708-0428.

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The purpose of this study was to achieve consensus amongst a global panel of expert bariatric surgeons on various aspects of resuming Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery (BMS) during the Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. A modified Delphi consensus-building protocol was used to build consensus amongst 44 globally recognised bariatric surgeons. The experts were asked to either agree or disagree with 111 statements they collectively proposed over two separate rounds. An agreement amongst ≥ 70.0% of experts was construed as consensus as per the predetermined methodology. We present here 38 of our key recommendations. This first global consensus statement on the resumption of BMS can provide a framework for multidisciplinary BMS teams planning to resume local services as well as guide future research in this area.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WC Communicabable diseases
WI Digestive system. Gastroenterology
Divisions: Planned IP Care > Gastroentrology
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Depositing User: Mrs Yolande Brookes
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2020 16:08
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2020 16:08

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