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Letters Bariatric surgery for obesity

Authors’ reply to Laurent

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 14 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6190
  1. David Arterburn, associate investigator1,
  2. Anita Courcoulas, professor of surgery2
  1. 1Group Health Research Institute, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
  2. 2University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  1. arterburn.d{at}

Laurent urges bariatric surgeons to liaise with local metabolic bone disease experts and review their follow-up, treatment, and referral protocols regarding the management of calcium malabsorption, osteomalacia, and osteoporosis after bariatric procedures.1 2 We agree and further urge all physicians who care for patients who have undergone bariatric surgery to carefully review the joint clinical practice guidelines …

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