Criteria for Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is usually considered when other weight loss efforts have failed. Eligibility criteria were established by the 1991 National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference Panel and continue to be the most widely accepted criteria.
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Diagnosis and Determination of Severity of Acute Cholecystitis

Acute cholecystitis is a very common complication of cholelithiasis, and as such is frequently encountered in surgical practice. TG07 diagnostic criteria are recognized as those to be recommended in current care for acute cholecystitis.
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Alvarado Score for Acute Appendicitis

The use of the Alvarado scoring system, which includes clinical examination findings and laboratory values, is helpful in ruling out appendicitis. Scores range from 1 to 10, with higher scores indicating a greater risk of appendicitis. When the score is less than 4, appendicitis is uncommon, and imaging and other interventions can be avoided.
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Indications for Selective Operative Cholangiography

Preoperative Indications

  • Recent history of acute biliary pancreatitis
  • Recent history of jaundice
  • Recent history of cholangitis
  • Abnormal preoperative ultrasound demonstrating a dilated common bile duct or a defect (stone) in the common bile duct
  • Evidence of common bile duct obstruction on hepatobiliary iminodiacetic acid scan (HIDA Scan)
  • Increased serum bilirrubin
  • Increased serum alkaline phophatase
  • Increased serum amylase

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