August 04, 2017- Reconstruction Method in Gastric CA Surgery Affects Bone Density
The standard reconstruction method may affect postoperative bone mineral density (BMD) loss in gastric cancer according to a study published in the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. In multivariate analysis, researchers found that R-Y reconstruction was an independent risk factor for BMD loss after distal gastrectomy. B-I reconstruction was found to have superiority over R-Y reconstruction for preventing BMD loss in the first three years after distal gastrectomy. The authors of the study also mentioned that B-I reconstruction may be a preferred method of treatment in preventing BMD loss post-gastrectomy in gastric cancer patients.
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