Science Discoveries

Prevalence of alcohol use disorders before and after bariatric surgery. - 09-25-2012

Researchers found that the prevalence of Alcohol use disorders (AUD) was greater in the second year following surgery than prior to surgery or in the first year following surgery. Based on these findings, the researchers recommend educating patients about the potential effects of bariatric surgery to increase the risk of AUD. Additionally, alcohol screening and, if indicated, referral should be incorporated into routine preoperative and postoperative clinical care.

CTSA Support

The Weill Cornell Clinical and Translational Science Center provided clinical research center outpatient space and nursing staff (blood draws, specimen handling, questionnaire administration and completion), as well as informatics support (site-specific data management).