The summary below is from the full reports titled “Pharmacologic and Surgical Management of Obesity in Primary Care: A Clinical Practice Guideline from the American College of Physicians,” “Meta-Analysis: Pharmacologic Treatment of Obesity,” and “Meta-Analysis: Surgical Treatment of Obesity.” They are in the 5 April 2005 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine (volume 142, pages 525-531, pages 532-546, and pages 547-559, respectively). The first paper was written by V. Snow, P. Barry, N. Fitterman, A. Qaseem, and K. Weiss, for the Clinical Efficacy Assessment Subcommittee of the American College of Physicians; the second paper was written by Z. Li, M. Maglione, W. Tu, W. Mojica, D. Arterburn, L.R. Shugarman, L. Hilton, M. Suttorp, V. Solomon, P.G. Shekelle, and S.C. Morton; and the third paper was written by M.A. Maggard, L.R. Shugarman, M. Suttorp, M. Maglione, H.J. Sugerman, E.H. Livingston, N.T. Nguyen, Z. Li, W.A. Mojica, L. Hilton, S. Rhodes, S.C. Morton, and P.G. Shekelle.
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Treating Obesity with Drugs and Surgery: A Clinical Practice Guideline from the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med. ;142:I–55. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-142-7-200504050-00005
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