A414 Evaluating Use of Vitamin Patches in Bariatric Surgery Patients

      Among bariatric surgery patients, adherence to micronutrient supplementation regimens can be challenging. Pill burden is one of the inconveniences of traditional oral supplementation thus inspiring alternative approaches including transdermal delivery of micronutrients via vitamin patches. While there are marketing campaigns recommending this route; currently, there is not any high quality data demonstrating the efficacy of vitamin patch delivery of micronutrients. We hypothesized that despite limited data, bariatric surgery patients are utilizing vitamin patches as their main source of micronutrient supplementation because of the ease of use demonstrated in marketing campaigns.
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