A Very Rare Cause of Dilated Cardiomyopathy after Bariatric Surgery: Selenium Deficiency

A Very Rare Cause of Dilated Cardiomyopathy after Bariatric Surgery: Selenium Deficiency

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A: Good


Abstract & Keywords

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Q: Is the goal explicitly stated in the Introduction? Is its formulation clear and unambiguous?

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Tools and Methods

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Discussion & Conclusion

Q: Is it related to the results presented before? Do you consider them as coherent?

A: Good


Comments: The Discussion highlights that among several trace elements, selenium is considered the possible cause of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) after metabolic surgery providing relevant literature. It further provides the treatment procedure for selenium deficiency. Lastly, the Discussion concludes by stating that early diagnosis is crucial in cardiomyopathy associated with selenium deficiency due to its reversible nature and may result in complete clinical recovery.



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Author's knowledge

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Figures & Tables

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Writing style

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Comments: There are few errors found in the manuscript, which are as follows:

·       In Introduction, 1st paragraph, 3rd sentence, “selenium deficiency… in patients performed sleeve gastrectomy for treatment of obesity” must be written as “selenium deficiency… in patients who performed sleeve gastrectomy for treatment of obesity”.

·       In the section of Case, 16th sentence, “The patient… disease or other organ failure suggestive for hereditary metabolic disorders” should be “The patient… disease or other organ failures suggestive of hereditary metabolic disorders”.

·       Spelling errors of the words such as “unpapropriate”, “decompansated”, “replation”, “cupper”, “adequite”, “Recomended”, “nutiritional” have been corrected as “inappropriate”, “decompensated”, “repletion”, “copper”, “adequate”, “Recommended”, “nutritional”.


Further comments on the paper

Comments: The Case Report presents a 27-year-old woman with signs of heart failure and a history of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy in surgical treatment of obesity. The manuscript further illustrated the rarity and importance of the early diagnosis of dilated cardiomyopathy due to selenium deficiencies followed by bariatric surgery.


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Author Info

Corresponding Author
Gulay Kocak
Associate Professor, Department of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Health Sciences University, Prof. Dr. Cemil Tascioglu City Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Article Info

Article Type
Case Report
Publication history
Received: Wed 28, Jul 2021
Accepted: Wed 11, Aug 2021
Published: Fri 27, Aug 2021
© 2021 Gulay Kocak. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.31487/j.SCR.2021.08.20