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Bariatric Times

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CURRENT ISSUE: VOL. 13, ISSUE 8, AUGUST 2016

Help Combat Obesity Stigma and Weight Bias by Making the Small but Significant Change to Use “People-First Language”

Help Combat Obesity Stigma and Weight Bias by Making the Small but Significant Change to Use “People-First Language”

Help Combat Obesity Stigma and Weight Bias by Making the Small but Significant Change to Use “People-First Language” A Message from Dr. Christopher Still Christopher Still, DO, FACN, FACP, Co-Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Medical Director for the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, and Director for Geisinger Obesity Research Institute, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania. […]

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Tools and Keys for Success in New and Established Bariatric Practices

Tools and Keys for Success in New and Established Bariatric Practices

by Rachel L. Moore, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Rachel L. Moore is a Metabolic Surgeon and Obesity Medicine Specialist in New Orleans, Louisiana. Bariatric Times. 2016;13(8):10–12. Funding: No funding was provided. Financial disclosures: The author reports no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Trauma call at Charity Hospital was an exceptional […]

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Update on the Certified Bariatric Nurse (CBN®) Certification Program:  Revision of the Bariatric Nurse Practice Analysis

Update on the Certified Bariatric Nurse (CBN®) Certification Program: Revision of the Bariatric Nurse Practice Analysis

This column is dedicated to covering a variety of topics relevant to the multidisciplinary care of the bariatric surgical patient. Column Editor: Christine Bauer, MSN, RN, CBN University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital, Havre de Grace, Maryland; President, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Integrated Health This month: Update on the Certified Bariatric Nurse […]

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News and Trends—August 2016

News and Trends—August 2016

Patients Who Undergo Weight-Loss Operations at Accredited Bariatric Surgical Centers Have Fewer Postoperative Complications Findings reveal that some patients are frustrated and discontinued medication because they were not reaching their individualized A1C target quick enough Chicago, Illinois—Patients who have weight-loss operations at nonaccredited bariatric surgical facilities in the United States are up to 1.4 times […]

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Journal Watch—August 2016

Journal Watch—August 2016

A quick look at the noteworthy articles in bariatric and metabolic research THIS MONTH’S TOPIC: Assessing communication skills in the healthcare setting Assessing effective physician-patient communication skills: “Are you listening to me, doc?” Berman AC, Chutka DS. Korean J Med Educ. 2016;28(2):243–249. Epub 2016 Feb 25. Synopsis: In this article, the authors discuss communication skills […]

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Walter Pories’s CARTOON CORNER

Walter Pories’s CARTOON CORNER

Original Cartoons by Walter J. Pories, MD, FACS Professor of Surgery, Biochemistry and Kinesiology, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

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Changing Perceptions: Obesity as a Disease, Focus on Collaboration and Long-Term Management “For Better, For Worse”

Changing Perceptions: Obesity as a Disease, Focus on Collaboration and Long-Term Management “For Better, For Worse”

A Message from Dr. Kelvin Higa Kelvin Higa, MD, FACS, is Clinical Professor of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, Fresno, California, and Director, Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Fresno Heart and Surgical Hospital, Fresno, California. He is also a past president of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (2007-2008) and President-Elect for […]

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Communication is Key in Helping Patients Set and Achieve Realistic Goals for Weight Loss with Any Treatment Modality

Communication is Key in Helping Patients Set and Achieve Realistic Goals for Weight Loss with Any Treatment Modality

A Message from Dr. Christopher Still Christopher Still, DO, FACN, FACP, Co-Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Medical Director for the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, and Director for Geisinger Obesity Research Institute, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania. Dear Colleagues, This month we feature an article on a topic that is very near and dear to […]

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Talking to Patients about Expectations for Outcome after Bariatric Surgery

Talking to Patients about Expectations for Outcome after Bariatric Surgery

Talking to Patients about Expectations for Outcome after Bariatric Surgery: Weight Loss, Quality of Life, Body Image, and Relationships by Gretchen E. Ames, PhD, ABPP; Matthew M. Clark, PhD, ABPP; Karen B. Grothe, PhD, ABPP; Maria L. Collazo-Clavell, MD; Enrique F. Elli, MD Gretchen E. Ames, PhD, ABPP, is from the Department of Psychiatry and […]

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Metabolic, That’s All

Metabolic, That’s All

A Message from Dr. Henry Buchwald Henry Buchwald, MD, PhD, is from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has been elected to the presidency of five organizations, including the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) Dear Readers: Katz’s landmark delicatessen was […]

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When in Doubt, Just Say ‘NO’ to All Sugars

When in Doubt, Just Say ‘NO’ to All Sugars

Christopher Still, DO, FACN, FACP, Co-Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Medical Director for the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, and Director for Geisinger Obesity Research Institute, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Still is also a board member of the Obesity Action Coalition, Tampa, Florida. Dear Colleagues, The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) […]

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Saxenda as a Treatment Option for Chronic Weight Management—A Review

Saxenda as a Treatment Option for Chronic Weight Management—A Review

This column is dedicated to providing information on the medical management of obesity, which includes diet, exercise, behavioral change, and medication. Craig Primack, MD, FACP, FAAP, Medical Bariatrician/Certified Medical Obesity Specialist/Co-Medical Director, Scottsdale Weight Loss Center PLLC, Scottsdale, Arizona Wendy Scinta, MD, MS, FAAFP, Medical Director, Medical Weight Loss of NY, BOUNCE Program for Childhood […]

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HISTORY OF BARIATRIC SURGERY

My Experience Performing the First Telesurgical Procedure in the World

My Experience Performing the First Telesurgical Procedure in the World

by Jacques Himpens, MD, PhD Watch the Video: Robotic Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Jacques Himpens, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the European School of Laparoscopic Surgery and Chief of Bariatric Surgery at the CHIREC Hospital, Brussels, Belgium, and St. Blasius General Hospital, Dendermonde, Belgium. In 1977, he graduated cum laude from the Catholic […]

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The History of Bariatric Surgery: 38 Years Dedicated to Bariatric Surgery

The History of Bariatric Surgery: 38 Years Dedicated to Bariatric Surgery

by Rafael F. Capella, MD, FACS Dr. Rafael F. Capella was a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the New Jersey Medical School of Newark, New Jersey, and a founding member of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. He was a director of the Division of Bariatric Surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center at Hackensack, […]

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The History of Bariatric Surgery: My 50 Years with Surgical Treatment of Diabesity

The History of Bariatric Surgery: My 50 Years with Surgical Treatment of Diabesity

by John G. Kral, MA, MD, PhD, FACS Professor of Surgery, Medicine and Cell Biology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, College of Medicine and School of Graduate Studies, Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Kral is Professor of Surgery, Medicine and Cell Biology and former Director of Surgery at Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, New York. He is past […]

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Changing Paradigms with Metabolic Surgery Research

Changing Paradigms with Metabolic Surgery Research

Dr. Ricardo Cohen is the Director of The Center for Obesity and Diabetes at Oswaldo Cruz German Hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is also former President of the Brazilian Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery. Dr. Cohen is a member of the Editorial Board for Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, Advisory Editor for […]

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The History of Bariatric Surgery: Introducing a New Bariatric Procedure:  Clinical Trials of Gastric Banding

The History of Bariatric Surgery: Introducing a New Bariatric Procedure: Clinical Trials of Gastric Banding

by Paul O’Brien, MD, FRAS Dr. Paul O’Brien is the head of the Centre for Bariatric Surgery in Melbourne, Australia, and Emeritus Professor of Surgery at Monash University. He was Head of the University’s Department of Surgery at the Alfred Hospital from 1986 to 2004. He founded the Centre for Obesity Research and Education (CORE) […]

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The History of Bariatric Surgery: A Life in Metabolic Surgery

The History of Bariatric Surgery: A Life in Metabolic Surgery

by Mervyn Deitel, MD, FASMBS, FACN, CRCSc, FICS Dr. Deitel pioneered intravenous hyper-alimentation (total parenteral nutrition) at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto in 1967 and began bariatric surgery in 1970, becoming a Professor of Nutritional Sciences and Surgery at University of Toronto, performing 2,850 jejuno-ileal bypasses, gastroplasties, and Roux-en-Y gastric bypasses. Starting in the […]

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CHECKLISTS IN BARIATRIC SURGERY

Checklist #29: Reducing Readmission after Bariatric Surgery

Checklist #29: Reducing Readmission after Bariatric Surgery

Column Editor Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times, Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Department of General Surgery; Director, The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute; Director, General Surgery Residency Program and Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida Column Co-editors Samuel Szomstein, MD, FACS, FASMBS Associate Director of […]

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Checklist #28: Enhanced Recovery after Bariatric Surgery

Checklist #28: Enhanced Recovery after Bariatric Surgery

Column Editor Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times, Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Department of General Surgery; Director, The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute; Director, General Surgery Residency Program and Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida Column Co-editors Samuel Szomstein, MD, FACS, FASMBS Associate Director of […]

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Checklist#27: Legal Issues in Bariatric Surgery

Checklist#27: Legal Issues in Bariatric Surgery

by Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS; Samuel Szomstein, MD, FACS, FASMBS; and  Emanuele Lo Menzo, MD, PhD, FACS, FASMBS Column Editor Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times, Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Department of General Surgery; Director, The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute; Director, General Surgery Residency Program and Fellowship in […]

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Checklist #26: Management of Complicated or Failed Vertical Banded Gastroplasty

by Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS; Samuel Szomstein, MD, FACS, FASMBS; and  Emanuele Lo Menzo, MD, PhD, FACS, FASMBS Column Editor Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times, Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Department of General Surgery; Director, The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute; Director, General Surgery Residency Program and Fellowship in […]

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Checklist #25: Diagnosis and Management of Strictures after Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

by Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS; Samuel Szomstein, MD, FACS, FASMBS; and  Emanuele Lo Menzo, MD, PhD, FACS, FASMBS Column Editor Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times, Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Department of General Surgery; Director, The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute; Director, General Surgery Residency Program and Fellowship in […]

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Checklist #24: Unusual Clinical Challenges in Bariatric Patients

by Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS; Samuel Szomstein, MD, FACS, FASMBS; and  Emanuele Lo Menzo, MD, PhD, FACS, FASMBS Column Editor Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times, Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Department of General Surgery; Director, The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute; Director, General Surgery Residency Program and Fellowship in […]

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Help Combat Obesity Stigma and Weight Bias by Making the Small but Significant Change to Use “People-First Language”

Help Combat Obesity Stigma and Weight Bias by Making the Small but Significant Change to Use “People-First Language”

| August 1, 2016

Help Combat Obesity Stigma and Weight Bias by Making the Small but Significant Change to Use “People-First Language” A Message from Dr. Christopher Still Christopher Still, DO, FACN, FACP, Co-Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Medical Director for the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, and Director for Geisinger Obesity Research Institute, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania. […]

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Tools and Keys for Success in New and Established Bariatric Practices

Tools and Keys for Success in New and Established Bariatric Practices

| August 1, 2016

by Rachel L. Moore, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Rachel L. Moore is a Metabolic Surgeon and Obesity Medicine Specialist in New Orleans, Louisiana. Bariatric Times. 2016;13(8):10–12. Funding: No funding was provided. Financial disclosures: The author reports no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Trauma call at Charity Hospital was an exceptional […]

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Update on the Certified Bariatric Nurse (CBN®) Certification Program:  Revision of the Bariatric Nurse Practice Analysis

Update on the Certified Bariatric Nurse (CBN®) Certification Program: Revision of the Bariatric Nurse Practice Analysis

| August 1, 2016

This column is dedicated to covering a variety of topics relevant to the multidisciplinary care of the bariatric surgical patient. Column Editor: Christine Bauer, MSN, RN, CBN University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital, Havre de Grace, Maryland; President, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Integrated Health This month: Update on the Certified Bariatric Nurse […]

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News and Trends—August 2016

News and Trends—August 2016

| August 1, 2016

Patients Who Undergo Weight-Loss Operations at Accredited Bariatric Surgical Centers Have Fewer Postoperative Complications Findings reveal that some patients are frustrated and discontinued medication because they were not reaching their individualized A1C target quick enough Chicago, Illinois—Patients who have weight-loss operations at nonaccredited bariatric surgical facilities in the United States are up to 1.4 times […]

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Journal Watch—August 2016

Journal Watch—August 2016

| August 1, 2016

A quick look at the noteworthy articles in bariatric and metabolic research THIS MONTH’S TOPIC: Assessing communication skills in the healthcare setting Assessing effective physician-patient communication skills: “Are you listening to me, doc?” Berman AC, Chutka DS. Korean J Med Educ. 2016;28(2):243–249. Epub 2016 Feb 25. Synopsis: In this article, the authors discuss communication skills […]

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Walter Pories’s CARTOON CORNER

Walter Pories’s CARTOON CORNER

| August 1, 2016

Original Cartoons by Walter J. Pories, MD, FACS Professor of Surgery, Biochemistry and Kinesiology, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

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Changing Perceptions: Obesity as a Disease, Focus on Collaboration and Long-Term Management “For Better, For Worse”

Changing Perceptions: Obesity as a Disease, Focus on Collaboration and Long-Term Management “For Better, For Worse”

| July 1, 2016

A Message from Dr. Kelvin Higa Kelvin Higa, MD, FACS, is Clinical Professor of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, Fresno, California, and Director, Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Fresno Heart and Surgical Hospital, Fresno, California. He is also a past president of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (2007-2008) and President-Elect for […]

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Communication is Key in Helping Patients Set and Achieve Realistic Goals for Weight Loss with Any Treatment Modality

Communication is Key in Helping Patients Set and Achieve Realistic Goals for Weight Loss with Any Treatment Modality

| July 1, 2016

A Message from Dr. Christopher Still Christopher Still, DO, FACN, FACP, Co-Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Medical Director for the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, and Director for Geisinger Obesity Research Institute, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania. Dear Colleagues, This month we feature an article on a topic that is very near and dear to […]

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Talking to Patients about Expectations for Outcome after Bariatric Surgery

Talking to Patients about Expectations for Outcome after Bariatric Surgery

| July 1, 2016

Talking to Patients about Expectations for Outcome after Bariatric Surgery: Weight Loss, Quality of Life, Body Image, and Relationships by Gretchen E. Ames, PhD, ABPP; Matthew M. Clark, PhD, ABPP; Karen B. Grothe, PhD, ABPP; Maria L. Collazo-Clavell, MD; Enrique F. Elli, MD Gretchen E. Ames, PhD, ABPP, is from the Department of Psychiatry and […]

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ASMBS Foundation News and Update

ASMBS Foundation News and Update

| July 1, 2016

July 2016 by Connie Stillwell Ms. Stillwell is the Executive Director of the ASMBS Foundation. Walk from Obesity Update. We are proud to announce that the ASMBS Foundation’s Walk from Obesity campaign reached record high numbers this spring. With only 11 locations, the spring events raised approximately $125,000 and reached over 1,400 individuals. Including support […]

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Journal Watch—July 2016

Journal Watch—July 2016

| July 1, 2016

THIS MONTH’S TOPIC: Patient Expectations for Weight Loss Patient expectations of bariatric and body contouring surgery. Poulsen L, Klassen A, Jhanwar S, Pusic A, Roessler KK, Rose M, Sørensen JA. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2016;4(4):e694. Synopsis: The aim of this study was to identify patient expectations along the weight loss journey and/or body contouring […]

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News and Trends

News and Trends

| July 1, 2016

News from the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) 76th Scientific Session Bariatric Surgery Found To Be A More Effective Way to Control Diabetes in Obese Asian Indian Patients COSMID Trial indicates that bariatric surgery is more effective than medical and lifestyle management in controlling type 2 diabetes in population that gets sicker sooner Cincinnati, Ohio—During the […]

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CE for Nurses: Nursing Assessment of Intraluminal and Intraperitoneal Hemorrhage Following Bariatric Surgery

CE for Nurses: Nursing Assessment of Intraluminal and Intraperitoneal Hemorrhage Following Bariatric Surgery

| June 1, 2016

*This is a Complimentary Clinical Nursing Education Activity* Nurses: Earn 1 Contact Hour. Complimentary Continuing Education Course: Nursing Assessment of Intraluminal and Intraperitoneal Hemorrhage Following Bariatric Surgery Take the test at http://tinyurl.com/BTCEJune2016 Participants must read the designated article and take, submit, and pass the post-test by June 1, 2017. Participants must answer at least 70% […]

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Metabolic, That’s All

Metabolic, That’s All

| June 1, 2016

A Message from Dr. Henry Buchwald Henry Buchwald, MD, PhD, is from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has been elected to the presidency of five organizations, including the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) Dear Readers: Katz’s landmark delicatessen was […]

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When in Doubt, Just Say ‘NO’ to All Sugars

When in Doubt, Just Say ‘NO’ to All Sugars

| June 1, 2016

Christopher Still, DO, FACN, FACP, Co-Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Medical Director for the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, and Director for Geisinger Obesity Research Institute, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Still is also a board member of the Obesity Action Coalition, Tampa, Florida. Dear Colleagues, The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) […]

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Saxenda as a Treatment Option for Chronic Weight Management—A Review

Saxenda as a Treatment Option for Chronic Weight Management—A Review

| June 1, 2016

This column is dedicated to providing information on the medical management of obesity, which includes diet, exercise, behavioral change, and medication. Craig Primack, MD, FACP, FAAP, Medical Bariatrician/Certified Medical Obesity Specialist/Co-Medical Director, Scottsdale Weight Loss Center PLLC, Scottsdale, Arizona Wendy Scinta, MD, MS, FAAFP, Medical Director, Medical Weight Loss of NY, BOUNCE Program for Childhood […]

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News and Trends—June 2016

News and Trends—June 2016

| June 1, 2016

News from the American Diabetes Association Consensus from Diabetes Organizations Worldwide: Metabolic Surgery Recognized as a Standard Treatment Option for Type 2 Diabetes A Special Issue of Diabetes Care Reports First-Ever Clinical Guidelines for When to Recommend or Consider Metabolic Surgery as Treatment for People with Diabetes Alexandria, Virginia—Metabolic, or weight-loss, surgery quickly and dramatically […]

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Research Bites

Research Bites

| June 1, 2016

Clinical Trials in Bariatric and Metabolic Medicine Information provided from clinicaltrials.gov Obesity Cohort : Medical Follow-up of Severe or Morbid Obese Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery (BAREVAL) Status: This study is currently recruiting participants. Purpose: The main objective is to prospectively evaluate long-term efficiency of bariatric surgery in terms of weight loss. Moreover, this cohort wants […]

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Journal Watch—June 2016

Journal Watch—June 2016

| June 1, 2016

 A quick look at the noteworthy articles in bariatric and metabolic research Timing of bariatric surgery for severely obese adolescents: a Markov decision-analysis. Stroud AM, Parker D, Croitoru DP. J Pediatr Surg. 2016;51(5):853–858. Synopsis: The authors developed a model to simulate the effect of timing of gastric bypass in obese adolescents on quantity and quality […]

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Walter Pories’s CARTOON CORNER

Walter Pories’s CARTOON CORNER

| June 1, 2016

Original Cartoons by Walter J. Pories, MD, FACS Professor of Surgery, Biochemistry and Kinesiology, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

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