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The Medical Student Notebook

The Medical Student Notebook

| June 11, 2014

This column is written by medical students and is dedicated to reviewing the science behind obesity and bariatric surgery. Lesson #1 explores topics in gastrointestinal physiology and discusses the implications of gastric bypass surgery for each subject.

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News and Trends: June 2014

| June 11, 2014

OBESITY ACTION COALITION (OAC) RELEASES SPANISH VERSION OF THE YOUR WEIGHT MATTERS CAMPAIGN TOOLKIT Tampa, Florida—The OAC announced the release of its Spanish version of the highly-successful Your Weight Matters Campaign toolkit. “With more than 42 percent of the U.S. Hispanic population impacted by the disease of obesity, we felt it was imperative to offer […]

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The State of Obesity and Bariatric Surgery in the United Kingdom

| June 11, 2014

 An Interview with Dr. Ahmed Ahmed Dr. Ahmed is a Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgeon, Department of Bariatric Surgery, Imperial College Healthcare, Charing Cross Hospital, London, United Kingdom. The state of obesity and bariatric surgery varies from country to country. In this series, authors from around the world discuss obesity and bariatrics in their […]

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Sustaining Patient Engagement in Medical Weight Loss: Staying Connected Through Technology

| June 11, 2014

by Wendy Scinta, MD, MS Wendy Scinta, MD, MS, FAAFP, Medical Director, Medical Weight Loss of NY, BOUNCE Program for Childhood Obesity, Fayetteville, New York; Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York.

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Does the Role of Metabolic Surgery in Class I Obesity Differ by Race?

| May 15, 2014

by CPT Margaret E. Clark, MD, and LTC (P) Robert B. Lim, MD, FACS Dr. Robert B. Lim, MD, and Margaret E. Clark, MD, are from the Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii. Abstract It has been consistently shown that metabolic surgery improves and controls diabetes and metabolic syndrome in patients with body mass indices […]

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The State of Obesity and Bariatric Surgery in Italy

| May 15, 2014

This month: The State of Obesity and Bariatric Surgery in Italy An Interview with Dr. Mirto Foletto Bariatric Times. 2014;11(5):12–13. Introduction The state of obesity and bariatric surgery varies from country to country. In this series, authors from around the world will discuss obesity and bariatrics in their country, answering questions on the most recent […]

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The Ancient Physician Galen, Modern Surgical Training, and the Steri-strip Debate

| May 15, 2014

by Katherine van Schaik, MA, MD PhD Candidate Katherine van Schaik, MA, MD PhD Candidate, is from Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Department of the Classics in Boston, Massachusetts. Bariatric Times. 2014;11(5):14–15. It is no wonder that, while others wandered around the whole city performing salutations and dined with the rich and powerful and […]

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Checklist #20 Postoperative Management of GERD in Bariatric Patients

| May 15, 2014

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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The Second Nordic Bariatric Meeting

| May 15, 2014

Uppsala, Sweden March 20–21, 2014 by Magnus Sundbom, MD Dr. Sundbom is from the Department of Surgery, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden. FUNDING: No funding was provided. DISCLOSURES: The author reports no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Bariatric Times. 2014;11(5):24–26. The Second Nordic Bariatric Meeting: The Highlights More than 60 bariatric […]

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Introducing “International Perspective: Obesity and Bariatric Surgery Trends Around the World”—A New Series of Exclusive Interviews and Reports Dedicated to Providing Updates on the Global State of Obesity

| April 24, 2014

Dear Readers of Bariatric Times: I just returned from Upsala, Sweden, after attending the 2nd Nordic Conference on Bariatric Surgery. The venue and presentations were outstanding, as expected, and the company was superlative. I send my congratulations to Dr. Magnus Sundbom for the excellent organization of the meeting. Meeting highlights included the disappointing news that, […]

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