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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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