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SOARD Journal Club— A Dedicated Forum for the Critical Analysis of SOARD Publications

SOARD Journal Club— A Dedicated Forum for the Critical Analysis of SOARD Publications

| May 1, 2017

by Haris A. Khwaja, MD, DPhil., FRCS, and Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS Haris A.Khwaja, MD, DPhil, FRCS, is from Phoenix Health Bariatric Surgery Supercenter, University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool, United Kingdom. Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, is from the Department of General and Minimally Invasive Surgery, University of Texas Health Science […]

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ASMBS Foundation News and Update: May 2017

ASMBS Foundation News and Update: May 2017

| May 1, 2017

by Connie Stillwell Ms. Stillwell is the Executive Director of the ASMBS Foundation. Cookbook Now Available! Under the lead of our current board president, Dr. Marina Kurian, we have worked tirelessly to bring you our newest cookbook entitled “Deliciously Healthy! Recipes from Around the Country.” Hundreds of recipes were submitted, reviewed, edited, cooked and photographed […]

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An Update from the ASMBS Integrated Health President

An Update from the ASMBS Integrated Health President

| May 1, 2017

This column is dedicated to covering a variety of topics relevant to the multidisciplinary care of the bariatric surgical patient. Column Editor: Karen Flanders, MSN, CNP, CBN Winchester Hospital, Winchester, Massachusetts; President, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Integrated Health This month: An Update from the ASMBS Integrated Health President by Karen Flanders, MSN, […]

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Journal Watch: Mortality Studies in Bariatric Surgery Patients

Journal Watch: Mortality Studies in Bariatric Surgery Patients

| May 1, 2017

Mortality following bariatric surgery compared to other common operations in Finland during a 5-year period (2009-2013). A nationwide registry study. Böckelman C, Hahl T, Victorzon M. Obes Surg. 2017 Apr 5. [Epub ahead of print] Synopsis: A concern regarding the safety of bariatric surgery may explain the fact that only a minor fraction of morbidly […]

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Clinical Trials in Bariatric and Metabolic Medicine

Clinical Trials in Bariatric and Metabolic Medicine

| May 1, 2017

Information provided from clinicaltrials.gov Effect of a Technology-Based Intervention on Weight Change Post-Bariatric Surgery Status: This study is currently recruiting participants. Purpose: The primary aim of this study is to examine the effect of applying a minimal contact technology-based intervention (TECH) at 1-year post-bariatric surgery on weight change compared to Standard Care. Forty participants at […]

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Walter Pories’s CARTOON CORNER

Walter Pories’s CARTOON CORNER

| May 1, 2017

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

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A Case of Bariatric Surgery Revision Reminds Surgeons to Be Suspicious When Congenital Anomalies are Present

A Case of Bariatric Surgery Revision Reminds Surgeons to Be Suspicious When Congenital Anomalies are Present

| April 1, 2017

A Message from Dr. Raul J. Rosenthal Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Chief of Staff, Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Department of General Surgery; Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery and The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute; General Surgery Residency Program Director; and Director, Fellowship in MIS and Bariatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic […]

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Using the Big Picture of Patient Health to Diagnose Obesity

Using the Big Picture of Patient Health to Diagnose Obesity

| April 1, 2017

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 Readers, In a recent article published in Obesity,[1] authors Drs. Arya M. Sharma and Denise L. Campbell-Scherer […]

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From Stigma to Empathy: Reframing Our View of the Bariatric Patient

From Stigma to Empathy: Reframing Our View of the Bariatric Patient

| April 1, 2017

by Mary Lisa Pories, PhD, LCSW, and Mary Ann Rose, MSN, EdD Mary Lisa Pories, PhD, LCSW, is from the Colleges of Education and Health and Human Performance, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina. Mary Ann Rose, MSN, EdD, is Professor of Nursing, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina. Bariatric Times. 2017;14(4):10–11. ABSTRACT In this […]

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A Call for Comprehensive Obesity Training for All Physicians

A Call for Comprehensive Obesity Training for All Physicians

| April 1, 2017

Column Editor: Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FASMBS Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School Vice Chair, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston, Massachusetts This month: A Call for Comprehensive Obesity Training for All Physicians by Christopher Murray Medical Student, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Bariatric Times. 2017;14(4):12–14. ABSTRACT Obesity and related chronic diseases account for […]

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