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Energy Metabolism and Biochemistry of Obesity

Energy Metabolism and Biochemistry of Obesity

| June 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

by Sayeed Ikramuddin, MD; Daniel Leslie, MD; Bryan A. Whitson, MD; and Todd A. Kellogg, MD, PhD All from the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This article serves as an update of an article on the same topic published in Bariatric Times in September, 2005. (Ikramuddin S, Kellogg, TA. Energy Metabolism and […]

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The Value of Support

| June 2, 2007 | 2 Comments

by Margaret Houk, RN, BSN Margi Houk, RN, BSN, is a case manager with Saint Mary’s Health Plans, Reno, Nevada. My Journey to Surgery I have struggled with my weight since my birth. It is a family disease; my older brother has also dealt with a lifelong battle against morbid obesity and all of its […]

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Western Bariatric Institute, Reno, Nevada

Western Bariatric Institute, Reno, Nevada

| June 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

TELL US ABOUT THE ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE LEAD STAFF AT YOUR FACILITY. Western Bariatric Institute is an established, highly experienced, multidisciplinary, surgical weight loss center located in Reno, Nevada. With a long track record of professional care, compassionate service, and outstanding outcomes, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest level […]

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2007 CROSSFIRE: OPEN VS.  LAPAROSCOPIC ROUX-EN-Y

2007 CROSSFIRE: OPEN VS. LAPAROSCOPIC ROUX-EN-Y

| June 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

JONES: Laparoscopic vs. Open Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: Does the Data Support One Method Over the Other? Kenneth B. Jones, Jr., MD, FACS, is Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Louisiana State University, Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, Louisiana. The term “minimally invasive, open Roux-en-Y gastric bypass with a left subcostal incision (RYGBP-LSI)” appears to be an oxymoron. […]

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Understanding Bariatric Risk—A Legal, Clinical, and Customer Service Focus

| June 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

by James W. Saxton, JD; Maggie M. Finkelstein, JD; and Susan Gallagher Camden, RN, MSN, PhD Both from Stevens & Lee, Lawyers and Consultants This third installment of our newest Bariatric Times column serves to answer all of your legal, managerial, treatment-related, and universal bariatric questions. Keep in the loop simply by reading your fellow […]

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The Endocannabinoid System as a Mechanism Regulating Appetite and Energy Balance

The Endocannabinoid System as a Mechanism Regulating Appetite and Energy Balance

| June 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

by Louis J. Aronne, MD, FACP,and Kathy Keenan Isoldi, MS, RD, CDE Dr. Aronne is Former President of the North American Association for the Study of Obesity and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He has authored more than 40 papers and book chapters on obesity, and edited the National Institutes of Health […]

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The Value of Ongoing Psychological Support for the Bariatric Patient, Surgeon, and Multidisciplinary Team

| June 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

by Carol Bradley, RN, CS, MSN From the Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center; Adjunct Clinical Professor, Orvis School of Nursing, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada Address for correspondence: Carol Bradley, RN, CS, MSN, Saint Mary’s Center for Health, Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, 645 N Arlington Ave., Suite 200, Reno, NV 89503; Phone: (775) 770-3174; […]

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The LAP-BAND AP™ System: The Platform Advances

The LAP-BAND AP™ System: The Platform Advances

| June 2, 2007 | 4 Comments

by Paul E. O’Brien, MD Dr. O’Brien is from the Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Address for Correspondence: Professor Paul O’Brien, Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Monash Medical School, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne 3004, Australia; E-mail: paul.obrien@med.monash.edu.au. Background Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) has now been available through […]

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The International Bariatric Surgery Registry

The International Bariatric Surgery Registry

| June 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

by Edward E. Mason, MD, PhD, FACS; and Kathleen E. Renquist, BS Dr. Mason and Ms. Renquist are from The Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Department of Surgery; The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. Correspondence address: Kathleen Renquist, BS; University of Iowa, Department of Surgery, 4125 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa […]

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DEPOSITIONS: What Your Lawyer May Have Forgotten To Tell You

| May 10, 2007 | 0 Comments

by Julie M. Janeway, BBA, MSA, JD Julie M. Janeway, BBA, MSA, JD, is from Little Victories™ Medical/Legal Consulting & Training in Onondaga, Michigan. Introduction If you are working as a healthcare provider in the US, chances are exceptionally high that you will at some point be called as a witness or a defendant in […]

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