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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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Vagal Blocking Therapy:  A Safe, Reversible, Compatible Option for Treating Obesity

Vagal Blocking Therapy: A Safe, Reversible, Compatible Option for Treating Obesity

| May 1, 2016

A Message from Dr. Scott Shikora Scott Shikora, MD, FACS, is Director, Bariatric Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. He is a past president of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dear Readers: Since I entered the field of bariatric surgery in 1991, I have […]

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Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: An Under Diagnosed, Growing Epidemic that Deserves Our Attention

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: An Under Diagnosed, Growing Epidemic that Deserves Our Attention

| May 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. Dr. Still is also a board member of the Obesity Action Coalition, Tampa, Florida. Dear Colleagues, Welcome to […]

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The Department of Integrated Health Continuing Education: Addressing Total Bariatric Patient Care, Helping You Fulfill CEUs

The Department of Integrated Health Continuing Education: Addressing Total Bariatric Patient Care, Helping You Fulfill CEUs

| May 1, 2016

A Message from Tracy Martinez Tracy Martinez, RN, BSN, CBN, is Department Editor: Integrated Health Continuing Education, Bariatric Times; Program Director, Wittgrove Bariatric Center, La Jolla, California. Dear Readers: I am delighted to be the Department Editor of Integrated Health Continuing Education, a new series dedicated to providing accredited activities for integrated health professionals specific […]

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Obesity and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Obesity and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

| May 1, 2016

This column is written by medical students and is dedicated to reviewing the science behind obesity and bariatric surgery. 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: Obesity and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) by Ofer Fass, BS, BHS […]

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An Unusual Late Complication following Open Undivided Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

An Unusual Late Complication following Open Undivided Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

| May 1, 2016

by Wasef Abu-Jaish, MD, FACS; Tristan McKnight, MS-III; Conor O’Neill, MD Dr. Abu-Jaish is from The University of Vermont College of Medicine and The University of Vermont Medical Center. Mr. McKnight is a third-year medical student at The University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. O’Neill is a PGY III surgical resident at The University […]

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IFSO 2016: 21st World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders

IFSO 2016: 21st World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders

| May 1, 2016

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil • September 28–October 1, 2016 by Natan Zundel, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Manuela Mazzarella Manuela Mazzarella, IFSO Executive Secretary, Naples, Italy. Natan Zundel, MD, FACS, is Clinical Professor of Surgery, Florida International University College of Medicine, Miami, Florida; President, International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders. Bariatric Times. […]

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