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Patients with Obesity Need Not Routinely Undergo Rapid Sequence Anesthetic Induction

Patients with Obesity Need Not Routinely Undergo Rapid Sequence Anesthetic Induction

| May 1, 2018

by Jay B. Brodsky, MD Dr. Brodsky is Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California. Funding: No funding was provided for this article. Disclosures: The authors report no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this manuscript. Abstract: A “rapid sequence induction” (RSI) has been […]

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Weight Loss Medications for Patients: A Review

Weight Loss Medications for Patients: A Review

| April 1, 2018

This column is written by medical students and is dedicated to reviewing the science behind obesity and bariatric surgery. by Manoj Kanagaraj, BS, BA Medical Student, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Column Editor: Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FASMBS Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Vice Chair, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston, Massachusetts Funding: No funding was provided […]

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Clinical Practices to Mitigate Weight Bias

Clinical Practices to Mitigate Weight Bias

| April 1, 2018

by Ruchi S. Doshi, MD, MPH, and Kimberly A. Gudzune, MD, MPH Dr. Doshi is with the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Gudzune is with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research at Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, Maryland. Funding: Kimberly A. […]

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The Ultimate Revisional Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Technique

The Ultimate Revisional Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Technique

| February 1, 2018

by Felipe Chaux, MD; Mauricio Franco, MD; and J. Esteban Varela, MD, FACS, FASMBS Felipe Chaux, MD, Mauricio Franco, MD, and J. Esteban Varela, MD, FACS, FASMBS, are with the Diabetes Surgery Institute and Centro de Cirugia para la Obesidad in Bogota D.C., Colombia. Dr. Varela is also Chairman of Surgery at HCA and Professor of […]

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Neurohormonal Effects on Obesity

Neurohormonal Effects on Obesity

| November 1, 2017

by April Smith, PharmD, MA, BCPS April Smith, PharmD, MA, BCPS, is Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the School of Pharmacy & Health Professions at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The author reports no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Abstract: This article provides an overview of key peripheral peptides secreted from […]

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Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth in Modern Bariatric Surgery

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth in Modern Bariatric Surgery

| November 1, 2017

by Diana Miao, BA Diana Miao, BA is with the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The author reports no conflict of interest related to the content of this article. Abstract: Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a rare complication of Roux-en- Y gastric bypass, but was relatively common following jejunoileal bypass (JIB) […]

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Bariatric Readiness: Economic and Clinical Implications

Bariatric Readiness: Economic and Clinical Implications

| September 1, 2017

by Georgina Temple, BSc (Hons), PT, NZRP; Susan Gallagher, PhD, MA, MSN, RN, CBN, CSPHP; Jennifer Doms, NZRCompN, CNS; Michelle Tonks, BSc (Hons), PT, NZRP; Darnell Mercer, B.OT, NZROT; Debbie Ford, B.HSc (OT), NZROT Georgina Temple, Jennifer Doms, Michelle Tonks, Darnell Mercer, and Debbie Ford are from Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand. Susan Gallagher is […]

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The Cardiovascular System: Implications of Obesity on the Body System and Resolution of Disease Processes Following Bariatric Surgery

The Cardiovascular System: Implications of Obesity on the Body System and Resolution of Disease Processes Following Bariatric Surgery

| January 1, 2017

by Derrick Cetin, DO, and Elie Nasr, BA Bariatric Times. 2017;14(1):10–15. ABSTRACT Obesity has been associated with diseases of the cardiovascular system as multiple factors of the disease increase the susceptibility to cardiovascular disease and other comorbid conditions. Here, the authors review the potential mechanisms by which obesity can influence the structure and function of […]

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Novel Treatments for Complications after Bariatric Surgery

Novel Treatments for Complications after Bariatric Surgery

| October 1, 2016

by [1]Julián Hernández and [2]Camilo Boza [1]Department of Digestive Surgery, Pontificia Universidad Católica De Chile; [2]Bariatric Surgery Unit, Department of Digestive Surgery, Clínica Las Condes Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research. 201610:3. DOI: 10.1186/s13022-015-0021-2 COMPETING INTERESTS: The authors declare that they have no competing interests. COPYRIGHT: © Hernández and Boza. 2016. This article is distributed […]

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Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism in the Bariatric Patient:  A Review of the Literature

Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism in the Bariatric Patient: A Review of the Literature

| December 1, 2015

by Salvatore Docimo, Jr., DO, MS Salvatore Docimo, Jr., DO, MS, is Clinical Instructor and Fellow, Department of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania. Bariatric Times. 2015;12(12):18–22. ABSTRACT Patients undergoing bariatric surgery are at an increased risk for venous thromboembolism. Despite this elevated risk, no standardized risk assessment tools […]

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