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Journal Watch—January 2016

Journal Watch—January 2016

| January 1, 2016

A quick look at the noteworthy articles in bariatric and metabolic research Assessment of two different diagnostic guidelines criteria (National Cholesterol Education Adult Treatment Panel III [ATP III] and International Diabetes Federation [IDF]) for the evaluation of metabolic syndrome remission in a longitudinal cohort of patients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Rodríguez-Ortiz D, Reyes-Pérez A, León […]

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News and Trends—January 2016

News and Trends—January 2016

| January 1, 2016

News from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists About the AACE. The AACE represents more than 7,000 endocrinologists in the United States and abroad. AACE is the largest association of clinical endocrinologists in the world. The majority of AACE members are certified in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism and concentrate on the treatment of patients with […]

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The Father of Bariatric Surgery Discusses Diabetes Resolution, Family, Health, and Life

The Father of Bariatric Surgery Discusses Diabetes Resolution, Family, Health, and Life

| December 1, 2015

A Message from Dr. Edward E. Mason The “Father of Bariatric Surgery,” Dr. Edward E. Mason founded The American Society for Bariatric Surgery in 1983 in Iowa City, Iowa. He was the first president of the ASBS and was instrumental in developing the International Bariatric Surgery Registry. He continues to dedicate his life to the […]

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Choosing the Right Weight Loss Medication for Your Patient Requires Careful Consideration

Choosing the Right Weight Loss Medication for Your Patient Requires Careful Consideration

| December 1, 2015

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 Readers, Welcome to […]

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ASMBS “Obesity PAC” Political Action Committee Takes Fight for Patients to the Next Level

ASMBS “Obesity PAC” Political Action Committee Takes Fight for Patients to the Next Level

| December 1, 2015

This column is dedicated to sharing the vast knowledge and opinions of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery leadership on relevant topics in the field of bariatric surgery. This month: ASMBS “Obesity PAC” Political Action Committee Takes Fight for Patients to the Next Level John M. Morton, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS Chief of […]

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Is Bariatric Surgery Protective against Breast and Endometrial Cancers for Women?

Is Bariatric Surgery Protective against Breast and Endometrial Cancers for Women?

| December 1, 2015

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: Is Bariatric Surgery Protective against Breast and Endometrial Cancers for Women? […]

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The History of Bariatric Surgery: My 50 Years with Surgical Treatment of Diabesity

The History of Bariatric Surgery: My 50 Years with Surgical Treatment of Diabesity

| December 1, 2015

by John G. Kral, MA, MD, PhD, FACS Professor of Surgery, Medicine and Cell Biology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, College of Medicine and School of Graduate Studies, Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Kral is Professor of Surgery, Medicine and Cell Biology and former Director of Surgery at Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, New York. He is past […]

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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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Journal Watch—December 2015

Journal Watch—December 2015

| December 1, 2015

A quick look at the noteworthy articles in bariatric and metabolic research THIS MONTH’S TOPIC: Postsurgical Pain Management in the Bariatric Patient Population Does preincisional infiltration with bupivacaine reduce postoperative pain in laparoscopic bariatric surgery? Moncada R, Martinaitis L, Landecho M, et al. Obes Surg. 2015 Jun 18. [Epub ahead of print] Synopsis: The authors […]

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News and Trends—December 2015

News and Trends—December 2015

| December 1, 2015

AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR METABOLIC AND BARIATRIC SURGERY, OBESITY GROUPS TAKE AIM AT STATES THAT DENY COVERAGE OF OBESITY TREATMENT UNDER AFFORDABLE CARE ACT Five Groups File Complaint with U.S. Health and Human Services Citing Non-Compliance and Discrimination in 27 States GAINESVILLE, Florida—The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and groups including The Obesity […]

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