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Research Bites—January 2011

| January 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

January 2011 Research Bites Active Trials in Bariatric Surgery Information provided by www.clinicialtrials.gov

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Editorial Message—United States Food and Drug Administration Recommends Extending Gastric Band Use to Patients with Body Mass Index Between 30 and 35kg/m2

| December 23, 2010 | 1 Comment

Dear Readers: I have some great news to share with you as we finish the year 2010. The 10-member United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee voted overwhelmingly to recommend the agency grant the request from Allergan Inc. (Irvine, California) to market its Lap-Band device to individuals with a body mass index (BMI) […]

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Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

| December 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Goodbye to the BMI Dear Bariatric Times Editor: At last—we finally have federal recognition that access to bariatric surgery should no longer be limited by an arbitrary body mass index (BMI=kg/m2)! On December 6, 2010, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel voted 8 to 2 in favor of approving an expanded […]

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Filters and Heparins in Bariatric Surgery: What’s the Verdict?

| December 23, 2010 | 1 Comment

by Amir Mehran, MD, and Taylor Ruggiero Author Affiliation: Dr. Mehran and Ms. Ruggiero are from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Department of Surgery, Los Angeles, California. Financial Disclosure: Dr. Mehran and Ms. Ruggiero report no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Bariatric Times. 2010;7(12):8–11

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First Bariatric Allied Health Symposium: Overview of Obesity and Bariatric Surgery

First Bariatric Allied Health Symposium: Overview of Obesity and Bariatric Surgery

| December 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

First Bariatric Allied Health Symposium: Overview of Obesity and Bariatric Surgery Fort Lauderdale, Florida, July 16–17, 2010 by Jacqueline McCartney, RN, RM, CNOR, CBN, and Angelica Garcia, CST Author Affiliation: Ms. McCartney is the Bariatric Coordinator, Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Operating Room, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida. Ms. Garcia is the Surgical Technician, Bariatric […]

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Ask the Experts: Severe Abdominal Pain 24 Hours after Conversion of Sleeve Gastrectomy to Gastric Bypass

| December 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Ask the Experts: Dilemmas in Bariatric Surgery This ongoing column is dedicated to providing information to our readers on various dilemmas in bariatric surgery. We invite questions from our readers. The answers are provided by experts in the field. This Month’s Dilemma: Severe Abdominal Pain 24 Hours after Conversion of Sleeve Gastrectomy to Gastric Bypass

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Clinical Nursing Education Series: Rethinking Lift Teams

Clinical Nursing Education Series: Rethinking Lift Teams

| December 23, 2010 | 3 Comments

This is a CE-accredited article. A PDF of instructions and post-test are available here. by Shannon Michael Gallagher, BA; William Charney, DOH; and Laurie D. McGinley, RN, MS, CNS-BC, APN, CBN

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Can Iron Alone Sharpen Iron? Managing Iron Deficiency in the Bariatric Surgery Patient

Can Iron Alone Sharpen Iron? Managing Iron Deficiency in the Bariatric Surgery Patient

| December 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

by Jennifer Traub, RD, CNSC Author Affiliation: Ms. Traub is a Clinical Dietitian at Hurley Bariatric Center, Flint, Michigan. Funding: No funding was provided for the preparation of this article. Financial Disclosure: Ms. Traub reports no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Bariatric Times. 2010;7(12):24–26

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Editorial Message—Patient Follow Up: A Critical Component of Bariatric Surgery

| November 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

Patient Follow Up: A Critical Component of Bariatric Surgery

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Gastric Band Adjustments: Benefits of Fluoroscopy-Guided Adjustments

Gastric Band Adjustments: Benefits of Fluoroscopy-Guided Adjustments

| November 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

by Jaime Ponce, MD, and Adam B. Smith DO, FACOS Dr. Ponce is from Dalton Surgical Group, PC, Dalton, Georgia, and Dr. Smith is from Dr. Smith Laparoscopy, Bariatrics, and Surgery, Fort Worth, Texas.

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