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Maximizing Skin Antisepsis in the Challenging Bariatric Patient

| December 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

by Charles E. Edmiston, Jr., PhD, SM (ASCP), CIC (CBIC) Dr. Charles Edmiston is Professor of Surgery and Hospital Epidemiologist at Froedtert Hospital/Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Director of the Surgical Microbiology Research Laboratory in the Department of Surgery, and fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of American, Surgical Infection Society, and the […]

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Implementation of a New Standard Practice for Pain Management—Reduced Narcotic Use among Bariatric Patients—Lessons Learned by a Bariatric Clinic

Implementation of a New Standard Practice for Pain Management—Reduced Narcotic Use among Bariatric Patients—Lessons Learned by a Bariatric Clinic

| December 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

by Tracy Martinez, RN, BSN, CBN Tracy Martinez, RN, BSN, CBN, is Program Director at the Wittgrove Bariatric Center in La Jolla, California. Bariatric Times. 2009;6(12):16–19

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Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass: A Training Model

Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass: A Training Model

| December 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

by Susannah M. Wyles, MBBS, MSc, MRCS (Eng), and Ahmed R. Ahmed, MBBS, BSc (Hons), FRCS Dr. Wyles is Clinical Research Fellow, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom. Dr. Ahmed is Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgeon, Department of Bariatric Surgery, Imperial College Healthcare, Charing Cross Hospital, London, United Kingdom. Bariatric Times. 2009;6(12):12–13

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Obesity and Cancer: The Meaning of Patient Advocacy

Obesity and Cancer: The Meaning of Patient Advocacy

| November 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

This is a CE-accredited article. The timeline for submitting the post-test for this article has expired. ABSTRACT According to a recent analysis by the American Institute for Cancer Research, about 100,500 new cases of cancer are thought to be caused by obesity every year. This study which is the most comprehensive attempt ever to estimate […]

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Complications Arising from Staple Lines and Anastomotes in Bariatric Surgery: Why They Happen and How to Avoid Them

| November 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

by Dugal Heath, MD, FRCS, FRACS Bariatric Times. 2009;6(11):8–12. INTRODUCTION The invention of stapling devices, which can be used in laparoscopic surgical procedures, provides a number of benefits to surgeons. They are simple to use, provide a rapid means of dividing and joining bowel, and require less skill and experience on the part of the […]

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Bariatric Surgery and Bariatric Medicine: A Developing Paradigm for Practice Modeling

Bariatric Surgery and Bariatric Medicine: A Developing Paradigm for Practice Modeling

| November 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

by Michael Kaplan, DO Bariatric Times 2009;6(11):23–26 INTRODUCTION With the popularity of bariatric surgery increasing every year,[1] there exists a real-world need among surgeons to have a medical specialty referral source to help manage their pre- and postsurgical patients over time. It does not make sense for a surgeon to spend his time dealing with […]

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Probiotics, Prebiotics, Gut Microbiota, and Obesity

Probiotics, Prebiotics, Gut Microbiota, and Obesity

| November 17, 2009 | 2 Comments

by Margaret Furtado, MS, RD, LDN Bariatric Times. 2009;6(11):27–30. INTRODUCTION Probiotics are nonpathogenic live microorganisms that are believed to confer health benefits to the host when ingested. Researchers have suggested weight loss and/or antiobesity effects are among these benefits. Prebiotics are nondigestible oligosaccharides believed to act as “fertilizers” of colonic microbiota, enhancing growth of beneficial […]

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Patients in Despair: Weight Regain after a Primary Bariatric Surgery Procedure

| April 26, 2007 | 0 Comments

by Robin Blackstone, MD, FACS; David Engstrom, PhD; and Lisa Rivera, MPH INTRODUCTION Bariatric surgery is achieving increasing acceptance for the treatment of obesity. Obesity-and its role as the central paradigm of modern disease- is slowly penetrating into the consciousness of affected people, and they are increasingly hopeful of remission or cure from their medical […]

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Alcohol and the Gastric Bypass Patient

| October 22, 2006 | 0 Comments

by Cynthia K. Buffington, PhD

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