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ASMBS Foundation News and Update—April 2016

ASMBS Foundation News and Update—April 2016

| April 1, 2016

by Connie Stillwell Ms. Stillwell is the Executive Director of the ASMBS Foundation. Welcome New Officers! The Foundation welcomed Marina Kurian, MD, as President of the ASMBS Foundation. Dr. Kurian has served as a board member since 2012, and is past Foundation Secretary/Treasurer. Her term continues through 2018. Keith Kim, MD, has filled the role […]

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Welcome to Yuma Regional Medical Center Bariatric Surgery Program Yuma, Arizona

| April 1, 2016

by Candice Jensen, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Candice Jensen is surgeon and founder of the Bariatric Surgery Program at Yuma Regional Medical Center, Yuma, Arizona. Bariatric Times. 2016;13(4):25–28. Bariatric Center Spotlight: This column is dedicated to featuring accredited bariatric centers around the world, with a focus on their facilities, staff, statistics, processes, technology, and patient […]

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Journal Watch—Measuring Obesity and  Metabolic Health

Journal Watch—Measuring Obesity and Metabolic Health

| April 1, 2016

A quick look at the noteworthy articles in bariatric and metabolic research THIS MONTH’S TOPIC: Measuring Obesity and Metabolic Health Relationship among body fat percentage, body mass index, and all-cause mortality: a cohort study. Padwal R, Leslie WD, Lix LM, Majumdar SR. Ann Intern Med. 2016 Mar 8. [Epub ahead of print] Synopsis: Researchers from […]

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News and Trends—April 2016

News and Trends—April 2016

| April 1, 2016

FINAL STAMPEDE RESULTS: GLYCEMIC BENEFITS OF BARIATRIC SURGERY PERSIST OVER TIME Glycemic control, weight loss endure out to five years CHICAGO, Illinois—In the final, five-year follow-up report from the influential STAMPEDE (Surgical Therapy And Medications Potentially Eradicate Diabetes Efficiently) trial, Cleveland Clinic research shows that bariatric surgery’s beneficial effects on blood glucose control in mild […]

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The Landscape of Bariatrics:  A Discussion on the Role of Intragastric Balloons, Evaluating Case Growth, and Determining Realistic Needs for the Future

The Landscape of Bariatrics: A Discussion on the Role of Intragastric Balloons, Evaluating Case Growth, and Determining Realistic Needs for the Future

| March 1, 2016

A Message from Dr. Jaime Ponce Jaime Ponce, MD, FACS, FASMBS, is from Chattanooga Bariatrics, Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is a past president of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dear Readers: Welcome to the March 2016 issue of Bariatric Times. It is an honor to provide a summary of the articles being featured […]

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Intragastric Balloons May Help Individuals with Obesity Reach the Important Goal of Modest Weight Loss, Improve Obesity-Related Comorbidities

Intragastric Balloons May Help Individuals with Obesity Reach the Important Goal of Modest Weight Loss, Improve Obesity-Related Comorbidities

| March 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, Since the […]

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Intragastric Balloons: Closing the Gap on Weight Loss Treatment Options

Intragastric Balloons: Closing the Gap on Weight Loss Treatment Options

| March 1, 2016

This column investigates current research in the surgical and clinical aspects of obesity treatment and educates bariatric care professionals on the most up-to-date information on emerging technologies in the field. This month: Intragastric Balloons: Closing the Gap on Weight Loss Treatment Options by Jaime Ponce, MD, FACS, FASMBS Chattanooga Bariatrics, Chattanooga, Tennessee Bariatric Times. 2016;13(3):13–18. […]

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An Update from the Foundation for Surgical Fellowships: Growing Need Requires Broader Support

An Update from the Foundation for Surgical Fellowships: Growing Need Requires Broader Support

| March 1, 2016

This column aims to educate individuals and organizations about the importance of the work that the Foundation for Surgical Fellowships is doing to ensure the funding that leads to the innovative training for surgeons to apply the principles of advanced surgical techniques in patient care. This month: An Update from the Foundation for Surgical Fellowships: […]

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Obesity as a Focus in Anesthesiology Research Between 2000 and 2014:  An Unmet Need?

Obesity as a Focus in Anesthesiology Research Between 2000 and 2014: An Unmet Need?

| March 1, 2016

This ongoing column is written by members of the International Society for the Perioperative Care of the Obese Patient (ISPCOP), an organization dedicated to the bariatric patient. Column Editor: Stephanie B. Jones, MD Dr. Jones is Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School and Vice Chair for Education, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Beth […]

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Late Onset Abdominal Pain After Gastric Bypass Due to a Rare Diagnosis—Jejuno-Jejunostomy Volvulus

Late Onset Abdominal Pain After Gastric Bypass Due to a Rare Diagnosis—Jejuno-Jejunostomy Volvulus

| March 1, 2016

by 2nd LT Solomon Tong, MS; LCDR Jesse Bandle, MD; and CDR Gordon G. Wisbach, MD, MBA AUTHOR AFFILIATION: 2nd LT Solomon Tong, MS, is from Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda Maryland. LCDR Jesse Bandle, MD, is Assistant Professor of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences/F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine […]

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