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ASMBS Foundation News and Update: July 2017

ASMBS Foundation News and Update: July 2017

| July 1, 2017

by Connie Stillwell Ms. Stillwell is the Executive Director of the ASMBS Foundation. Walk from Obesity Updates. We want to recognize the four Walk from Obesity event locations that took place this spring. Together these locations raised over $30,000 to support obesity awareness, research, education, and access to care. Thank you to our event leaders, […]

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Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

| July 1, 2017

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New Score Adds Important Variables to the BMI in Guiding Procedure Selection for Patients with Obesity and T2DM

New Score Adds Important Variables to the BMI in Guiding Procedure Selection for Patients with Obesity and T2DM

| June 1, 2017

A Message from Dr. Raul J. Rosenthal Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Department of General Surgery; Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery and The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute; General Surgery Residency Program Director; and Director, Fellowship in MIS and Bariatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida […]

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Healthy Energy Doesn’t Come from a Can: Energy Drink Market Continues to Boom Despite Evidence of Health Consequences

Healthy Energy Doesn’t Come from a Can: Energy Drink Market Continues to Boom Despite Evidence of Health Consequences

| June 1, 2017

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. Dear Readers, Most of us need some way to get going in the morning or to stay awake […]

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Individualized Metabolic Surgery Score:  A New Nomogram for Procedure Selection Based on Diabetes Severity

Individualized Metabolic Surgery Score: A New Nomogram for Procedure Selection Based on Diabetes Severity

| June 1, 2017

An Interview with: Ali Aminian, MD Ali Aminian, MD Associate Professor of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio Developed from the largest reported cohort (n=900) with long-term postoperative glycemic follow-up, the Individualized Metabolic Surgery (IMS) Score is a new nomogram that classifies patients into three categories of diabetes severity—mild, moderate, and severe—and suggests which surgery type […]

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The ASMBS Pathway for Approval for New Devices and Procedures

The ASMBS Pathway for Approval for New Devices and Procedures

| June 1, 2017

This column is dedicated to sharing the vast knowledge and opinions of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery leadership—past and present—on relevant topics in the field of bariatric surgery. This Month: The ASMBS Pathway for Approval for New Devices and Procedures Samer G. Mattar, MD, FACS, FRCS (Edin.), FASMBS Samer G. Mattar, MD, FACS, […]

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RD 911:  Nutrition-Related Complications after Bariatric Surgery

RD 911: Nutrition-Related Complications after Bariatric Surgery

| June 1, 2017

by Laura Andromalos, MS, RD, CD, CDE FUNDING: No funding was provided. DISCLOSURES: The authors report no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this manuscript. AUTHOR AFFILIATION: Ms. Andromalos is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator practicing in Seattle, Washington. She is a Member-at-Large on the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric […]

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Massive Portal Vein Thrombosis Three Weeks Following Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Massive Portal Vein Thrombosis Three Weeks Following Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

| June 1, 2017

by Bryce m. Bludevich, MS-IV; Sean M. Wrenn, MD; and Wasef Abu-Jaish, MD, FACS, FASMBS AUTHOR AFFILIATION: Bryce M. Bludevich, MSIV, and Sean M. Wrenn, MD, are from the Department of Surgery, University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington Vermont. Wasef Abu-Jaish MD, FACS, FASMBS, is Associate Professor of Surgery, The Robert Larner, M.D. College of […]

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Journal Watch: Venous Thromboembolism and Portal Vein Thrombosis

Journal Watch: Venous Thromboembolism and Portal Vein Thrombosis

| June 1, 2017

Assessing the causal relationship between obesity and venous thromboembolism through a Mendelian Randomization study. Lindström S, Germain M, Crous-Bou M, et al. Hum Genet. 2017 May 20. [Epub ahead of print] Synopsis: Observational studies have shown an association between obesity and venous thromboembolism (VTE) but it is not known if observed associations are causal, due […]

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News and Trends  June 2017

News and Trends June 2017

| June 1, 2017

Weight-Loss Surgery Puts Patients at High Risk for Alcohol Problems, Even Years After Procedure PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania—One in five patients who undergo one of the most popular weight-loss surgical procedures is likely to develop problems with alcohol, with symptoms sometimes not appearing until years after their surgery, according to one of the largest, longest-running studies of […]

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