Tag: obesity

Another Important Contributor to Obesity in the United States:  Drug-Induced Weight Gain/Weight Loss Hindrance

Another Important Contributor to Obesity in the United States: Drug-Induced Weight Gain/Weight Loss Hindrance

| March 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, We now know that obesity is a complex disease with many identified contributing factors, including genes, […]

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Metabolic Surgery is Here to Stay: Five-Year Data Released Demonstrating Continued Durability, Superiority of Glycemic Control after Metabolic Surgery

Metabolic Surgery is Here to Stay: Five-Year Data Released Demonstrating Continued Durability, Superiority of Glycemic Control after Metabolic Surgery

| March 1, 2017

An Interview with Sangeeta Kashyap, MD Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine; Staff Physician, Department of Endocrinology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio The STAMPEDE (Surgical Therapy And Medications Potentially Eradicate Diabetes Efficiently) trial is the largest single center randomized trial with one of the longest follow-ups comparing medical therapy with bariatric surgery. Last […]

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Bariatric Surgery and Pseudotumor Cerebri

Bariatric Surgery and Pseudotumor Cerebri

| March 1, 2017

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: Bariatric Surgery and Pseudotumor Cerebri by Leith Hathout, BS Medical Student, Harvard Medical School Boston, Massachusetts Bariatric Times. 2017;14(3):16–22. ABSTRACT Obesity increases risk for several comorbidities, including many common metabolic, […]

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News and Trends: March 2017

News and Trends: March 2017

| March 1, 2017

American Gastroenterological Association Releases Obesity Practice Guide Gastroenterologists should address obesity with their patients and provide early therapy. Bethesda, Maryland—Patients with obesity need a multidisciplinary approach to achieve a healthy weight, and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) believes that gastroenterologists are in a unique position to lead the care team. To provide gastroenterologists with a […]

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The Effects of Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery on Knee Osteoarthritis

The Effects of Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery on Knee Osteoarthritis

| February 1, 2017

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: The Effects of Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery on Knee Osteoarthritis […]

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The Cardiovascular System: Implications of Obesity on the Body System and Resolution of Disease Processes Following Bariatric Surgery

The Cardiovascular System: Implications of Obesity on the Body System and Resolution of Disease Processes Following Bariatric Surgery

| January 1, 2017

by Derrick Cetin, DO, and Elie Nasr, BA Bariatric Times. 2017;14(1):10–15. ABSTRACT Obesity has been associated with diseases of the cardiovascular system as multiple factors of the disease increase the susceptibility to cardiovascular disease and other comorbid conditions. Here, the authors review the potential mechanisms by which obesity can influence the structure and function of […]

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CE for Nurses: Clinical Pearls for Weight  Maintenance Following Bariatric Surgery

CE for Nurses: Clinical Pearls for Weight Maintenance Following Bariatric Surgery

| November 1, 2016

*This is a Complimentary Clinical Nursing Education Activity* Nurses: Earn 1 Contact Hour. Complimentary Continuing Education Course: Clinical Pearls for Weight Maintenance Following Bariatric Surgery Take the test at http://tinyurl.com/BTCENovember2016 Participants must read the designated article and take, submit, and pass the post-test by November 1, 2017. Participants must answer at least 70% of the […]

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Saxenda as a Treatment Option for Chronic Weight Management—A Review

Saxenda as a Treatment Option for Chronic Weight Management—A Review

| June 1, 2016

This column is dedicated to providing information on the medical management of obesity, which includes diet, exercise, behavioral change, and medication. Craig Primack, MD, FACP, FAAP, Medical Bariatrician/Certified Medical Obesity Specialist/Co-Medical Director, Scottsdale Weight Loss Center PLLC, Scottsdale, Arizona Wendy Scinta, MD, MS, FAAFP, Medical Director, Medical Weight Loss of NY, BOUNCE Program for Childhood […]

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Obesity and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Obesity and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

| May 1, 2016

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: Obesity and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) by Ofer Fass, BS, BHS […]

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An Unusual Late Complication following Open Undivided Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

An Unusual Late Complication following Open Undivided Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

| May 1, 2016

by Wasef Abu-Jaish, MD, FACS; Tristan McKnight, MS-III; Conor O’Neill, MD Dr. Abu-Jaish is from The University of Vermont College of Medicine and The University of Vermont Medical Center. Mr. McKnight is a third-year medical student at The University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. O’Neill is a PGY III surgical resident at The University […]

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