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Perioperative Implications of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

| April 26, 2007 | 2 Comments

by Stephanie B. Jones, MD; Jeffrey M. Ellenbogen, MD; and Daniel B. Jones, MD, FACS INTRODUCTION Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a medical condition that leads to significant morbidity and reduced quality of life. Patients with OSA are particularly vulnerable to certain perioperative complications, and the incidence of OSA in the bariatric population may be […]

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Internal Hernia after Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass: A Review of the Literature

| April 26, 2007 | 17 Comments

by Louis O. Jeansonne IV, MD; Craig B. Morgenthal, MD; Brent C. White, MD; and Edward Lin, DO All from Emory Endosurgery Unit, Emory University School of Medicine Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LGBP) has been shown to be an effective treatment for morbid obesity, both in terms of weight loss and improvement in multiple comorbidities. […]

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Microbial Influences on Weight Regulation

| April 26, 2007 | 0 Comments

by Louis J. Aronne, MD, FACP, and Kathy Keenan Isoldi, MS, RD, CDE The increased prevalence of obesity has undoubtedly been influenced by a multitude of factors. Some factors are obvious, such as an increased consumption of calories and decreased usage of energy. There are, however, more subtle instigators in the development of obesity. For […]

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Transfer of Addiction and Considerations for Preventive Measures in Bariatric Surgery: Part II

| April 26, 2007 | 0 Comments

By Melodie K Moorehead, PhD, and Cynthia L. Alexander, PsyD Melodie K Moorehead, PhD, receiver of the ASBS Golden Circle of Excellence Award for her contributions to the field, has specialized in bariatric surgery psychology for more than two decades. Licensed as a psychologist and has a Certificate of Proficiency in the Treatment of Alcohol […]

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Alcohol Use and Health Risks: Survey Results

| March 25, 2007 | 2 Comments

by Cynthia K. Buffington, PhD INTRODUCTION As discussed in the recent October issue of Bariatric Times, gastric bypass surgery may enhance alcohol sensitivity by altering the rate that alcohol is absorbed or metabolized. Such changes in alcohol sensitivity and clearance significantly increase the risk for alcohol toxicity and its deleterious consequences (i.e., liver disease, cardiomyopathy, […]

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They Didn’t Staple My Brain

| March 2, 2007 | 1 Comment

by Janine V. Kyrillos , MD Dr. Kyrillos is a physician with Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Internal Medicine Associates, Philadelphia, PA.

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