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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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Editorial Message: Where’s the IRB for SILS?

| November 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

Dear Collegues: I just returned from the American College of Surgeons 95th Annual Clinical Congress in Chicago, and, as is always the case, I was impressed with the mathematical organization and size of the meeting. There were thousands of surgeons present, buses going back and forth, and the never-ending walk through the Moscone center. The […]

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In this “Age of Transparency,” Consulting to Industry Does Not Necessarily Equal Bias

| November 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

Dear Bariatric Times Editor: Thank you for the opportunity to ask my question on financial transparency to exiting ASMBS President Dr. Scott Shikora in this month’s issue of Bariatric Times (Please see Dr. Shikora’s exit interview). I asked Dr. Shikora the following question: In this age of “transparency,” as we continue to grow exponentially, and […]

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Retrograde Intussusception (RINT): One Group’s Experience and Ideas

Retrograde Intussusception (RINT): One Group’s Experience and Ideas

| October 6, 2009 | 1 Comment

Introduction Retrograde intussusception, known in our bariatric office as RINT, is also called reverse intussusception or antiperistaltic intussusception. Retrograde describes the direction the bowel intussuscepts—from distalto proximal (Figure 1). The much more common is operistaltic or antegrade intussusception, where the bowel intussuscepts from proximal to distal, is seen in children and adults. Antegrade intussusception is […]

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Patient Management: Their Journey of Change

Patient Management: Their Journey of Change

| October 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

by Douglas Sutton, EdD, ARNP, NP-C; Deborah A. Raines, PhD, RN, ANEF; and Natalie Murphy, MSN, FNP-BC Introduction Weight reduction is the most obvious—and often most celebrated—outcome that results following bariatric surgery. As clinicians, we must be reminded that for our patients this physical metamorphosis has been many years in the making. While we often […]

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Bariatric Surgery: What Your Anesthesiologist  Needs to Know and Do

Bariatric Surgery: What Your Anesthesiologist Needs to Know and Do

| October 6, 2009 | 1 Comment

by Babatunde Ogunnaike, MD Dr. Ogunnaike is Associate Professor and Chief of Anesthesia Services at Parkland Health and Hospital System, Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas. The success of bariatric perioperative care depends on a team of dedicated healthcare personnel working together toward optimal patient care. Important aspects of the bariatric surgery that are crucial to […]

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Book Review: Obesity Surgery: Patient Safety and Best Practices

| October 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

Dr. Edward Mason reviews a new patient safety text…and offers some additional pearls of wisdom on the topic for Bariatric Times readers.

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The Provision of Bariatric Surgery in the United Kingdom—PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS: THE ROAD TO EXCELLENCE

| September 23, 2009 | 0 Comments

by Sherif Hakky, MBBS, MSc, MRCS; Matthew Thompson, MBBS, BSc; and Ahmed R. Ahmed, MBBS, BSc(Hons), FRCS Department of Bariatric Surgery, Imperial College Healthcare, Charing Cross Hospital,  London, United Kingdom INTRODUCTION Bariatric surgery in the United Kingdom (UK) has grown and adapted over recent years to meet the new demands imposed by an ever-increasing rise […]

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The Evidence for Staple Line Buttress Material

| September 23, 2009 | 0 Comments

Ariel U. Spencer, MD; Thomas H. Magnuson, MD, FACS; Hien Nguyen, MD; Kimberley E. Steele, MD, FACS; Anne O. Lidor, MD, FACS; and Michael A. Schweitzer, MD, FACS. From The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland Introduction Staple line buttress material—either absorbable or permanent—is widely used in bariatric surgery. While many surgeons have anecdotal experience […]

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