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July/August 2007 Letters to the Editor

| August 10, 2007 | 0 Comments

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Matrix Medical Communications Receives Nursing Accreditation

| July 10, 2007 | 0 Comments

Edgemont, PA—July 5, 2007 —Matrix Medical Communications today announced that the company has been approved as an accredited provider of nursing credits by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

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Bariatric Times to be published monthly in 2008!

| June 21, 2007 | 0 Comments

Edgemont, PA (August 20, 2007) – Matrix Medical Communications, publishers of Bariatric Times, holds as one of its highest priorities the rapid communication of information that aids healthcare professionals in better caring for the obese and morbidly obese patient. While there are several researched based journals serving the surgical market, only Bariatric Times provides the […]

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Regarding Alcohol Use and Health Risks: Survey Results

| June 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

Dear Bariatric Times Editor: I noted with interest the article by Cynthia Buffington, PhD, entitled, “Alcohol Use and Health Risks: Survey Results,” which appeared in the March 2007 issue of Bariatric Times.[1] Recent inquiries to the International Bariatric Surgery Registry (IBSR) from patients or family members have been requests for information regarding the incidence of […]

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Energy Metabolism and Biochemistry of Obesity

Energy Metabolism and Biochemistry of Obesity

| June 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

by Sayeed Ikramuddin, MD; Daniel Leslie, MD; Bryan A. Whitson, MD; and Todd A. Kellogg, MD, PhD All from the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This article serves as an update of an article on the same topic published in Bariatric Times in September, 2005. (Ikramuddin S, Kellogg, TA. Energy Metabolism and […]

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The Value of Support

| June 2, 2007 | 2 Comments

by Margaret Houk, RN, BSN Margi Houk, RN, BSN, is a case manager with Saint Mary’s Health Plans, Reno, Nevada. My Journey to Surgery I have struggled with my weight since my birth. It is a family disease; my older brother has also dealt with a lifelong battle against morbid obesity and all of its […]

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Western Bariatric Institute, Reno, Nevada

Western Bariatric Institute, Reno, Nevada

| June 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

TELL US ABOUT THE ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE LEAD STAFF AT YOUR FACILITY. Western Bariatric Institute is an established, highly experienced, multidisciplinary, surgical weight loss center located in Reno, Nevada. With a long track record of professional care, compassionate service, and outstanding outcomes, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest level […]

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2007 CROSSFIRE: OPEN VS.  LAPAROSCOPIC ROUX-EN-Y

2007 CROSSFIRE: OPEN VS. LAPAROSCOPIC ROUX-EN-Y

| June 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

JONES: Laparoscopic vs. Open Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: Does the Data Support One Method Over the Other? Kenneth B. Jones, Jr., MD, FACS, is Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Louisiana State University, Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, Louisiana. The term “minimally invasive, open Roux-en-Y gastric bypass with a left subcostal incision (RYGBP-LSI)” appears to be an oxymoron. […]

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Understanding Bariatric Risk—A Legal, Clinical, and Customer Service Focus

| June 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

by James W. Saxton, JD; Maggie M. Finkelstein, JD; and Susan Gallagher Camden, RN, MSN, PhD Both from Stevens & Lee, Lawyers and Consultants This third installment of our newest Bariatric Times column serves to answer all of your legal, managerial, treatment-related, and universal bariatric questions. Keep in the loop simply by reading your fellow […]

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The Endocannabinoid System as a Mechanism Regulating Appetite and Energy Balance

The Endocannabinoid System as a Mechanism Regulating Appetite and Energy Balance

| June 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

by Louis J. Aronne, MD, FACP,and Kathy Keenan Isoldi, MS, RD, CDE Dr. Aronne is Former President of the North American Association for the Study of Obesity and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He has authored more than 40 papers and book chapters on obesity, and edited the National Institutes of Health […]

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