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Implementation of a New Standard Practice for Pain Management—Reduced Narcotic Use among Bariatric Patients—Lessons Learned by a Bariatric Clinic

Implementation of a New Standard Practice for Pain Management—Reduced Narcotic Use among Bariatric Patients—Lessons Learned by a Bariatric Clinic

| December 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

by Tracy Martinez, RN, BSN, CBN Tracy Martinez, RN, BSN, CBN, is Program Director at the Wittgrove Bariatric Center in La Jolla, California. Bariatric Times. 2009;6(12):16–19

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Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass: A Training Model

Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass: A Training Model

| December 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

by Susannah M. Wyles, MBBS, MSc, MRCS (Eng), and Ahmed R. Ahmed, MBBS, BSc (Hons), FRCS Dr. Wyles is Clinical Research Fellow, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom. Dr. Ahmed is Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgeon, Department of Bariatric Surgery, Imperial College Healthcare, Charing Cross Hospital, London, United Kingdom. Bariatric Times. 2009;6(12):12–13

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Obesity and Cancer: The Meaning of Patient Advocacy

Obesity and Cancer: The Meaning of Patient Advocacy

| November 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

This is a CE-accredited article. The timeline for submitting the post-test for this article has expired. ABSTRACT According to a recent analysis by the American Institute for Cancer Research, about 100,500 new cases of cancer are thought to be caused by obesity every year. This study which is the most comprehensive attempt ever to estimate […]

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Complications Arising from Staple Lines and Anastomotes in Bariatric Surgery: Why They Happen and How to Avoid Them

| November 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

by Dugal Heath, MD, FRCS, FRACS Bariatric Times. 2009;6(11):8–12. INTRODUCTION The invention of stapling devices, which can be used in laparoscopic surgical procedures, provides a number of benefits to surgeons. They are simple to use, provide a rapid means of dividing and joining bowel, and require less skill and experience on the part of the […]

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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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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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Patient  Transferring Challenges

Patient Transferring Challenges

| August 17, 2009 | 3 Comments

This CE activity has expired. by Susan Gallagher Camden, RN, PhD, CBN, HCRM Certified bariatric nurse, licensed healthcare risk manager, and wound ostomy continence nurse, Houston, Texas INTRODUCTION When considering patient movement and handling equipment, the question is often, “What is the weight limit of this piece of equipment?” We seldom ask, “What is the […]

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Ventral Hernias in the Bariatric Patient

Ventral Hernias in the Bariatric Patient

| August 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

by David S. Wernsing, MD, FACS Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania INTRODUCTION The management of primary and incisional abdominal wall hernias continues to evolve from the early days of primary hernia repair. There has been progress in the surgical approach to hernias with application of minimally invasive surgical techniques […]

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Promoting a Physically Active Lifestyle in Bariatric Patients

| July 14, 2009 | 0 Comments

by Carol Ewing Garber, PhD, FAHA, FACSM Dr. Garber is with Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York. Introduction It is clear that a physically active lifestyle is important for good health and promoting and maintaining weight loss.[1–4] Following bariatric surgery, patients who are physically active lose more weight,[5–7] and greater weight loss is […]

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