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Healthcare Economics of Weight Loss Surgery

Healthcare Economics of Weight Loss Surgery

| October 10, 2007 | 0 Comments

by Limaris Barrios, MD, and Daniel B. Jones, MD From Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts

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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 Ongoing Psychological Support for the Bariatric Patient, Surgeon, and Multidisciplinary Team

| June 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

by Carol Bradley, RN, CS, MSN From the Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center; Adjunct Clinical Professor, Orvis School of Nursing, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada Background There is increasing consensus that bariatric surgery is superior to medical intervention for long-term weight loss in morbidly obese persons.[1] Most postoperative patients are able to lose a significant […]

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The Role of Physical Activity in the Management of Childhood Obesity

The Role of Physical Activity in the Management of Childhood Obesity

| May 1, 2007 | 0 Comments

by Harry Pino, PhD and Alexis Smith, MS From the Obesity Consult Center, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts “To understand the obese child, one needs to remember that he accumulated his extra weight while living in a family that, wittingly or unwittingly, encouraged overeating and inactivity.”[1] INTRODUCTION By simply taking a look at children […]

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Patients in Despair: Weight Regain after a Primary Bariatric Surgery Procedure

| April 26, 2007 | 0 Comments

by Robin Blackstone, MD, FACS; David Engstrom, PhD; and Lisa Rivera, MPH INTRODUCTION Bariatric surgery is achieving increasing acceptance for the treatment of obesity. Obesity-and its role as the central paradigm of modern disease- is slowly penetrating into the consciousness of affected people, and they are increasingly hopeful of remission or cure from their medical […]

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Psychosocial Needs of the Bariatric Patient: Expanding the Role of Mental Health Professionals

| March 25, 2007 | 0 Comments

by Andrea Bauchowitz, PhD, and Linda Gonder-Frederick, PhD Behavioral Medicine Center, Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

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Alcohol and the Gastric Bypass Patient

| October 22, 2006 | 0 Comments

by Cynthia K. Buffington, PhD

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