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Hematological Considerations after Bariatric Surgery

Hematological Considerations after Bariatric Surgery

| December 1, 2019

This activity has expired. Course Overview Despite the American Society for Metabolic Surgery (ASMBS) Allied Health Nutritional Guidelines first published in 2008 (Aills L, Blankenship J, Buffington C, et al. ASMBS Allied Health Nutritional Guidelines for the Surgical Weigh Loss Patient. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2008;4(5 Suppl): S73-108.), vitamin deficiencies following bariatric and metabolic surgery […]

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Management of Long-Term Complications of Gastric Banding and Gastric Balloon

Management of Long-Term Complications of Gastric Banding and Gastric Balloon

| November 1, 2019

by Christine Ren Fielding, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Ren Fielding is Professor of Surgery, NYU School of Medicine; Chief, Division of Bariatric/Minimally Invasive Surgery; and Director, NYU Langone Weight Management Program in New York, New York. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The author has no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this […]

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“But Everything Is Supposed to Get Better After Bariatric Surgery!” Understanding Postoperative Suicide and Self-injury

“But Everything Is Supposed to Get Better After Bariatric Surgery!” Understanding Postoperative Suicide and Self-injury

| October 1, 2019

by Alexis Conason, PsyD, and Lisa DuBreuil, LICSW Dr. Conason is in private practice in New York, New York. Ms. DuBreuil is with the Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The authors have no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Abstract: Research […]

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At the Heart of Severe Obesity: Chronic Heart Failure and the Role of Bariatric Surgery

At the Heart of Severe Obesity: Chronic Heart Failure and the Role of Bariatric Surgery

| September 1, 2019

by Michael W. Foster, MD; Colleen M. Tewksbury, PhD, RD; Gerard Hoeltzel; Noel N. Williams, MD; J. Eduardo Rame, MD, MPhil; and Kristoffel R. Dumon, MD Drs. Foster, Tewksbury, Williams, and Dumon and Mr. Hoeltzel are with the Department of Surgery, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery at Penn Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center, and Drs. Foster […]

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Far from the “Easy Way Out”: Early Psychological Complications of Bariatric Surgery

Far from the “Easy Way Out”: Early Psychological Complications of Bariatric Surgery

| August 1, 2019

by Kasey P.S. Goodpaster, PhD Dr. Goodpaster is with the Cleveland Clinic Bariatric & Metabolic Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. Funding: No funding was provided Disclosures: The authors have no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Abstract: Bariatric surgery is the most durable and effective treatment option for morbid obesity, and patients […]

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Reducing Early Hospital Readmission Rates After Bariatric Surgery

Reducing Early Hospital Readmission Rates After Bariatric Surgery

| June 1, 2019

by Payal Sharma, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CBN, and Soohyun Nam, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC Ms. Sharma and Dr. Nam are with the Yale University School of Nursing in Orange, Connecticut. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The authors have no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Abstract: Bariatric surgery is a well-established […]

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Mesenteric Venous Thrombosis following Bariatric Surgery

Mesenteric Venous Thrombosis following Bariatric Surgery

| May 1, 2019

This activity has expired. Course Overview Bariatric surgery has become the mainstay treatment for obesity with many thousands procedures performed annually. This article highlights the physiopathology, risks factors, clinical presentation, and treatment of mesenteric vein thrombosis, an uncommon but life-threatening complication that can occur after bariatric surgery.  Course Description This continuing education course is designed […]

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Rhabdomyolysis Following Bariatric Surgery—Nursing Accredited

Rhabdomyolysis Following Bariatric Surgery—Nursing Accredited

| April 1, 2019

This activity expired April 1, 2021. Course Overview All healthcare providers involved in the perioperative management of the bariatric surgical patient should be familiar with the signs and symptoms of rhabdomyolysis. The risk factors for developing rhabdomyolysis, signs and symptoms, the diagnostic tests, and the management of this complication are discussed. Course Description This continuing […]

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Weight Bias Among Healthcare Providers: We have Met the Enemy and it is Us—Nursing Accredited

Weight Bias Among Healthcare Providers: We have Met the Enemy and it is Us—Nursing Accredited

| March 1, 2019

This activity expired March 1, 2021. Course Overview This article reviews up-to-date data related to the issue of weight bias, particularly how it is experienced by individuals and how it might be promulgated by healthcare providers. The abundant literature shows that nearly all types of healthcare professionals evidence weight bias, both implicit and explicit, which […]

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Iron Nutrition and Metabolic Surgery: The Next Quality Improvement Challenge

Iron Nutrition and Metabolic Surgery: The Next Quality Improvement Challenge

| March 1, 2019

by Peter N. Benotti, MD; G. Craig Wood, MS; and Christopher D. Still, DO, FACN, FACP Drs. Benotti, Wood, and Still are with the Geisinger Obesity Institute, Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The authors report no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Bariatric Times. […]

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