RSSCategory: Review

The Cardiovascular System: Implications of Obesity on the Body System and Resolution of Disease Processes Following Bariatric Surgery

The Cardiovascular System: Implications of Obesity on the Body System and Resolution of Disease Processes Following Bariatric Surgery

| January 1, 2017

by Derrick Cetin, DO, and Elie Nasr, BA Bariatric Times. 2017;14(1):10–15. ABSTRACT Obesity has been associated with diseases of the cardiovascular system as multiple factors of the disease increase the susceptibility to cardiovascular disease and other comorbid conditions. Here, the authors review the potential mechanisms by which obesity can influence the structure and function of […]

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Clinical Pearls for Weight  Maintenance Following Bariatric Surgery

Clinical Pearls for Weight Maintenance Following Bariatric Surgery

| November 1, 2016

This CE is currently expired. Course Overview: Long-term weight maintenance and management following bariatric surgery remains a very difficult challenge both for the patient and the multidisciplinary team members working in bariatrics. This article will focus on weight maintenance as the multidisciplinary authors share their expertise to help patients achieving long-term weight maintenance. Course Description: […]

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Late Surgical Complications of Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: Afferent Limb and Marginal Ulcer

Late Surgical Complications of Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: Afferent Limb and Marginal Ulcer

| October 1, 2016

This CE is currently expired. Course Overview: Afferent limb and marginal ulcers are described in bariatric educational courses and literature as possible late complications following bariatric surgery. Recognition of these complications can be a challenge because patient presentation may vary from subtle to overt symptoms. This educational program will describe the etiology, signs and symptoms, […]

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Novel Treatments for Complications after Bariatric Surgery

Novel Treatments for Complications after Bariatric Surgery

| October 1, 2016

by [1]Julián Hernández and [2]Camilo Boza [1]Department of Digestive Surgery, Pontificia Universidad Católica De Chile; [2]Bariatric Surgery Unit, Department of Digestive Surgery, Clínica Las Condes Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research. 201610:3. DOI: 10.1186/s13022-015-0021-2 COMPETING INTERESTS: The authors declare that they have no competing interests. COPYRIGHT: © Hernández and Boza. 2016. This article is distributed […]

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Talking to Patients about Expectations for Outcome after Bariatric Surgery

Talking to Patients about Expectations for Outcome after Bariatric Surgery

| July 1, 2016

Talking to Patients about Expectations for Outcome after Bariatric Surgery: Weight Loss, Quality of Life, Body Image, and Relationships by Gretchen E. Ames, PhD, ABPP; Matthew M. Clark, PhD, ABPP; Karen B. Grothe, PhD, ABPP; Maria L. Collazo-Clavell, MD; Enrique F. Elli, MD Gretchen E. Ames, PhD, ABPP, is from the Department of Psychiatry and […]

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Nursing Assessment of Intraluminal and Intraperitoneal Hemorrhage Following Bariatric Surgery

Nursing Assessment of Intraluminal and Intraperitoneal Hemorrhage Following Bariatric Surgery

| June 1, 2016

This CE is currently expired.   Course Overview: Anastomotic leaks, anastomotic strictures, and internal hernias are more commonly described in bariatric educational courses and literature. However, hemorrhage, both intra-abdominal and intra-peritoneal, can be more challenging due to the infrequency of their occurrence, and yet a very life threatening postoperative complication following bariatric surgery. This educational […]

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Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism in the Bariatric Patient:  A Review of the Literature

Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism in the Bariatric Patient: A Review of the Literature

| December 1, 2015

by Salvatore Docimo, Jr., DO, MS Salvatore Docimo, Jr., DO, MS, is Clinical Instructor and Fellow, Department of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania. Bariatric Times. 2015;12(12):18–22. ABSTRACT Patients undergoing bariatric surgery are at an increased risk for venous thromboembolism. Despite this elevated risk, no standardized risk assessment tools […]

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Talking to Patients About Bariatric Surgery

Talking to Patients About Bariatric Surgery

| November 1, 2015

This CE activity is expired. Course Overview: The purpose of this article is to discuss potential applications of a method of communication called motivational interviewing. This educational article is based on the book, Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change. It is designed to introduce readers to the fundamental processes and core skills of motivational interviewing and […]

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Is There Room for Functional Foods and Phyto Supplements in the Bariatric Patient Population?

Is There Room for Functional Foods and Phyto Supplements in the Bariatric Patient Population?

| September 1, 2015

by Silvia Leite Faria, MSc, RD, PhD; Orlando Pereira Faria, MD; Fernanda Prates, and Larissa Berber Silvia Leite Faria, MSc, RD, PhD, Orlando Pereira Faria, MD, Fernanda Prates, and Larissa Berber are from Gastrocirurgia de Brasília, Brazil. Dr. S. Faria is also a researcher at the University of Brasilia, Nutrition Department, Brazil. Bariatric Times. 2015;12(9):13–16. […]

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Early Technical and Perioperative Complications of Bariatric Surgery

Early Technical and Perioperative Complications of Bariatric Surgery

| May 1, 2015

by Tammy L. Kindel, MD, PhD and Corrigan L. McBride, MD Drs. Kindel and McBride are from the Department of Surgery, Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center,Omaha, Nebraska. ABSTRACT In this review, the authors discuss the presentation and suggested management of technical, perioperative complications of bariatric surgery. This discussion does not […]

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