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Editorial Message: Where’s the IRB for SILS?

| November 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

Dear Collegues: I just returned from the American College of Surgeons 95th Annual Clinical Congress in Chicago, and, as is always the case, I was impressed with the mathematical organization and size of the meeting. There were thousands of surgeons present, buses going back and forth, and the never-ending walk through the Moscone center. The […]

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In this “Age of Transparency,” Consulting to Industry Does Not Necessarily Equal Bias

| November 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

Dear Bariatric Times Editor: Thank you for the opportunity to ask my question on financial transparency to exiting ASMBS President Dr. Scott Shikora in this month’s issue of Bariatric Times (Please see Dr. Shikora’s exit interview). I asked Dr. Shikora the following question: In this age of “transparency,” as we continue to grow exponentially, and […]

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Positive Trends in the US Gastric Band Device Market—Despite the Economic Downturn

Positive Trends in the US Gastric Band Device Market—Despite the Economic Downturn

| October 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

by Heather Paterson, BSc; and Kamran Zamanian, PhD Ms. Paterson is Research Analyst, and Dr. Zamanian is Head of Research, iData Research Inc. Introduction Obesity is considered a prevalent and growing disease both in the US and globally by multiple leading health organizations, such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease […]

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Retrograde Intussusception (RINT): One Group’s Experience and Ideas

Retrograde Intussusception (RINT): One Group’s Experience and Ideas

| October 6, 2009 | 1 Comment

Introduction Retrograde intussusception, known in our bariatric office as RINT, is also called reverse intussusception or antiperistaltic intussusception. Retrograde describes the direction the bowel intussuscepts—from distalto proximal (Figure 1). The much more common is operistaltic or antegrade intussusception, where the bowel intussuscepts from proximal to distal, is seen in children and adults. Antegrade intussusception is […]

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Patient Management: Their Journey of Change

Patient Management: Their Journey of Change

| October 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

by Douglas Sutton, EdD, ARNP, NP-C; Deborah A. Raines, PhD, RN, ANEF; and Natalie Murphy, MSN, FNP-BC Introduction Weight reduction is the most obvious—and often most celebrated—outcome that results following bariatric surgery. As clinicians, we must be reminded that for our patients this physical metamorphosis has been many years in the making. While we often […]

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Bariatric Surgery: What Your Anesthesiologist  Needs to Know and Do

Bariatric Surgery: What Your Anesthesiologist Needs to Know and Do

| October 6, 2009 | 1 Comment

by Babatunde Ogunnaike, MD Dr. Ogunnaike is Associate Professor and Chief of Anesthesia Services at Parkland Health and Hospital System, Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas. The success of bariatric perioperative care depends on a team of dedicated healthcare personnel working together toward optimal patient care. Important aspects of the bariatric surgery that are crucial to […]

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Book Review: Obesity Surgery: Patient Safety and Best Practices

| October 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

Dr. Edward Mason reviews a new patient safety text…and offers some additional pearls of wisdom on the topic for Bariatric Times readers.

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The Provision of Bariatric Surgery in the United Kingdom—PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS: THE ROAD TO EXCELLENCE

| September 23, 2009 | 0 Comments

by Sherif Hakky, MBBS, MSc, MRCS; Matthew Thompson, MBBS, BSc; and Ahmed R. Ahmed, MBBS, BSc(Hons), FRCS Department of Bariatric Surgery, Imperial College Healthcare, Charing Cross Hospital,  London, United Kingdom INTRODUCTION Bariatric surgery in the United Kingdom (UK) has grown and adapted over recent years to meet the new demands imposed by an ever-increasing rise […]

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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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Treatment of Leaks After Sleeve Gastrectomy

| September 23, 2009 | 3 Comments

by Jacques Himpens, MD; Giovanni Dapri, MD; and Guy-Bernard Cadière, MD, PhD Dr. Himpens and Dr. Dapri are from St. Blasius Hospital Dendermonde and St. Pierre Hospital, Brussels, Belgium. Dr. Cadière is from St. Pierre Hospitial, Brussels, Belgium Introduction In Europe, sleeve gastrectomy (SG) is swiftly replacing adjustable band gastroplasty (ABG) as the most commonly […]

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