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Journal Watch—February 2015

Journal Watch—February 2015

| February 1, 2015

A quick look at the noteworthy articles in bariatric and metabolic research. Bariatric outcomes are significantly improved in hospitals with Fellowship Council-accredited bariatric fellowships. Kim PS, Telem DA, Altieri MS, Talamini M, Yang J, Zhang Q, Pryor AD. J Gastrointest Surg. 2015 Feb 10. [Epub ahead of print] Synopsis: With the increasing demand of bariatric […]

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Helping Patients Stick to New Year’s Resolutions: Setting Realistic Goals and Expectations

Helping Patients Stick to New Year’s Resolutions: Setting Realistic Goals and Expectations

| January 1, 2015

A Message from Dr. Christopher Still Christopher Still, DO, FACN, FACP, Co-Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Medical Director for the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, and Director for Geisinger Obesity Research Institute, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Still is also a board member of the Obesity Action Coalition, Tampa, Florida. Dear Readers, First, I’d […]

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Bariatric Times Welcomes Dr. Christopher Still, Obesity Medicine Expert, as Co-Clinical Editor

Bariatric Times Welcomes Dr. Christopher Still, Obesity Medicine Expert, as Co-Clinical Editor

| January 1, 2015

A Message from Dr. Raul J. Rosenthal Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Chief of Staff, Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Department of General Surgery; Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery and The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute; General Surgery Residency Program Director; and Director, Fellowship in MIS and Bariatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic […]

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A Comment on Checklists in Bariatric Surgery Vitamin Deficiency after Bariatric Surgery: Parts 1 and 2

A Comment on Checklists in Bariatric Surgery Vitamin Deficiency after Bariatric Surgery: Parts 1 and 2

| January 1, 2015

Dear Bariatric Times Editor: This letter is in response to the Checklists in the Bariatric Surgery series, specifically Checklist #22 published in the July 2014 issue and Checklist #23 published in the August 2014 issue.[1,2] Since these two checklists were designed to equip bariatric providers with an easy reference guide to use when treating and […]

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Checklist #28: Enhanced Recovery after Bariatric Surgery

Checklist #28: Enhanced Recovery after Bariatric Surgery

| January 1, 2015

Column Editor Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times, Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Department of General Surgery; Director, The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute; Director, General Surgery Residency Program and Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida Column Co-editors Samuel Szomstein, MD, FACS, FASMBS Associate Director of […]

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Intensive Care Management, Sepsis, and Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome in the Bariatric Patient

Intensive Care Management, Sepsis, and Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome in the Bariatric Patient

| January 1, 2015

by Vivek Bindal, MS, FNB, and Ranjan Sudan, MD Bariatric Times. 2015;12(1):10–14. ABSTRACT Objective: To review the current literature on pathophysiology and challenges in management of the critically ill bariatric patient population. Design: A PubMed search was conducted from 2000 to 2014. Key words used included “intensive care,” “bariatric surgery,” and “morbid obesity.” Results: Patients […]

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News and Trends—January 2015

News and Trends—January 2015

| January 1, 2015

Announcement: FDA Approval of EnteroMedics VBLOC® Vagal Blocking Therapy First New Medical Device Approved for Obesity in Over a Decade EnteroMedics Inc. (St. Paul, Minnesota) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved VBLOC® vagal blocking therapy, delivered via the Maestro® System, for the treatment of adult patients with obesity who have […]

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Do You Have the Right Guts? Obesity and the  Gut Microbiome

Do You Have the Right Guts? Obesity and the Gut Microbiome

| January 1, 2015

This column is written by medical students and is dedicated to reviewing the science behind obesity and bariatric surgery. Column Editor: Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FACS Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Vice Chair, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts This month: Do You Have the Right Guts? Obesity and the Gut Microbiome […]

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Moving: The New Exercise Prescription

Moving: The New Exercise Prescription

| January 1, 2015

This column is dedicated to covering a variety of topics relevant to the multidisciplinary care of the bariatric surgical patient. Column Editor: Christine Bauer, MSN, RN, CBN University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital, Havre de Grace, Maryland; President, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Integrated Health This month: Moving: The New Exercise Prescription by […]

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The 14th Annual Surgery of the Foregut Symposium

The 14th Annual Surgery of the Foregut Symposium

| January 1, 2015

A Symposium Preview: The 14th Annual  Surgery of the Foregut Symposium Plus: The 2nd Annual International Congress of Fluorescent Guided Imaging Surgery Coral Gables, Florida • February 14–18, 2015 by Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS Bariatric Times. 2015;12(1):27. Cleveland Clinic Florida in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic Digestive Disease Institute will host its 14th Annual […]

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