Tag: obesity

Bariatric Surgery and Low Back Pain

Bariatric Surgery and Low Back Pain

| November 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, FASMBS Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Vice Chair, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts This month: Bariatric Surgery and Low Back Pain by Victor D. Babatunde […]

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Vagal Blocking Therapy:  An Overview of How it Works and Review of Available Literature

Vagal Blocking Therapy: An Overview of How it Works and Review of Available Literature

| October 8, 2015

This column investigates current research in the surgical and clinical aspects of obesity treatment and educates bariatric care professionals on the most up-to-date information on emerging technologies in the field. This month: Vagal Blocking Therapy: An Overview of How it Works and Review of Available Literature by Sagar V. Mehta, MD St. Luke’s Weight Management […]

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Overcoming Obesity 2015 Offers Comprehensive Education About All Areas of Obesity Medicine for up to 30 Hours of CME

Overcoming Obesity 2015 Offers Comprehensive Education About All Areas of Obesity Medicine for up to 30 Hours of CME

| September 1, 2015

This column is dedicated to providing information on the medical management of obesity, which includes diet, exercise, behavioral change, and medication. Craig Primack, MD, FACP, FAAP, Medical Bariatrician/Certified Medical Obesity Specialist/Co-Medical Director, Scottsdale Weight Loss Center PLLC, Scottsdale, Arizona Wendy Scinta, MD, MS, FAAFP, Medical Director, Medical Weight Loss of NY, BOUNCE Program for Childhood […]

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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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Are Expanded Obesity Treatment Avenues Coming for Medicare Beneficiaries?

Are Expanded Obesity Treatment Avenues Coming for Medicare Beneficiaries?

| June 1, 2015

by Christopher Gallagher Christopher Gallagher is Washington Coordinator, Obesity Care Continuum. Bariatric Times. 2015;12(6):11. May was a very good month for advocacy efforts to expand coverage for obesity treatment avenues for Medicare Beneficiaries. Two major events occurred on Capitol Hill during May 2015—one on the House side and the other across the Hill in the […]

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Experts Gather to Educate Healthcare Providers about Obesity

Experts Gather to Educate Healthcare Providers about Obesity

| June 1, 2015

This column is dedicated to providing information on the medical management of obesity, which includes diet, exercise, behavioral change, and medication. Craig Primack, MD, FACP, FAAP, Medical Bariatrician/Certified Medical Obesity Specialist/Co-Medical Director, Scottsdale Weight Loss Center PLLC, Scottsdale, Arizona Wendy Scinta, MD, MS, FAAFP, Medical Director, Medical Weight Loss of NY, BOUNCE Program for Childhood […]

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Obesity’s Effects on Respiratory Mechanics in the Perioperative Period

Obesity’s Effects on Respiratory Mechanics in the Perioperative Period

| May 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: Obesity’s Effects on Respiratory Mechanics in the Perioperative Period by Geneviève […]

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The Effects of Government Policies, Economic Forces, and Globalization on Worldwide Obesity

The Effects of Government Policies, Economic Forces, and Globalization on Worldwide Obesity

| April 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: The Effects of Government Policies, Economic Forces, and Globalization on Worldwide […]

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The American Society of Bariatric Physicians: Obesity Medicine 2015 Offers 30 CME Hours of All-new Content

| March 1, 2015

This column is dedicated to providing information on the medical management of obesity, which includes diet, exercise, behavioral change, and medication. Column Editors: Craig Primack, MD, FACP, FAAP, Medical Bariatrician/Certified Medical Obesity Specialist/Co-Medical Director, Scottsdale Weight Loss Center PLLC, Scottsdale, Arizona Wendy Scinta, MD, MS, FAAFP, Medical Director, Medical Weight Loss of NY, BOUNCE Program […]

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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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