Bariatric Times

NOV 2016

A peer-reviewed, evidence-based journal that promotes clinical development and metabolic insights in total bariatric patient care for the healthcare professional

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C l i n i c a l D e v e l o p m e n t s a n d M e t a b o l i c I n s i g h t s i n T o t a l B a r i a t r i c P a t i e n t C a r e Volume 13, Number 11 November 2016 A P e e r - R e v i e w e d P u b l i c a t i o n W W W . B A R I A T R I C T I M E S . C O M LIKE us on Facebook • FOLLOW us on Twitter • CONNECT with us on LinkedIn Presorted Standard U.S. Postage PAID Lebanon Junction, KY Permit #344 Visit Us at ObesityWeek 2016 Booth #818 ITunes Google (Android) Download the BT app for your mobile device! Scan this QR code with your QR reader for the digital edition of Bariatric Times. Page 10 CLINICAL NURSING EDUCATION INTRODUCTION Morbid obesity is a chronic disease for which we have no cure. However, bariatric surgery remains the most effective and powerful intervention currently known in medicine. After bariatric surgery, a lifelong threat of weight regain exists and will be seen by every practitioner in every program. There have been many articles, presentations and book chapters written about the prevalence of weight regain and how to manage it following bariatric surgery; however, there are limited articles on how to prevent and maintain a healthy weight postoperatively. 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 our specialty. This article will focus on weight maintenance as the multidisciplinary authors share their expertise to help patients achieve long-term weight maintenance. C l i n i c a l P e a r l s f o r W E I G H T M A I N T E N A N C E F o l l o w i n g B a r i a t r i c S u r g e r y by LESLIE J. HEINBERG, PhD; JESSIE FERNANDEZ, RD, LD; HOLLY F. LOFTON, MD; KATELYN CASTRO, ACSM-CPT; and TRACY MARTINEZ, RN, BSN, CBN 1 CONTACT HOUR Complete this activity ONLINE This educational activity is intended for nurses who treat patients with obesity. Participants must read the designated article and take, submit, and pass (70%) the post-test by November 1, 2017 to receive credit for the activity. Upon successful completion of the post-test, participants will receive a certificate of completion for 1 Contact Hour. THIS MONTH: BACKGROUND Approximately one-third of the population of the United States has obesity, defined as a body mass index (BMI) >30kg/m 2 . 1 Epidemiologic evidence suggests that prevalence is increasing globally. 2–4 In addition to an association with multiple health-related issues, individuals with obesity are more likely to experience gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). 5 Patients with obesity have a much higher incidence of GERD (about 60%-70%) compared with average weight patients (approximately 10–20%), 6 and, as obesity rates rise, these and other associated comorbidities are also expected to increase. Bariatric surgery has been shown to be an effective approach for reducing weight in individuals with morbid obesity. 7 A Case Series on Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and the Bariatric Patient: Stretta Therapy as a Non-surgical Option by A. DANIEL GUERRON, MD, and DANA PORTENIER, MD Page 18 EDITORIAL MESSAGES ................3 Guest Editorial from Dr. Stacy Brethauer: L eading through Service and Other Themes of My Upcoming Term as President of the ASMBS A Message from Dr. Christopher Still: Bariatric Times Celebrates the Collaborative Spirit of ObesityWeek Also Inside ASMBS STATE CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT ..... ...... ..... ...... ..... ....22 Tennessee Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery MEDICAL METHODS IN OBESITY TREATMENT ...... ..... ....26 Introduction of Obesity Medicine Association's Pediatric Obesity Algorithm INTERVIEW .... ...... ..... ...... ..... ....30 The Essentials of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery: A New Course for Every Provider Caring for Patients with Obesity ASMBS FOUNDATION UPDATE ...32 Recognizing the 2016 LEAD Awards Recipients NEWS AND TRENDS .. ...... ..... ....34 CALENDAR OF EVENTS ................37 CARTOON CORNER ......................37 MARKETPLACE ...........................38 AD INDEX ....................................38 EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

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