Bariatric Surgery Perspective

 
 
  • Top Highlights in NAFLD/NASH: The Liver Meeting 2014 With fatty liver disease on the rise, learn the latest on its diagnosis and management.
  • Rheumatology Practice Changers 2014 A year's worth of advances in rheumatology, with the potential to change practice.
  • Advances in Obesity Management: 2014 Dr Fatima Stanford reviews the year's developments in obesity treatment and understanding.
  • Breast Cancer Prevention Starts in Childhood To prevent breast cancer, women need to take action early -- starting at age 2, to be exact, according to Dr Graham Colditz, recipient of a 2014 AACR award for cancer prevention research.
  • Can We Medicate Our Way Out of the Obesity Epidemic? Dr Vega weighs in on old and new agents for the treatment of obesity.
  • The Epidemic of Fatty Liver Disease New recommendations are available to help clinicians combat the growing problem of fatty liver disease in both adults and children.
  • Best Approach to Obesity in Diabetic Patients A study of obese, diabetic patients examines whether medical therapy, surgical therapy, or a combination is most effective in controlling diabetes and promoting weight loss.
  • Physician Assistants Filling Gaps at Geisinger Health System In both primary care and specialist roles, physician assistants are filling healthcare gaps.
  • Better Patient Care? Check! Strategies to improve patient care, especially in the area of diabetes, should focus on interventions that really benefit patients.
  • Advances in Liver Disease What do we know today about the diagnosis and management of the common forms of liver disease in adults and children?
  • Diabetes Prevention Programs: A Waste of Money? A recent analysis of real-world prevention programs concludes that they are expensive and ineffective.
  • Are We Losing Our Curiosity? Physical exams engage clinicians in a way that may be lost with the growing reliance on technology and electronic records.
  • Surgical Takeaways From ACC 2014   Dr. Timothy Gardner reviews trials on TAVR and bariatric surgery from the ACC 2014 Scientific Sessions.
  • Bariatric Surgery in Children: Is This the Right Approach?   As the obesity epidemic rages on, bariatric surgery is being performed in younger and younger patients. Three experts discuss the pros and cons.
  • Getting to 'A-ha!' With Obese Patients   Dr. Anne Peters shares a patient's story of how she battled obesity and won.
  • Can Coffee Treat Liver Disease? Dr. Rowen Zetterman ponders this question and lets the evidence provide the answer.
  • Short-term Outcomes of Bariatric Surgery in Teens If you need to counsel a family about the option of bariatric surgery in a child, this study would be useful to have at hand.
  • We Need Better Skills for Better Outcomes Commentary on a study on whether surgical skill determines outcome after a complex surgical procedure, published in October 2013 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
  • Can We Operate Out Diabetes? Commentary on a study on the long-term effects of bariatric surgery on type 2 diabetes, published in October 2013 in the Annals of Surgery.
  • Anne Peters: The Year in Diabetes Although some of the year's advances represented only small steps for diabetes, they are steps toward improved care and quality of life for millions of patients.