Latest Bariatric Research Nov 2012

Karen Norowski, RN, Bariatric Coordinator, along with other members of the Bariatric Program, presented a poster titled, “Pulmonary Embolism After Bariatric Surgery: An Analysis of a Clinical Pathway in 1,584 Patients” at the annual scientific meeting of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery in San Diego in June. This poster was coauthored by Collin Brathwaite, MD; Alex Barkan, MD; Keneth Hall, MD; Elizabeth Schledorn, MSN, RN; and Judith Thomas, MSN, RN, and was selected as a Poster of Distinction by the Program Committee. Collin Brathwaite, MD, Chief of the Division of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, presented two papers at the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO) meeting in Barcelona, Spain, in May. The first was “Totally Robotic Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass With A Single-Docking Technique Using Four Robotic Arms is Feasible and Appropriate Even in the Super Super Morbidly Obese,” and was coauthored by Dr. Brathwaite, Barbara Brathwaite, MSN, RN, and Alexander Barkan, MD. The second presentation, “Hepatic Gluconeogenesis Is Not Involved In The Improvements In Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus After Gastric Bypass In Rats,” was coauthored by Dr. Brathwaite, Ray Lau, MD; Keneth Hall, MD; Louis Ragolia, PhD; and Drew Rideout, MD.

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