ABDOMINAL MEDICINE

Essential Bariatric Equipment: Making Your Facility More Accommodating to Bariatric Surgical Patients

Jun 13, 2017 by in ABDOMINAL MEDICINE Comments Off on Essential Bariatric Equipment: Making Your Facility More Accommodating to Bariatric Surgical Patients

Essential equipment recommendations •Inpatient units (floor, ICU, PACU) •Wide beds  Standard to 440 lb  Automated/adjustable to full sitting position  Built-in scale  Low air loss mattress  Lifting/transferring equipment  Wide commodes  Wide…

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Intragastric Balloon

Jun 13, 2017 by in ABDOMINAL MEDICINE Comments Off on Intragastric Balloon

Fig. 1. BIB® (reproduced with permission of Apollo Endosurgery, Austin, TX). The BIB® is made of a transparent silicone elastomer, resistant to corrosion by gastric acid. It has a self-sealing…

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Pathophysiology of Obesity Comorbidity: The Effects of Chronically Increased Intra-abdominal Pressure

Jun 13, 2017 by in ABDOMINAL MEDICINE Comments Off on Pathophysiology of Obesity Comorbidity: The Effects of Chronically Increased Intra-abdominal Pressure

Fig. 1. Elevated cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure prior to, and significant (p < 0.001) decrease 34 ± 8 months following, gastric surgery for severe obesity associated with pseudotumor cerebri (Sugerman et al. [9], with…

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