Medical Care for Obese Patients: Advice for Health Care Professionals
- Capsule Commentary on Paul et al., Size Misperception Among Overweight and Obese Families. Powell-Wiley, Tiffany // JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine;Jan2015, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p95
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Misperception among overweight and obese families" by T. K. Paul, R. R. Sciacca, M. Bier, J. Rodriguez, S. Song and E. V. Giardina in the previous issue.
- Cut the fat before a surgeon does. // Men's Health;Dec96, Vol. 11 Issue 10, p134
States that overweight patients are at a much higher risk to suffer post-surgical infections and complications. Poor ability of fat tissue to resist infection.
- Call to Arms: Time to Fight an Epidemic. Lucey, Paula A. // Nursing Economic$;May/Jun2008, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p202
The article reports that 108 million Americans are overweight and obese, according to the National Institutes of Health. It is cited that in 1997, the World Health Organization noted that obesity was the major public health problem. It is suggested that nurses must find ways to have...
- Current management strategies in the treatment of obesity. Shepherd, Alison // Nursing Standard;12/8/2010, Vol. 25 Issue 14, p49
This article explores the evidence surrounding management strategies aimed at addressing the obesity crisis in the UK. Issues concerned with the delivery of dietary advice and the promotion of weight loss are discussed. The article will focus on the role of drug therapy as an adjunct in the...
- Obesity, legal duties, and the family physician. Caulfield, Timothy // Canadian Family Physician;Jul2007, Vol. 53, p1129
The article offers the author's insights on the legal obligations of physicians in the medical care of obese patients. He notes that the commentators supposed that the anti-fat attitudes among health care professionals could affect clinical judgments and discourage obese persons from seeking...
- Introduction of laparoscopic bariatric surgery in England: observational population cohort study. Burns, Elaine M.; Naseem, Haris; Bottle, Alex; Lazzarino, Antonio Ivan; Aylin, Paul; Darzi, Ara; Moorthy, Krishna; Faiz, Omar // BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;9/11/2010, Vol. 341 Issue 7772, p546
The article discusses a study which examined the national trends in the provision of bariatric surgery and the factors that influence outcome after such surgery in England. The observational population cohort study included all elective patients admitted for bariatric surgery to National Health...
- Obese older adults report high satisfaction and positive experiences with care. Bottone Jr., Frank G.; Musich, Shirley; Wang, Shaohung S.; Hommer, Cynthia E.; Yeh, Charlotte S.; Hawkins, Kevin // BMC Health Services Research;2014, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p20
Background Obese, older adults often have multiple chronic conditions resulting in multiple health care encounters. However, their satisfaction and experiences with care are not well understood. The objective of this study was to examine the independent impact of obesity on patient satisfaction...
- Dealing with Obesity ... This practice profile is based on NS508 Shepherd A (2009) Obesity: prevalence, causes and clinical consequences. Nursing Standard. 23, 52, 51-57. Demmen, Laura // Nursing Standard;9/21/2011, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p57
A learning zone article helped student Laura Demmen increase her awareness of weight-related health issues.
- Bariatric surgery in patients with bipolar disorder: an emerging issue. Taylor, Valerie H.; Misra, Monali // Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience;Jul2009, Vol. 34 Issue 4, pE3
The article aims to investigate on the effectiveness of bariatric surgery for overweight patients who are suffering from manic-depressive disorder. It mentions that bariatic surgery has not been recognized in the field of psychiatric pharmacotherapy, particularly in treating overweight patients...