Highlights from Comprehensive Approach to the Treatment of Obesity Chrisandra Shufelt, M.D., M.S., Adrienne Youdim, M.D. and Jennifer Arussi, M.S., R.D. Explain the pathophysiology of perimenopausal weight gain. Teach perimenopausal women effective techniques for weight management. Manage weight loss medications and treatment programs for overweight or obese patients. Proactively diagnose and correct nutritional deficiencies in patients who have had bariatric surgeries. Coach patients in behavioral techniques and practices helpful in preventing weight regain after bariatric procedures.
Weight Loss and Metabolic Surgery Ken Fujioka, M.D., David E. Cummings, M.D., Paul O’Brien, M.D., and Margaret Furtado, M.S., R.D. Counsel patients about ways to maximize weight loss using therapeutic lifestyle interventions. Identify appropriate candidates for bariatric surgery. Detail the benefits of gastric banding in appropriately selected obese adolescents. Discuss the beneficial effects of metabolic surgery that are independent of weight loss. Diagnose and manage nutritional deficiencies that may occur after bariatric or metabolic surgery.
Eating Disorders/Weight Loss Surgery Christian R. Lemmon, Ph.D. and Robert G. Martindale, M.D. Elaborate on the theories on possible etiology of EDs. Identify the risk factors and common characteristics of patients with EDs. Recognize the indications for inpatient treatment of EDs. Discuss the most common dietary complications of bariatric surgery. Identify the causes of surgical complications of bariatric surgery.
Bone Health and Beyond Michael F. Holick, M.D., Ph.D. and Michele Bellantoni, M.D. Summarize the evidence linking vitamin D deficiency to many chronic illnesses. Advise patients on appropriate exposure to sunlight to ensure adequate synthesis of vitamin D. Prescribe the recommended daily intake necessary for vitamin D sufficiency. Perform bone densitometry studies for osteoporosis screening at appropriate intervals. Manage osteoporosis pharmacologically while minimizing drug-related adverse effects.
Alternative Medicine/Nutrition in the ICU Linda A. Lee, M.D., Sara Beth Karp, M.D. and Lydia Lim, M.D. Compare and contrast the principles of allopathic medicine with those of complementary and alternative medicine. Integrate complementary and alternative medicine into the management of patients with chronic gastrointestinal disease. Refer patients to reputable alternative medical practitioners. Implement early aggressive nutrition in trauma patients and other critically ill patients in the ICU. Choose the most effective formula and route of administration for early enteral nutrition.
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