Nurse-Bariatric (CBN) Articles (46)
A Paleolithic diet is the modern interpretation of the diet that humans ate during the Paleolithic or “Old Stone Age” er ...
Vitamin E comes in 8 different forms, all of which can be absorbed in the small intestine. However, alpha-tocopherol is ...
Despite continuous advances in the medical world, obesity continues to remain a major worldwide health hazard with adult ...
Obesity is a metabolic disease represented by excessive adipose tissue. Its classification is based on the body mass ind ...
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a disease of inadequate control of blood levels of glucose. It has many subclassifications, in ...
Nurse-Bariatric (CBN) Activities
|Atelectasis||The word "atelectasis" is Greek in origin; It is a combination of the Greek words atelez (Ateles) and ektasiz (ektasis) meaning "imperfect" and "expan ... Read the Article||1.25||12||Activity Info|
|Atorvastatin||HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) are lipid-lowering medications used in the primary and secondary prevention of coronary heart disease. This act ... Read the Article||1||5||Activity Info|
|Biliopancreatic Diversion With Duodenal Switch||The biliopancreatic diversion was first described by Scorpinaro in 1979. This procedure combined a horizontal gastric resection with the closure of a ... Read the Article||1.25||7||Activity Info|
|Central Line Management||Central venous access is required for many hospitalized patient. Placement of central line catheters is done for many reasons, including inadequate pe ... Read the Article||1||4||Activity Info|
|Cholecalciferol||Cholecalciferol is a medication used in the management and treatment of osteoporosis and Vitamin D insufficiency/ deficiency in both healthy patients ... Read the Article||1||5||Activity Info|
|Continuous Positive Airway Pressure||Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is a type of positive airway pressure that is used to deliver a set pressure to the airways that is maintai ... Read the Article||1||5||Activity Info|
|Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a disease of inadequate control of blood levels of glucose. It has many subclassifications, including type 1, type 2, maturi ... Read the Article||2||26||Activity Info|
|Dumping Syndrome||Dumping syndrome can occur after a variety of gastric procedures and occurs due to the rapid movement of hyperosmolar chyme from the stomach into the ... Read the Article||1||4||Activity Info|
|Euglycemic Diabetic Ketoacidosis||Euglycemic diabetic ketoacidosis (EDKA) is an uncommon diabetic complication associated with several risk factors such as fasting, surgery, pregnancy, ... Read the Article||1.25||12||Activity Info|
|Folic Acid Deficiency||Folate is an essential water-soluble vitamin, naturally present in food, especially in fruits, green leafy vegetables, and liver. Folic acid is the s ... Read the Article||1||6||Activity Info|
|Hand Hygiene||Handwashing practices in the patient care setting began in the early 19th century. The practice evolved over the years with evidential proof of its va ... Read the Article||1||4||Activity Info|
|Insulin Resistance||Insulin resistance is identified as an impaired biologic response to insulin stimulation of target tissues, primarily the liver, muscle, and adipose t ... Read the Article||1.25||10||Activity Info|
|Ketogenic Diet||Despite continuous advances in the medical world, obesity continues to remain a major worldwide health hazard with adult mortality as high as 2.8 mill ... Read the Article||1||6||Activity Info|
|Korsakoff Syndrome||Korsakoff syndrome is a chronic neuropsychiatric syndrome that is caused by the deficiency of thiamine, also known as vitamin B1. This deficiency lead ... Read the Article||1||6||Activity Info|
|Laparoscopic Lap Band Placement||Extreme obesity is a worldwide epidemic. It is the second most common cause of preventable death in the United States, second only to smoking. Bariatr ... Read the Article||1||5||Activity Info|
|Latent Autoimmune Diabetes||Hold for further editing by JH Latent autoimmune diabetes of adults (LADA) is autoimmune diabetes that begins in adulthood and does not need insulin f ... Read the Article||1.25||6||Activity Info|
|Liposuction||Liposuction represents a well-described and popular surgical procedure used to reduce localized amounts of adipose tissue in certain regions of the bo ... Read the Article||1||5||Activity Info|
|Low Carbohydrate Diet||Low carbohydrate (low-carb) diets are a strategy for weight loss. Today, there continues to be an interest in low-carb approaches. While all low car ... Read the Article||1||5||Activity Info|
|Megaloblastic Anemia||Megaloblastic anemia (MA) encompasses a heterogeneous group of anemias characterized by the presence in the bone marrow of large red blood cell precur ... Read the Article||1||4||Activity Info|
|Metabolic Syndrome||Metabolic syndrome is an accumulation of several disorders, which together raise the risk of an individual developing atherosclerotic cardiovascular d ... Read the Article||1||7||Activity Info|
|Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver||Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a broad term used to cover a spectrum of conditions which are characterized by evidence of hepatic steato ... Read the Article||1||7||Activity Info|
|Obesity||Obesity is the excessive or abnormal accumulation of fat or adipose tissue in the body that may impair health. Obesity has become an epidemic which ha ... Read the Article||1.5||18||Activity Info|
|Obesity Surgery Indications And Contraindications||Obesity affects at least one-third of adults and 17 percent of youth in the United States and confers an increased risk of related comorbidities such ... Read the Article||1||6||Activity Info|
|Obesity Surgery Pre-Op Assessment And Preparation||Weight loss surgery is an efficacious treatment for patients with obesity; however, patients undergoing these procedures should have a thorough preope ... Read the Article||1||7||Activity Info|
|Obesity-Hypoventilation Syndrome||The prevalence of obesity in the United States has doubled since 1980 and currently, 35 percent of this country's population suffers from obesity. Obe ... Read the Article||1||6||Activity Info|
|Obstructive Sleep Apnea||Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is characterized by episodes of complete collapse of the airway or partial collapse with an associated decrease in oxyge ... Read the Article||1.75||23||Activity Info|
|Orlistat||Orlistat is a medication used in the management of obesity. This activity reviews the indications, action, and contraindications for orlistat as a val ... Read the Article||1||6||Activity Info|
|Osteoarthritis||Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis in the world. It can be classified into two categories: primary osteoarthritis and secondary ... Read the Article||1.25||10||Activity Info|
|Paleolithic Diet||A Paleolithic diet is the modern interpretation of the diet that humans ate during the Paleolithic or “Old Stone Age” era. This period, about 2.5 mill ... Read the Article||1||6||Activity Info|
|Panniculectomy||The management of abdominal panniculus should not be thought solely as a cosmetic procedure. To achieve good outcomes, the goals and objectives of a p ... Read the Article||1||6||Activity Info|
|Pharmacologic Therapy For Obesity||Obesity is a metabolic disease represented by excessive adipose tissue. Its classification is based on the body mass index (BMI), which is a relations ... Read the Article||1.25||9||Activity Info|
|Post-Op Assessment and Management Of Obesity Surgery||Obesity surgery is growing in popularity throughout the world. While patient selection is a key factor in determining the success of the surgery, post ... Read the Article||1.25||12||Activity Info|
|Pseudotumor Cerebri||Pseudotumor cerebri (PTC), also known by the name idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), is a disorder with increased intracranial pressure (ICP) ... Read the Article||1.25||9||Activity Info|
|Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass||Roux-en-y gastric bypass is a restrictive-malabsorptive operation performed for weight loss in individuals with a BMI of 40 or greater, or in those BM ... Read the Article||1||5||Activity Info|
|Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Chronic Complications||Bariatric surgery for weight loss has become a common practice. The second most common bariatric procedure done today is the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass ... Read the Article||1||4||Activity Info|
|Sleeve Gastrectomy||In the United States, obesity has been increasing at an alarming rate over the past 50 years. In 2014, obesity and its co-morbidities accounted for 14 ... Read the Article||1||6||Activity Info|
|Steatorrhea||The management of steatorrhea is complex and new approaches have been introduced. To achieve satisfactory outcomes, the basic and clinical aspects of ... Read the Article||1||6||Activity Info|
|Subclinical Hypothyroidism||Subclinical hypothyroidism characteristically presents with normal thyroxine (T4) levels and elevated thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels. The in ... Read the Article||1.25||10||Activity Info|
|Topiramate And Phentermine||Phentermine and extended-release (ER) topiramate have been used separately in a variety of ways. Phentermine was first introduced in 1959 as part of a ... Read the Article||1.25||8||Activity Info|
|Ursodeoxycholic Acid||Ursodeoxycholic acid is a medication used in the management and treatment of cholestatic liver disease. This activity reviews the indications, action, ... Read the Article||1||4||Activity Info|
|Vitamin A||Vitamin A is a general term that encompasses various fat-soluble substances such as retinol, retinyl palmitate, and beta-carotene. Its various metabol ... Read the Article||1||6||Activity Info|
|Vitamin A Deficiency||Vitamin A is a lipid-soluble compound with several biologic actions to aid in vision and cellular differentiation. The prevalence of vitamin A deficie ... Read the Article||1.5||19||Activity Info|
|Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)||Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is an essential vitamin and medication used in the management and treatment of pernicious anemia, ileal resection, treatment o ... Read the Article||1.5||16||Activity Info|
|Vitamin C Deficiency||Vitamin C deficiency, also known as scurvy, is a disease primarily associated with socioeconomic status and access to food. Signs and symptoms are oft ... Read the Article||1.5||15||Activity Info|
|Vitamin E Deficiency||Vitamin E comes in 8 different forms, all of which can be absorbed in the small intestine. However, alpha-tocopherol is the only form that the liver c ... Read the Article||1||5||Activity Info|
|Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome||Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome is a condition caused by a deficiency of thiamine or vitamin B1. Patients classically present with a clinical triad of oph ... Read the Article||1.25||13||Activity Info|
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