Extensive condylomata acuminata are beyond the capacity of all topical therapies. The area was initially treated by carbon dioxide laser ablation, and residual small foci of infection were subsequently treated with topical 5% imiquimod cream.
The advice that many overweight and obese women are receiving on gestational weight gain (GWG) from their providers is insufficient and often inappropriate, concludes a small study conducted at Penn State College of Medicine. More »
Preoperative measurement of intra-abdominal visceral fat, and the ratio of intra-abdominal visceral fat to subcutaneous fat, may help predict women at greater risk for difficulties during robotic surgery. More »
In obese patients, laparoscopic ports should be placed more than 10 centimeters from the midline to minimize the chance of injury to epigastric vessels, according to research presented at the 41st Global Congress of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. More »
Dr. David von Rueden discusses factors that make it difficult for obese patients to lose weight with diet and medication; offers practical guidance about when to broach the subject of weight loss with your patient and what options to suggest; and what your role is after a patient has had bariatric surgery. More »
Dr. David von Rueden discusses factors that make it difficult for obese patients to lose weight with diet and medication; offers practical guidance about when to broach the subject of weight loss with your patient and what options to suggest; and what your role is after a patient has had bariatric surgery.
Bariatric surgery nearly cures type 2 diabetes—at least that’s what results of a new study seem to imply. The study, presented at the recent ACC meeting and published in NEJM, found that 42% of patients randomly assigned to the stomach-reducing surgery quickly reached HbA1C targets and remained controlled at 1-year follow-up.
Body mass index (BMI) is associated with subjective well-being. Higher BMI is believed to be related with lower well-being. However, the association may not be linear. Therefore, we investigated whether a nonlinear (U-shaped) trend would better describe this relationship, and whether eating disorders might account for the association in young adults.|Body mass index (BMI) is associated with subjective well-being. Higher BMI is believed to be related with lower well-being. However, the association may not b
The objective of this work was to determine whether overweight/obesity is a risk factor for cerebrovascular disease in children. The study included 53 children with non–neonatal-onset cerebral sinovenous thrombosis or arterial ischemic stroke. The prevalence of overweight/obesity was compared between this cohort and healthy children from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. In addition, cerebral sinovenous thrombosis patients were compared to a group of matched hospitalized cont
Obesity is highly prevalent among adults with acquired, structural hypothalamic damage. We aimed to determine hormonal and neuroanatomical variables associated with weight gain and obesity in patients following hypothalamic damage and to evaluate the impact of early instigation of weight loss measures to prevent or limit the severity of obesity in these patients.
Retrospective study of 110 adults with hypothalamic tumours attending a specialis
EFFECTS OF BREASTFEEDING ON ADIPOSITY AND IGF-1. To examine long-term effects of breastfeeding duration and exclusivity on child growth and obesity regulation, Martin and colleagues assessed measures of adiposity ... The authors report that although the
Main Outcome Measures Body mass index ( BMI), fat and fat-free mass indices ( FMI and FFMI), percent body fat, waist circumference, triceps and subscapular skinfold thicknesses, overweight and obesity, and ... The cluster-adjusted odds ratio for
ABSTRACT: The principal dietary strategy to reduce low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels is to decrease the amount of saturated fat and cholesterol in the diet. Consumption of soluble fibers, plant sterol and stanol esters, nuts, and soy protein further reduces LDL-C levels. Soluble fibers, such as psyllium, lower LDL-C levels by increasing bile acid loss, interrupting enterohepatic circulation of cholesterol, and reducing hepatic cholesterol delivery. Plant stanol and sterol esters, which ar
Five Steps to Improving Patient Access Judy Capko, May 21, 2013 Patient access is getting increased attention through reform initiatives. Here are five steps you can take to make sure patients get appropriate access to care in your office.