After an extensive search for a chief of Cleveland Clinic’s Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Ali Aminian, MD, was named to the leadership position.
Because of the increased risk for severe COVID-19 associated with obesity, it is more important than ever for physicians to keep a close eye on these patients.
Targeting the protein hepsin may be a viable option for treating diabetes.
Despite the increasing proportion of pediatric patients with obesity, there is little data about pain sensitivity and analgesic requirements in this population. A new study finds no significant association between increased BMI and higher perioperative pain scores in pediatric patients, and suggests weight-based analgesic dosing is prudent.
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Prompted by the pandemic, the Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute transitioned outpatient visits to telemedicine in a matter of days. In this article, institute leadership discusses the transition and what their practice might look like after COVID-19.
Weight bias is a major barrier to engagement in health services. Karen Cooper, DO, MPH, discusses a new intervention aims to address this barrier by enhancing self-efficacy and empowering women to improve their health, regardless of weight.
Patients participating in shared medical appointments lose more weight than those who seek weight management advice in individual appointments. Endocrinologist Bartolome Burguera, MD, PhD, discusses his most recent research about these effective lifestyle interventions.
Bariatric surgery patients are at increased risk of nutritional deficiencies that can result in the devastating effects of metabolic bone disease. Endocrinologist Susan Williams, RD, MD, MS, discusses her recommendations for preoperative screening and interventions to normalize nutritional and bone indices prior to surgery.
Sleep interventions may help improve quality of life of patients with both endometrial cancer and obesity, a new Case Comprehensive Cancer Center study finds. Co-authors Jay Alberts, PhD, and Chad Michener, MD, explain.
Helping patients lose weight is difficult in one office visit. In this article, obesity specialist Marcio Greibeler, MD, explains how Cleveland Clinic’s multidisciplinary approach to medical weight loss management creates more touch points with patients for long-term success.