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bariatrics

[‚ba·rē′a‚triks]
(medicine)
A branch of medicine that deals with the treatment of obesity.
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M2 PRESSWIRE-September 5, 2019-: Bariatric Surgery Market Size, Trends 2019, Global Industry Growth Analysis, Share, CAGR Status, Opportunities, Key Players, and Regional Forecast to 2023
Renew Bariatrics strives to provide Price Transparency, which means they'll never try to upsell you later, or forget to mention an extra charge down the road.
Upton's revised definition of bariatrics breaks down patients into four levels, with a Level 1 bariatric patient having a BMI of 30 or more, no visible skin sores or blisters, a waist of more than 45 inches, and moderate independence when it comes to maintaining hygiene and dressing themselves.
Bariatric training is being given to nurses at Gateshead's Queen Elizabeth Hospital to ensure staff are able to safely handle patients who are morbidly obese, often tipping the scales at more than 30 stones.
Rishi Khatau, who will celebrate his fifth birthday next month, weighed an alarming 44.5 kg and suffered from severe sleep apnea (breathing problems during sleep) at the time of his admission to the Asian Bariatric Hospital in Ahmedabad.
The bariatrics surgeon, who had only recently operated upon five patients, at DUHS's centre for bariatrics, said the procedure is extremely safe with almost 100 percent success rate.
Bariatric surgery is the term used for any surgical procedure intended to promote weight loss.
This significant increase in older adult obesity coupled with associated comorbidities such as hypertension, diabetes, apnea, heart disease, and other chronic illnesses is also increasing the demand for nursing facilities to admit and treat bariatric residents.
(1,2) The impact of this trend is being felt by virtually every segment of our society, including long-term care facilities, which are starting to see an increased demand for accepting and accommodating bariatric residents.
Fairfield County Bariatrics recognizes that obesity is a chronic disease and we are proud to offer this new non-surgical procedure to help transform patient's lives before their obesity disease progresses and requires more invasive treatment.
San Diego, CA, November 08, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Mexico Bariatric Center (MBC), a facilitator of bariatric surgery in Mexico, adds two accomplished surgeons to its Tijuana center.
Savannah, GA, April 18, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Memorial Health Bariatrics, the weight-loss surgery program at Memorial University Medical Center, has been renewed as a Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).