Becoming Half the Man He Once Was

Treatment TermsWeight loss surgeryDuodenal switchBMI CalculatorWeight Loss Benefits and ComplicationsWeight Loss Surgery Next Steps Author Morgan deBlecourt Overview At 48 years old and 485 pounds, Jerry Quinn was on the verge of being completely immobile. His knee pain was so severe that he needed surgery. He wasn ’t able to walk inside a store from its parking lot without needing to rest. But after having weight loss surgery, Quinn lost more than half of his body weight in 10 months and credits his faith for getting him through. Hero Imageblog_jerry_weightloss_1932x862.jpg Content Blocks CTA Header Are You a Candidate? CTA ButtonCalculate Your BMI Patient Name Jerry Quinn Patient Photo Gender Male Patient Story Quote“You’ve got to completely change the way you eat every day and give up things that you eat all your life. It’s difficult to do,” Quinn said. “I can do anything now.” Sidebar Box Sidebar Box HeaderAttend a Free Information Session Sidebar Box TextLearn more about obesity and weight loss surgery at one  of our free information sessions in Durham, Raleigh, and Burlington. Sidebar Links LinkFind A Session Near You Do not display phone numbers BodyDisplay in Announcement Section:  ArchivedPin to Top of WiFi Page: 
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Publication date: Available online 11 November 2019Source: Fuß &SprunggelenkAuthor(s): N. Maffulli, R. AicaleAbstractIn the past three decades, the incidence of overuse tendinopathy has risen. Tendinopathy affects also middle-aged overweight patients with no history of increased physical activity. Tendinopathy is the result of a chronic failure of healing response. Several conservative therapeutic options have been proposed.The management of tendinopathy is primarily conservative, and many patients respond to such measures. Eccentric exercises and shock wave therapy provide promising excellent clinical results. H...
Source: Fuss and Sprunggelenk - Category: Podiatry Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn conclusion, abnormal sleep duration is associated with reduced physical function in non-elderly severely obese subjects. The effects of sleep hygiene interventions in this cohort warrant further assessment and may be beneficial to their physical function.
Source: Irish Journal of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
A 40-year-old man was treated with tonsillectomy and underwent early surgical exploration because of bleeding. Postoperative bleeding complications were treated with bronchoscopy. In addition to obesity, normal thyroid function, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and current tobacco abuse with severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, biochemistry revealed severe hypercholesterolemia (total cholesterol 572 mg/dL) and hypertriglyceridemia (1,220 mg/dL). During the postoperative period, low doses of propofol (up to 2 mg/kg/h for 10 hours), along with remifentanil (up to 0.0016 mg/kg/h for 20 hours), midazolam, and tramadol, were neede...
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
ConclusionsA history of MST is common among older women veterans and associated with a range of medical and mental health diagnoses. These findings call attention to the need for additional research in this understudied population, and the importance of trauma-informed care approaches for women across the lifespan.
Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
Risk Factors for Moderate to Severe Pain during the First 24 Hours after Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery While Receiving Intravenous Patient-Controlled Analgesia. Anesthesiol Res Pract. 2019;2019:6593736 Authors: Iamaroon A, Tangwiwat S, Nivatpumin P, Lertwacha T, Rungmongkolsab P, Pangthipampai P Abstract Objective: To investigate the incidence of and risk factors for moderate to severe pain during the first 24 hours after laparoscopic bariatric surgery. Materials and Methods: This retrospective study included morbidly obese patients who underwent laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy or Ro...
Source: Anesthesiology Research and Practice - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Anesthesiol Res Pract Source Type: research
Postoperative pain has many adverse effects and, if not properly controlled, it may lead to a wide range of complications. Opioids, as frequently used drugs for pain control, have some serious respiratory and gastrointestinal complications especially in obese patients.
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Original articles Source Type: research
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Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
What would you do in this situation? 60 year old obese female with hypertension and hyperlipidemia comes in with a week of upper abdominal pain radiating into the chest and back, with lightheadedness, and today she developed a fever. No rash, cough, vomiting, diarrhea, blood in the stool or urinary symptoms. No recent travel or exposure to ill contacts with similar symptoms. History of a cholecystectomy and appendectomy years ago. No other surgeries. Initial vitals include a temperature of... Fever and undifferentiated abdominal pain - WWYD?
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Emergency Medicine Source Type: forums
Conclusion. This retrospective investigation demonstrated that a higher ASA score is associated with increased operative time following ACDF. However, ASA score was determined not to be an independent risk factor that can predict postoperative pain or narcotics consumption among patients who undergo ACDF. Therefore, postoperative pain in the inpatient setting can be managed with similar modalities regardless of ASA score for patients undergoing ACDF. Level of Evidence: 3
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CERVICAL SPINE Source Type: research
Purpose of review To provide clinicians an overview to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of Paget's disease, including recent guideline recommendations, with comparison of the Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline (JCEM 2014) with the new Clinical Guideline review endorsed by the International Osteoporosis Foundation, the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, the European Calcified Tissues Society, and the United Kingdom Bone Research Society (JBMR 2019). Recent findings Radionuclide bone scans are recommended for assessing the extent of Paget's disease. Bisphosphonates remain the mainstay for ...
Source: Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity - Category: Endocrinology Tags: SPECIAL COMMENTERIES Source Type: research
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