Caroline Apovian

Caroline Apovian
Boston University | BU · Endocrinology Diabetes and Nutrition

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To review how bariatric surgery in obese patients may effectively treat adiposopathy (pathogenic adipose tissue or 'sick fat'), and to provide clinicians a rationale as to why bariatric surgery is a potential treatment option for overweight patients with type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidaemia. A group of clinicians, researchers, and surge...
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Plasma amino acids were measured in 17 postoperative subjects randomly assigned to receive for > or = 5 d tube feeding or total parenteral nutrition (TPN) that had identical energy, nitrogen, and glutamine contents. Subjects required gastric or pancreatic surgery for malignancy and were well-matched for age and body mass index. Tube feeding or TPN...
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The Geisinger Health Care System serves one of the largest concentrations of rural elderly in America. The present study examined the frequency of obesity among free-living older persons enrolling in a managed health care program. A modified Level II Screen (Nutrition Screening Initiative) was completed on more than 3,000 subjects during a required...
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A recent study demonstrated that the incidence of new arrhythmias occurring during central venous catheter insertion or exchange was 41% atrial and 25% ventricular arrhythmias (12% couplets or greater). Over-insertion of the guidewire, causing direct stimulation to the right side of the heart, has been postulated to be the causative factor. A new t...
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The risk of complication during the insertion or exchange of central venous catheters has been well documented. The majority of complications involve mechanical problems associated with insertion. Although cardiac arrhythmia has been acknowledged as a possible complication, its incidence has never been quantified. We performed cardiac monitoring on...
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Linear IgA bullous dermatosis (LABD) is an idiopathic vesiculobullous disease with a nondiagnostic clinical appearance. It is best characterized pathologically by subepidermal bullous formation with homogeneous linear IgA deposition at the blister base. Although LABD is most often idiopathic, drug-induced disease may occur rarely. We describe a pat...

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