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  1. Clostridium difficile (c. difficile or c. diff) is a bacterium that can colonize the colon and cause a diarrheal illness. The bacterium is spread by the fecal - oral route (usually due to poor hand washing). It is more common in people who have been on antibiotics for a prolonged period of time. It can be hospital acquired. C. difficilte diarrhea can vary from mild to severe. Finally, C. difficile can be detected with a stool test and is treated with an oral antibiotic. Read more from WebMD: http://www.webmd.com...olitis-overview From: FDA MedWatch <fda@service.govdelivery.com> Date:
  2. Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Originally posted January 20, 2012 Updated October 28, 2012 Overview The sleeve gastrectomy is a newer weight reduction procedure that combines mechanical restriction and neurohormonal effects to help patients achieve significant weight loss. The procedure is very straightforward. Eighty-five percent of the stomach is removed leaving a narrow stomach tube or “vertical sleeve” for the passage of food. There is no rearrangement of the intestines. The vagus nerves that innervate the stomach and pyloric valve that regulates outflow of food from the stomach ar
  3. Call your surgeon. Can't give personal medical advice.

  4. The International Diabetes Federation released a position paper on the application of surgery to the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus on March 28, 2011. The paper offers a comprehensive overview of the current thinking on effectiveness of surgery, cost-effectiveness, eligibility guidelines, risks, comparison of procedures, and place of bariatric procedures in the plan or algorithm for the treatment of diabetes. Please visit the International Diabetes Federation web page and download the paper. It is the current gold standard summary of the field and well worth reading carefully by any di
  5. FDA warns PPIs may deplete magnesium The FDA has issued a warning that the regular use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for a year or longer may lead to low levels of circulating magnesium, which may increase the risk of leg spasms, arrhythmias, and seizures. The FDA noted that PPI-associated hypomagnesemia was generally reversed with magnesium supplements, but in about 25% of cases "magnesium supplementation alone did not improve low serum magnesium levels and the PPI had to be discontinued." The FDA's notice included the prescription drugs: esomeprazole magnesium (Nexium), dexlansoprazole
  6. We've had lots of requests for the names of books and health and fitness equipment that might be of interest to bariatric surgery patients and their families. So we have set up an Amazon eStore featuring a variety of books organized by subject. We also added a category for medical books written by surgeons for surgeons, for those searching for that level of clinical detail. Finally we have added categories for health equipment and fitness items that many bariatric patients will find useful. All proceeds from the eStore will support your ThinnerTimesForum.com. Here's the link to the Thinner
  7. Your small upper stomach pouch acts more like a conduit that a reservoir for fluids and very thin foods. These early items tend to pass through the pouch quickly. You'll have more of an effect when you move on to thicker foods and larger portions. The amount of appetite suppression is variable. Some people are not hungry at all after surgery, and some are hungry, but not nearly as much as one expect for not having eaten much for several days. Don't worry about it at this point. You'll have more of an effect as time goes by.
  8. My Food-a-Pedia "Type in any food to see how many calories it has and which food-pyramid requirements it fulfills." From Parade.com/intel from Union Tribune. Any other good apps to share? Dr. Callery
  9. My Food-a-Pedia "Type in any food to see how many calories it has and which food-pyramid requirements it fulfills." From Parade.com/intel from Union Tribune. Any other good apps to share? Dr. Callery
  10. CravingConverter.com Site provides alternatives to common high calorie cravings foods. Another useful feature is a listing of low calorie, low fat foods from popular restaurants. This is a public information web site sponsored by Glaxo pharmaceutical. It is non-commercial. Hope you find it helpful. Dr. Callery
  11. CravingConverter.com Site provides alternatives to common high calorie cravings foods. Another useful feature is a listing of low calorie, low fat foods from popular restaurants. This is a public information web site sponsored by Glaxo pharmaceutical. It is non-commercial. Hope you find it helpful. Dr. Callery
  12. Here's a new study that came out today. This reprint is from WebMD. What do you think? Diet Moodiness: Low-Fat vs. Low-Carb Study Shows Initial Weight Loss Boosts Mood on Both Diets but Didn't Last on Low-Carb Diet By Miranda Hitti WebMD Health News Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD Nov. 9, 2009 -- If you're looking to lose extra pounds and weighing the options of a low-fat diet vs. a low-carbohydrate diet, you might want to consider the moody findings of a new diet study. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, shows a short-term improvement in the moods of peop
  13. Hi Berrington, We're happy to have you here. I hope your surgery on the 2nd goes well! Dr. Callery
  14. Welcome Dream4me - I hope the insurance situation works out. Best, Dr. Callery
  15. Welcome to our forum! Dr. C
  16. Jeanie - congratulations on the wedding! John and I are browsing the forum and saw that on the calendar. Best, Dr. C

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