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BEAM-ED

Published October 2017

BEAM-ED (Bariatric Examination, Assessment, and Management in the Emergency Department) is a web based clinical tool developed as a collaborative project by the ASMBS and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) in effort to fulfill an ACEP objective to compile clinical resources for the care of bariatric patients in the emergency department.

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Depression Before Surgery Does Not Interfere with Weight Loss After Surgery, New Study Shows

Published June 2012

ORLANDO, FL – June 15, 2011 – Depression and anxiety do not seem to interfere with the amount of weight loss or the improvement of obesity-related conditions after bariatric surgery, according to a new study* of more than 25,000 patients presented here at the 28th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

Whether depressed or not, patients with morbid obesity lost about 60 percent of their excess weight within…

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