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News: Consultant 360 Metabolic Disease Articles January 2021

January 2021 Metabolic Disease Related News from our Partners at Consultant 360

TCAD Increases Post-Bariatric Surgery Risks

While bariatric surgery may benefit patients with obesity and established coronary artery disease, the safety of the surgery in this patient population remains unknown. In a recent study, researchers examined the association of postoperative mortality and major adverse cardiac events in patients with CAD following surgical weight loss. 

Video: Counseling Patients About Nutrition Around the Holidays

In this video, Andrew Freeman, MD, leads a panel discussion around nutritional counseling in the cardiology clinic. Panelists include Emilio Ros, MD, PhD; Monica Aggarwal, MD; Robert Ostfeld, MD, MSc; James O'Keefe, MD; and Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD, RD. 

Test Your Knowledge on Diabetes: Finger Sticks

In this “Test Your Knowledge” series, Edward Shahady, MD, asks you to advise a patient about his blood glucose level and use of finger sticks. 

What Do You Need to Know About Diabetes and Telemedicine?
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have expanded access to telehealth medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic, and many institutions have developed systems for commercial and Medicaid/Medicaid reimbursement. Here are questions and answers about diabetes care and telemedicine. 

Test Your Knowledge on Diabetes: Foot Pain

In this “Test Your Knowledge” series, Edward Shahady, MD, asks you about treating an older man with long-term diabetes who presents with foot pain.