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Effects of preconception lifestyle intervention in infertile women with obesity: The FIT-PLESE randomized controlled trial.

Richard S Legro, Karl R Hansen, Michael P Diamond, Anne Z Steiner, Christos Coutifaris, Marcelle I Cedars, Kathleen M Hoeger, Rebecca Usadi, Erica B Johnstone, Daniel J Haisenleder, Robert A Wild, Kurt T Barnhart, Jennifer Mersereau, J C Trussell, Stephen A Krawetz, Penny M Kris-Etherton, David B Sarwer, Nanette Santoro, Esther Eisenberg, Hao Huang, Heping Zhang, ,

<h4>Background</h4>Women with obesity and infertility are counseled to lose weight prior to conception and infertility treatment to improve pregnancy rates and birth outcomes, although confirmatory evidence from randomized trials is lacking. We assessed whether a preconception intensive lifestyle intervention with acute weight loss is superior to a weight neutral intervention ... Read more >>

PLoS Med (PLoS medicine)
[2022, 19(1):e1003883]

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Increasing quantitative literacy in nursing: A joint nursing-statistician perspective.

Krista Schroeder, Levent Dumenci, David B Sarwer, David C Wheeler, Matthew J Hayat,

J Adv Nurs (Journal of advanced nursing)
[2022, :]

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Commentary on: Body Image Concerns and Associated Impairment Among Adults Seeking Body Contouring Following Bariatric Surgery.

David B Sarwer,

Aesthet Surg J (Aesthetic surgery journal)
[2021, :]

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Association between insurance-mandated precertification criteria and inpatient healthcare utilization during 1 year after bariatric surgery.

Hamlet Gasoyan, Rohit S Soans, Jennifer K Ibrahim, William E Aaronson, David B Sarwer,

<h4>Background</h4>Insurance-mandated precertification requirements are barriers to bariatric surgery. The value of their prescription, based on insurance type rather that the clinical necessity, is unclear.<h4>Objectives</h4>To determine whether there is an association between insurance-mandated precertification criteria for bariatric surgery and short-term inpatient healthcare utilization.<h4>Setting</h4>Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council's inpatient care databases ... Read more >>

Surg Obes Relat Dis (Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery)
[2021, :]

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WISER Survivor Trial: Combined Effect of Exercise and Weight Loss Interventions on Insulin and Insulin Resistance in Breast Cancer Survivors.

Nicholas J D'Alonzo, Lin Qiu, Dorothy D Sears, Vernon Chinchilli, Justin C Brown, David B Sarwer, Kathryn H Schmitz, Kathleen M Sturgeon,

Obesity-associated breast cancer recurrence is mechanistically linked with elevated insulin levels and insulin resistance. Exercise and weight loss are associated with decreased breast cancer recurrence, which may be mediated through reduced insulin levels and improved insulin sensitivity. This is a secondary analysis of the WISER Survivor clinical trial examining the ... Read more >>

Nutrients (Nutrients)
[2021, 13(9):]

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Commentary on: A Randomized, Single-Blind, Crossover Study Evaluating the Impact of OnabotulinumtoxinA Treatment on Mood and Appearance During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Viren Patel, David B Sarwer, Scott P Bartlett,

Aesthet Surg J (Aesthetic surgery journal)
[2021, 41(9):NP1206-NP1207]

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A call for trauma-informed intensive care.

Krista Schroeder, Abhijit Pathak, David B Sarwer,

Nurs Outlook (Nursing outlook)
[2021, 69(5):717-719]

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Role of weight bias and patient-physician communication in the underutilization of bariatric surgery.

David B Sarwer, Hamlet Gasoyan, Sarah Bauerle Bass, Jacqueline C Spitzer, Rohit Soans, Daniel J Rubin,

A growing body of evidence supports the efficacy and safety of bariatric surgery for clinically severe obesity. Despite this empirical support, bariatric surgery remains profoundly underutilized. The reasons for underutilization are likely multifactorial, including health insurance coverage and benefits design, lack of awareness about bariatric surgery by patients, and anecdotal ... Read more >>

Surg Obes Relat Dis (Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery)
[2021, 17(11):1926-1932]

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Trauma-informed neighborhoods: Making the built environment trauma-informed.

Krista Schroeder, Jennie G Noll, Kevin A Henry, Shakira F Suglia, David B Sarwer,

Trauma is a response to a deeply distressing or disturbing event, such as sexual assault, violent crime, or childhood abuse. Trauma has impacted the majority of Americans, with racial/ethnic minority and socioeconomically disadvantaged populations being disproportionately affected. Extensive evidence demonstrates trauma's harmful effects on physical and psychosocial functioning and healthcare ... Read more >>

Prev Med Rep (Preventive medicine reports)
[2021, 23:101501]

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A randomized trial of exercise and diet on health-related quality of life in survivors of breast cancer with overweight or obesity.

Justin C Brown, David B Sarwer, Andrea B Troxel, Kathleen Sturgeon, Angela M DeMichele, Crystal S Denlinger, Kathryn H Schmitz,

<h4>Background</h4>Obesity is a chronic, relapsing, and progressive disease; it is associated with poor health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in survivors of breast cancer.<h4>Methods</h4>In this 2 × 2 factorial trial, 351 survivors of breast cancer with overweight or obesity were randomized to 1 of 4 treatment groups for 52 weeks: control, ... Read more >>

Cancer (Cancer)
[2021, 127(20):3856-3864]

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The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on patients with obesity undergoing bariatric care.

Vineet Naran, Nadia Namous, Vikram J Eddy, Claire L Le Guen, David B Sarwer, Rohit S Soans,

<h4>Background</h4>Patients with obesity are at increased risk of developing severe COVID-19. The pandemic has caused delays in preoperative preparation, progression, and completion of bariatric surgeries.<h4>Objectives</h4>The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on bariatric surgery patients and assess their concern of COVID-19 as they continue ... Read more >>

Surg Obes Relat Dis (Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery)
[2021, 17(10):1714-1720]

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A randomized trial of exercise and diet on body composition in survivors of breast cancer with overweight or obesity.

Justin C Brown, David B Sarwer, Andrea B Troxel, Kathleen Sturgeon, Angela M DeMichele, Crystal S Denlinger, Kathryn H Schmitz,

<h4>Purpose</h4>Obesity increases the risk of cancer recurrence and death in survivors of breast cancer. This study tested the hypothesis that exercise alone, diet alone, and the combination of exercise plus diet reduce body weight and improve body composition in survivors of breast cancer.<h4>Methods</h4>In this 2 × 2 factorial trial, 351 survivors of ... Read more >>

Breast Cancer Res Treat (Breast cancer research and treatment)
[2021, 189(1):145-154]

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Commentary on: Comparison of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Rates and Thirty-Day Postoperative Complications Between Patients With and Without Psychiatric Diagnoses.

David B Sarwer, Hamlet Gasoyan,

Aesthet Surg J (Aesthetic surgery journal)
[2021, 41(6):NP695-NP696]

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Returning for Aesthetic Procedures: Compliance or Compulsion?

David B Sarwer,

Aesthet Surg J (Aesthetic surgery journal)
[2021, 41(6):744-745]

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Editorial.

David B Sarwer,

Obes Sci Pract (Obesity science & practice)
[2021, 7(1):3]

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Commentary on: The Value of Averageness in Aesthetic Rhinoplasty: Humans Like Average Noses.

David B Sarwer,

Aesthet Surg J (Aesthetic surgery journal)
[2021, 41(4):438-439]

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The association between adverse childhood experiences and childhood obesity: A systematic review.

Krista Schroeder, Brittany R Schuler, Julia M Kobulsky, David B Sarwer,

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are associated with numerous physical and mental health issues in children and adults. The effect of ACEs on development of childhood obesity is less understood. This systematic review was undertaken to synthesize the quantitative research examining the relationship between ACEs and childhood obesity. PubMed, PsycInfo, and ... Read more >>

Obes Rev (Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity)
[2021, 22(7):e13204]

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The role of health insurance characteristics in utilization of bariatric surgery.

Hamlet Gasoyan, Jennifer K Ibrahim, William E Aaronson, David B Sarwer,

<h4>Background</h4>Bariatric surgery is underutilized in the United States.<h4>Objective</h4>To examine temporal changes in patient characteristics and insurer type mix among adult bariatric surgery patients in southeastern Pennsylvania and to investigate the associations between payor type, insurance plan type, cost-sharing arrangements (among traditional Medicare beneficiaries), and bariatric surgery utilization.<h4>Setting</h4>Pennsylvania Health Care Cost ... Read more >>

Surg Obes Relat Dis (Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery)
[2021, 17(5):860-868]

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Effects of Oral Contraception and Lifestyle Modification on Incretins and TGF-ß Superfamily Hormones in PCOS.

Aesha Shah, William C Dodson, Penny M Kris-Etherton, Allen R Kunselman, Christy M Stetter, Carol L Gnatuk, Stephanie J Estes, Kelly C Allison, David B Sarwer, Patrick M Sluss, Christos Coutifaris, Anuja Dokras, Richard S Legro,

<h4>Objective</h4>To examine the effects of common treatments for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) on a panel of hormones (reproductive/metabolic).<h4>Design</h4>Secondary analysis of blood from a randomized controlled trial of three 16-week preconception interventions designed to improve PCOS-related abnormalities: continuous oral contraceptive pills (OCPs, N = 34 subjects), intensive lifestyle modification (Lifestyle, N = 31), or a ... Read more >>

J Clin Endocrinol Metab (The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism)
[2021, 106(1):108-119]

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Reply to Kawada: Weight Loss and Upper Airway Anatomy in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Richard J Schwab, Brendan T Keenan, David B Sarwer, Allan I Pack,

Am J Respir Crit Care Med (American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine)
[2021, 203(2):270-271]

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Health psychology in the time of COVID-19.

Kenneth E Freedland, Mary Amanda Dew, David B Sarwer, Matthew M Burg, Trevor A Hart, Sarah W Feldstein Ewing, Carolyn Y Fang, Shelley A Blozis, Eli Puterman, Becky Marquez, Peter G Kaufmann,

<i>Health Psychology</i> has received numerous papers over the past several months on topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of them concern depression, anxiety, stress, or other forms of distress in the general population or in health care workers. We have received far fewer papers on COVID-related health behaviors and ... Read more >>

Health Psychol (Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association)
[2020, 39(12):1021-1025]

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Psychosocial Differences Between Transgender Individuals With and Without History of Nonsurgical Facial Injectables.

Patrick J Kelly, Anne S Frankel, Paul D'Avanzo, Katie Suppes, Adrian Shanker, David B Sarwer,

<h4>Background</h4>Considerable research has explored psychosocial characteristics of individuals who seek aesthetic procedures as well as psychological changes experienced after successful treatment. Little research, however, has explored the experiences of transgender individuals who have undergone nonsurgical injectable procedures (NSIPs).<h4>Objectives</h4>This study examined theoretically relevant psychosocial characteristics of transgender individuals who have and ... Read more >>

Aesthet Surg J Open Forum (Aesthetic surgery journal. Open forum)
[2021, 3(1):ojaa050]

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Do Insurance-mandated Precertification Criteria and Insurance Plan Type Determine the Utilization of Bariatric Surgery Among Individuals With Private Insurance?

Hamlet Gasoyan, Rohit Soans, Jennifer K Ibrahim, William E Aaronson, David B Sarwer,

<h4>Background</h4>Access to bariatric surgery is restricted by insurers in numerous ways, including by precertification criteria such as 3-6 months preoperative supervised medical weight management and documented 2-year weight history.<h4>Objectives</h4>To investigate if there is an association between the aforementioned precertification criteria, insurance plan type, and the likelihood of undergoing bariatric surgery, ... Read more >>

Med Care (Medical care)
[2020, 58(11):952-957]

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Psychopathology, disordered eating, and impulsivity in patients seeking bariatric surgery.

David B Sarwer, Thomas A Wadden, Rebecca L Ashare, Jacqueline C Spitzer, Courtney McCuen-Wurst, Caitlin LaGrotte, Noel N Williams, Michael Edwards, Colleen Tewksbury, Jingwei Wu, Gabriel Tajeu, Kelly C Allison,

<h4>Background</h4>Most patients who undergo bariatric surgery experience significant weight loss and improvements in obesity-related co-morbidities in the first 6-18 months after surgery. However, 20%-30% of patients experience suboptimal weight loss or significant weight regain within the first few postoperative years. Psychosocial functioning may contribute to suboptimal weight loss and/or postoperative ... Read more >>

Surg Obes Relat Dis (Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery)
[2021, 17(3):516-524]

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Vascularized composite allotransplantation: Knowledge and attitudes of a national sample of organ procurement organization professionals.

Laura A Siminoff, Gerard P Alolod, Ellen E Davis, David B Sarwer, Heather M Gardiner,

With the emergence of vascularized composite allografts (VCAs) for transplantation, donation professionals' ability to obtain authorization for these anatomical gifts has become paramount for its continued practice. Our national study examines the experience of organ procurement organization (OPO) professionals responsible for presenting the opportunity to donate VCAs to families of ... Read more >>

Clin Transplant (Clinical transplantation)
[2020, 34(11):e14071]

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