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Contact: Vicki Cohn, (914) 740-2156, vcohn@liebertpub.com
Optimal Care of Bariatric Surgery Patients Vital for Long-Term Health and Well-Being

New Rochelle, NY, April 11, 2012—Approximately 200,000 people in the U.S. have bariatric surgery each year as a means to achieve significant weight loss. Recent reports indicating that bariatric surgery is more effective in treating people with type 2 diabetes than medication alone is likely to make this procedure even more popular. Due to excessive weight, diabetes, and other comorbid conditions, healthcare providers caring for bariatric surgical patients in both the pre- and postoperative period require a high level of skill and knowledge in order to optimize patient outcomes, according to Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

“Now more than ever, it is important that the care of patients undergoing bariatric surgical procedures be consistent with current evidence and best practices,” says Editor-in-Chief Kristin L. Seidl, PhD, RN, Director of Outcomes for Nursing and Patient Care Services, University of Maryland Medical Center. “As clinical research advances and the knowledge base expands, healthcare providers will be challenged to continuously integrate new knowledge into practice. Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care is committed to disseminating the most up-to-date information available in order to assist all members of the multidisciplinary team.”

About the Journal
Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care, published quarterly, is the Official Journal of the National Association of Bariatric Nurses and provides the protocols and tools needed to deliver optimal care to patients undergoing bariatric surgery and other morbidly obese patients treated in clinical settings. Coverage includes transfer, mobility, and patient safety issues; pre-op, peri-op, and post-op standards of practice; pre-surgical workup and consultation; ethical issues and cultural sensitivities; dietary modification and counseling; malabsorption and malnutrition; exercise, physical therapy, and occupational therapy; patient compliance; anticipating and managing surgical complications; wound care and infections; bariatric teamwork and communication; care of the patient with special needs; and reconstructive surgery. Tables of content and a sample issue may be viewed on the Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care website.

About the Company
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. is a privately held, fully integrated media company known for establishing authoritative peer-reviewed journals in many promising areas of science and biomedical research, including Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, Childhood Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders, and Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques and Part B, Videoscopy. Its biotechnology trade magazine, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN), was the first in its field and is today the industry’s most widely read publication worldwide. A complete list of the firm’s 70 journals, books, and newsmagazines is available on the Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. website.