Volume 4 Issue 1

Volume 4 Issue 1

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Rapid Communication 

How to Start an Exercise Program for Obese Individuals and Minimize the Incidence of Orthopedic Problems?

Santiago Tavares Paes*, Renato Marques Bianchini

Obesity is a metabolic disease related to functional and mobility impairments, musculoskeletal pain and orthopedic problems. The regular practice of physical exercise is able to improve the functioning of energetic systems, increasing metabolic efficiency, which reduces the progression of the pathological effects of obesity. However, it is necessary to conduct the physical assessment of obese individuals before a physical exercise program, and evaluate orthopedic injuries that may be developed, by the overload of their own body weight.
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Research Article 

Obesity Stigma Predicted More by Self-Body Image Than Disgust Sensitivity

Natalie A. Meek, Lorenzo D. Stafford*

Previous research found that increases in pathogen disgust were associated with increased obesity stigma. The nature and magnitude of these effects is however unclear, especially when compared alongside other relevant factors such as Body Mass Index (BMI) and self-body image. The aim of the study was therefore to investigate these issues using female university students (n=50), who completed the Three Domains of Disgust questionnaire, the Anti-fat Attitudes Scale, the self-body image (BSQ) questionnaire and had their Body Mass Index measured.
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Research Article

A Novel Method of Creation of Pneumoperitoneum for Re-Look Surgery

Abdulzahra A Hussain FRCS*, Ihsan AlShoek FRCS, Shamsi S El-Hasani FRCS

Laparoscopy has an established role in the management of critically ill patients and especially those with sepsis or systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) because of gastrointestinal anastomotic leaks. High Body Mass Index (BMI) patients who develop leaks frequently require repeat laparoscopy for assessing progression of the abdominal pathology and sepsis and for peritoneal lavage. Pneumoperitoneum induction in these patients is challenging and surgeons are either using open Hasson’s technique or blind Veress’s needle. Hasson’s technique may take longer time and result in a relatively large wound in obese patients (compared to Veress’s needle technique), while Veress’s needle is a blind technique with a risk of visceral injury.

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