Alain Golay

Summary

Affiliation: University Hospital
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint [Enlarged waist circumference and cardiovascular risk factors]
    Zoltan Pataky
    Département de médecine communautaire, HUG, 1211 Geneve 14
    Rev Med Suisse 5:671-2, 674-5. 2009
  2. doi request reprint Pharmacoeconomic aspects of poor adherence: can better adherence reduce healthcare costs?
    Alain Golay
    Division of Therapeutic Education for Chronic Diseases, University Hospital Geneva, Switzerland
    J Med Econ 14:594-608. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Taking small steps towards targets - perspectives for clinical practice in diabetes, cardiometabolic disorders and beyond
    A Golay
    Division of Therapeutical Teaching for Chronic Diseases, University Hospital Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Int J Clin Pract 67:322-32. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint Link between obesity and type 2 diabetes
    A Golay
    Service of Therapeutic Education for Diabetes, Obesity and Chronic Diseases, Geneva University Hospital, 24 Rue Micheli du Crest, Switzerland
    Best Pract Res Clin Endocrinol Metab 19:649-63. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint New interdisciplinary cognitive-behavioural-nutritional approach to obesity treatment: a 5-year follow-up study
    A Golay
    Division of Therapeutic Education for Chronic Diseases, Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland
    Eat Weight Disord 9:29-34. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint [Burden of obesity: from epidemic to costs]
    A Golay
    Service d enseignement therapeutique pour maladies chroniques, HUG, 1211 Geneve 14
    Rev Med Suisse 1:807-10, 813. 2005
  7. doi request reprint Therapeutic education of diabetic patients
    A Golay
    Service of Therapeutic Education for Chronic Diseases, Department of Community Medicine, University Hospitals of Geneva 1211 Geneva 14
    Diabetes Metab Res Rev 24:192-6. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Metformin and body weight
    A Golay
    Service of Therapeutic Education for Diabetes, Obesity and Chronic Diseases, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Int J Obes (Lond) 32:61-72. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint [Therapeutic education of the diabetic patient]
    A Golay
    Service d Enseignement Thérapeutique pour Maladies Chroniques 3HL, Département de médecine communautaire, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève 1211 Genève 14
    Rev Med Liege 60:599-603. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Effect of orlistat in obese patients with binge eating disorder
    Alain Golay
    Service of Therapeutic Education for Chronic Diseases, University Hospital Geneva, CH 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    Obes Res 13:1701-8. 2005

Detail Information

Publications97

  1. ncbi request reprint [Enlarged waist circumference and cardiovascular risk factors]
    Zoltan Pataky
    Département de médecine communautaire, HUG, 1211 Geneve 14
    Rev Med Suisse 5:671-2, 674-5. 2009
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Pharmacoeconomic aspects of poor adherence: can better adherence reduce healthcare costs?
    Alain Golay
    Division of Therapeutic Education for Chronic Diseases, University Hospital Geneva, Switzerland
    J Med Econ 14:594-608. 2011
    ..It also has a substantial financial weight in terms of money wasted for unused medication and increased healthcare costs including hospitalization due to clinical complications...
  3. doi request reprint Taking small steps towards targets - perspectives for clinical practice in diabetes, cardiometabolic disorders and beyond
    A Golay
    Division of Therapeutical Teaching for Chronic Diseases, University Hospital Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Int J Clin Pract 67:322-32. 2013
    ..More research is required to elucidate the full impact of small changes on patient outcome...
  4. ncbi request reprint Link between obesity and type 2 diabetes
    A Golay
    Service of Therapeutic Education for Diabetes, Obesity and Chronic Diseases, Geneva University Hospital, 24 Rue Micheli du Crest, Switzerland
    Best Pract Res Clin Endocrinol Metab 19:649-63. 2005
    ..The ability to lose weight is related to the capacity to oxidize fat. Thus, a relative defect in fat oxidation capacity is responsible for energy economy and hampered weight loss...
  5. ncbi request reprint New interdisciplinary cognitive-behavioural-nutritional approach to obesity treatment: a 5-year follow-up study
    A Golay
    Division of Therapeutic Education for Chronic Diseases, Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland
    Eat Weight Disord 9:29-34. 2004
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint [Burden of obesity: from epidemic to costs]
    A Golay
    Service d enseignement therapeutique pour maladies chroniques, HUG, 1211 Geneve 14
    Rev Med Suisse 1:807-10, 813. 2005
    ..98.4% of costs are due to obesity complications and only 1.6% are linked to the treatment of obesity without complication. Further prevention could be done with children and within a poor socio-economic population...
  7. doi request reprint Therapeutic education of diabetic patients
    A Golay
    Service of Therapeutic Education for Chronic Diseases, Department of Community Medicine, University Hospitals of Geneva 1211 Geneva 14
    Diabetes Metab Res Rev 24:192-6. 2008
    ..Thus, health care professionals teach, inform, train, negotiate with, motivate and accompany patients in the long-term follow-up of their illness...
  8. ncbi request reprint Metformin and body weight
    A Golay
    Service of Therapeutic Education for Diabetes, Obesity and Chronic Diseases, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Int J Obes (Lond) 32:61-72. 2008
    ..The weight-neutral or weight-sparing effects of metformin constitute a therapeutic advantage in diabetes management where other first-line oral antidiabetic treatments often promote clinically significant weight gain...
  9. ncbi request reprint [Therapeutic education of the diabetic patient]
    A Golay
    Service d Enseignement Thérapeutique pour Maladies Chroniques 3HL, Département de médecine communautaire, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève 1211 Genève 14
    Rev Med Liege 60:599-603. 2005
    ..The health care providers teach, train, negotiate, motivate and accompany their patients in the long-term follow-up of their diseases...
  10. ncbi request reprint Effect of orlistat in obese patients with binge eating disorder
    Alain Golay
    Service of Therapeutic Education for Chronic Diseases, University Hospital Geneva, CH 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    Obes Res 13:1701-8. 2005
    ..In previous studies with orlistat, patients with binge eating disorder were excluded. The goal of this study was to assess the efficacy of orlistat in obese patients with binge eating disorder...
  11. ncbi request reprint Multidisciplinary approach to obesity treatment
    A Golay
    Division of Therapeutic Education for Chronic Diseases, University Hospital Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Diabetes Obes Metab 5:274-9. 2003
  12. ncbi request reprint Similar weight loss with low-energy food combining or balanced diets
    A Golay
    Division of Therapeutic Patient Education for Chronic Diseases, University Hospital Geneva, Switzerland
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 24:492-6. 2000
    ..The goal of this study was to evaluate the effect of two diets ('food combining' or dissociated vs balanced) on body weight and metabolic parameters during a 6-week period in an in-hospital setting...
  13. ncbi request reprint A new educational program for patients suffering from sleep apnea syndrome
    Alain Golay
    Service of Therapeutic Education for Chronic Diseases, University Hospital Geneva, 24, Rue Micheli du Crest, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    Patient Educ Couns 60:220-7. 2006
    ..It is for that reason that this interdisciplinary program centred on the therapeutic education of the patients was conceived by two medical teams with the aim of creating a new coverage of the patients affected of OSAS...
  14. ncbi request reprint [Behavioural and cognitive approach to obese persons]
    A Golay
    Division d enseignement thérapeutique pour maladies chroniques, Departement de Medecine Interne, Hopitaux Universitaires de Geneve, CH 1211 Geneve 14
    Diabetes Metab 27:71-7. 2001
    ..Then, we evoke some components of the cognitive restructuring that allow to understand the link between an event and binge eating disorders. We also give practical advice to the health care providers...
  15. doi request reprint Dance therapy improves self-body image among obese patients
    Solange Muller-Pinget
    Service of Therapeutic Education for Chronic Diseases, WHO Collaborating Centre, Department of Community Medicine, University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Patient Educ Couns 89:525-8. 2012
    ..Changes in body image were evaluated in terms of four parameters: physical, psychological, cognitive, and social...
  16. doi request reprint Independent evolution of heart autonomic function and insulin sensitivity during weight loss
    Elisabetta Bobbioni-Harsch
    Service of Therapeutic Education for Chronic Diseases, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:247-53. 2009
    ..Our results suggest that the extent of the improvement is associated with the final body weight...
  17. doi request reprint Coronary vasomotor control in obesity and morbid obesity: contrasting flow responses with endocannabinoids, leptin, and inflammation
    Alessandra Quercioli
    Department of Specialties in Medicine, University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 5:805-15. 2012
    ....
  18. doi request reprint From metabolic normality to cardiometabolic risk factors in subjects with obesity
    Elisabetta Bobbioni-Harsch
    Service of Therapeutic Education for Chronic Diseases, WHO Collaborating Centre, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:2063-9. 2012
    ..Weight gain is significantly associated with the development of these factors, in both nbw and ow/ob subjects...
  19. ncbi request reprint [Micronutrient deficiency in obesity]
    Anne Carpentier
    Service d enseignement therapeutique pour maladies chroniques, Centre collaborateur de l OMS, Département de médecine communautaire, HUG et Université de Genève, 1211 Geneve 14
    Rev Med Suisse 9:664, 666-9. 2013
    ..The screening of micronutrient deficiency should therefore be systematic in order to improve the management of obesity. This is of particular importance for bariatric surgery patients...
  20. doi request reprint Do obese patients after weight loss become metabolically normal?
    Vincent Makoundou
    Service of Therapeutic Education for Chronic Diseases, Department of Community Medicine and Primary Care, Geneva, Switzerland
    Obes Facts 4:218-21. 2011
    ..To compare the metabolic cardiovascular risk factors of obese patients after weight loss and 4-year weight loss maintenance afterwards against a matched control group of subjects with a stable body weight and without history of weight loss...
  21. ncbi request reprint Enhancing regular physical activity and relapse prevention through a 1-day therapeutic patient education workshop: A pilot study
    Francesca Amati
    Service of Therapeutic Education for Chronic Diseases, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Patient Educ Couns 68:70-8. 2007
    ..The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the motivational workshop in terms of total and activity-specific energy expenditures (EE) and body mass index (BMI)...
  22. ncbi request reprint [Cardio-metabolic profile is influenced by modest modifications of body weight]
    Zoltan Pataky
    Service d enseignement therapeutique pour maladies chroniques, Centre collaborateur de l OMS, Département de médecine communautaire, de premier recours et des urgences, HUG et Université de Genève 1211 Genève 14
    Rev Med Suisse 8:670-2. 2012
    ..On the other hand, a modest weight loss is associated with decrease of MS components number and improvement of the cardio-metabolic profile...
  23. doi request reprint Multi-factorial approach associated with a new 'on/off' Orlistat® use in a weight loss maintenance programme: 4 years follow-up
    Vincent Makoundou
    Service of Therapeutic Education for Chronic Diseases, Department of Community Medicine and Primary Care, Geneva, Switzerland
    Obes Facts 4:191-6. 2011
    ..To assess the efficacy of a specific long-term programme for weight loss maintenance using a new 'on/off' Orlistat approach in obese subjects who previously lost more than 10% of their body weight...
  24. ncbi request reprint Acarbose improves indirectly both insulin resistance and secretion in obese type 2 diabetic patients
    H Delgado
    Division of Therapeutic Education for Chronic Diseases, University Hospital Geneva, Switzerland
    Diabetes Metab 28:195-200. 2002
    ..The aim of the present study is to assess the therapeutic efficacy of Acarbose in obese type 2 diabetic patients on both insulin resistance and insulin secretion...
  25. ncbi request reprint [The endocannabinoid system in obesity]
    Zoltan Pataky
    Centre Collaborateur de I OMS, Département de médecine communautaire, HUG, Geneve 14
    Rev Med Suisse 9:653-4, 656-7. 2013
    ..Endocannabinoids-like molecules with more pronounced peripheral effects on lipids and glucose metabolism could be a new target of obesity treatment...
  26. doi request reprint The relationship between weight loss and psychosocial functioning among bariatric surgery patients
    Barbara Thonney
    Service of Therapeutic Education for Chronic Diseases, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre, Department of Community Medicine, University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Am J Surg 199:183-8. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the relationships between both mental health and eating disorders and weight loss in morbidly obese patients 2 years after gastric bypass...
  27. ncbi request reprint [Efficiency of therapeutic education]
    Grégoire Lagger
    Service d enseignement therapeutique pour maladies chroniques, Centre collaborateur de l OMS Département de médecine communautaire, HUG, 1211 Geneve 14
    Rev Med Suisse 5:688-90. 2009
    ..Concerning obesity, one can find exactly the same tendency, with consequent and long lasting weight losses...
  28. doi request reprint New psycho-pedagogic approach to obesity treatment: a 5-year follow-up
    Sévrine Buclin-Thiébaud
    Service of Therapeutic Education for Chronic Diseases, WHO Collaborating Centre, Department of Community Medicine, University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Patient Educ Couns 79:333-7. 2010
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing energy intake and body weight loss after gastric bypass
    E Bobbioni-Harsch
    Division of Therapeutic Education for Chronic Diseases, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Eur J Clin Nutr 56:551-6. 2002
    ..The factors influencing energy intake and body weight loss were also investigated...
  30. ncbi request reprint Progressive defect of insulin action on glycogen synthase in obesity and diabetes
    Alain Golay
    Division of Therapeutic Education for Chronic Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, 3HL, University Hospital, CH 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    Metabolism 51:549-53. 2002
    ..In conclusion, our data show that insulin-stimulated nonoxidative glucose disposal and total glycogen synthase are very early defects observed in obese patients...
  31. ncbi request reprint Dietary and body weight control: therapeutic education, motivational interviewing and cognitive-behavioral approaches for long-term weight loss maintenance
    Alain Golay
    Service of Therapeutic Education for Chronic Diseases, Diabetes, Obesity, Department of Community Medicine, University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland
    Nestle Nutr Workshop Ser Clin Perform Programme 11:127-34; discussion 134-7. 2006
    ..Motivational interviewing and cognitive-behavioral approaches are perfect complements to therapeutic education for long-term weight loss maintenance. Finally, the best diet is the one that the patient can follow in the long term...
  32. doi request reprint Comparison of obese and nonobese individuals with binge eating disorder: delicate boundary between binge eating disorder and non-purging bulimia nervosa
    Isabelle Carrard
    Therapeutic Education Service for Chronic Diseases, University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Eur Eat Disord Rev 20:350-4. 2012
    ..To compare obese and nonobese individuals with binge eating disorder (BED) on demographic data, illness history, eating disorders and psychological health...
  33. ncbi request reprint [Gut microbiota, responsible for our body weight?]
    Zoltan Pataky
    Département de médecine communautaire, HUG, 1211 Geneve 14
    Rev Med Suisse 5:662-4, 666. 2009
    ..Fiber enriched diet and Mediterranean type of diet could induce gut microbiota modifications with consecutive weight loss and improvement of both metabolic syndrome and diabetes...
  34. doi request reprint Efficacy of therapeutic patient education in chronic diseases and obesity
    Grégoire Lagger
    Service of Therapeutic Education for Chronic Diseases, WHO Collaborating Centre, Department of Community Medicine, University Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerland
    Patient Educ Couns 79:283-6. 2010
    ..To evaluate the clinical, methodological and reporting aspects of systematic reviews and meta-analyses in order to determine the efficacy of therapeutic patient education (TPE)...
  35. ncbi request reprint The impact of callosities on the magnitude and duration of plantar pressure in patients with diabetes mellitus. A callus may cause 18,600 kilograms of excess plantar pressure per day
    Z Pataky
    Division of Therapeutic Education for Chronic Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Diabetes Metab 28:356-61. 2002
    ..The importance of high peak plantar pressure (PP) in the development of foot ulcer is well known. However, few studies have analyzed the real impact of callosities on plantar pressure and ulcer formation...
  36. ncbi request reprint Effect of orlistat-induced weight loss on blood pressure and heart rate in obese patients with hypertension
    Arya M Sharma
    Franz Volhard Klinik Charité, Berlin, Germany and Teaching Diabetic Division, University Hospital Geneva, Switzerland
    J Hypertens 20:1873-8. 2002
    ..To investigate the effects of long-term weight management with orlistat on blood pressure in obese hypertensive patients...
  37. doi request reprint Relationship between quality of life and weight loss 1 year after gastric bypass
    Jennifer Klingemann
    Service of Therapeutic Education for Chronic Diseases, WHO Collaborating Centre, Department of Community Medicine and Primary Care, University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Dig Surg 26:430-3. 2009
    ..The aim of the study was to investigate how losing weight influences the HRQoL 1 year after gastric bypass and whether HRQoL prior to surgery predicts the amount of weight loss 1 year after gastric bypass...
  38. doi request reprint Psychological factors and weight loss in bariatric surgery
    Zoltan Pataky
    Service of Therapeutic Education for Chronic Diseases, WHO Collaborating Centre, University Hospitals of Geneva and University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Curr Opin Gastroenterol 27:167-73. 2011
    ..This review summarizes recent data about psychological disorders in obese patients before and after bariatric surgery as well as the assessment and impact of these factors on postsurgery outcomes...
  39. ncbi request reprint Upregulation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator gene (PGC1A) during weight loss is related to insulin sensitivity but not to energy expenditure
    G Gastaldi
    Service of Therapeutic Education for Chronic Diseases, Geneva University Hospital, 24, Rue Micheli du Crest, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
    Diabetologia 50:2348-55. 2007
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and fat-free and fat mass by bioelectrical impedance in 3853 adults
    U G Kyle
    Division of Clinical Nutrition, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 33:576-84. 2001
    ..CONCLUSION: Therefore, the benefits of physical activity seem to include maintenance or prevention of an increase of BMI that in turn correlates with prevention of a fat mass increase for physically active subjects...
  41. doi request reprint Effects of obesity on functional capacity
    Zoltan Pataky
    Service of Therapeutic Education for Chronic Diseases, WHO Collaborating Centre, Department of Community Medicine, University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 22:56-62. 2014
    ..To assess the relationships between BMI and walking speed, balance control, sit-to-stand performance (a measure of mass specific lower limb power), and endurance...
  42. ncbi request reprint [Physical inactivity behavior: is this an adaptive answer that is normal and inappropriate to public health in the 21st century?]
    Frédéric Sittarame
    Département de médecine communautaire, de premier recours et des urgences, HUG, Geneve 14
    Rev Med Suisse 9:679-83. 2013
    ..There is a need to put this issue at the forefront of public health and adopt a positive stance towards strategies in our places of work, our schools, our means of transportation and overall urban planning and development...
  43. ncbi request reprint [The dilemma between the functional deficits of obese people and recommended physical activity: what part can dance therapy play?]
    Solange Muller-Pinget
    Département de médecine communautaire, WHO Collaborating Centre, HUG, Geneve
    Rev Med Suisse 8:687-91. 2012
    ..Enjoyment is a key factor for attaining these objectives. Dance therapy, with its psychological and physiological impact, could help individuals take on the challenge...
  44. ncbi request reprint Comparison of body weight and composition measured by two different dual energy X-ray absorptiometry devices and three acquisition modes in obese women
    Laurence Genton
    Nuclear Medicine, Geneva University Hospital, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland Clinical Nutrition, Geneva University Hospital, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    Clin Nutr 25:428-37. 2006
    ..This study compares body weight and composition measured by balance beam scale and three DXA acquisition modes in obese subjects...
  45. doi request reprint Elevated endocannabinoid plasma levels are associated with coronary circulatory dysfunction in obesity
    Alessandra Quercioli
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Center, University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Eur Heart J 32:1369-78. 2011
    ..Aim of this study was to evaluate a possible association between endocannabinoid (EC) plasma levels, such as anandamide (AEA) and 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG), and coronary circulatory function in obesity...
  46. ncbi request reprint Converging prevalences of obesity across educational groups in Switzerland
    Hans Wolff
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Geneva University Hospitals, 25 rue Micheli du Crest, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:2080-8. 2006
    ..To assess whether the rapid increase in obesity prevalence among persons with higher education levels observed in one U.S. study is also observed in a European adult population...
  47. ncbi request reprint A first evaluation of an educational program for health care providers in a long-term care facility to prevent foot complications
    Zoltan Pataky
    Department of Rehabilitation and Geriatrics, General Medical Rehabilitation Service, Loëx Hospital, University Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerland
    Int J Low Extrem Wounds 6:69-75. 2007
    ....
  48. doi request reprint Biofeedback training for partial weight bearing in patients after total hip arthroplasty
    Zoltan Pataky
    Service of Therapeutic Education for Chronic Diseases, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre, Department of Community Medicine, University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 90:1435-8. 2009
    ..To evaluate a new biofeedback training method based on visual delivery of information in patients after total hip arthroplasty (THA)...
  49. doi request reprint Obesity: a complex growing challenge
    Z Pataky
    Service of Therapeutic Education for Chronic Diseases, WHO Collaborating Centre, Department of Community Medicine, University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes 118:427-33. 2010
    ..Based on recent research, several physiopathological mechanisms involved in the development of obesity are reviewed...
  50. doi request reprint Fat distribution influences the cardio-metabolic profile in a clinically healthy European population
    E Bobbioni-Harsch
    Service of Therapeutic Education for Chronic Diseases, Geneva University Hospital, Gabrielle Perret Gentil 4, CH 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    Eur J Clin Invest 39:1055-64. 2009
    ..We then examined the association between fat distribution and several cardio-metabolic parameters in a clinically healthy population...
  51. doi request reprint Clinical factors associated with gait alterations in diabetic patients
    L Allet
    Department of Neurosciences, Geneva University Hospital and University of Geneva, Geneva 1211, Switzerland
    Diabet Med 26:1003-9. 2009
    ..To identify clinical factors associated with gait alterations in patients with Type 2 diabetes...
  52. pmc The gait and balance of patients with diabetes can be improved: a randomised controlled trial
    L Allet
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University and Caphri Research School, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Diabetologia 53:458-66. 2010
    ..Gait characteristics and balance are altered in diabetic patients. Little is known about possible treatment strategies. This study evaluates the effect of a specific training programme on gait and balance of diabetic patients...
  53. doi request reprint Biofeedback for foot offloading in diabetic patients with peripheral neuropathy
    Z Pataky
    Service of Therapeutic Education for Chronic Diseases, WHO Collaborating Centre, Department of Community Medicine, University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Diabet Med 27:61-4. 2010
    ..We used a new biofeedback-based method to reduce the plantar pressure at an at-risk area of foot in diabetic patients with peripheral neuropathy...
  54. ncbi request reprint [A new program of therapeutic education for obese patients]
    S Gaillard
    Service d enseignement therapeutique pour maladies chroniques, Centre collaborateur de I Organisation mondiale de la santé, Département de médecine communautaire et de premier recours HUG, 1211 Geneve 14
    Rev Med Suisse 7:695-6, 698-9. 2011
    ..We propose a new multidisciplinary program of two years with in hospital-stay and ambulatory follow-up which is showing some promising results (90% of success at one year)...
  55. ncbi request reprint [What is the evolution of metabolically normal obesity?]
    Z Pataky
    Service d enseignement therapeutique pour maladies chroniques, Centre collaborateur de l Organisation mondiale de la santé, Département de médecine communautaire et de premier recours, HUG, Geneve
    Rev Med Suisse 7:692-4. 2011
    ..In conclusion, the obese subjects even without any metabolic abnormality should benefit of a closer medical monitoring as well as a regular follow-up to avoid further weight gain...
  56. ncbi request reprint [Drug control of appetite]
    V Makoundou
    Service d enseignement therapeutique pour maladies chroniques, Centre collaborateur de l OMS, Département de médecine communautaire, de premier recours et des urgences, HUG, 1211 Geneve 14
    Rev Med Suisse 7:57-60. 2011
    ..However the dominant mechanism of the appetite dysregulation needs to be better understood...
  57. ncbi request reprint [Obesity in the elderly: which attitude?]
    S Buclin Thiébaud
    Service d enseignement therapeutique pour maladies chroniques, Centre collaborateur de l OMS, Département de médecine communautaire et de premier recours, HUG, 1211 Geneve 14
    Rev Med Suisse 6:666-9. 2010
    ..Cognitive behavioural approach or careful drug therapy can be proposed for obesity management concerning such patients...
  58. doi request reprint An exercise intervention to improve diabetic patients' gait in a real-life environment
    L Allet
    Care Services Directorate, Unit of Physiotherapy Research and Quality Assurance, Geneva University Hospital and University of Geneva, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
    Gait Posture 32:185-90. 2010
    ..Gait characteristics and balance are altered in diabetic individuals. Little is known about possible treatment strategies. This study evaluated the effect of a specific training program on diabetic patients' gait...
  59. ncbi request reprint [Long term weight loss maintenance]
    V Makoundou
    Service d enseignement therapeutique pour maladies chroniques, Centre collaborateur de l Organisation mondiale de la santé, Département de médecine communautaire et de premier recours, HUG, 1211 Geneve 14
    Rev Med Suisse 6:682-4. 2010
    ..During the four-year follow-up, 78% of patients maintained 10% or more of their initial weight loss. The patients who maintained their weight presented less binge eating disorder, good motivation in diet and physical activity...
  60. ncbi request reprint [Can an obese patient be metabolically normal?]
    Z Pataky
    Service d enseignement therapeutique pour maladies chroniques, Centre collaborateur de l OMS, Département de médecine communautaire, HUG, Geneve 14
    Rev Med Suisse 6:656-8. 2010
    ..The purpose of this article is to summarize the current concepts of metabolic normality in obese subjects. We conclude that the body weight is the most important factor in the development of the cardio-metabolic consequences of obesity...
  61. ncbi request reprint Plantar pressure distribution in Type 2 diabetic patients without peripheral neuropathy and peripheral vascular disease
    Z Pataky
    Department of Medicine, Loëx Hospital, Geneva University Hospital, Bernex, Switzerland
    Diabet Med 22:762-7. 2005
    ..To evaluate the distribution of plantar pressure during walking on a level gradient in patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus without any microvascular and macrovascular complications and to compare them with non-diabetic control subjects...
  62. ncbi request reprint The effect of insulin on cardiac autonomic balance predicts weight reduction after gastric bypass
    E Bobbioni-Harsch
    Service of Therapeutic Education for Chronic Disease, Geneva University Hospital, 1211, Geneva, Switzerland
    Diabetologia 48:1258-63. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the predictive role of autonomic reactivity in body weight loss induced by gastric bypass...
  63. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a psycho-educational nutritional program in diabetic patients
    A Schalch
    Division of Therapeutical Education for Chronic Diseases, 3HL, University Hospital Geneva, 1211, Geneva, Switzerland
    Patient Educ Couns 44:171-8. 2001
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Relationship between sympathetic reactivity and body weight loss in morbidly obese subjects
    E Bobbioni-Harsch
    Division of Therapeutic Education for Chronic Diseases, Geneva Medical School and University Hospital Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 28:906-11. 2004
    ..To investigate the possible role of peripheral sympathetic activity in gastric bypass-induced body weight loss...
  65. doi request reprint Gait characteristics of diabetic patients: a systematic review
    L Allet
    Physiotherapy Department of NEUCLI, Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland
    Diabetes Metab Res Rev 24:173-91. 2008
    ..To understand its' underlying mechanisms, and to promote efficient prevention, further studies should analyse gait under 'real-life' conditions...
  66. ncbi request reprint [New technologies for obesity treatment: on-line supported self-treatment program]
    I Carrard
    Service d enseignement therapeutique pour maladies chroniques, HUG, 1211 Geneve
    Rev Med Suisse 4:57-60. 2008
    ..It contains eleven steps based on cognitive and behavioural therapy and has to be done under a psychologist's supervision...
  67. ncbi request reprint Cognitive-behavioral therapy with simultaneous nutritional and physical activity education in obese patients with binge eating disorder
    M Fossati
    Division of Therapeutic Education for Chronic Diseases, University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Eat Weight Disord 9:134-8. 2004
    ..Finally, exercise seems to be a positive addition to the nutritional cognitive-behavioral therapy since it decreases negative mood, improves eating disorders and leads to an effective body weight loss...
  68. ncbi request reprint Lipoprotein distribution and composition in obesity: their association with central adiposity
    R W James
    Clinical Diabetes Unit, Medical Faculty, University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 21:1115-20. 1997
    ..To examine the relationships between the distribution and composition of subfractions of very low density (VLDL), low density (LDL) and high density (HDL) lipoproteins and central fat deposition as measured by the waist-to-hip ratio (WHR)...
  69. doi request reprint Impact of body fat mass extent on cardiac autonomic alterations in women
    J Sztajzel
    Cardiology Service, University Hospital, 24 Rue Micheli du Crest, Geneva 4, Switzerland
    Eur J Clin Invest 39:649-56. 2009
    ....
  70. doi request reprint Reliability of diabetic patients' gait parameters in a challenging environment
    L Allet
    Department of Neuroscience, Geneva University Hospital and University of Geneva, 26 avenue de Beau Séjour, Geneva, Switzerland
    Gait Posture 28:680-6. 2008
    ....
  71. ncbi request reprint Contrast sensitivity in obese dyslipidemic patients with insulin resistance
    A A Dosso
    University Eye Clinic, Geneva, Switzerland
    Arch Ophthalmol 116:1316-20. 1998
    ..To evaluate contrast sensitivity in insulin-resistant obese patients and in aretinopathic diabetic patients...
  72. ncbi request reprint [Psychological preparation for gastric bypass surgery]
    Lydia Lanza
    Département de médecine communautaire, de premier recours et des urgences, HUG, Geneve
    Rev Med Suisse 8:692-5. 2012
    ..These results highlight the importance of a psychological preparation before surgery...
  73. ncbi request reprint [Nutrition-obesity. Rimonabant and cardiovascular risk factors]
    Makoundou Vincent
    Service d enseignement therapeutique pour maladies chroniques, Département de médecine communautaire et de premier recours, HUG, 1211 Geneve 14
    Rev Med Suisse 5:49-52. 2009
    ..Unfortunately, Rimonabant has been withdrawn from the market. Therefore, it has not been possible to assess in long term its efficacy on cardiovascular mortality...
  74. ncbi request reprint [Representations, behavior and obesity]
    Vincent Barthassat
    Service d enseignement therapeutique pour maladies chroniques, Département de médecine communautaire et de premier recours, HUG, Geneve
    Rev Med Suisse 4:848-50, 852-3. 2008
    ..This article proposes a reflection on the obese patients follow-up situation as well as some clinical implications...
  75. doi request reprint Cognitive deficits in obese persons with and without binge eating disorder. Investigation using a mental flexibility task
    Olivia Mobbs
    Cognitive Psychopathology and Neuropsychology Unit, Psychology Department, University of Geneva, Boulevard du Pont d Arve, Geneva, Switzerland
    Appetite 57:263-71. 2011
    ..These cognitive deficits may contribute to problematic eating behaviors...
  76. ncbi request reprint Relationship between hyperinsulinemia and angiographically defined coronary atherosclerosis in non-diabetic men
    O Kruszelnicka-Kwiatkowska
    Department of Coronary Artery Disease, Institute of Cardiology, Jagiellonian University, Geneva, Switzerland
    Diabetes Metab 28:305-9. 2002
    ..Our aim was to estimate the relationship between hyperinsulinemia and angiographically validated coronary atherosclerosis...
  77. ncbi request reprint [Managing obesity and binge eating disorders]
    I Carrard
    Service d enseignement therapeutique pour maladies chroniques, HUG, 1211 Geneve 14
    Rev Med Suisse 1:825-6, 828-9. 2005
    ....
  78. ncbi request reprint [Proposals for comprehensive approach to patient education for the care of type 2 diabetic patients]
    Aline Lasserre Moutet
    Hopitaux Universitaires de Geneve, Service d enseignement therapeutique pour maladies chroniques, Geneve 14, CH 1211
    Rev Prat 60:510-3. 2010
    ..By illustrating here a posture of care which legitimizes such a glance on the experience of the carrier of the disease, we defend an approach of the therapeutic education of the patient integrated into the care...
  79. doi request reprint Pioglitazone in chronic hepatitis C not responding to pegylated interferon-alpha and ribavirin
    Kathrin Overbeck
    Division of Clinical Pathology, University Hospital, 24 Rue Micheli du Crest, 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    J Hepatol 49:295-8. 2008
    ..It has been speculated that improvement of insulin sensitivity might increase the chances of responding to treatment of such individuals...
  80. ncbi request reprint Relationship between peripheral vascular disease and high plantar pressures in diabetic neuro-ischaemic patients
    Z Pataky
    Division of Therapeutic Education for Chronic Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Diabetes Metab 29:489-95. 2003
    ..The purpose of the study is to analyze the relationship between foot arterial pressures and plantar pressures in diabetic patients with both peripheral neuropathy vascular disease...
  81. ncbi request reprint Simultaneous nutritional cognitive--behavioural therapy in obese patients
    D Painot
    Division of Therapeutic Education for Chronic Diseases, University Hospital Geneva, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    Patient Educ Couns 42:47-52. 2001
    ..Finally, the association between a cognitive-behavioural therapy and a nutritional learning process improves the anxiety and depression related to eating disorders as well as the weight loss...
  82. ncbi request reprint Cognitive distortions in obese patients with or without eating disorders
    M Volery
    Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Eat Weight Disord 11:e123-6. 2006
    ..Contrary to our hypothesis, we found no difference in evidence between the two obese groups with or without eating disorders. Possible perspectives for treatment are discussed...
  83. doi request reprint Investigation of standing balance in diabetic patients with and without peripheral neuropathy using accelerometers
    K Turcot
    Willy Taillard Laboratory of Kinesiology, Geneva University Hospitals and Geneva University, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 24:716-21. 2009
    ..Peripheral neuropathy is recognised to be the most symptomatic complication of diabetes and is also linked to postural instability. This study investigates balance instability in diabetic patients with and without peripheral neuropathy...
  84. ncbi request reprint [Managing impulsivity in obesity with problem solving]
    Christelle Crépin
    Service d enseignement therapeutique pour maladies chroniques, HUG, 1211 Geneve
    Rev Med Suisse 6:46-50. 2010
    ..To help our patients manage their impulsivity, problem solving technique is described in details. It can be effective in helping patients to cope their binge eating episodes since problem solving can initiate action and change habits...
  85. ncbi request reprint Patient education in Switzerland: from diabetes to chronic diseases
    J P Assal
    Division of Therapeutic Education for Chronic Diseases, University Hospital, 1211 14, Geneva, Switzerland
    Patient Educ Couns 44:65-9. 2001
    ..In 1998, a WHO-Euro Working Group Report entitled "Therapeutic Patient Education. Continuing education programmes for health care providers in the field of prevention of chronic diseases" was published...
  86. ncbi request reprint [Motivational interviewing integrated into cognitive behavioral therapy in obesity treatment]
    M Reiner
    Service d enseignement therapeutique pour maladies chroniques, Département de médecine communautaire, HUG, 1211 Geneve 14
    Rev Med Suisse 6:677-81. 2010
    ..Nowadays, motivational issues are widely recognized as a critical point. Motivational Interviewing is now considered as valuable to enhance compliance to treatments...
  87. ncbi request reprint [The role of the pharmacist in patient education]
    C Rosset
    Service d enseignement therapeutique pour maladies chroniques, Département de médecine communautaire, HUG, 1211 Geneve 14
    Rev Med Suisse 2:1926-30. 2006
    ..More open minded discussions and better rearrangement in the pharmacy in order to respect patients intimacy would contribute to enhance his competencies which are largely appreciated by the public...
  88. ncbi request reprint [Patient's resistance: to what? to whom?]
    M Moutet
    Service d enseignement therapeutique pour maladies chroniques, Département de médecine communautaire, HUG, Geneve
    Rev Med Suisse 2:853-7. 2006
    ..Practical proposals to "do and to be with a resisting patient" can be applied by health care providers taking care of patients suffering from binge eating disorders and obesity...
  89. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of nutritional education using concept mapping
    Silvana França
    Health Education Laboratory, UPRES, EA 3412, WHO Cooperating Center for Development of Human Resources in Healthcare, UFR SMBH, Universite Paris Nord, Paris, France
    Patient Educ Couns 52:183-92. 2004
    ..However, the nutritional education is more beneficial to those patients with a higher degree of self-assertiveness and with a lesser degree of anxiety, depression and eating disorder...
  90. ncbi request reprint Economic burden of obesity and its comorbidities in Switzerland
    Alexandra Schmid
    HealthEcon AG, Basel, Switzerland
    Soz Praventivmed 50:87-94. 2005
    ..To estimate the total annual economic costs caused by overweight and obesity in Switzerland...
  91. ncbi request reprint Lipid peroxidation in skeletal muscle of obese as compared to endurance-trained humans: a case of good vs. bad lipids?
    Aaron P Russell
    Clinique Romande de réadaptation SUVA Care, Case postale 352, 1951 Sion, Switzerland
    FEBS Lett 551:104-6. 2003
    ..Hence, obesity results in an increased level of IMTG peroxidation while ET has a protective effect on IMTG peroxidation. This suggests a link between the lipid peroxidation/IMTG ratio and insulin resistance...
  92. ncbi request reprint Effects of rimonabant on metabolic risk factors in overweight patients with dyslipidemia
    Jean Pierre Despres
    Quebec Heart Institute, Laval Hospital Research Center, and the Division of Kinesiology, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Laval University, Ste Foy, Que, Canada
    N Engl J Med 353:2121-34. 2005
    ..The Rimonabant in Obesity-Lipids (RIO-Lipids) study examined the effects of rimonabant on metabolic risk factors, including adiponectin levels, in high-risk patients who are overweight or obese and have dyslipidemia...
  93. ncbi request reprint [Obesity is a chronic disease]
    Vittorio Giusti
    Rev Med Suisse 1:803-4. 2005
  94. ncbi request reprint [Rimonabant helps in overweight patients with multiple cardiovascular risk factors such as type 2 diabetes]
    Alain Golay
    Rev Med Suisse 4:1828. 2008
  95. ncbi request reprint IL-1 receptor antagonist serum levels are increased in human obesity: a possible link to the resistance to leptin?
    Christoph A Meier
    Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Geneva
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 87:1184-8. 2002
    ....
  96. ncbi request reprint Secondary prevention of macrovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes in the PROactive Study (PROspective pioglitAzone Clinical Trial In macroVascular Events): a randomised controlled trial
    John A Dormandy
    Department of Clinical Vascular Research, Ingelby House, St Georges Hospital, Blackshaw Road, London SW17 0QT, UK
    Lancet 366:1279-89. 2005
    ..Our aim, therefore, was to ascertain whether pioglitazone reduces macrovascular morbidity and mortality in high-risk patients with type 2 diabetes...
  97. ncbi request reprint [A new community-based education approach aiming at the return to work]
    Annick Rieker-Agranier
    Prévention et maintien de la santé en entreprise 12, chemin de la Muraille, 1219 Le Lignon, Geneve
    Rev Med Suisse 4:854-7. 2008
    ..In conclusion, these very positive results emanate from this patient education approach, a close collaboration with employees and direction and, also, from the quality of the whole health network...