Robert F Kushner

Summary

Affiliation: Northwestern University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc An obesity educational intervention for medical students addressing weight bias and communication skills using standardized patients
    Robert F Kushner
    Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Molecular Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 750 North Lake Shore Drive, Rubloff 9 976, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    BMC Med Educ 14:53. 2014
  2. ncbi request reprint Weight loss strategies for treatment of obesity
    Robert F Kushner
    Medicine Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL Electronic address
    Prog Cardiovasc Dis 56:465-72. 2014
  3. doi request reprint Lifestyle medicine: the future of chronic disease management
    Robert F Kushner
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes 20:389-95. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of unhealthy lifestyle patterns among overweight and obese adults
    Robert F Kushner
    Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:1160-7. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Low-carbohydrate, high-protein diets revisited
    Robert F Kushner
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Curr Opin Gastroenterol 24:198-203. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Anti-obesity drugs
    Robert F Kushner
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 750 North Lake Shore Drive, Rubloff 9 976, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 9:1339-50. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Prevention of weight gain in adult patients with type 2 diabetes treated with pioglitazone
    Robert F Kushner
    Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:1017-22. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Medical and behavioral evaluation of patients with obesity
    Robert F Kushner
    Northwestern Comprehensive Center on Obesity, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 750 North Lake Shore Drive, Rubloff 9 976, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 34:797-812. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Understanding obesity by asking the right questions
    Robert F Kushner
    Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 750 North Lake Shore Drive, Rubloff 9 976, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Perspect Biol Med 53:148-51. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Optimizing integration of nutrition into patient care through physician leadership
    Robert F Kushner
    Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 750 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr 34:30S-9S. 2010

Detail Information

Publications39

  1. pmc An obesity educational intervention for medical students addressing weight bias and communication skills using standardized patients
    Robert F Kushner
    Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Molecular Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 750 North Lake Shore Drive, Rubloff 9 976, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    BMC Med Educ 14:53. 2014
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Weight loss strategies for treatment of obesity
    Robert F Kushner
    Medicine Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL Electronic address
    Prog Cardiovasc Dis 56:465-72. 2014
    ..By using a medical model, clinicians can provide more proactive and effective treatments in assisting their patients with weight loss. ..
  3. doi request reprint Lifestyle medicine: the future of chronic disease management
    Robert F Kushner
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes 20:389-95. 2013
    ..This review focuses on the impact of a healthy lifestyle on chronic disease, the rarity of good health and the challenges of implementing a lifestyle medicine programme...
  4. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of unhealthy lifestyle patterns among overweight and obese adults
    Robert F Kushner
    Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:1160-7. 2010
    ..Pattern recognition represents a new method to analyze the cluster of behaviors, attitudes, and traits seen among this population...
  5. ncbi request reprint Low-carbohydrate, high-protein diets revisited
    Robert F Kushner
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Curr Opin Gastroenterol 24:198-203. 2008
    ..This review will discuss the effects on appetite regulation, metabolic parameters, body weight and body composition, the role of glycemic index and glycemic load, as well as long-term outcomes...
  6. ncbi request reprint Anti-obesity drugs
    Robert F Kushner
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 750 North Lake Shore Drive, Rubloff 9 976, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 9:1339-50. 2008
    ..However, the scarcity of medications available or those that have made it to Phase III trials reflects the difficult challenge of manipulating the biology of appetite regulation...
  7. doi request reprint Prevention of weight gain in adult patients with type 2 diabetes treated with pioglitazone
    Robert F Kushner
    Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:1017-22. 2009
    ..This is the first prospective, randomized study that demonstrates the beneficial effect of participation in a comprehensive lifestyle-weight-management program on lessening of weight gain associated with pioglitazone...
  8. doi request reprint Medical and behavioral evaluation of patients with obesity
    Robert F Kushner
    Northwestern Comprehensive Center on Obesity, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 750 North Lake Shore Drive, Rubloff 9 976, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 34:797-812. 2011
    ..Performing a detailed initial assessment, including an obesity focused history, physical examination, and selected laboratory and diagnostic tests is fundamental to the process of care...
  9. ncbi request reprint Understanding obesity by asking the right questions
    Robert F Kushner
    Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 750 North Lake Shore Drive, Rubloff 9 976, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Perspect Biol Med 53:148-51. 2010
    ..A new text on the subject challenges us to think out of the box for answers and solutions...
  10. doi request reprint Optimizing integration of nutrition into patient care through physician leadership
    Robert F Kushner
    Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 750 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr 34:30S-9S. 2010
    ....
  11. pmc Using behavior change plans to improve medical student self-care
    Robert F Kushner
    Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Acad Med 86:901-6. 2011
    ..To describe an innovative approach to teaching medical students the principles and practice of health behavior change and self-care using a behavior change plan (BCP)...
  12. doi request reprint Current strategies of critical care assessment and therapy of the obese patient (hypocaloric feeding): what are we doing and what do we need to do?
    Robert F Kushner
    Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr 35:36S-43S. 2011
    ..It is concluded that the optimal caloric intake of obese patients in the intensive care unit remains unclear given the limitation of the existing data...
  13. doi request reprint Pharmacologic management of obesity
    Robert F Kushner
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 58:140-3. 2012
    ..By using combination therapies, it is anticipated that greater weight loss will be achieved compared to monotherapy...
  14. ncbi request reprint The PPET Study: people and pets exercising together
    Robert F Kushner
    Wellness Institute, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 150 East Huron, Suite 1100, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:1762-70. 2006
    ..The human-companion animal bond and the role of pets in providing social support provides a rationale framework for studying the effectiveness of a combined people and pets (PP) exercising together (PPET) weight loss program...
  15. ncbi request reprint Assessment of the obese patient
    Robert F Kushner
    Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Wellness Institute, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 150 East Huron, Suite 1100, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am 32:915-33. 2003
    ..Performing a detailed initial assessment, including an obesity-focused history, physical examination, and selected laboratory and diagnostic tests, is fundamental to the process of care...
  16. doi request reprint What is the significance of a physician shortage in nutrition medicine?
    Stephen A McClave
    Department of Medicine, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr 34:7S-20S. 2010
    ..A consortium or council for collaboration among professional nutrition and medical/surgical societies is needed to pursue these initiatives and foster ongoing communication among vested parties...
  17. pmc South Asian American perspectives on overweight, obesity, and the relationship between weight and health
    Joyce W Tang
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 750 N Lake Shore Dr, 10th Fl, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 9:E107. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to examine perceptions of weight appropriateness and the effect of weight on health among South Asian Americans...
  18. pmc Physician counseling of young adults with rapid weight gain: a retrospective cohort study
    Joyce W Tang
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, USA
    BMC Fam Pract 11:31. 2010
    ..The incidence of weight gain is highest during young adulthood. Our study aims to describe weight gain patterns among young adults and to evaluate physician recognition of and counseling for rapid weight gain...
  19. doi request reprint 24-h core temperature in obese and lean men and women
    Mindy E Hoffmann
    Northwestern Comprehensive Center on Obesity and Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:1585-90. 2012
    ..4 °C warmer than men (P < 0.0001). These data indicate that obesity is not associated with a lower core temperature but that women have a higher core temperature than men at rest, during sleep, during exercise, and after meals...
  20. ncbi request reprint Obesity management
    Robert F Kushner
    Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Wellness Institute, 150 East Huron Street, Suite 1100, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Gastroenterol Clin North Am 36:191-210, viii. 2007
    ..Therapy for obesity always begins with lifestyle management and may include pharmacotherapy or surgery. Setting an initial weight loss goal of 10% over 6 months is a realistic target, followed by long-term management...
  21. doi request reprint Compilation of recommendations from summit on increasing physician nutrition experts
    Stephen A McClave
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr 34:123S-32S. 2010
    ..The role for any council arising from this Summit is yet to be defined but may certainly involve facilitating communication and collaboration of initiatives arising from many of the issues listed here...
  22. doi request reprint Creating structure for continuation of initiatives
    Stephen A McClave
    Department of Medicine, Division ofGastroenterology Hepatology, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr 34:115S-22S. 2010
    ..The council will assume responsibility for pursuing Summit initiatives and providing ongoing communication and collaboration between participant groups...
  23. ncbi request reprint Risk assessment of the overweight and obese patient
    Robert F Kushner
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 105:S53-62. 2005
    ..Improvement in the assessment process will likely be achieved by using a team approach along with future developments in practical measurement of body composition and energy expenditure...
  24. ncbi request reprint Nutritional support of the obese patient
    Julie L Roth
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 150 East Huron Street, Suite 1100, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Curr Gastroenterol Rep 7:329-35. 2005
    ..Clinical care should incorporate a team approach that addresses the special nutritional and metabolic needs of this population...
  25. pmc Electronic tools to assist with identification and counseling for overweight patients: a randomized controlled trial
    Joyce W Tang
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 750 N Lake Shore Drive, 9th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:933-9. 2012
    ..Physicians often do not recognize when their patients are overweight and infrequently counsel them about weight loss...
  26. ncbi request reprint An update on low-carbohydrate, high-protein diets
    Courtney A Noble
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Curr Opin Gastroenterol 22:153-9. 2006
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Low-carbohydrate diets, con: the mythical phoenix or credible science?
    Robert F Kushner
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Wellness Institute, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Nutr Clin Pract 20:13-6. 2005
    ..Any benefits or advantages resulting from these diets must therefore be derived from factors other than those stated by the alternative theory...
  28. ncbi request reprint Medical evaluation of the obese individual
    Robert F Kushner
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Galter Pavilion, Suite 3 150, 251 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 28:89-103, viii. 2005
  29. ncbi request reprint Long-term outcome of bariatric surgery: an interim analysis
    Robert F Kushner
    Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 81:S46-51. 2006
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Inpatient obesity intervention with postdischarge telephone follow-up: A randomized trial
    Kelley N Wachsberg
    Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
    J Hosp Med 9:515-20. 2014
    ..Obesity-related comorbidities frequently contribute to acute illness. Obesity interventions during hospitalization are not often utilized but may be effective...
  31. pmc Nutrition education in medical school: a time of opportunity
    Robert F Kushner
    Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL RFK the Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL LVH the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA CLR the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX MSE the Durham VA Medical Center and Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC CWB the Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC MK and the Institute of Human Nutrition, Columbia University, New York, NY SRA
    Am J Clin Nutr 99:1167S-73S. 2014
    ..Faculty development and identification of leaders to serve as champions for nutrition education continue to be a challenge...
  32. doi request reprint Obesity consults--comprehensive obesity management in 2013: understanding the shifting paradigm
    Robert F Kushner
    Northwestern Comprehensive Center on Obesity, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 21:S3-13; quiz S14-5. 2013
    ..The final section presents common clinical scenarios with guidance for choosing among evidence-based recommendations for developing optimal, individualized, long-term strategies for patients with obesity. ..
  33. ncbi request reprint The office approach to the obese patient
    Robert F Kushner
    Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Wellness Institute, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 150 East Huron, Suite 1100, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Prim Care 30:327-40. 2003
    ..This article has reviewed the key office-based components for the delivery of obesity care. The strategies and techniques used for treatment are addressed in the remaining articles in this issue...
  34. ncbi request reprint Medical management of obesity
    Robert F Kushner
    Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Semin Gastrointest Dis 13:123-32. 2002
    ..An initial weight loss of 10% of body weight achieved over 6 months is a recommended target. This article reviews the evaluation and management of the adult obese patient...
  35. ncbi request reprint Obesity in older adults: technical review and position statement of the American Society for Nutrition and NAASO, The Obesity Society
    Dennis T Villareal
    Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Sciences and Center for Human Nutrition, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 82:923-34. 2005
    ..Therefore, weight-loss therapy that minimizes muscle and bone losses is recommended for older persons who are obese and who have functional impairments or medical complications that can benefit from weight loss...
  36. ncbi request reprint Obesity in older adults: technical review and position statement of the American Society for Nutrition and NAASO, The Obesity Society
    Dennis T Villareal
    Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Sciences, Center for Human Nutrition, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Obes Res 13:1849-63. 2005
    ..Therefore, weight-loss therapy that minimizes muscle and bone losses is recommended for older persons who are obese and who have functional impairments or medical complications that can benefit from weight loss...
  37. ncbi request reprint Putting an obesity "call to action" into action
    Robert F Kushner
    Arch Intern Med 164:2067. 2004
  38. ncbi request reprint A festschrift for Roland L. Weinsier: nutrition scientist, educator, and clinician
    Douglas C Heimburger
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, Clinical Nutrition Research Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Obes Res 11:1246-62. 2003
    ..Sadly, Roland Weinsier died on November 27, 2002. He will be missed and remembered by many as a revered and beloved teacher, mentor, healer, and scholar...
  39. ncbi request reprint Sibutramine plus meal replacement therapy for body weight loss and maintenance in obese patients
    James L Early
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas School of Medicine, 1010 N Kansas Rd, Wichita, KS 67214 3199, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1464-72. 2007
    ..Our objective was to assess the efficacy and safety of sibutramine with a low-calorie diet (LCD) and commercial meal-replacement product in achieving weight loss and weight-loss maintenance in obese patients...