Adam G Tsai

Summary

Affiliation: University of Colorado Denver
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Frequency of laboratory testing among gastric bypass patients
    Adam G Tsai
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado Anschutz Center for Health and Wellness, University of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado Electronic address
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 10:340-5. 2014
  2. pmc Cost-effectiveness of a primary care intervention to treat obesity
    A G Tsai
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 37:S31-7. 2013
  3. doi request reprint A randomized pilot trial of a full subsidy vs. a partial subsidy for obesity treatment
    Adam G Tsai
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:1838-43. 2012
  4. pmc Direct medical cost of overweight and obesity in the USA: a quantitative systematic review
    A G Tsai
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Center for Human Nutrition, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO, USA
    Obes Rev 12:50-61. 2011
  5. doi request reprint A primary care intervention for weight loss: results of a randomized controlled pilot study
    Adam G Tsai
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Center for Human Nutrition, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:1614-8. 2010
  6. pmc Treatment of obesity in primary care practice in the United States: a systematic review
    Adam Gilden Tsai
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:1073-9. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Disparities by ethnicity and socioeconomic status in the use of weight loss treatments
    Adam Gilden Tsai
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 101:62-70. 2009
  8. pmc The time burden of overweight and obesity in primary care
    Adam G Tsai
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Center for Human Nutrition, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Address Campus Box C 263, 13001 E, 17th Place, Aurora, Colorado 80045, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:191. 2011
  9. doi request reprint One-year results of the Think Health! study of weight management in primary care practices
    Shiriki K Kumanyika
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:1249-57. 2012
  10. pmc Evaluation of the effectiveness of making Weight Watchers available to Tennessee Medicaid (TennCare) recipients
    Nia S Mitchell
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:12-7. 2013

Detail Information

Publications20

  1. doi request reprint Frequency of laboratory testing among gastric bypass patients
    Adam G Tsai
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado Anschutz Center for Health and Wellness, University of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado Electronic address
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 10:340-5. 2014
    ..Long-term laboratory monitoring is recommended after gastric bypass surgery to prevent the development of micronutrient deficiencies. The objective of this study was to characterize patterns of laboratory monitoring after surgery...
  2. pmc Cost-effectiveness of a primary care intervention to treat obesity
    A G Tsai
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 37:S31-7. 2013
    ..Data on the cost-effectiveness of the behavioral treatment of obesity are not conclusive. The cost-effectiveness of treatment in primary care settings is particularly relevant...
  3. doi request reprint A randomized pilot trial of a full subsidy vs. a partial subsidy for obesity treatment
    Adam G Tsai
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:1838-43. 2012
    ..Large-scale testing of economic incentives for weight control is merited given the federal mandate to offer weight loss counseling to obese patients...
  4. pmc Direct medical cost of overweight and obesity in the USA: a quantitative systematic review
    A G Tsai
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Center for Human Nutrition, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO, USA
    Obes Rev 12:50-61. 2011
    ..0% to 10% of US healthcare spending. Future studies should include nationally representative samples, evaluate adults of all ages, report all medical costs and use standard body mass index cut-offs...
  5. doi request reprint A primary care intervention for weight loss: results of a randomized controlled pilot study
    Adam G Tsai
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Center for Human Nutrition, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:1614-8. 2010
    ..Brief Counseling by MAs induced significant weight loss during 6 months. Office-based obesity treatment should be tested in larger trials and should include weight loss maintenance counseling...
  6. pmc Treatment of obesity in primary care practice in the United States: a systematic review
    Adam Gilden Tsai
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:1073-9. 2009
    ..This review examines the results of randomized controlled trials in which behavioral weight loss interventions, used alone or with pharmacotherapy, were provided in primary care settings...
  7. ncbi request reprint Disparities by ethnicity and socioeconomic status in the use of weight loss treatments
    Adam Gilden Tsai
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 101:62-70. 2009
    ..Prior research suggests that ethnic minorities and individuals of low socioeconomic status (SES) may be more likely to attempt weight loss using unproven methods...
  8. pmc The time burden of overweight and obesity in primary care
    Adam G Tsai
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Center for Human Nutrition, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Address Campus Box C 263, 13001 E, 17th Place, Aurora, Colorado 80045, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:191. 2011
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  9. doi request reprint One-year results of the Think Health! study of weight management in primary care practices
    Shiriki K Kumanyika
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:1249-57. 2012
    ..We conclude that the Basic Plus approach of moderate-intensity counseling by PCPs and their staff can facilitate modest weight loss, with clinically significant weight loss in high program attenders...
  10. pmc Evaluation of the effectiveness of making Weight Watchers available to Tennessee Medicaid (TennCare) recipients
    Nia S Mitchell
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:12-7. 2013
    ..In 2006, Tennessee Medicaid (TennCare) offered its recipients access to Weight Watchers for a nominal fee. The aim of this study was to determine the weight change among adult participants...
  11. pmc A two-year randomized trial of obesity treatment in primary care practice
    Thomas A Wadden
    Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    N Engl J Med 365:1969-79. 2011
    ..This randomized trial compared weight loss during a 2-year period in response to three lifestyle interventions, all delivered by PCPs in collaboration with auxiliary health professionals (lifestyle coaches) in their practices...
  12. pmc Managing obesity in primary care practice: a narrative review
    Raymond Carvajal
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1281:191-206. 2013
    ..In addition, trials are needed that examine the cost-effectiveness of PCP-delivered counseling, compared with that potentially provided by registered dietitians or well-studied commercial programs...
  13. doi request reprint Readiness redefined: A behavioral task during screening predicted 1-year weight loss in the look AHEAD study
    Adam G Tsai
    University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 22:1016-23. 2014
    ..Predicting outcome in weight loss trials from baseline characteristics has proved difficult. Readiness to change is typically measured by self-report...
  14. doi request reprint Determining the effectiveness of Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), a nationally available nonprofit weight loss program
    Nia S Mitchell
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Colorado Health Outcomes, Center for Human Nutrition, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:568-73. 2011
    ..TOPS is available at substantially lower cost than commercial weight loss programs, with similar results. Head-to-head trials of TOPS and popular commercial programs are needed...
  15. doi request reprint Metabolic syndrome and health-related quality of life in obese individuals seeking weight reduction
    Adam Gilden Tsai
    Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:59-63. 2008
    ..We hypothesized that MetSyn would be associated with lower HRQoL on measures of physical and mental health...
  16. ncbi request reprint Commercial and self-help programs for weight control
    Adam Gilden Tsai
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 28:171-92, ix. 2005
  17. ncbi request reprint Systematic review: an evaluation of major commercial weight loss programs in the United States
    Adam Gilden Tsai
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Ann Intern Med 142:56-66. 2005
    ..Each year millions of Americans enroll in commercial and self-help weight loss programs. Health care providers and their obese patients know little about these programs because of the absence of systematic reviews...
  18. ncbi request reprint Availability of nutrition services for Medicaid recipients in the northeastern United States: lack of uniformity and the positive effect of managed care
    Adam Gilden Tsai
    Division of General Internal Medicine, 1125 Blockley Hall, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am J Manag Care 9:817-21. 2003
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  19. ncbi request reprint Obesity: psychological and behavioral considerations
    Adam Gilden Tsai
    Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA
    Am Fam Physician 74:867-8. 2006
  20. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of a low-carbohydrate diet and a standard diet in severe obesity
    Adam Gilden Tsai
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Obes Res 13:1834-40. 2005
    ..Low-carbohydrate diets have become a popular alternative to standard diets for weight loss. Our aim was to compare the cost-effectiveness of these two diets...