Thoracic Surgery in the Morbidly Obese Patient

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Title Thoracic Surgery in the Morbidly Obese Patient
Creator Andrew D. Bambrough
Subject Thoracic surgery; body mass index; one lung ventilation; morbid obesity; co-morbidities; MSNA
Description Obesity is wide-reaching health problem. It is estimated that 34% of the North American adult population is obese; of which 5% is morbidly obese.1 As a result many obese patients are scheduled for surgery, including thoracic procedures. An increased BMI is not the only determinant for morbidity and mortality during thoracic surgical procedures. Many patients have several comorbidities associated with their obesity that can complicate their operative course and increase their risks of postoperative complications.
Publisher Westminster College
Date 2014-12
Type Text; Image
Language eng
Rights Management Digital copyright 2014, Westminster College. All rights Reserved.
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Date Created 2015-04-11
Date Modified 2015-04-11
ID 1094107
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