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What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure Bariatric surgical procedures have traditionally been grouped as either malabsorptive (biliopancreatic diversion, for example) or restrictive (including gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy) depending on the presumed mechanism for weight loss. The most commonly performed bariatric procedure in the United States, the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), does…
The Waiting Room

Weighty discussions

What is the financial toll of obesity?

Obesity & Comorbidities

Worldwide obesity prevalence has nearly doubled since 1980. As a result comorbidities associated with obesity have also skyrocketed.
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Maternal obesity

Maternal Obesity 1. What every clinician should know BMI = Body mass index CS = cesarean section PPH = postpartum hemorrhage VTE = venous thromboembolism The prevalence of obesity has been rising steadily over the last several decades. Body mass index (BMI) is commonly used to quantify the severity of obesity. In 2009-2010, the prevalence…
Obesity Information Center

Antibiotic failure and weight in obese patients

Frequent infections in obese patients lead to more frequent use of antibacterial medications in this population than in those who are not obese.
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