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…
Exercise decreases risk of progression from metabolically benign obesity to at-risk obesity.
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Children of obese women with gestational diabetes have increased risk for childhood obesity.
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Worldwide obesity prevalence has nearly doubled since 1980. As a result comorbidities associated with obesity have also skyrocketed.
Obese black children may have an increased risk for high blood pressure compared with obese white children, research suggests.
Siblings of the same gender showed stronger patterns than between siblings of different genders.
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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…
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Frequent infections in obese patients lead to more frequent use of antibacterial medications in this population than in those who are not obese.