Preoperative evaluation and intraoperative care of the obese
Obesity is an independent risk factor for postoperative morbidity andmortality. Obese patients are at a greater risk of developing postoperative pulmonary complications as well as wound infections, deep venous thrombosis (DVT), and cardiac events compared to non-obese patients (1). Additionally, obesity is associated with several chronic diseases that are also independent risk factors for postoperative complications such as diabetes, atherosclerosis, hypertension, and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Gonzalez, R; Gallagher, SF; Koche, LS; Murr, MM
- Management of Morbid Obesity
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International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)