TITLE

Critical Care of Patients With Obesity

AUTHOR(S)
Charlebois, Donna; Wilmoth, Debbie
PUB. DATE
August 2004
SOURCE
Critical Care Nurse;Aug2004, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p19
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the critical care of patients with obesity. Increase in the percentage of adults who are obese in the U.S.; Health risks associated with obesity, including hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and gallbladder disease; Details of the unique pulmonary and cardiac pathophysiological characteristics of patients who are obese and how to manage them; Pharmacologic considerations in obesity which are necessary because of the difference in body composition from people who are not obese; Psychological considerations; Importance of early mobility in rehabilitation. INSET: Case Study.
ACCESSION #
17485367

 

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