TITLE

More overweight/obese children having outpatient surgery -- Are you prepared?

PUB. DATE
May 2007
SOURCE
Same-Day Surgery;May2007, Vol. 31 Issue 5, p53
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The percentage of pediatric patients who are overweight or obese is increasing, along with the prevalence of conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and sleep apnea. • Perform the preoperative screening for these patients several days before surgery so the most appropriate surgical setting can be identified. • Hypertension and diabetes must be controlled beforehand. Know that sleep apnea may be undiagnosed and may cause difficulty with preoperative sedation. • Appropriate drug dosing is difficult. • Initially after surgery, the biggest challenge is making sure the patient is breathing adequately after extubation.
ACCESSION #
25292410

 

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