Anaesthesia for the Overweight and Obese Patient

Paperback | February 1, 2018

byMark C. Bellamy, Michel M.R.F. Struys

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Obesity is increasingly prevalent in Western societies, and obese patients frequently present to hospital for surgery and anaesthesia. Obese patients pose a major clinical challenge to the anaesthetist, who must take into account the special anatomical, physiological, pharmacological, andpsychological requirements of this patient group.This second edition of the successful pocketbook Anaesthesia for the Overweight and Obese Patient incorporates the latest advances in the field, particularly those relating to obesity in critical care, pharmacology and antibiotics. It also includes new chapters on screening and cardiac risk inobesity surgery, obesity and artificial ventilation, and bariatric surgery in the elderly.

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Obesity is increasingly prevalent in Western societies, and obese patients frequently present to hospital for surgery and anaesthesia. Obese patients pose a major clinical challenge to the anaesthetist, who must take into account the special anatomical, physiological, pharmacological, andpsychological requirements of this patient grou...

Mark C. Bellamy is with the Department of Anaesthesia at St. James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK, and Michel M.R.F. Struys is Chairman and Professor of Anaesthesia at the University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pagesPublished:February 1, 2018Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199608393

ISBN - 13:9780199608393

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Table of Contents

1. Definitions, social trends, and epidemiology2. Physiology of obesity, molecular and medical approaches3. Obesity and systemic physiology4. Obesity comorbidities5. Disorders of sleep and respiratory control in obesity: perioperative assessment and management6. Anaesthetic pharmacology and obesity7. Preoperative assessment and preparation8. Screening and cardiac risk in obesity surgery9. Practical conduct of anaesthesia and the anaesthetic environment10. Obesity and the airway11. Obesity and artificial ventilation12. Recovery and post-operative care13. Bariatric surgery and post-operative outcome14. Bariatric surgery and the elderly15. The obese patient in the critical care unit