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dc.contributor.authorBrown, Carlos V. R.
dc.contributor.authorVelmahos, George
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-29T21:55:12Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationBrown, Carlos V. R., and George C. Velmahos. 2006. The consequences of obesity on trauma, emergency surgery, and surgical critical care. World Journal of Emergency Surgery 1:27.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1749-7922en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:10243430
dc.description.abstractThe era of the acute care surgeon has arrived and this "new" specialty will be expected to provide trauma care, emergency surgery, and surgical critical care to a variety of patients arriving at their institution. With the exception of practicing bariatric surgeons, many general surgeons have limited experience caring for obese patients. Obese patients manifest unique physiology and pathophysiology, which can influence a surgeon's decision-making process. Following trauma, obese patients sustain different injuries than lean patients and have worse outcomes. Emergency surgery diseases may be difficult to diagnose in the obese patient and obesity is associated with increased complications in the postoperative patient. Caring for an obese patient in the surgical ICU presents a distinctive challenge and may require alterations in care. The following review should act as an overview of the pathophysiology of obesity and how obesity modifies the care of trauma, emergency surgery, and surgical critical care patients.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherBioMed Centralen_US
dc.relation.isversionofdoi://10.1186/1749-7922-1-27en_US
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1586188/pdf/en_US
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://www.wjes.org/content/1/1/27en_US
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dc.titleThe Consequences of Obesity on Trauma, Emergency Surgery, and Surgical Critical Careen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden_US
dc.relation.journalWorld Journal of Emergency Surgeryen_US
dash.depositing.authorVelmahos, George
dc.date.available2013-01-29T21:55:12Z
dash.affiliation.otherHMS^Surgery-Massachusetts General Hospitalen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1749-7922-1-27*
dash.contributor.affiliatedVelmahos, George


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