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Vol 3, No 2 (2001)
Case reports
Published online: 2002-02-08
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Obesity and operative treatment

Barbara Zahorska-Markiewicz, Zbigniew Mucha
Chirurgia Polska 2001;3(2):79-84.

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Vol 3, No 2 (2001)
Case reports
Published online: 2002-02-08

Abstract

Obesity is associated with increased frequency of diseases and presents a surgical risk factor. Therefore, every surgical intervention should follow correct preoperative management. The operation care involves some specific problems for an anaesthesiologist and a surgeon. When recommending drug dosages, the influence of the greater adipose tissue content on pharmacokinetics should be considered. The most frequent postoperative complications observed in obese patients include respiratory complications, wound infection, venous thrombus and pulmonary embolism.

Abstract

Obesity is associated with increased frequency of diseases and presents a surgical risk factor. Therefore, every surgical intervention should follow correct preoperative management. The operation care involves some specific problems for an anaesthesiologist and a surgeon. When recommending drug dosages, the influence of the greater adipose tissue content on pharmacokinetics should be considered. The most frequent postoperative complications observed in obese patients include respiratory complications, wound infection, venous thrombus and pulmonary embolism.
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Keywords

obesity; perioperative management; anesthesia

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Title

Obesity and operative treatment

Journal

Chirurgia Polska (Polish Surgery)

Issue

Vol 3, No 2 (2001)

Pages

79-84

Published online

2002-02-08

Bibliographic record

Chirurgia Polska 2001;3(2):79-84.

Keywords

obesity
perioperative management
anesthesia

Authors

Barbara Zahorska-Markiewicz
Zbigniew Mucha

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