Mortality of patients with respiratory insufficiency and adult respiratory distress syndrome after surgery: the obesity paradox.

@article{Memtsoudis2012MortalityOP,
  title={Mortality of patients with respiratory insufficiency and adult respiratory distress syndrome after surgery: the obesity paradox.},
  author={Stavros G Memtsoudis and Anna Maria Bombardieri and Yan Ma and J Matthias Walz and Ya Lin Chiu and Madhu Mazumdar},
  journal={Journal of intensive care medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={306-11}
}
INTRODUCTION Obesity has long been considered a risk factor for the development of various pathologies, yet evidence supporting increased risk of perioperative mortality in obese individuals developing postoperative complications is limited. Therefore, we sought to characterize the demographics of obese and nonobese individuals developing postoperative respiratory insufficiency (RI)/adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and to quantify the impact of obesity on in-hospital mortality among… CONTINUE READING

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