Respiratory failure of two sp gastric bypass patients and subsequent rescue with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

@article{Mongero2006RespiratoryFO,
  title={Respiratory failure of two sp gastric bypass patients and subsequent rescue with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.},
  author={Linda Bodnar Mongero and James Beck and Kevin A. Charette and Amanda D Stewart},
  journal={Perfusion},
  year={2006},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={73-6}
}
Severe obesity is a chronic condition that is difficult to treat through diet and exercise alone. Gastrointestinal surgery for obesity (bariatric surgery) alters the digestive process by either restrictive surgical alterations or malabsorptive operations. Some 10-20% of patients who have weight-loss surgery require follow-up operations to correct complications. Hypoxemia after gastric bypass surgery for morbid obesity, a reported complication, can occur as early as 24 h post surgery. Two… CONTINUE READING