Respiratory management of the obese patient undergoing surgery.


As a reflection of the increasing global incidence of obesity, there has been a corresponding rise in the proportion of obese patients undergoing major surgery. This review reports the physiological effect of these changes in body composition on the respiratory system and discusses the clinical approach required to maximize safety and minimize the risk to… (More)
DOI: 10.3978/j.issn.2072-1439.2015.03.08


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@article{Hodgson2015RespiratoryMO, title={Respiratory management of the obese patient undergoing surgery.}, author={Luke Eliot Hodgson and Patrick Brian Murphy and Nicholas Hart}, journal={Journal of thoracic disease}, year={2015}, volume={7 5}, pages={943-52} }