Morbid Obesity: Peri-operative Management

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-04-30
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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The world is experiencing an obesity epidemic; in both industrialized and emerging, countries the percent of adults and children with obesity is increasing annually.

Author Biography

Adrian Alvarez is Professor of Anesthesia and Staff Anesthesiologist at the Hospital Italiano, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Jay B. Brodsky is Professor in the Department of Anesthesia at Stanford University School of Medicine and Medical Director of Perioperative Services at Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, USA.
Hendrikus J.M. Lemmens is Professor in the Department of Anesthesia at Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, USA.
John M. Morton is Associate Professor of Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine and Director of Bariatric Surgery and Surgical Quality at Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, USA.

Table of Contents

List of contributorsp. vii
Preface to second editionp. x
Preface to first editionp. xi
List of abbreviationsp. xiii
Cardiovascular physiologyp. 1
Pulmonary physiology and sleep disordered breathingp. 19
Digestive and metabolic physiology of obesityp. 28
Pathophysiology of the pneumoperitoneump. 44
Preparation and pre-operative evaluation/management
Choice of bariatric operationp. 53
Informed consentp. 63
Pre-operative surgical managementp. 72
Pre-operative management: Nutritionist/psychologist/internistp. 79
Intra-operative management
Positioningp. 85
Monitoring the morbidly obese patientp. 92
Effects of obesity on anesthetic agentsp. 100
Airway managementp. 111
Ventilatory strategies during anesthesiap. 124
Regional anesthesia and obesityp. 138
Post-operative conditions
Post-operative analgesiap. 144
Post-anesthesia care unit: Management of anesthetic and surgical complicationsp. 155
Intensive care management of the critically ill obese patientp. 161
Post-operative rhabdomyolysisp. 173
Nursing considerationsp. 182
Long-term complications following surgeryp. 188
Anesthetic considerations for the post-bariatric surgery patientp. 198
Bariatric outcomesp. 208
Special topics
Organizing a bariatric teamp. 216
Bariatric surgery in adolescentsp. 222
Management of the obese parturientp. 233
Indexp. 240
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