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Morbid Obesity



Adrian Alvarez : Staff Anesthesiologist, Hospital Italiano , Buenos Aires , Argentina

Editores:Cambridge Medicine
ISBN: 978-0521518840
Edición: 2 edition (April 30, 2010)
Formato: 19 x 25 cm
Peso: 1.5Kg.
Encuadernación: Tapa Dura
Nº de Páginas: 250


"Alvarez’s lucid presentation of these complex and timely issues is an achievement in itself, but even more so is his production of a very readable book. This book is assured to inform and complement the busy clinician. I recommend it to every physician involved in the care of the morbidly obese patient." Obesity Surgery –This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

Product Description

The world is experiencing an obesity epidemic. In both industrialized and emerging countries, the percentage of adults and children with obesity is increasing annually. It is no longer unusual to encounter a patient with extreme or morbid obesity in the operating room; these patients are routinely scheduled for every type of surgical procedure. Everyone involved in the peri-operative management of the surgical patient with morbid obesity – surgeons, anesthesiologists, internists, psychologists, nurses, nutritionists, respiratory therapists – must be aware of the special needs of these patients. Morbid Obesity: Peri-operative Management, second edition, considers the perioperative care of the morbidly obese patient, from preoperative preparation to intraoperative management and through to their postoperative course. Edited by leading experts in the management of the morbidly obese surgical patient, Morbid Obesity: Peri-operative Management, second edition, provides clear, practical clinical guidance on the management of the extremely obese surgical patient.

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