As median survival increases among patients with CF, clinicians must now be aware of previously uncommon comorbidities emerging as this patient population ages.
New Guidelines Broaden Patients’ Eligibility for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
An international panel of experts has issued new evidence-based guidelines that call for dramatically expanding patients’ eligibility for metabolic and bariatric surgery, including recommending that children and adolescents with obesity be considered for weight-loss surgery under certain conditions. The standards significantly lower the body mass index threshold at which surgery should be considered.
Can Anti-Obesity Medications Be Effective in Virtual Weight Management Programs?
An effective virtual weight management program could shift the current standard practice of obesity management
Obesity as a Major Risk Factor for COVID-19
Because of the increased risk for severe COVID-19 associated with obesity, it is more important than ever for physicians to keep a close eye on these patients.
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Perioperative Pain Perception and Analgesic Requirements in Pediatric Patients with Obesity
Despite the increasing proportion of pediatric patients with obesity, there is little data about pain sensitivity and analgesic requirements in this population. A new study finds no significant association between increased BMI and higher perioperative pain scores in pediatric patients, and suggests weight-based analgesic dosing is prudent.
Degree of Obesity Relates to Risk of Post-Operative Complications in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
Analysis suggests morbidly obese patients may have more complications, such as readmission, reoperation and superficial infection, following joint replacement procedures.