An effective virtual weight management program could shift the current standard practice of obesity management
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.
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.
Analysis suggests morbidly obese patients may have more complications, such as readmission, reoperation and superficial infection, following joint replacement procedures.