Controversies in the Anesthetic Management of the Obese Surgical Patient

Editors: Leykin, Yigal, Brodsky, Jay B. (Eds.)

  • Considers practical issues and controversies in the obese anesthetic management
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  • Addresses key questions in pre-, intra- and postoperative phase
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The prevalence of obesity, an important risk factor for various diseases, has increased markedly worldwide in recent years. The results of long-term dietary behavioural therapy, however, remain sadly inadequate, with a relapse rate of about 90%. Surgery is still the only effective treatment for these patients. The annual number of weight loss operations performed in the United States in the early 1990s totaled only about 16,000, but by 2005 the figure exceeded 200,000. The anesthetic care of severely obese patients entails particular issues, and difficulties are believed to escalate in the presence of co-morbidities. Despite this, outcome data in respect of anesthetic care and pain management are still scarce. Anesthetic Management of the Obese Patient considers a wide range of important practical issues and controversies. Key questions in preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative management are carefully addressed, and different approaches are evaluated, casting light on their effectiveness and limitations. Written by world leaders in the field, this book will be an invaluable aid for anesthesiologists.

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“This book addresses an interesting topic area, and one which has gained increasing focus both in the professional and lay press over recent years. … it is an excellent resource for somebody new to the field or who is an ‘occasional’ bariatric anaesthetist. I would recommend it to trainees preparing for the fellowship, but also as CPD for consultants and career grades who are engaged in ‘occasional’ bariatric practice.” (M. Bellamy, British Journal of Anaesthesia, Vol. 113 (6), December, 2014)

“Each chapter, written by a different set of experts, is presented as a controversy in the management of the morbidly obese. … those who wish to read a review of expert opinions and current literature in the field of morbid obesity will find the text useful. … the editors have produced a book that consolidates the current literature and expert opinion pertaining to the perioperative management of the morbidly obese.” (Albert Moore, Canadian Journal of Anesthesia/Journal canadien d'anesthésie, Vol. 60, 2013)

Table of contents (27 chapters)

  • Should Anesthesiologists Managing Morbidly Obese Patients Receive Special Education and Training?

    Wadhwa, Anupama (et al.)

    Pages 3-13

  • How Should Obesity be Measured and How Should Anesthetic Drug Dosage be Calculated?

    Baerdemaeker, Luc E. C. (et al.)

    Pages 15-30

  • What are the Important Perioperative Risk Factors for Morbidly Obese Patients?

    Schumann, Roman

    Pages 33-40

  • Does Every Morbidly Obese Patient Need a Complete Preoperative Workup?

    Grodofsky, Samuel R. (et al.)

    Pages 41-51

  • Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome: Considerations from Anesthesiologists

    Gullo, Antonino (et al.)

    Pages 53-67

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Controversies in the Anesthetic Management of the Obese Surgical Patient
Editors
  • Yigal Leykin
  • Jay B. Brodsky
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Mailand
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Italia
eBook ISBN
978-88-470-2634-6
DOI
10.1007/978-88-470-2634-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-88-470-2633-9
Softcover ISBN
978-88-470-5638-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 306
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