Care of the bariatric surgery patient in the emergency department

Luber, Samuel D; Fischer, David R; Venkat, Arvind (2008). Care of the bariatric surgery patient in the emergency department. Journal of emergency medicine, 34(1), pp. 13-20. New York, N.Y.: Elsevier 10.1016/j.jemermed.2007.03.017

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Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States, with an estimated 50% of adults meeting the definition of being overweight. As this condition has become more prevalent, bariatric surgery has become an increasingly accepted form of treatment of the severely obese. Patients who have had bariatric surgery are presenting more commonly to Emergency Departments as a result. This article will review the most common bariatric surgery procedures, the complications that can arise post-operatively, and the approach to the assessment and management of the bariatric surgery patient in the Emergency Department.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine (DRNN) > Institute of Diagnostic, Interventional and Paediatric Radiology

UniBE Contributor:

Fischer, Dorothee Rita

ISSN:

0736-4679

ISBN:

17976784

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:58

Last Modified:

17 Mar 2015 22:07

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.jemermed.2007.03.017

PubMed ID:

17976784

Web of Science ID:

000252720100004

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/24828 (FactScience: 53028)

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