2013

Controversies in the Anesthetic Management of the Obese Surgical Patient

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ISBN: 978-88-470-2633-9 (Print) 978-88-470-2634-6 (Online)

Table of contents (27 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv

  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-1

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

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      Pages 15-30

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

  3. Preoperative Concerns

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      Pages 31-31

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      Pages 33-40

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

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      Pages 41-51

      Does Every Morbidly Obese Patient Need a Complete Preoperative Workup?

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      Pages 53-67

      Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome: Considerations from Anesthesiologists

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      Pages 69-80

      Is a Full Cardiac Workup Indicated for Morbidly Obese Patients with Cardiac Disease?

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      Pages 81-90

      How and When Should Diabetes in the Obese Patient be Treated?

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      Pages 91-101

      How Should You Manage Anti-Hypertensive Drugs in Morbidly Obese Surgical Patients?

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      Pages 103-110

      Should all Morbidly Obese Patients be Evaluated for Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

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      Pages 111-120

      Are MO Patients at Increased Risk for Gastric Acid Aspiration?

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      Pages 121-128

      What is the Role for Preoperative Physical Training and Respiratory Kinesitherapy in Obese Surgical Patients?

  4. Intraoperative Management

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      Pages 129-129

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      Pages 131-139

      Which Intraoperative Monitors are Essential for the Obese Surgical Patient?

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      Pages 141-144

      What is the Optimal Position for Induction of Anesthesia for a Morbidly Obese Patient?

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      Pages 145-156

      Do All Morbidly Obese Patients Have a “Difficult” Airway?

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      Pages 157-168

      What is the Best Way to Induce General Anesthesia in Obese Patients?

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      Pages 169-177

      Do Supraglottic Airways Have a Role in the Anesthetic Management of Obese Patients?

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      Pages 179-198

      Is Protective Lung Ventilation Safe in Morbidly Obese Patients?

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      Pages 199-209

      Does Choice of Inhaled Anesthetic Agent Matter?

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      Pages 211-218

      What is Optimal Fluid Management of the Obese Surgical Patient?

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      Pages 219-226

      What are the Challenges of Laparoscopy in Morbid Obese Patients?

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