Quick Take: Effect of Intraoperative High Positive End-Expiratory Pressure (PEEP) With Recruitment Maneuvers vs Low PEEP on Postoperative Pulmonary Complications in Obese Patients

Protective intraoperative mechanical ventilation has been associated with reduced postoperative pulmonary complication risk. Obesity is associated with an increased risk of atelectasis and impaired respiratory function. In this setting, high positive end-expiratory pressure with alveolar recruitment maneuvers have been proposed for routine intraoperative mechanical ventilation to prevent these physiologic alterations. Czytaj więcej…

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Quick Take: Fracture risk after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass adjustable gastric banding among Medicare beneficiaries

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is associated with significant bone loss and may increase fracture risk as a result. This is in contrast to other bariatric procedures, such as adjustable gastric banding (AGB), which has not been found to confer the same fracture risk to date. In this retrospective cohort study, Czytaj więcej…


Diabesity: The #1 Cause of Death?

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Diabetes and obesity share the same underlying causes and, in many cases, they’re entirely preventable. Despite that, diabesity and related diseases are becoming increasingly fatal in the United States. Find out more. The post Diabesity: The #1 Cause of Death? appeared first on Chris Kresser.