Analgesia & Resuscitation : Current ResearchISSN: 2324-903X

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Short Communication, Analg Resusc Curr Res Vol: 4 Issue: 2

The Challenges of the Postoperative Care of Obese Patients

LedibaBari Mildred Ngaage1, KadiloBari Cynthia Ngaage2 and Dumbor Laateh Ngaage3*
1School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge, UK
2School of Pharmacy, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, UK
3Heart and Lung Centre, New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, UK
Corresponding author : Ngaage DL
Heart and Lung Centre, New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton WV10 0QP, UK
Received: April 08, 2015 Accepted: June 18, 2015 Published: June 24, 2015
Citation: Ngaage LM, Ngaage KC, Ngaage DL (2015) The Challenges of the Postoperative Care of Obese Patients. Analg Resusc: Curr Res 4:2. doi:10.4172/2324-903X.1000135


The increasing number of obese patients undergoing surgery has implications for postoperative care. Obese patients present clinical challenges to postoperative care that if not anticipated and managed appropriately can significantly adversely affect operative outcomes. This review discusses the dilemmas of postoperative management of the obese; highlighting the risks, identifying difficulties, outlining special considerations and, offering strategies to mitigate the clinical challenges.

Keywords: Postoperative Care; Resuscitation

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