Navigation Links
Obese patients less likely to develop and die from respiratory distress syndromes after surgery
Date:7/10/2011

Researchers have discovered that obese adults undergoing surgery are less frequently developing respiratory insufficiency (RI) and adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), and that when they do, they are less likely to have fatal outcomes. The researchers say they have several theories of how obesity protects patients from mortality associated with RI/ARDS, and pinpointing the protective mechanism could help them develop interventions to help non-obese patients avoid adverse outcomes. The finding comes from a study published online ahead of print in the Journal of Intensive Care Medicine.

"Although the assumption is that patients with obesity have worse perioperative and long-term outcomes, this study clearly shows that in the setting of RI/ARDS, this is not the case and obesity might actually be protective in this setting," said Stavros G. Memtsoudis, M.D., Ph.D., an anesthesiologist at Hospital for Special Surgery, who led the study.

Many factors associated with surgical procedures, including the release of inflammatory mediators, can cause lung inflammation that leads to RI/ARDS. ARDS is a life-threatening lung condition that prevents enough oxygen from getting into the blood. For their study, the researchers used a large national database sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to identify patients between 1998 and 2007 who underwent common surgical procedures known to have a high risk of leading to RI/ARDS. Procedure types included open abdominal, laparoscopic abdominal, hip and knee arthroplasty, spine, cardiac, thoracic, major vascular, and surgeries of the head and neck. They identified roughly 9 million patients who underwent these procedures. Because the database includes only about 20% of patients in the United States, the national estimate would be roughly 45 million.

The researchers found that 5.48% of patients had a diagnosis of obesity, and the incidence of RI/ARDS was 1.82% among obese
'/>"/>

Contact: Phyllis Fisher
phyllis.fisher@gmail.com
212-606-1724
Hospital for Special Surgery
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Gastric Banding Most Effective for Obese Teens
2. Premature Death Could Await Obese Kids
3. UNC study: Obese 3-year-olds show early warning signs for future heart disease
4. Future Heart Disease May Be in Store for Obese Kids
5. Obese Colon Cancer Survivors Face Poorer Prognosis
6. Obese Americans Get High Quality Medical Care
7. More U.S. Women May Be Obese Than Thought
8. OTC Drugs May Work Differently in Obese Kids
9. Being obese can attract bullies
10. Bullies Target Obese Kids
11. Obese Kids May Be More Likely to Snore
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/29/2015)... AB (PRWEB) May 29, 2015 External Counterpulsation, ... great heart disease treatment for patients. The Heart Fit Clinic ... and has released a raving review from patients who are ... Fit Clinic and underwent 35 treatments of ECP treatment and ... be seen here. Not only does the clinic perform this ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... 29, 2015 An organizational consultant and ... is losing his memory and may be suffering from ... both his professional life and in his uncertain relationship ... a hob-knobbing career working with corporate and government movers ... as multiple family members around him are being diagnosed ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... May 29, 2015 Testosterone Centers of Texas ... area, is opening a new center in the Mid-Cities area ... of the Mid Cities. Located on the south side of ... Hurst, the new testosterone center will open in May and ... suffer from low testosterone. , Like TCT’s other testosterone clinics, ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... 2015 The 3D Certificate program is ... the business, finance, and engineering aspects of evaluating 3D ... technology, an expansion in their existing 3D investment, or ... of 3D technology in manufacturing in various fields, will ... will include courses that cover the following topics: state ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... Thursday, May 21st was the inaugural Red ... walks of life came together to raise money for kids ... a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young ... people laugh, the people at Hands-On Seminars decided to host ... they provided food, fun and laughter to their visitors, while ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:External Counterpulsation at Heart Fit Clinic Receives Raving Review 2Health News:‘Forgetful’ Professor Struggles With Dementia in Compelling New Novel 2Health News:Testosterone Clinics in Colleyville — TCT opens Hurst Location 2Health News:Testosterone Clinics in Colleyville — TCT opens Hurst Location 3Health News:Second Cohort in 3D Certificate Program to Launch in August by Graduate School 2Health News:Second Cohort in 3D Certificate Program to Launch in August by Graduate School 3Health News:Groups, such as Hands-On Physical Therapy, Across the Country, Host Their Own Events and Make the Inaugural Red Nose Day a Huge Success 2
... Effect of mutation blunted in people with above-average activity scores, ... activity may reduce the risk of obesity in people with ... (BMI), says a U.S. study. , Recent research has ... mass and obesity associated with the (FTO) gene. The ...
... provoking manuscript addressing key challenges facing the industry. , ... ... -- From pioneering research and profound insight into the inner ... addressing key challenges facing the industry. The article is published ...
... Sept. 8 The nation faces,challenges in utilizing ... health, according to a NASA-sponsored report issued Monday,by ... report examines the computer-based decision support tools that ... in areas such as,agricultural productivity, air quality, renewable ...
... Celebrates its 50th anniversary this holiday season, ... nonprofit,Minneapolis-based Courage Center, announces its new 2008 Courage ... Courage Cards is,celebrating its 50th anniversary as a ... announce our 2008 Courage Cards artists:, Bonnie ...
... at Children,s Hospital of ... ... Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT ) newest lifestyle brand, which,opened in ... 2008 by welcoming home and congratulating Olympic,Gold Medalist Brendan Hansen., ...
... Samuels, CEO of The,Marketing Doctor LLC, is happy ... ... fertility specialist Dr. Peyman Saadat of Tyler,Medical ... well-respected fertility,specialist in the medical field and The ... In addition they have created strategic alliances,with celebrities, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Vigorous Exercise Aids Those With Obesity-Related Gene 2Health News:New Paper Reveals Reasons for Payer Discontent with Disease Management 2Health News:Report Explores Use of Earth Data to Support National Priorities 2Health News:Report Explores Use of Earth Data to Support National Priorities 3Health News:Courage Cards Announces 2008 Fine Art Holiday Greeting Card Collection 2Health News:Courage Cards Announces 2008 Fine Art Holiday Greeting Card Collection 3Health News:Courage Cards Announces 2008 Fine Art Holiday Greeting Card Collection 4Health News:Courage Cards Announces 2008 Fine Art Holiday Greeting Card Collection 5Health News:Courage Cards Announces 2008 Fine Art Holiday Greeting Card Collection 6Health News:Courage Cards Announces 2008 Fine Art Holiday Greeting Card Collection 7Health News:Courage Cards Announces 2008 Fine Art Holiday Greeting Card Collection 8Health News:aloft(SM) hotels Congratulates Hometown Olympic Swimmer and Gold Medalist Brendan Hansen Friday, September 12, 2008 2
(Date:5/28/2015)... ZURICH , May 28, 2015  Maetrics ( ... the life sciences sector, wrapped up a successful conference, ... the Medical Technology industry," today in Zurich ... ( http://www.maetrics.ch ) and its Switzerland ... regulation on the Medical Technology field to an exclusive ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... 28, 2015 The controversy surrounding the ... and myomectomies (procedures to remove uterine fibroids) continues, ... is investigating Johnson & Johnson,s Ethicon, Inc. unit, ... devices. According to the report published by The ... the FBI is trying to determine what the ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... 28, 2015 Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... WebcastWhen: , Thursday, June 4 at 1:00 p.m. ET ... Live on the Internet.  Simply log onto our website ... the live event, a replay of the webcast will ... . ABOUT ISIS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. Isis is ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Maetrics Hosts Innovative Medical Cluster Event in Switzerland 2Power Morcellator Attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comment on Report That FBI Is Investigating Ethicon Morcellators 2Power Morcellator Attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comment on Report That FBI Is Investigating Ethicon Morcellators 3Webcast Alert: Akcea Therapeutics Conference Call 2Webcast Alert: Akcea Therapeutics Conference Call 3
... 2011 Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: ... March 10, 2011, the company completed its previously ... About Valeant Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE/TSX: VRX) ... manufactures and markets a broad range of pharmaceutical ...
... Inc. (Nasdaq: GNVC ) announced financial results for ... the year ended December 31, 2010, the Company reported a ... with a net loss of $18.4 million, or $0.19 per ... the year with $35.2 million in cash, cash equivalents, and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:GenVec Reports Fourth Quarter and 2010 Year-End Financial Results 2GenVec Reports Fourth Quarter and 2010 Year-End Financial Results 3GenVec Reports Fourth Quarter and 2010 Year-End Financial Results 4GenVec Reports Fourth Quarter and 2010 Year-End Financial Results 5GenVec Reports Fourth Quarter and 2010 Year-End Financial Results 6GenVec Reports Fourth Quarter and 2010 Year-End Financial Results 7GenVec Reports Fourth Quarter and 2010 Year-End Financial Results 8