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Anaesthesia. 2015 Jul;70(7):859-76. doi: 10.1111/anae.13101. Epub 2015 May 7.

Peri-operative management of the obese surgical patient 2015: Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland Society for Obesity and Bariatric Anaesthesia.

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1
Society for Obesity and Bariatric Anaesthesia.
2
Obstetric Anaesthetists' Association.
3
Royal College of Anaesthetists.
4
British Association of Day Surgery.
5
Resuscitation Council (UK).
6
Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland.
7
Difficult Airway Society.

Abstract

Guidelines are presented for the organisational and clinical peri-operative management of anaesthesia and surgery for patients who are obese, along with a summary of the problems that obesity may cause peri-operatively. The advice presented is based on previously published advice, clinical studies and expert opinion.

PMID:
25950621
PMCID:
PMC5029585
DOI:
10.1111/anae.13101
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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