Search Tag: obesity

Executive Health Management

Obesity kills: doctors call for better training for effective care

2018 18 May

With European Obesity Day taking place on May 19, General Practitioners (GPs) across Europe are calling for increased and improved training on obesity for more effective patient care.More than 700 GPs from seven European countries took part in a survey that revealed nearly one third do not feel informed enough about the complexities of obesity to best... Read more

Cardiology Management

Pregnancy hypertension linked to offspring obesity risk

2017 03 Oct

Results of a new study indicate that rise in maternal blood pressure during pregnancy and pregnancy hypertension, independent of maternal body size prior to pregnancy, are risk factors for offspring childhood obesity. The findings are published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.“Our study is the first to demonstrate... Read more

Cardiology Management

Obesity Paradox in Contemporary Cardiology Practice

2017 08 Aug

Obesity is considered a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases (CVD). There is evidence that the entire spectrum of CVD is increased in obesity, including coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, heart failure, peripheral vascular disease, arrhythmias, and atrial fibrillation. Interestingly, it's also known that obese patients with established... Read more

ICU Management

New Dosing Models Increase Safety of Remifentanil

2017 04 Jul

New dosing models have been developed that can provide the scientific basis for more accurate administration of remifentanil, an opioid commonly used during surgery in children and obese patients. The models are described in studies published in Anesthesiology. Currently, the dosing of the drug is based on average-sized adult patients but this can result... Read more

ICU Management

The Art of Neurotensin Measurement

2016 15 Jul

In the latest issue of BioCentury Innovations Andreas Bergmann, Founder & CEO of sphingotec, and Mark B. Evers, co-author of the recently published Nature paper “An obligatory role for neurotensin in high-fat-diet-induced obesity”, share their opinion on the role of neurotensin as prognostic marker for obesity, the future relevance of neurotensin measurements... Read more

ICU Management

ESA2016: Who Benefits from Intensive Care?

2016 14 Jun

When patients and families are increasingly questioning clinical decisions, facts are important when it comes to admitting patients to intensive care. It is vital that critical care physicians have good knowledge of the important prognostic indicators, and use them as foundations for their decisions to admit, said Saxon Ridley, from Glan Clwyd Hospital... Read more

ICU Management

Perioperative Respiratory Management of Morbidly Obese Patients

2016 30 May

Obese patients without other major co-morbidities are categorised as class II according to the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status classification (https://iii.hm/38j). If additional organ dysfunction is present they are categorised as ASA III. These patients are at increased risk for metabolic, cardiovascular and pulmonary complications.... Read more