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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

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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

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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

ICU Management

Study: Higher Prevalence of Obesity in ICU

2016 27 May

An audit from an Australian ICU found that around three-quarters of patients were overweight or obese, around 12 percent higher than the percentage in the general population. The findings have implications for training and healthcare costs, say the authors. The article is in press in Intensive and Critical Care Nursing. Diane M. Dennis from the ICU... Read more

ICU Management

Volume 16 - Issue 2, 2016

2016 27 May

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Cardiology Management

Heart Attacks Affecting Younger, More Obese People

2016 29 Mar

New findings presented at the American College of Cardiology's 65th Annual Scientific Session in Chicago, IL, show that serious heart attacks are affecting younger and more obese individuals. Rates of blood pressure, diabetes and COPD are also higher in this patient group.  ST-elevation myocardial infarction or STEMI is the most severe and deadly type... Read more

IMAGING Management

U.S. Doctors Call For Colon Cancer Screening Before 50

2016 21 Mar

Obesity and Diabetes to Blame in Young Patients, says SERMO pollTwo thirds of a poll among U.S. doctors concluded that colon cancer screening should begin before the age of 50, while obesity and diabetes are widely blamed for an increase in cases among younger people.The poll by SERMO, the social network for physicians and largest health care professional... Read more