Virtual Grand Rounds in OB Anesthesia: April 2016

published 3 years ago by Ed Nemergut and Robert Thiele (presented by the IARS)

Anesthetic Consideration in the Obese Parturient with Jennifer Hofer

Okay hi everyone thank you for joining me today we're going to talk about anesthetic considerations in the obese perch orient my name is Jennifer Hofer I'm assistant professor at the university of Chicago and OB anesthesiologists. So by definition obesity is BMI greater than 30 based on World Health Organization definitions and that is further broken down into class 15 and so because 1 obesity is BMI of 30 to about 35 close to 35 to 40. It costs 3 is a BMI of greater the fourty of just considered morbid obesity. When you have a BMI that's actually grow the 50 what's considered super obesity. One of 7 caesarean deliveries is due to obesity and 8 percent of women of childbearing age have a BMI of greater than 40 I think that's really an astounding number. The prevalence of obesity in the U. S. is greater than 50 per square that 34 ...

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