Vascular procedures in the critically ill obese patient.
Crit Care Clin. 2010 Oct;26(4):647-60
Authors: Rahman O, Willis L
The increasing societal prevalence of obesity is consequential to the increasing number of critically ill obese patients. Vascular procedures are an essential aspect of care in these patients. This article reviews the general, anatomic, and physiologic considerations pertaining to vascular procedures in critically ill obese patients. In addition, the use of ultrasonography for these procedures is discussed.
PMID: 20970052 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]