Venous thromboembolic disease and hematologic considerations in obesity.
Crit Care Clin. 2010 Oct;26(4):637-40
Authors: Craft MK, Reed MJ
Venous thromboembolic disease continues to be a major source of morbidity and mortality, with obese patients who are critically ill presenting some of the most at-risk patients. As the literature evolves, it has become clear that there is a complex relationship between obesity and thrombosis and atherogenesis. It is true that many of these conditions are reversible with weight loss; however, obesity remains on the rise. Management of obese patients must incorporate and consider these intricate changes in an attempt to improve patient outcomes.
PMID: 20970050 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]