Chandra Ramamoorthy

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  • Perioperative management of the morbidly obese adolescent with heart failure undergoing bariatric surgery PEDIATRIC ANESTHESIA Maxwell, B. G., Ingrande, J., Rosenthal, D. N., Ramamoorthy, C. 2012; 22 (5): 476-482


    The incidence and prevalence of adolescent obesity and adolescent heart failure are increasing, and anesthesiologists increasingly will encounter patients with both conditions. A greater understanding of the physiologic challenges of adolescent heart failure as they relate to the perioperative stressors of anesthesia and bariatric surgery is necessary to successfully manage the perioperative risks faced by this growing subpopulation. Here, we present a representative case of a morbidly obese adolescent with heart failure who underwent a laparoscopic bariatric operation and review the limited available literature on perioperative management in this age group. Specifically, we review evidence and offer recommendations related to preoperative evaluation, venous thromboembolism prophylaxis, positioning, induction, airway management, monitoring, anesthetic maintenance, ventilator management, and adverse effects of the pneumoperitoneum, rhabdomyolysis, and postoperative care.

    View details for DOI 10.1111/j.1460-9592.2012.03824.x

    View details for Web of Science ID 000302540900011

    View details for PubMedID 22385267

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