Tag Obesity
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Obesity and Pharmacokinetics

Obesity affects all four aspects of pharmacokinetics. As drug administration based on total body weight can result in in underdosing or overdosing, depending on the characteristics of the drug, weight-based dosing scalars must be considered. Lean body weight is the optimal scalar for most IV opioids and anaesthetics
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Obesity and Critical Illness

Reviewed and revised 31 December 2015 OVERVIEW Obesity is the chronic abnormal or excessive accumulation of fat in adipose tissue to the extent that health may be impaired degrees of obesity are defined by body mass index (BMI) OBESITY PARADOX…

CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Obesity and Trauma

Reviewed and revised 26 October 2016 OVERVIEW Obesity has significant implications for the assessment, management, and outcomes of trauma The relationship between obesity and negative outcome from injury has been controversial INJURY PATTERNS Obese patients tend to have lower overall…