Burns in morbidly obese patients

Robert L. Sheridan, Loring W. Rue, William F. McManus, Basil A. Pruitt

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It has been estimated that 26% of Americans are obese. A very small subset of this group can be categorized as morbidly obese, fulfilling the criteria of being 100 pounds, or 100%, over ideal body weight. The clinical records of seven morbidly obese bum patients treated over a 20-year period are reviewed. Particularly notable was a 43% incidence of fatal pulmonary embolism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)818-820
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1992


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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