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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care|
|State||Published - Dec 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine