Burns in morbidly obese patients

R. L. Sheridan, L. W. Rue, W. F. McManus, Basil A Pruitt

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Abstract

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 burn 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
Volume33
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Ideal Body Weight
Pulmonary Embolism
Burns
Incidence

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Sheridan, R. L., Rue, L. W., McManus, W. F., & Pruitt, B. A. (1992). Burns in morbidly obese patients. Journal of Trauma, 33(6), 818-820.

Burns in morbidly obese patients. / Sheridan, R. L.; Rue, L. W.; McManus, W. F.; Pruitt, Basil A.

In: Journal of Trauma, Vol. 33, No. 6, 1992, p. 818-820.

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Sheridan, RL, Rue, LW, McManus, WF & Pruitt, BA 1992, 'Burns in morbidly obese patients', Journal of Trauma, vol. 33, no. 6, pp. 818-820.
Sheridan RL, Rue LW, McManus WF, Pruitt BA. Burns in morbidly obese patients. Journal of Trauma. 1992;33(6):818-820.
Sheridan, R. L. ; Rue, L. W. ; McManus, W. F. ; Pruitt, Basil A. / Burns in morbidly obese patients. In: Journal of Trauma. 1992 ; Vol. 33, No. 6. pp. 818-820.
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