Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, March 12th, 2007
Study 1: Data detailed in "Adenotonsillar surgery in morbidly obese children: routine elective admission of all patients to the intensive care unit is unnecessary" have been presented. According to a study from Perth, Australia, "Morbidly obese children undergoing adenotonsillectomy, often with co-morbid obstructive sleep apnoea, may be considered at a higher risk of postoperative respiratory compromise. This retrospective study aimed to assess the frequency and severity of postoperative respiratory complications in these patients and to identify preoperative risks factors for such...
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