SESSION TITLE: Miscellaneous Critical Care
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: The percentage of the United States population with a BMI >50 kg/m2 has increased more than 10-fold between 2000 and 2010. However morbidity and mortality associated with the severity of obesity in the critically ill has remained controversial. We aimed to compare characteristics and outcomes in severe obese and super obese patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).