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Characteristics and Outcomes in Obese Patients With the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Ena Gupta, MD; pujan patel, MD; Amit Babbar; Kasey Treger; Marium Louis; Lisa Jones; Vandana Seeram; James Cury; Abubakr Bajwa
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University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):330A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.343
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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).

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