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Critical Care: Original Investigations in Critical Care |

Outcomes of Obese Patients on Dexmedetomidine in the Critical Care

Aasim Mohammed; Ana Maheshwari, MD; Stephenie Manns, MD
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Mercy Catholic Medical Center, Yeadon, PA


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


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):346A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.359
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SESSION TITLE: Original Investigations in Critical Care

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PRESENTED ON: Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM

PURPOSE: Obesity is a worldwide healthcare concern, and its impact on critical care outcomes is not well understood. In general, obesity is thought to worsen Intensive care unit (ICU) outcomes, but published reports fail to demonstrate this effect consistently. We hypothesize that increased body mass index (BMI) is an independent predictor of ICU outcomes on patients with Dexmedetomidine (DEX) infusions. We studied characteristics and outcomes of obese patients on DEX in the ICU compared to non-obese patients.

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