SESSION TITLE: Original Investigations in Critical Care
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Slide
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.