Burns in morbidly obese patients

Academic Article


  • It has been estimated that 26% of Americans are obese. A very small subset of this group can be categorized as morbidly obese, fulfilling the criteria of being 100 pounds, or 100%, over ideal body weight. The clinical records of seven morbidly obese bum patients treated over a 20-year period are reviewed. Particularly notable was a 43% incidence of fatal pulmonary embolism. © 1992 by Williams and Wilkins.
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  • Sheridan RL; Rue LW; McManus WF; Pruitt BA
  • Start Page

  • 818
  • End Page

  • 820
  • Volume

  • 33
  • Issue

  • 6