sábado, 12 de octubre de 2013


La obesidad se ha convertido en un serio problema de salud mundial que sigue creciendo en forma logarítmica, siendo muchos factores involucrados. Su manejo es de reto y el fracaso es más frecuente de lo deseado. En los siguientes días le enviaremos información con este apasionante tema que deseamos le sea útil en su trabajo diario.

Obesity has become a serious global health problem that continues to grow in logarithmic form, with many factors involved. Its management is challenging and failure is more common than desired. In the following days we will send information to this exciting topic that wish will be useful in your practice.

A obesidade tornou-se um grave problema de saúde global que continua a crescer em forma logarítmica, com muitos fatores envolvidos. Sua gestão é um desafio e fracasso é mais comum do que o desejado. Nos próximos dias, vamos enviar informações a este tópico emocionante esse desejo será útil em seu trabalho diário

Tratamiento de la obesidad: Guías clínicas Sauditas

Management of obesity: Saudi Clinical Guideline.
Al-Shehri FS, Moqbel MM, Al-Shahrani AM, Al-Khaldi YM, Abu-Melha WS.
Saudi J Obesity [serial online] 2013 [cited 2013 Oct 8];1:18-30.

Overweight and obesity affect more than 75% of the total population in Saudi Arabia. Almost all age groups are affected in general and adults particularly. In order to introduce high quality health-care for these individual, it is mandatory to establish clinical guideline that will help health-care providers to manage this common problems at all levels. This guideline was adapted from Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network for management of obesity after taking permission in this regard. The guideline will cover preventive and curative aspects of overweight and obesity and could be implemented at primary, secondary, and tertiary care levels in Saudi Arabia.
Keywords: Guideline, obesity, Saudi Arabia


Técnicas para cambiar el tubo endotraqueal en obesos mórbidos

Airway tube exchanger techniques in morbidly obese patients.
Udomtecha D.
Department of Anesthesia, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA.
Anesthesiol Res Pract. 2012;2012:968642. doi: 10.1155/2012/968642. Epub 2012 Feb 9.
Morbidly obese patients may present a challenge during airway management. When airway tube exchange is required, it can even be more challenging than the primary intubation. With the increasing prevalence of morbid obesity over the years, there will be increasing numbers of these patients presenting for surgical procedures, including ones that require endotracheal tube exchanges. It is therefore important for anesthesiologists to be familiar with options and limitations of the airway tube exchanger techniques.



Anestesiología y Medicina del Dolor


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