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Preoperative Risk Factors of Gonzalez et al for Predicting a Prolonged Post-Operative ICU Admission Following a Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass in a Morbidly Obese Patient

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Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology

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Gonzalez et al identified preoperative factors that are predictive of a morbidly obese patient of a prolonged intensive care unit (ICU) following a roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure. This can identify a patient who may benefit from efforts to reduce risk prior to surgery or from selection of a procedure with less risk. The authors are from Emory University in Atlanta.

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