Cristina L. Wood

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The Morbidly Obese Parturient

What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure The morbidly obese parturient is a high-risk patient with significantly greater morbidity and mortality compared to non-obese pregnant women. Since there are no pregnancy-specific definitions of morbid obesity, the most common classification is the definition advocated by the World Health Organization (WHO) using the body mass…

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