Tag: obesity

Caring for the Hospitalized Obese Patient

A nurse takes a report from the Emergency Department regarding Joe, a 748-pound patient with a Stage III right buttock pressure ulcer from months of bed rest and respiratory failure related to bronchitis and probable obesity hypoventilation syndrome. The patient arrives to the respiratory…

Obesity and Cancer

A projection of the future health and economic burden of obesity in 2030 estimated that continuation of existing trends in obesity will lead to about 500,000 additional cases (nearly a 15-fold increase) of cancer in the U.S. by 2030.1 For example, one study that used NCI…

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