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Obese patients in medical intensive care unit: influence of counseling on weight loss and cardiovascular parameters.
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PMID:  20977117     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case series of 12 obese patients admitted to medical intensive care unit (ICU) due to life-threatening diseases and the influence of weight loss on cardiovascular parameters is presented. We assessed body weight, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, pulse, and laboratory values on admission. At discharge from ICU patients were counseled on how to lose weight. They were examined one and six months later. Statistically significant (p < 0.05) decrease of body weight (median at the beginning of a treatment 134 kg, after six months 127.5 kg), BMI (median 41.5 kg/m2 at the beginning of a treatment; 38.9 kg/m2 after six months), systolic blood pressure (medians 145 mmHg and 130 mmHg), diastolic blood pressure (medians 95 mmHg and 85 mmHg) and pulse (medians 104 beats per minute, 78 beats per minute) was found. The reduction of the waist circumference was not significant. One patient died due to severe acute pancreatitis. Patients reported feeling much better after losing weight.
Ana Vujaklija Brajković; Ivan Gornik; Vladimir Gasparović
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Collegium antropologicum     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0350-6134     ISO Abbreviation:  Coll Antropol     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-27     Completed Date:  2010-11-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003354     Medline TA:  Coll Antropol     Country:  Croatia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1131-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Intensive Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Zagreb University Hospital Center, Zagreb, Croatia.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure
Body Mass Index
Intensive Care Units
Middle Aged
Obesity / complications*,  physiopathology
Weight Loss*

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