Journal article

Preoperative communication between anaesthetists and patients with obesity regarding perioperative risks and weight management: a structured narrative review

Anthony Hodsdon, Natalie Anne Smith, David A Story

Perioperative Medicine | BMC | Published : 2020


Background: Individuals with obesity frequently present for anaesthesia and surgery. Good communication during the preoperative consultation can optimise the provision of relevant health information and guide improvement of health status preoperatively. Methods: We planned a systematic literature review to assess existing guidelines and evidence of effectiveness for how anaesthetists should communicate with patients who have obesity in the preoperative period about perioperative risks and weight management. Database searches used keywords related to perioperative weight loss conversations. We found no papers that directly addressed our aim. The literature identified as most relevant was anal..

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