- •The majority of major trauma patients treated at our regional community are overweight or obese. Understanding the challenges involved in management of these patients is important.
- •No mortality differences were detected in this patient cohort.
- •In obese patients, those with the highest BMI are more likely to require a longer hospital and ICU admission, and suffer from complications including sepsis, acute kidney injury, fluid overload and pneumonia.
Purchase one-time access:Academic & Personal: 24 hour online accessCorporate R&D Professionals: 24 hour online access
One-time access price info
- For academic or personal research use, select 'Academic and Personal'
- For corporate R&D use, select 'Corporate R&D Professionals'
- Modelling obesity trends in Australia: unravelling the past and predicting the future.Int J Obesity (Lond). 2017; 41: 178-185
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Overweight and obesity. Determinants of Health 2022; Available from: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/australias-health/overweight-and-obesity.
- Obesity and cardiovascular disease.Circ Res. 2016; 118: 1752-1770
- Inflammation as a link between obesity, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2014; 105: 141-150
- The fatty kidney: obesity and renal disease.Nephron. 2017; 136: 273-276
- Obesity in neurosurgery: a narrative review of the literature.World Neurosurg. 2017; 2017: 790-805
- Obesity in total hip arthroplasty: does it make a difference?.Bone Joint J. 2017; (Jan(99-B)): 31-36
- BMI as a predictor for perioperative outcome of laparoscopic colorectal surgery: a pooled analysis of comparative studies.Dis Col Rec. 2017; 60: 433-445
- Optimizing care for trauma patients with obesity.Cureus. 2018; 10
- The obesity paradox in the trauma patient: normal may not be better.World J Surg. 2020; 44: 1817-1823
- The effect of obesity on outcomes in trauma patients: a meta-analysis.Injury. 2013; 44: 1145-1152
- Trauma management in Australia and the tyranny of distance.World J Surg. 2003; 27: 385-389
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Rural and remote health 2022; Available from: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/rural-remote-australians/rural-remote-health.
- Changes in weight status of children and adults in Queensland and Australia: 2017-2018 prevalence and jurisdictional differences. Brisbane, 2019
- Obesity: preventing and managing the global epidemic. World Health Organization, Geneva2000
- Morbid obesity's silver lining: an armor for hollow viscus in blunt abdominal trauma.World J Surg. 2019; 43: 1007-1013
- Impact of obesity in the critically ill trauma patient: a prospective study.J Am Coll Surg. 2006;
- Obesity in trauma: outcomes and disposition trends.Am J Surg. 2014; 207: 387-392
- Obesity is associated with mortality and complications after trauma: a state-wide cohort study.J Surg Res. 2020; 247: 14-20
- Obesity as a risk factor for nosocomial infections in trauma patients.J Am Coll Surg. 2010; 211: 61-67
- Impact of obesity on mortality and complications in trauma patients.Ann. Surg. 2014; 259
- Morbid obesity is an independent determinant of death among surgical critically ill patients.Crit Care Med. 2006; 34: 964-970
- Obesity increases risk of organ failure after severe trauma.J Am Coll Surg. 2006; 203: 539-545
- The consequences of obesity on trauma, emergency surgery, and surgical critical care.World J Emerg Surg. 2006; 1
- Injury rates among restrained drivers in motor vehicle collisions: the role of body habitus.J Trauma. 2002; 52: 1116-1120
- The impact of obesity on the outcomes of 1,153 critically injured blunt trauma patients.J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2005; 59: 1048-1051
Publication stageIn Press Journal Pre-Proof
There are no sources of funding, financial support or industrial affiliations to disclose. The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest relevant to the manuscript submitted to Injury.