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<< Managing Childhood Obesity In The Emergency Department

Childhood Obesity Comorbidities And Their Impact On Emergency Medicine

Children who are overweight or obese are at higher risk for the following illnesses: asthma, gallstones, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, lower extremity injuries, obstructive sleep apnea, and psychological disorders such as depression. In addition, overweight presents challenges in medical management of children in imaging (ultrasound vs computed tomography [CT] scan for abdominal pain), medication dosing (especially during resuscitation), and intravenous (IV) access.

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