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Pediatric obesity and perioperative medicine.

Christian Mpody, Kwaku Owusu-Bediako, Vidya T Raman, Olubukola O Nafiu,

<h4>Purpose of review</h4>Childhood obesity is a public health emergency that has reached a pandemic level and imposed a massive economic burden on healthcare systems. Our objective was to provide an update on (1) challenges of obesity definition and classification in the perioperative setting, (2) challenges of perioperative patient positioning and ... Read more >>

Curr Opin Anaesthesiol (Current opinion in anaesthesiology)
[2021, 34(3):299-305]

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Effect of Body Mass Index Category on Body Surface Area Calculation in Children Undergoing Cardiac Procedures.

Olubukola O Nafiu, Kwaku Owusu-Bediako, S Devi Chiravuri,

<h4>Background</h4>Many of the common equations used for body surface area determination were either introduced before the widespread prevalence of childhood obesity, contained very few children in their sample, or have not been assessed in overweight/obese children. Therefore, we compared 6 body surface area formulae to determine their performance across body ... Read more >>

Anesth Analg (Anesthesia and analgesia)
[2020, 130(2):452-461]

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Unequal Rates of Serious Perioperative Respiratory Adverse Events Between Black and White Children.

Olubukola O Nafiu, Kwaku Owusu-Bediako, Wilson T Chimbira,

<h4>Background</h4>Recent data among pediatric otolaryngology patients showed unexplained higher rates of serious perioperative respiratory adverse events (PRAE) in black children compared to their white peers. We evaluated whether preoperative respiratory comorbidity (PRC) burden contributes to racial disparity in serious PRAE in children undergoing non-otolaryngologic procedures.<h4>Methods</h4>Rates of serious PRAE (laryngospasm and/or ... Read more >>

J Natl Med Assoc (Journal of the National Medical Association)
[2019, 111(5):481-489]

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In Response.

Kwaku Owusu-Bediako, Olubukola O Nafiu,

Anesth Analg (Anesthesia and analgesia)
[2018, 127(3):e47]

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Optimal propofol induction dose in morbidly obese patients: bispectral index guidance is not the answer.

Devi Chiravuri, Kwaku Owusu-Bediako, Olubukola O Nafiu,

Can J Anaesth (Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie)
[2018, 65(8):961-962]

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