Obesity and orthopedic trauma

The obesity epidemic in the United States shows no signs of abating, which is why our latest podcast is particularly insightful. Associate Editor Nancy Kanagy talks with author Lusha Xiang (University of Mississippi) and leading expert Jeff Frisbee (West Virginia University) about the study by Xiang and colleagues, which suggests the mechanism behind the poor prognosis for obese trauma victims and provides insight into a new therapeutic intervention to improve recovery of obese victims of traumatic injury.

Lusha Xiang, Silu Lu, William Fuller, Arun Aneja, George V Russell, Louis B Jones, and Robert L. Hester. Impaired blood pressure recovery to hemorrhage in obese Zucker rats with orthopedic trauma. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, published ahead of print October 14, 2011, doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00439.2011.

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