Special considerations in the critically ill morbidly obese child.
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Obesity has been recognized as an increasing problem not only in North America but globally. With a significant rise in the prevalence of obesity amongst children and adolescents over the past 20 years, the comorbidities associated with obesity are also now emerging at an earlier age. These comorbidities cause specific concern and require special consideration when the morbidly obese child becomes critically ill.
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