Impact of obesity on hospitalized patients

Brian Markoff, Alison Amsterdam

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Obesity is increasing at an alarming rate worldwide and is a risk factor for cardiac disease, diabetes, and stroke. This provides a challenge for the physicians caring for this patient population in the hospital. Skin integrity, medication dosing, testing, and nutrition are all altered by obesity. We summarize some of the current data on caring for the obese inpatient. Unfortunately, few data on this unique inpatient population exist.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)454-459
Number of pages6
JournalMount Sinai Journal of Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2008


  • Hospitalized patient
  • Metabolism
  • Mobility
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity


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