PEACHY data collection is complete

PEACHY, Another fruitful study

Congratulations to the PATRN team for publishing the results of the PErioperAtive CHildhood ObesitY (PEACHY) study in the British Journal of Anaesthesia 
A fantastic collaborative effort of a successful paediatric anaesthesia trainee network. 

Prevalence of PErioperAtive CHildhood obesitY in children undergoing general anaesthesia in the UK: a prospective, multicentre, observational cohort study⇗
The study showed an alarmingly high incidence of obesity amongst children presenting for surgical procedures under general anaesthesia in the UK. 

Its accompanied by a BJA editorial : PEACHY, Another fruitful study⇗

You can find out more about the PARTN trainee research network and how to get involved in our Trainee section>PATRN Research Network section


The study:

PEACHY is the study lead by the Paediatric Anaesthetic Trainee Research Network (PATRN) looking into the effect of obesity on perioperative complications in paediatric patients undergoing anaesthesia.

The study was been accepted to the NIHR Portfolio - CPMS 40368 / IRAS 248493

The study was run with scientific support from the APA, the lead site was University Hospital Southampton, and over 100 sited were included

The aims were:

  1. To establish the proportion of overweight and obese children aged 2-16 years attending hospitals for procedures under general anaesthesia across the PEACHY registered sites in the UK.
  2. To establish whether obese children are at increased risk of defined adverse perioperative events as compared to their healthy weight counterparts in this study population.
  3. To assess variation in perioperative paracetamol dosing for overweight and obese children in the study population.

Thank you to all who took part