[Anesthesia for a patient with morbid obesity, systemic edema and airway burn].

@article{Tsukahara2010AnesthesiaFA,
  title={[Anesthesia for a patient with morbid obesity, systemic edema and airway burn].},
  author={Yoshiko Tsukahara and Masataka Ozawa and Satoko Joshita and Katsunori Mochizuki and Tadashi Kikuchi and Kennichi Nitta and Hiroshi Dohgomori and Kazufumi Okamoto},
  journal={Masui. The Japanese journal of anesthesiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={59 4},
  pages={487-90}
}
A morbidly obese 44-year-old man, weighing 100 kg and 172 cm tall, was admitted to our hospital with severe burn. Forty-seven % of the total body surface area and respiratory tract were injured. Burn index was estimated to be 37. In the emergency room, his trachea was urgently intubated without muscle relaxant and sedatives to manage difficult airway from morbid obesity and airway burn. Pressure support ventilation was started using a ventilator, SAVINA (Dräger, Germany). Simultaneously… CONTINUE READING