Airway problems in pregnancy.

  title={Airway problems in pregnancy.},
  author={Uma Munnur and Ben de Boisblanc and Maya S. Suresh},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  volume={33 10 Suppl},
OBJECTIVES To provide a current review of the literature regarding airway problems in pregnancy and management. BACKGROUND Obstetrical anesthesia is considered to be a high-risk practice that exposes the anesthesiologist to increased medicolegal liability. Anesthetic management of a parturient is a challenge because it involves simultaneous care of both mother and baby. Failure to appropriately manage a difficult or failed intubation increases the risk of hypoxemic cardiopulmonary arrest and… CONTINUE READING


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