Childhood obesity and anesthetic morbidity.

  title={Childhood obesity and anesthetic morbidity.},
  author={Nancy Setzer and Edouard Saade},
  journal={Paediatric anaesthesia},
  volume={17 4},
BACKGROUND Obesity is present in a significant proportion of children presenting for anesthesia. Although it is perceived that obese adults have more frequent complications, the incidence of complications in obese children is unknown. Because of anticipated difficulties with mask ventilation, anesthesia is most frequently induced intravenously in obese adults, whereas inhalation induction is usually preferred in uncooperative children with few visible veins. The purpose of this study was to… CONTINUE READING

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