Comparison of end-tidal and transcutaneous measures of carbon dioxide during general anaesthesia in severely obese adults.

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BACKGROUND Patients with severe obesity (body mass index (BMI) greater than 35 kg x m(-2)) present difficulties for end-tidal carbon dioxide (FE'(CO(2))) monitoring. Previous studies suggest that transcutaneous (TC) carbon dioxide measurements could be valuable, so we compared FE' and TC measures with Pa(CO(2)) in severely obese patients during anaesthesia… (More)

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@article{Griffin2003ComparisonOE, title={Comparison of end-tidal and transcutaneous measures of carbon dioxide during general anaesthesia in severely obese adults.}, author={James D Griffin and B. E. Terry and R. K. Burton and T. L. Ray and B P Keller and Aaron Landrum and James O. Johnson and James Tobias}, journal={British journal of anaesthesia}, year={2003}, volume={91 4}, pages={498-501} }