Difficult mask ventilation in general surgical population: observation of risk factors and predictors

@inproceedings{Killoran2014DifficultMV,
  title={Difficult mask ventilation in general surgical population: observation of risk factors and predictors},
  author={Peter V. Killoran and Chunyan Cai and Anastasia D. Katsiampoura and Ruggero Massimo Corso and Carin A. Hagberg and Adrian A. Matioc and D. John Doyle and Davide Cattano},
  booktitle={F1000Research},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND There are few predictors of difficult mask ventilation and a simple, objective, predictive system to identify patients at risk of difficult mask ventilation does not currently exist. We present a retrospective - subgroup analysis aimed at identifying predictive factors for difficult mask ventilation (DMV) in patients undergoing pre-operative airway assessment before elective surgery at a major teaching hospital. METHODS Data for this retrospective analysis were derived from a… CONTINUE READING
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