Neck circumference as a predictor of difficult intubation and difficult mask ventilation in morbidly obese patients: A prospective observational study.

@article{Riad2016NeckCA,
  title={Neck circumference as a predictor of difficult intubation and difficult mask ventilation in morbidly obese patients: A prospective observational study.},
  author={Waleed Riad and Mercedeh N Vaez and Ravi Raveendran and Amanda D Tam and Fayez A Quereshy and Frances F Chung and David Tai Wai Wong},
  journal={European journal of anaesthesiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={244-9}
}
BACKGROUND There is conflicting evidence as to whether obesity and neck circumference are predictors of difficult intubation in the surgical population. In addition, the cut-off neck circumference related to difficult intubation has not been clearly identified. OBJECTIVES The primary study objective was to determine whether neck circumference and obesity were predictors of difficult intubation in morbidly obese surgical patients. Secondary outcomes included difficult mask ventilation… CONTINUE READING
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