The use of propofol and remifentanil for the anaesthetic management of a super-obese patient.

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Morbid obesity is defined as body mass index (BMI) > 35 kg.m(-2), and super-obesity as BMI > 55 kg.m(-2). We report the case of a 290-kg super-obese patient scheduled for open bariatric surgery. A propofol-remifentanil TCI (target controlled infusion) was chosen as the anaesthetic technique both for sedation during awake fibreoptic nasotracheal intubation… (More)

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@article{Colla2007TheUO, title={The use of propofol and remifentanil for the anaesthetic management of a super-obese patient.}, author={Luca La Colla and Giorgio La Colla and Alberto Albertin and D. Poli and Franz Wilhelm Baruffaldi Preis and Alberto Mangano}, journal={Anaesthesia}, year={2007}, volume={62 8}, pages={842-5} }