Anesthesiology: Adverse Respiratory Events in Children Who Are Obese.
Posted by Clark Venable on 3/7/2008
Incidence and Risk Factors for Perioperative Adverse Respiratory Events in Children Who Are Obese.
"[O]bese children had a higher incidence of difficult mask ventilation, airway obstruction, major oxygen desaturation (>10% of baseline), and overall critical respiratory adverse events. Logistic regression analysis revealed several risk factors for adverse events, including procedures involving the airway, obesity, age younger than 10 yr, and a history of obstructive sleep apnea."
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