Sunday, February 3, 2019

obesity and intubation

Q: Obesity directly increases the risk of laryngeal complications after intubation? (select one)

A) True
B) False

Answer: B

Although it is true that obesity contributes to difficult intubation but as such, this is a myth that obese patients are directly at higher risk of laryngeal complications after intubation.



Dargin JM, Emlet LL, Guyette FX. The effect of body mass index on intubation success rates and complications during emergency airway management. Intern Emerg Med 2013; 8:75.

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