Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, June 23rd, 2003
"We studied the effectiveness of the intubating laryngeal mask airway (ILMA) in morbidly obese patients scheduled for bariatric surgery," scientists in France report.
"We included 118 consecutive morbidly obese patients (body mass index, 45±5 kg/m2)," wrote Jerome Frappier and colleagues at European Hospital Georges Pompidou. "After the induction of general anesthesia, the laryngeal view was classified by the first observer according to the method of Cormack and Lehane. The ILMA was then inserted, and the trachea was intubated through the ILMA...
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