REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 322-326

Pre-oxygenation and apneic oxygenation in patients living with obesity – A review of novel techniques


1 Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Therapy, Medical University of Lodz, Poland
2 Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, London, UK

Correspondence Address:
Tomasz Gaszynski
Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Therapy, Medical University of Lodz
Poland
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/sja.sja_351_22

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Morbidly obese patients are in the group of patients, who can desaturate fast because of changes in lung volumes and reduction in Functional Residual Capasity due to obesity. There are novel methods to improve preoxygenation and to maintain oxygneation during intubation efforts. In this paper we present methods of apneic oxygenation for morbidly obese patients.


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