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Anesthetic Management of Morbidly Obese Patients Undergoing Airway Surgery

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Anesthetic Management for the Pediatric Airway

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Obesity has become one of the most important public health problems in the United States and many other countries around the world (Afshin et al., N Engl J Med 377(1):13–27, 2017). In the United States, prevalence of childhood obesity has increased up to threefold over the last three decades (Hedley et al., JAMA 291(23):2847–2850, 2004; Ogden et al., JAMA 311(8):806–814, 2014). It now affects one in six children and adolescents with the highest prevalence in Black and Mexican-American youth (Skelton et al., Acad Pediatr 9(5):322–329, 2009). According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2011–2014 report, the prevalence of obesity was 17.5% of among 6–11-year-olds and 20.5% of 12–19-year-olds (Ogden et al., Ctr Dis Control Prev, 2015). More than 30% of pediatric patients presenting for surgery in one large pediatric setting were found to be overweight or obese (Nafiu et al., J Natl Med Assoc 99(1):46–48, 50–41, 2007).

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Valairucha, S., Hannallah, R.S. (2019). Anesthetic Management of Morbidly Obese Patients Undergoing Airway Surgery. In: Preciado, D., Verghese, S. (eds) Anesthetic Management for the Pediatric Airway . Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-04600-2_13

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