Airway changes in pregnant women before and after delivery


AYDAS A. D. , Basaranoglu G. , OZDEMIR H., DOOPLY S. L. S. , MUHAMMEDOGLU N., KUCUK S., ...More

IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, vol.184, no.2, pp.431-433, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 184 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11845-014-1138-8
  • Title of Journal : IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.431-433

Abstract

High incidence of difficult or failed intubation in obstetric patients is still a major problem to challenge anaesthesiologists. Although the probability of difficult intubation is impossible to predict preoperatively, some simple, practical bedside tests may help. This study used five simple tests in an attempt to better evaluate airway changes in pregnant women before and after delivery.