The importance of neck circumference to thyromental distance ratio (NC/TM) as a predictor of difficult intubation in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients

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Hala Ezzat Abdel Naim; Sabah Abdel Raouf Mohamed; Sherif Mohamed Soaida; Haitham Hassan Awad Eltrabily;
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Journal: Egyptian Journal of Anaesthesia,volume 30,issue 3,pages219-225 (issn: 1110-1849)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.egja.2014.03.002
  • Subject: Obstructive sleep apnea | Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine | Anesthesiology | Thyromental | Neck circumference | RD78.3-87.3

Background: The trial to find a bedside examination that is helpful for foreseeing difficult intubation is quite inspiring. It was reported that thyromental distance (TM), body mass index (BMI), neck circumference (NC) and a Mallampati score >3 were the only helpful bed... View more
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