Is ultrasonic investigation of transverse tracheal air shadow diameter reasonable for evaluation of difficult airway in pregnant women: A prospective comparative study


Aydogmus M. T. , Erkalp K. , Sinikoglu S. N. , Usta T. A. , Ulger G. O. , Alagol A.

PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, cilt.30, sa.1, ss.91-95, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.12669/pjms.301.3972
  • Dergi Adı: PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.91-95

Özet

Objective: The aim of this study was to compare clinical screening tests (modified Mallampati score, Cormack-Lehane score, thyromental distance, and sternomental distance) with ultrasonic measurements of the upper airway in predicting difficult intubation in pregnant women whose Body Mass Index (BMI) is higher and lower than 30 kg m-2.