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Buccal Oxygenation During Prolonged Laryngoscopy Prevents Desaturation in Obese Patients

20:00 EDT 18 Oct 2016 | NEJM

Compared with usual care, supplemental oxygen delivered to the buccal space through a modified tracheal tube reduced the risk of desaturation during prolonged laryngoscopy in obese patients undergoing elective surgery.

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