Obese children need special treatment when under anesthesia

10/19/2011 | HealthDay News

A study of youths aged 6 to 18 years old found those in the obese-asthmatic and obese nonasthmatic groups were more likely to have critical airway problems during anesthesia than normal-weight kids. A second study found that normal-weight children required 50% to 60% more propofol than obese children. Both studies will be presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists meeting in Chicago.

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