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Smoker desaturation during general anaesthesia: a case report

Mohamed, Abdul Hadi and Md Ralib, Azrina and Abdullah, Nor Zamzila and Osman, Ariff and Mat Nor, Mohd Basri (2009) Smoker desaturation during general anaesthesia: a case report. In: 16th Asean Congress of Anaesthesiologist & 7th National Conference on Intensive Care, 2-5 July 2009, Sutera Harbour Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

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Abstract

We report a sudden hypoxaemia during intubation and after extubation in patient was smoking few hour before surgery. The cause of his desaturation was not related to secretion in the upper airway but may be due to reduced oxygen tension in the body prior to surgery. We able to secure the airway and prevent prolonged of desaturation by intubating this patient during induction and after extubation. We excluded other cause of desaturation for example secretion, bronchospasm and also airway obstruction inn this case. We conclude that smoking cessation was necessary at long as possible even though in case of emergency to prevent potential hypoxaemia pre intubation and during extubation at the end of operation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 3439/13714
Uncontrolled Keywords: Smoking, General anaesthesia, Desaturation
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Anaesthesiology & Intensive Care
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Basic Medical
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Dr Abdul Hadi Mohamed
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2012 15:38
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2012 15:38
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/13714

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