airway anatomy

air·way a·nat·o·my

(ār'wā ă-nat'ŏ-mē)
The tracheobronchial structure, similar in shape to that of an inverted tree, containing three types of airways: cartilaginous airways (trachea, main bronchi, and approximately five generations of small bronchi); membranous bronchioles (approximately eight generations of noncartilaginous airways); and respiratory bronchioles (approximately five generations of gas-exchange or alveolar ducts).
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However, insertion of the LMA Classic is not always easy in children due to differences in airway anatomy compared with adults [9] and more complications are related to its use in younger children compared with adults.
Obesity may be associated with predictors of difficult ventilation and difficult airway management, including reduced mouth opening, reduced cervical extension, shorter thyromental and mentosternal distance, and decreased thyromental height, increased neck circumference, and obstructive airway anatomy, all of which may come into play at the time of intubation, and produce sleep apnoea.
Children's airway anatomy has some differences than adults and there is a lack of guidelines based on scientific evidence on airway management in terms of head positioning in children.
Sleep disorders together represent a spectrum of diseases which yields from mild and intermittent snoring to severe OSAS affected by many parameters like weight upper airway anatomy sleep position life habits and comorbids.
In more severe cases wherein an anatomical problem in the airway is identified, surgery may be considered to modify airway anatomy.
Participants who desire to enroll in OOORAM training must complete and pass the didactic course online in TMS covering airway anatomy, basic airway skills and management alternatives.
M's upper airway anatomy reveals a neck circumference of 44 cm and normal oropharynx.
Three-dimensional computed tomographic analysis of airway anatomy.
This includes distortion of upper airway anatomy with a large tongue and dental abnormalities which makes the endotracheal intubation difficult or impossible [3, 4].
This included airway anatomy, inspired oxygen concentration, pulse oximetry, tidal volume, hypoxia and expired carbon dioxide as well as heart anatomy and physiology, heart rate and blood pressure.