Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/558655
Title:
Maternal Obesity and Neck Circumference
Authors:
Anglim, B; O’Higgins, A; Daly, N; Farren, M; Turner, MJ
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Jun-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/558655
Abstract:
Obese women are more likely to require general anaesthesia for an obstetric intervention than non-obese. Difficult tracheal intubation and oxygen desaturation is more common in pregnancy. Failed tracheal intubation has been associated with an increase in neck circumference (NC). We studied the relationship between maternal obesity and NC as pregnancy advanced in women attending a standard antenatal clinic. Of the 96 women recruited, 13.5% were obese. The mean NC was 36.8cm (SD 1.9) in the obese women compared with 31.5cm (SD 1.6) in women with a normal BMI (p<0.001) at 18-22 weeks gestation. In the obese women it increased on average by 1.5cm by 36-40 weeks compared with an increase of 1.6 cm in women with a normal BMI. The antenatal measurement of NC is a simple, inexpensive tool that is potentially useful for screening obese women who may benefit from an antenatal anaesthetic assessment.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
OBESITY; PREGNANCY; WOMEN
Local subject classification:
MATERNAL OBESITY

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAnglim, Ben
dc.contributor.authorO’Higgins, Aen
dc.contributor.authorDaly, Nen
dc.contributor.authorFarren, Men
dc.contributor.authorTurner, MJen
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-29T14:46:25Zen
dc.date.available2015-06-29T14:46:25Zen
dc.date.issued2015-06en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/558655en
dc.description.abstractObese women are more likely to require general anaesthesia for an obstetric intervention than non-obese. Difficult tracheal intubation and oxygen desaturation is more common in pregnancy. Failed tracheal intubation has been associated with an increase in neck circumference (NC). We studied the relationship between maternal obesity and NC as pregnancy advanced in women attending a standard antenatal clinic. Of the 96 women recruited, 13.5% were obese. The mean NC was 36.8cm (SD 1.9) in the obese women compared with 31.5cm (SD 1.6) in women with a normal BMI (p<0.001) at 18-22 weeks gestation. In the obese women it increased on average by 1.5cm by 36-40 weeks compared with an increase of 1.6 cm in women with a normal BMI. The antenatal measurement of NC is a simple, inexpensive tool that is potentially useful for screening obese women who may benefit from an antenatal anaesthetic assessment.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectOBESITYen
dc.subjectPREGNANCYen
dc.subjectWOMENen
dc.subject.otherMATERNAL OBESITYen
dc.titleMaternal Obesity and Neck Circumferenceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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