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A retrospective audit of anesthetic techniques and complications in children with mucopolysaccharidoses

Geoff Frawley, Daniella Fuenzalida, Susan Donath, Joy Yaplito-Lee, Heidi Peters



OBJECTIVES AND AIMS: To document the incidence of difficult airway management and difficult intubation in the era of replacement therapy for Australian children with mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS). BACKGROUND: Medical treatment for MPS has developed significantly since 1980's with a large number of patients now being offered either bone marrow transplant or enzyme replacement. The impact of these therapies on the incidence of difficult airway management has not been adequately documented. Similarly, anesthesia techniques and airway devices have been developed, which are thought to have greatly increased the safety of managing these patients under anesthesia but their role in children with MPS h..

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