Comparison of Incidence of Difficult Intubation between Obese and Nonobese Patients, and Comparison of Three Predictors of Difficult Intubation in Obese Patients
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Mathew J. Comparison of Incidence of Difficult Intubation between Obese and Nonobese Patients, and Comparison of Three Predictors of Difficult Intubation in Obese Patients. Res Inno in Anesth 2016; 1 (2):41-44.
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