Anesthetic Risk Assessment in Children with Upper Respiratory Infection Requiring Brochosocpy

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A 9-month-old female with a 2-week history of a non-productive cough after choking on a peanut was diagnosed with right upper lobe pneumonia that necessitated a bronchoscopy to remove foreign body remnants. This case was complicated by copious amounts of secretions from the upper respiratory infection and required multiple rounds of suction and irrigation to clear the airway to prevent oxygen desaturation. This presentation will review the utility of the COLDs criteria, a risk stratification scheme of perioperative respiratory adverse events as well as optimizing lung ventilation, and postoperative pulmonary complications that may affect the need to delay extubation.


American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, October 12-16, 2023, San Francisco, CA