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Indian J Crit Care Med. 2008 Jul;12(3):116-23. doi: 10.4103/0972-5229.43680.

Obstructive sleep apnoea and anaesthesia.

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  • 1Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata, India. sumanc_24@yahoo.co.in

Abstract

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) correlates positively with obesity and age, both of which are becoming increasingly prevalent. Obstructive sleep apnoea occurs much more frequently in clinical practice than formerly diagnosed, and that this condition represents complex challenges for difficulty in mask ventilation, laryngoscopic intubation, accelerated arterial desaturation, postoperative monitoring and discharge status. In this review article pathophysiology, diagnosis, and perioperative management of this group of patients have been discussed in detail.

KEYWORDS:

Anaesthesia; complications; obstructive sleep apnoea; perioperative care

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19742249
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PMCID:
PMC2738308
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