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Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Oct;124(4 Suppl):45S-56S. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3181b5338d.

Evidence-based patient safety advisory: patient assessment and prevention of pulmonary side effects in surgery. Part 1. Obstructive sleep apnea and obstructive lung disease.

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Plastic Surgery Associates of Seattle, WA, USA. haeck@eplasticsurgeons.net

Abstract

Obstructive sleep apnea and obstructive lung disease may increase a patient's risk of perioperative pulmonary complications. This practice advisory provides an overview of the preoperative steps that should be performed to ensure appropriate patient selection and the safety of patients with these conditions. Also discussed are recommendations for perioperative management and strategies for minimizing complications.

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20827239
DOI:
10.1097/PRS.0b013e3181b5338d
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