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Anesthesiol Clin. 2014 Jun;32(2):321-8. doi: 10.1016/j.anclin.2014.02.011.

Perioperative consideration of obstructive sleep apnea in ambulatory surgery.

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1
Department of Anesthesiology, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M5T2S8, Canada.
2
Department of Anesthesiology, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M5T2S8, Canada. Electronic address: Frances.chung@uhn.ca.

Abstract

The prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is increasing and a significant number of patients with OSA are undiagnosed. The suitability of ambulatory surgery in patients with OSA remains controversial, and the evidence regarding the safety of ambulatory surgery for patients with OSA is limited. Preoperative screening and careful selection of patients for ambulatory surgery is the most important step. Patients diagnosed and suspected of having OSA should be managed with a systematic algorithm to improve outcomes.

KEYWORDS:

Ambulatory surgery; Anesthetic management; Obstructive sleep apnea; Perioperative outcome

PMID:
24882120
DOI:
10.1016/j.anclin.2014.02.011
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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