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Chest. 2016 Feb;149(2):586-597. doi: 10.1378/chest.15-1777. Epub 2016 Jan 12.

CPAP in the Perioperative Setting: Evidence of Support.

Author information

1
Department of Anesthesiology, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address: frances.chung@uhn.ca.
2
Department of Anesthesiology, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
3
Department of Medicine, Sleep Disorders Center and the Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Abstract

OSA is a commonly encountered comorbid condition in surgical patients. The risk of cardiopulmonary complications is increased by two to threefold with OSA. Among the different treatment options for OSA, CPAP is an efficacious modality. This review examines the evidence regarding the use of CPAP in the preoperative and postoperative periods in surgical patients with diagnosed and undiagnosed OSA.

KEYWORDS:

CPAP; OSA; perioperative period

PMID:
26469321
PMCID:
PMC5831563
DOI:
10.1378/chest.15-1777
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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