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Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2016 Jun;29(3):317-24. doi: 10.1097/ACO.0000000000000317.

Diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea during pregnancy.

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aDepartment of Anesthesiology, Singapore General Hospital bDuke-NUS Medical School, Singapore cDepartment of Anesthesiology, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto dDepartment of Anesthesia and Pain Management Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW:

This review aims to provide an update on recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) during pregnancy and its effect on maternal and fetal outcomes.

RECENT FINDINGS:

Current OSA screening tools may not perform well in this population. There are some pieces of evidence linking poorer maternal and neonatal outcome with pregnant patients having OSA. At present, there are inadequate data on which to base fetal or maternal parameters for treatment of OSA, and no evidence that treatment in the short-term impacts maternal or neonatal outcomes.

SUMMARY:

Further research is needed to help in the detection and treatment of OSA in pregnancy.

PMID:
26872044
DOI:
10.1097/ACO.0000000000000317
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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