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STOP Questionnaire: A Tool to Screen Patients for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Background:Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a major risk factor for perioperative adverse events. However, no screening tool for OSA has been validated in surgical patients. This study was conductedExpand
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Validation of the Berlin Questionnaire and American Society of Anesthesiologists Checklist as Screening Tools for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Surgical Patients
Background:Because of the high prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and its adverse impact on perioperative outcome, a practical screening tool for surgical patients is required. This studyExpand
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Can postoperative nausea and vomiting be predicted?
BACKGROUND Iletrospective studies fail to identify predictors of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV). The authors prospectively studied 17,638 consecutive outpatients who had surgery to identifyExpand
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STOP-Bang Questionnaire: A Practical Approach to Screen for Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
There exists a high prevalence of OSA in the general population, a great proportion of which remains undiagnosed. The snoring, tiredness, observed apnea, high BP, BMI, age, neck circumference, andExpand
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Postoperative Pain in Ambulatory Surgery
Postoperative pain is a common reason for the delayed discharge and unanticipated hospital admission of outpatients.In this study, we examined the pattern of pain in ambulatory surgical patients andExpand
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A post-anesthetic discharge scoring system for home readiness after ambulatory surgery.
STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate the validity and reliability of an objective scoring system, the Post-Anesthetic Discharge Scoring System (PADSS), which was compared against existing Clinical DischargeExpand
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Oxygen Desaturation Index from Nocturnal Oximetry: A Sensitive and Specific Tool to Detect Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Surgical Patients
INTRODUCTION: It is impractical to perform polysomnography (PSG) in all surgical patients suspected of having sleep disordered breathing (SDB). We investigated the role of nocturnal oximetry inExpand
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Use of Manometry for Laryngeal Mask Airway Reduces Postoperative Pharyngolaryngeal Adverse Events: A Prospective, Randomized Trial
Background:Adverse events such as pharyngolaryngeal complications are indicators of quality patient care. Use of manometry to limit the laryngeal mask airway (LMA) intracuff pressure is not currentlyExpand
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Factors contributing to a prolonged stay after ambulatory surgery.
UNLABELLED We identified predictors for prolonged postoperative stay after ambulatory surgery using multiple logistic regression models. We collected perioperative data for 16,411 ambulatory surgicalExpand
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Screening for obstructive sleep apnea before surgery: why is it important?
Purpose of review The purpose of this article is to review the screening tools available in the preoperative clinic for patients at risk of obstructive sleep apnea. Recent findings Obstructive sleepExpand
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