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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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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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Factors Associated with Postoperative Exacerbation of Sleep-disordered Breathing
Introduction:The knowledge on the mechanism of the postoperative exacerbation of sleep-disordered breathing may direct the perioperative management of patients with obstructive sleep apnea. TheExpand
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Perioperative Auto-titrated Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Treatment in Surgical Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Background:Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may worsen postoperatively. The objective of this randomized open-label trial is to determine whether perioperative auto-titrated continuous positive airwayExpand
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Perioperative practical experiences in using a level 2 portable polysomnography
PurposeThe objective of the study is to test the hypothesis that a level 2 portable sleep device (Embletta X100) is a reliable alternative for standard PSG in surgical patients.MethodsAfter hospitalExpand
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Does Helicobacter pylori infection play a role in iron deficiency anemia in hemodialysis patients?
BACKGROUND Among the disorders that may affect patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), anemia is the most responsive to treatment; any reversible cause should be identified, and the most commonExpand
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Genetic polymorphism of N acetyltransferase 2 and its association with tumor markers and cigarette smoking in hepatocellular carcinoma
Human N-acetyltransferase 2 (NAT2) is polymorphic and may associate with cancer risk by modifying susceptibility to cancers from carcinogen  exposure. NAT2 capacity varies in humans and is oftenExpand
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