[The obstructive sleep apnea in bariatric surgery].

  title={[The obstructive sleep apnea in bariatric surgery].},
  author={Francesco Mittempergher and Ernesto Di Betta and Giacomo Pata and Riccardo Nascimbeni},
  journal={Annali italiani di chirurgia},
  volume={79 3},
INTRODUCTION Obesity is a well known risk factor for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Medical therapy is not effective for morbid obesity. Bariatric surgery is therefore a reasonable option for weight reduction for patients with clinically severe obesity. PATIENTS AND METHODS 283 obese patients were operated on from 1999 until 2005 in our Institution and they were examined with a history, physical examination and the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS). Obese patients with a ESS score > or = than 10… CONTINUE READING