Anesthetic management of obstructive sleep apnea patients.

@article{Connolly1991AnestheticMO,
  title={Anesthetic management of obstructive sleep apnea patients.},
  author={Lois A. Connolly},
  journal={Journal of clinical anesthesia},
  year={1991},
  volume={3 6},
  pages={461-9}
}
Presented in an illustrative case report and a review of the anesthetic management of obstructive sleep apnea patients. Preoperative evaluation should include a thorough airway evaluation and a comprehensive cardiovascular and pulmonary evaluation. With polysomnography, identification of the severity of sleep apnea can be idenified. Although sleep centers vary in their definitions, severe obstructive sleep apnea is diagnosed if the patient demonstrates an apnea index greater than 70 and an… CONTINUE READING

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