Can assessment for obstructive sleep apnea help predict postadenotonsillectomy respiratory complications?

@article{Wilson2002CanAF,
  title={Can assessment for obstructive sleep apnea help predict postadenotonsillectomy respiratory complications?},
  author={Kerryn Wilson and Indrani Lakheeram and Angie Morielli and Robert T. Brouillette and Karen J Brown},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={96 2},
  pages={313-22}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to determine the frequency and type of respiratory complications after adenotonsillectomy in children. A second aim was to assess the ability of preoperative sleep studies to identify children at risk for respiratory complications. METHODS Children referred for sleep studies between 1992 and 1998, who underwent adenotonsillectomy within 6 months of the preoperative study, were reviewed. The study focused on two variables: the obstructive apnea and hypopnea… CONTINUE READING
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