Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and perioperative complications: a systematic review of the literature.

@article{Vasu2012ObstructiveSA,
  title={Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and perioperative complications: a systematic review of the literature.},
  author={Tajender S Vasu and Ritu G Grewal and Karl Doghramji},
  journal={Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={199-207}
}
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a common sleep related breathing disorder. Its prevalence is estimated to be between 2% and 25% in the general population. However, the prevalence of sleep apnea is much higher in patients undergoing elective surgery. Sedation and anesthesia have been shown to increase the upper airway collapsibility and therefore increasing the risk of having postoperative complications in these patients. Furthermore, the majority of patients with sleep apnea are… CONTINUE READING

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