Opioids for Acute Pain Management in Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Systematic Review.

@article{Cozowicz2018OpioidsFA,
  title={Opioids for Acute Pain Management in Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Systematic Review.},
  author={Crispiana Cozowicz and Frances F Chung and Anthony G. Doufas and Mahesh Nagappa and Stavros G. Memtsoudis},
  journal={Anesthesia \& Analgesia},
  year={2018}
}
The intrinsic nature of opioids to suppress respiratory function is of particular concern among patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The association of OSA with increased perioperative risk has raised the question of whether patients with OSA are at higher risk for opioid-induced respiratory depression (OIRD) compared to the general population. The aims of this systematic review were to summarize current evidence with respect to perioperative OIRD, changes in sleep-disordered breathing… 

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