Postoperative complications in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: a retrospective matched cohort study.

@article{Liao2009PostoperativeCI,
  title={Postoperative complications in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: a retrospective matched cohort study.},
  author={Pu Liao and Balaji Yegneswaran and Santhira Vairavanathan and Paul Norbert Zilberman and Frances Chung},
  journal={Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie},
  year={2009},
  volume={56 11},
  pages={819-28}
}
PURPOSE Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is presumed to be a risk factor for postoperative morbidity and mortality, but the current evidence is incomplete. This retrospective matched cohort study tested the hypothesis that OSA is a risk factor for the development of postoperative complications. METHODS Hospital ethics approval was obtained for the conduct of this study. The patients who were selected for the study were >18 yr of age, diagnosed preoperatively with OSA, and scheduled to undergo… CONTINUE READING
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