Prevalence of sleep apnea in morbidly obese patients who presented for weight loss surgery evaluation: more evidence for routine screening for obstructive sleep apnea before weight loss surgery.

@article{Lopez2008PrevalenceOS,
  title={Prevalence of sleep apnea in morbidly obese patients who presented for weight loss surgery evaluation: more evidence for routine screening for obstructive sleep apnea before weight loss surgery.},
  author={Peter A. Lopez and Bianca Stefan and Carl Ivan Schulman and Patricia Marie Byers},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={2008},
  volume={74 9},
  pages={834-8}
}
The incidence of obstructive sleep apnea has been underestimated in morbidly obese patients who present for evaluation for weight loss surgery. This retrospective study shows that the incidence of obstructive sleep apnea in this patient population is greater than 70 per cent and increases in incidence as the body mass index increases. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common comorbidity in obese patients who present for evaluation for gastric bypass surgery. The incidence of sleep apnea in… CONTINUE READING
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