Propofol-induced sleep: polysomnographic evaluation of patients with obstructive sleep apnea and controls.

  title={Propofol-induced sleep: polysomnographic evaluation of patients with obstructive sleep apnea and controls.},
  author={F{\'a}bio Augusto Winckler Rabelo and Adriano Braga and Daniel Salgado K{\"u}pper and Jos{\'e} Antonio Cortes de Oliveira and Fernando Muniz Lopes and Pedro Luiz Vaz de Lima Mattos and Shirley Gois Barreto and Heidi Haueisen Sander and Regina Maria França Fernandes and Fabiana C P Valera},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  volume={142 2},
OBJECTIVE The localization of upper airway obstruction in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may optimize treatment. Nasoendoscopy during propofol sedation allows such an evaluation, but the effect of this drug on respiratory patterns and muscle relaxation is unknown. The objective of the present study was to determine through polysomnography whether propofol would change sleep parameters. STUDY DESIGN Prospective study of subjects submitted to polysomnography under sedation with… CONTINUE READING
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