Proportion of surgical patients with undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnoea.

@article{Singh2013ProportionOS,
  title={Proportion of surgical patients with undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnoea.},
  author={Manni Singh and Pu Liao and S Kobah and Duminda N Wijeysundera and Chava Shapiro and Frances F Chung},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={2013},
  volume={110 4},
  pages={629-36}
}
BACKGROUND Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) affects ~9-24% of the general population, and 90% remain undiagnosed. Those patients with undiagnosed moderate-to-severe OSA may be associated with an increased risk of perioperative complications. Our objective was to evaluate the proportion of surgical patients with undiagnosed moderate-to-severe OSA. METHODS After research ethics board approval, patients visiting preoperative clinics were recruited over 4 yr and screened with the STOP-BANG… CONTINUE READING

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