Sleep apnea and total joint arthroplasty under various types of anesthesia: a population-based study of perioperative outcomes.

@article{Memtsoudis2013SleepAA,
  title={Sleep apnea and total joint arthroplasty under various types of anesthesia: a population-based study of perioperative outcomes.},
  author={Stavros G Memtsoudis and Ottokar Stundner and Rehana Rasul and Xuming Sun and Ya-lin Chiu and Peter M. Fleischut and Thomas Danninger and Madhu Mazumdar},
  journal={Regional anesthesia and pain medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={274-81}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The presence of sleep apnea (SA) among surgical patients has been associated with significantly increased risk of perioperative complications. Although regional anesthesia has been suggested as a means to reduce complication rates among SA patients undergoing surgery, no data are available to support this association. We studied the association of the type of anesthesia and perioperative outcomes in patients with SA undergoing joint arthroplasty. METHODS Drawing on a… CONTINUE READING

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