Management of sleep apnea in adults
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- Chung, F. & Imarengiaye, C. Can J Anaesth (2002) 49(Suppl 1): R54. doi:10.1007/BF03018137
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Sleep disordered breathing is increasingly being recognized in the surgical population. This morbidity modifies the anesthetic care of affected patients. It is therefore imperative for the anesthesiologist to demonstrate a firm understanding of the patients at risk and the pathogenesis of this disorder. This will enable the anesthesiologist to provide specific care in the perioperative period.