Management of sleep apnea in adults

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Conclusion

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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western HospitalUniversity Health Network, University of TorontoTorontoCanada

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