Perioperative nocturnal hypoxemia matters in surgical patients with obstructive sleep apnea



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health NetworkUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of Anesthesia and Intensive CareThe Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales HospitalHong KongPeople’s Republic of China

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