Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

  • Ken HeEmail author
  • Brian Palen


Due to the obesity epidemic and aging population, there is increasing prevalence of clinically significant obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS). These conditions are underrecognized in general practice, and may be even more common in the surgical cohort. Adequate perioperative management of these patients is important owing to increased risk of adverse events and increased health-care costs. Data for guidance on effective strategies to optimally identify and manage OSA and OHS in the perioperative setting are insufficient. Best available evidence to inform perioperative OSA and OHS care is summarized.


Obstructive sleep apnea Hypoventilation Perioperative Preoperative Postoperative 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal MedicineUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep MedicineUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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