Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Dead in Bed
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients are at increased risk for adverse perioperative outcomes, and for this reason, guidelines have been developed in effort to reduce, if not eliminate, OSA-related perioperative morbidity and mortality. In this chapter, we discuss the anatomy and pathophysiology of OSA, the clinical determinants of OSA severity, as well as the guidelines for monitoring these patients during the perioperative period.
KeywordsObstructive Sleep Apnea Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Daytime Somnolence Epworth Sleepiness Scale Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patient
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