Features  |   July 2017
Preoperative Screening and Assessment of Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Perspectives From ASA, SAMBA and SASM
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Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems / Respiratory System / Sleep Medicine / Quality Improvement / Features
Features   |   July 2017
Preoperative Screening and Assessment of Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Perspectives From ASA, SAMBA and SASM
ASA Monitor 07 2017, Vol.81, 10-12.
ASA Monitor 07 2017, Vol.81, 10-12.
The management of patients with known or suspected obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is an evolving field. It is known that patients with OSA have a two- to three-fold increased risk of postoperative cardiopulmonary complications.1,2  In order to avoid complications, preoperative screening of patients is essential for optimal management and risk mitigation. ASA, the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA) and the Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine (SASM) have published recommendations in this area.3 -5  This article will highlight the essential recommendations by these groups on the specific aspect of preoperative screening and assessment of surgical patients with OSA.
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