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Obstructive sleep apnoea and anaesthesia

P. Kumar, A. Rudra, S. Chatterjee, S. Sengupta, T. Das, G. Maitra

Keywords : Anaesthesia, complications, obstructive sleep apnoea, perioperative care

Citation Information : Kumar P, Rudra A, Chatterjee S, Sengupta S, Das T, Maitra G. Obstructive sleep apnoea and anaesthesia. Indian J Crit Care Med 2008; 12 (3):116-123.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.43680

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-10-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2008; The Author(s).


Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) correlates positively with obesity and age, both of which are becoming increasingly prevalent. Obstructive sleep apnoea occurs much more frequently in clinical practice than formerly diagnosed, and that this condition represents complex challenges for difficulty in mask ventilation, laryngoscopic intubation, accelerated arterial desaturation, postoperative monitoring and discharge status. In this review article pathophysiology, diagnosis, and perioperative management of this group of patients have been discussed in detail.

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