Screening and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Articles
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea may present problems in the perioperative period, including collapsed airways, sensitivity to anesthesia , and postoperative adverse events. Please find the following information and articles below that addresses the need for Perioperative Screening and the efficacy of our procedure.
Perioperative Management of Sleep Apnea by American Society of Anesthesiologists
This article focuses on the perioperative management of patients with OSA who may be at increased risk for perioperative morbidity and mortality because of potential difficulty in maintaining a patent airway. The goal of the article is improve the perioperative care and reduce the risk of adverse outcomes in patients with OSA who receive sedation, analgesia, or anesthesia for diagnostic or therapeutic procedures under the care of an anesthesiologist. Click Here to read the study.
Perioperative Management of OSA Patients – Practical Solutions and Care Strategies
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea may present significant problems in the perioperative period, including difficult airways, sensitivity to anesthetic agents, and postoperative adverse events. This 8-page monograph is an assimilation of material presented at the Challenges in the Perioperative Management of OSA Patients symposium, held in October 2010, and is designed to provide practical solutions and strategies for the perioperative care of patients with OSA. Additional contributions have been made by course faculty, and references to recent publications regarding OSA practice guidelines have been included. Click Here to read the study.
Considerations for Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Undergoing Ambulatory Surgery
The purpose of this article is to discuss the anesthetic considerations of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients undergoing ambulatory surgery and the current recommendations based on recent evidence. It is documented that 75% of patients with high propensity for OSA were not diagnosed prior to ambulatory surgery. An OSA screening questionnaire, the STOP-Bang questionnaire, may be useful to identify patients who have high risk of OSA. Patients with mild-to-moderate OSA with optimized comorbid condition should be able to safely undergo ambulatory surgery. Click Here to read the study.
Sleep Apnea Treatment Centers of America performs a highly advanced, minimally invasive radiofrequency procedure to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea. The procedure takes place in the office over the course of five to eight treatments. Each treatment is 2-5 minutes long. All patients are able to drive themselves home or back to work immediately following the procedure. Radiofrequency Ablation is safe, effective and has shown to be a great alternative to CPAP.
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