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Obstrukční spánková apnoe v perioperační medicíně

Title in English Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in perioperative medicine


Year of publication 2015
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Anesteziologie & intenzivní medicína
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Field Other medical specializations
Keywords obstructive sleep apnea; perioperative medicine; screening
Description Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common form of sleep disorder breathing and is characterized by recurrent cessations of breathing during sleep. Estimated prevalence of OSA could be as high as 24% in normal population and may be even higher (up to 64%) in the population of surgical patients. OSA is associated with major comorbidities, higher mortality rates and perioperative complications. In surgical patients, despite higher prevalence and clinical importance it is often undiagnosed. Anaesthesiologists play a pivotal role in the perioperative period and could improve both diagnostics and perioperative course of these patients.

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