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Contemporary Reviews in Sleep Medicine |

CPAP in the Perioperative Setting: Evidence of Support

Frances Chung, MBBS; Mahesh Nagappa, MD, DNB; Mandeep Singh, MD; Babak Mokhlesi, MD
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FUNDING/SUPPORT: This work was supported by the University Health Network Foundation and Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. Dr Mokhlesi is supported by National Institutes of Health [Grant R01HL119161].

CORRESPONDENCE TO: Frances Chung, MBBS, Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, 399 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON, Canada M5T 2S8


Copyright 2016, The Authors. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(2):586-597. doi:10.1378/chest.15-1777
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OSA is a commonly encountered comorbid condition in surgical patients. The risk of cardiopulmonary complications is increased by two to threefold with OSA. Among the different treatment options for OSA, CPAP is an efficacious modality. This review examines the evidence regarding the use of CPAP in the preoperative and postoperative periods in surgical patients with diagnosed and undiagnosed OSA.


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