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Preoperative evaluation of patients with obesity and obstructive sleep apnea.
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PMID:  16005824     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Obesity and obstructive sleep apnea are conditions frequently encountered by the anesthesiologist and may have a significant impact on perioperative outcomes. This article discusses the preoperative evaluation of patients with one or both of these conditions. The goals of the preoperative assessment are to identify issues that can adversely affect the patient. This information is critical to forming an effective plan for the perioperative care of the patient.
Rafael Cartagena
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anesthesiology clinics of North America     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0889-8537     ISO Abbreviation:  Anesthesiol Clin North America     Publication Date:  2005 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-11     Completed Date:  2005-11-08     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8810131     Medline TA:  Anesthesiol Clin North America     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  463-78, vi     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anesthesiology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, N2201, CB 7010, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7010, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Intraoperative Complications / prevention & control
Obesity / complications*,  physiopathology*
Preoperative Care / methods*
Sleep Apnea, Obstructive / complications*,  physiopathology*
Surgical Procedures, Operative / methods

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