Obstructive Sleep Apnea in General Surgery Patients: Is Screening Required Preoperatively?

Authors

  • Osama Ahmed Department of General Surgery, Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan.
  • Zahid Habib Department of General Surgery, Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan.
  • Sheeraz Ur Rahman Department of General Surgery, Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan.
  • Arshad Beg Department of General Surgery, Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan.
  • Maira Shoaib Department of General Surgery, Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan.
  • Asma Hirani Department of General Surgery, Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan.
  • Abeer Hamidani Department of General Surgery, Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan.

Keywords:

Sleep Apnea, Preoperative, Surgery, postoperative anemia, Operative Procedures

Abstract

Abstract: Aim: To screen cases who are at high risk and low risk for obstructive sleep apnea in general surgery patients.

Materials & Methods: It is a cross-sectional study. It was done in Liaquat National Hospital from January 2019 to June 2019. After institutional approval, 335 patients were included in this study, who presented to general surgery OPD. STOP-BANG questionnaire was used to screen cases who are at high risk and low risk for obstructive sleep apnea in general surgery patients.

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Published

2021-03-30

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Ahmed O, Habib Z, Rahman SU, Beg A, Shoaib M, Hirani A, Hamidani A. Obstructive Sleep Apnea in General Surgery Patients: Is Screening Required Preoperatively?. Nat J Health Sci [Internet]. 2021Mar.30 [cited 2021May16];5(3):94-8. Available from: https://ojs.njhsciences.com/index.php/njhs/article/view/168

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Research Article