Ambulatory Surgery Has Minimal Impact on Sleep Parameters: A Prospective Observational Trial

OSA is a significant postoperative concern in ambulatory surgery, while few data exist to guide clinical management. This prospective observational study aimed to measure changes in perioperative sleep parameters in orthopedic ambulatory surgery patients. Study subjects completed three unattended home sleep apnea tests: baseline before surgery, the first night after surgery (N1), and third night after surgery (N3), while anesthesia providers and surgeons were blinded and provided routine perioperative care. Results showed that ambulatory surgery had minimal effect on sleep parameters and there was no increase in adverse events among patients with either treated or untreated OSA.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29609705