Perioperative incidence of airway obstructive and hypoxemic events in patients with confirmed or suspected sleep apnea – a prospective, randomized pilot study comparing propofol/remifentanil and sevoflurane/remifentanil anesthesia

OSA is a risk factor for perioperative complications, however data on the impact of various anesthesia regimens on postoperative outcome is scarce. Randomized controlled study to assess the impact of propofol/remifentanil versus sevoflurane/remifentanil based anesthesia on nocturnal apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) and oxygen saturation. Neither the volatile agent sevoflurane nor the intravenous anesthetic propofol altered nocturnal AHI or oxygen saturation when combined with the short acting opioid remifentanil.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29374469