Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine Guideline on Intraoperative Management of Adult Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

The Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine Guideline on Intraoperative Management of Adult Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) presents recommendations based on current scientific evidence. This guideline addresses questions regarding the intraoperative care of patients with OSA, including airway management, anesthetic drug and agent effects, and choice of anesthesia type. A systematic literature search was performed to capture the current body of evidence as it relates to the intraoperative anesthetic care of patients with OSA. Based on the groundwork of this comprehensive literature review and a consensus process among the guideline member, recommendations reflect the current state of knowledge, the quality of the body of evidence and its interpretation by subject-matter experts. Deviations in practice from the guideline may be justifiable and should not be interpreted as a basis for claims of negligence.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29944522