Clinical Adult Literature Updates from July 2017

Postoperative Respiratory Complications in Patients at Risk for Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Single-Institution Cohort Study

Authors: Ramachandran SK, Pandit J, Devine S, Thompson A, Shanks A.

The authors found that suspected OSA based on the Perioperative Sleep Apnea Prediction score is independently associated with increased risk of early postoperative respiratory complications. Specific anesthetic agents were also independently associated with early postoperative respiratory complications.

Symptomless Multi-Variable Apnea Prediction Index Assesses Obstructive Sleep Apnea Risk and Adverse Outcomes in Elective Surgery

Authors: Lyons MM, Keenan BT, Li J, Khan T, Elkassabany N, Walsh CM1, Williams NN, Pack AI, Gurubhagavatula I

The authors conclude that preoperative screening for OSA may reduce adverse postoperative outcomes. OSA risk was measured by the symptomless Multi-Variable Apnea Prediction index (sMVAP).