HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Sleep apnoea increases risks in general anaesthesia

Patients with obstructive sleep apnoea are at high risk of developing complications when having surgery under general anaesthesia, say researchers in this week's BMJ.

People with sleep apnoea temporarily stop breathing for 10 seconds or more during sleep. The typical sufferer is overweight and a heavy snorer. Obstructive sleep apnoea is the most common type, affecting 2% of women and 4% of men in middle age.

Surgeons of all specialties, and particularly anaesthetists, should be aware that obstructive sleep apnoea is undiagnosed in an estimated 80% of patients, say the authors. They should be alert to patients who are at risk of having obstructive sleep apnoea and be aware of the potential complications before and after surgery, even for surgery not related to the condition.

Options that should be considered include alternative methods of pain relief, use of nasal continuous positive airway pressure before and after surgery, and surveillance in an intensive care unit, especially after nasal surgery, conclude the authors.


'"/>

Contact: Emma Dickinson
edickinson@bmj.com
44-207-383-6529
BMJ-British Medical Journal
21-Oct-2004


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Sleeping Through the Night: Childrens sleep expert advises parents
2. Sleeping less may be related to weight gain
3. Sleep duration affects appetite-regulating hormones
4. Sleep loss boosts appetite, may encourage weight gain
5. Sleep disorders often indicate multiple health conditions
6. Sleep apnea treatment could save lives & money by reducing auto accidents, according to researchers
7. Sleep problems in early childhood may predict substance use during adolescence
8. Sleep shortage takes toll on middle schoolers
9. Editorial in journal Sleep cites evidence of longer life with 6 to 7 hours sleep
10. Sleep apnea, depression linked in Stanford study
11. Sleep apnea treatment helps patients and partners

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/30/2017)... ... March 30, 2017 , ... Nutrition Education for the ... (AND), will join nonprofit Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) in presenting “Eating Heart Healthy: ... help nutrition educators and students inform consumers about the health benefits of eating ...
(Date:3/30/2017)... ... March 30, 2017 , ... This ... to President Trump expressing their support for an independent Vaccine Safety Commission. Five ... and one medical journalist, will hold a press conference at 9:00 AM ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... March 29, 2017 , ... ARI Network Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... co-op eligible dealer websites for its network of more than 650 U.S.-based dealers. Rhino, ... agricultural equipment including rotary and flail mowers and cutters, rear blades, post hole diggers, ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... New York City, NY (PRWEB) , ... March ... ... governing body for men’s and women’s professional squash, announced it has enlisted New ... marketing partner. The agency will develop and procure sponsorship opportunities for the ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... ... is the main cause of hay fever in the United States, with an estimated 95 ... May to July each year; with the worst time for sufferers being June and July. ... http://www.haymax.us ) provide an effective defense against grass pollen; they are proven in independent studies ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/30/2017)... -- The new research portal will provide ... of company reports on UnitedHealth Group , as ... activities in the healthcare industry. ...      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160330/349511LOGO) ... through a fundamental transformation globally-a shift from a volume-based ...
(Date:3/30/2017)... Mass. , March 30, 2017  Akcea Therapeutics, ... announced the initiation of a Phase 2b dose-ranging study ... established cardiovascular disease. The goal of the study is ... of AKCEA-APO(a)-L Rx in a planned Phase 3 ... is part of Akcea,s strategic collaboration with Novartis to ...
(Date:3/30/2017)... 2017 Research and Markets has announced ... Size & Forecast, By Type (Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis), By Product ... From 2014 To 2025" report to their offering. ... The ... USD 108.5 billion by 2025. Home-based ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: