Feasibility of upper airway collapsibility measurements in anesthetized children

Mon Ohn, Sarah Salerno, Julie Nguyen, David Sommerfield, Hayley Herbert, Paul Bumbak, David Hillman, Ramzan Nazim Khan, Kathleen J. Maddison, Jennifer H. Walsh, Peter R. Eastwood, Britta S. von Ungern-Sternberg

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Abstract


Patients with a propensity for upper airway obstruction, including those with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), are vulnerable in the perioperative period. OSA is an increasingly common disorder in children and, when present, is associated with an increased risk of perioperative respiratory adverse events (PRAE),1 morbidity, and mortality. Therefore, identifying at-risk patients is vital to provide tailored perioperative anesthetic management.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-265
Number of pages3
JournalPaediatric Anaesthesia
Volume33
Issue number3
Early online date17 Nov 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2023

Keywords

  • Hypoglossal Nerve
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Upper Respiratory Tract

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