Wednesday, March 20, 2013

No life threatening complications from UPPP

The level of caution is usually high in anesthesising patients with OSA and even more so when these patients undergo airway surgery.

Postop ICU care may even be routine in some centers.

This retrospective review is good evidence to show that the risks aren't all that high and serious complications - the study cites reintubation and pulmonary edema as serious - do not occur post operatively after a UPPP.

While caution is advised, an exaggerated fear is quite unnecessary.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/PubMed/23504700?dopt=Abstract

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8 comments:

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