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Preoperative STOP-BANG Scores and Postoperative Delirium and Coma in Thoracic Surgery Patients

Thursday, October 25, 2018

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Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Sophia Wang, MD, Ninotchka Liban Sigua, MD, Shalini Manchanda, MD, Steve Gradney, MD, Sikandar H. Khan, Anthony Perkins, Kenneth Kesler, Babar Khan

The authors measured the risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) preoperatively in patients undergoing thoracic surgery using the “STOP-BANG” questionnaire. A total of 76% of patients were considered intermediate to high risk for OSA, and this group had a longer duration of ICU delirium/coma than the low risk group.

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