In a study published in the journal Archives of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, says that patients who underwent surgery due to obstructive sleep apnea (a sleep disorder in which a characteristic respiratory arrest) does not require hospitalization in an intensive to intensive care unit after surgery. However, their health is still must be carefully monitored by doctors and surgeons.
People suffering from sleep apnea may have a higher risk to develop problems with breathing after surgery. Surgical intervention, generally considered to be dangerous and potentially fatal if the patient was not carefully controlled before and after surgery.
Retrospective analysis of 487 patients with obstructive sleep apnea was conducted Kenny P. a Pang, doctor of medical sleep center in Singapore. Each patient underwent a surgical procedure during the period from January 2007 to may 2010. According to the researchers, the average complication rate was 7.1%. "In patients with sleep apnea typically have a small deformation of the mandible (the lower jaw, so for anesthesiologists are some problems in the mouth."
The researchers emphasize that admission to the ICU after surgery may not be required for all patients with sleep apnea. However, all patients should continue to be under the scrutiny of doctors within 3 hours after surgery.
The researchers concluded: