Bariatric surgery patients are vulnerable to sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) early after recovery from surgery and anesthesia. The authors hypothesized that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) improves postoperative oxygenation and SDB and mitigates opioid-induced respiratory depression.
After successfully completing this activity, the learner will be able to do the following:
Utilize continuous positive airway pressure to mitigate respiratory depression associated with sleep-disordered breathing in at-risk patients (3, 4, 5, 6)
Recognize the benefits of determining the severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) prior to the procedure (1, 2)
Interpret the severity of OSA using standard diagnostic studies (3, 4, 5)
ANESTHESIOLOGY Journal CME is intended for anesthesiologists. Researchers and other health care professionals with an interest in anesthesiology may also participate.
Sebastian Zaremba, M.D., Christina H. Shin, B.A., Matthew M. Hutter, M.D., Sanjana A. Malviya, B.S., Stephanie D. Grabitz, Cand. Med., Teresa MacDonald, R.N., Daniel Diaz-Gil, Cand. Med., and Atul Malhotra, M.D., Satya Krishna Ramachandran, M.D., Dean Hess, Ph.D., R.R.T., Matthias Eikermann, M.D., Ph.D., James C. Eisenach, M.D., Leslie C. Jameson, M.D., Dan J. Kopacz, M.D., Kari L. Lee, Ginger Clark
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The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this journal-based activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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