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Society Guidelines Infographic: SASM Guideline on Intraoperative Management of OSA

Nathan, Naveen MD

doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000003744
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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (

The Infographic is composed by Naveen Nathan, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine ( Illustration by Naveen Nathan, MD.

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

This infographic summarizes the consensus guideline for intraoperative management of patients with obstructive sleep apnea developed by a panel of experts on behalf of the Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine. There continues to be a paucity of data with respect to outcomes derived from specific anesthetic drugs and/or techniques in patients with sleep apnea. As such, this guideline is meant to serve as a recommendation for management based on interpretation of available evidence as of this publication. The reader is strongly encouraged to review analysis of the society of the literature for a contextual perspective of this evidence.

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1. Memtsoudis SG, Cozowicz C, Nagappa M, et al. Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine guideline on intraoperative management of adult patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Anesth Analg. 2018;127:967–987.
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