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Correlation of Severity of Preoperative Stopbang Scores and Incidence of Postoperative Pulmonary Complications in Adults Undergoing Elective Surgeries under General Anesthesia - a Prospective Observational Study

Journal: Journal of Medicinal and Chemical Sciences (Vol.6, No. 12)

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Page : 3012-3018

Keywords : Complications; General anaesthesia; Lung; Sleep apnoea; score;

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Introduction: Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a medical disorder and when non-diagnosed precipitates the risk for post-operative pulmonary complications (POPC). STOPBANG score is a questionnaire based screening evaluation method to find our OSA both in general and perioperative population. Hence, we intended to evaluate the association of both severities of STOPBANG score and POPC in postanaesthesia care unit (PACU) in adults undergoing elective non cardiac and non-neurological surgeries under general anaesthesia. Materials and methods: This double blinded observational study was conducted in 54 patients who underwent elective non-cardiac and non-neurological surgeries under general anaesthesia. Patients were categorized into high risk (≥3) and low risk (

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