Anesthesia Selection Impacts Outcomes in Patients with Sleep Apnoea Undergoing Joint Replacement

kneeA published study shows a decrease in major complications by 17% in the use of regional anesthesia in patients with sleep apnoea undergoing joint replacement. With statistics indicating that 25% of patients presenting for surgery have sleep apnoea, the intervention proves to be life saving. Regional anesthesia will improve outcome says Stavros Memtsoudis M.D. director of Critical Care Services at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.

The study was conducted on use of neuraxial anesthesia, a type of regional anesthesia. The use of anesthesia in sleep apnoea patients produced complications especially because of underlying problems like cardiovascular disease. The study supports recommendations of the American Society of Anesthesiology on the use of regional anesthesia in patients with sleep apnoea. Continue reading here.

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Somnowell Inventor - Visiting Professor Simon Ash FDS MSc MOrth BDS

Prof. Ash is the inventor of the highly successful SOMNOWELL Chrome device for snoring and sleep apnoea.

The Somnowell Chrome is made to exacting standards in the Somnowell laboratory under the supervision of Visiting Professor Simon Ash. Prof. Ash and his master technicians create each Somnowell Chrome device using their wealth of experience and expertise.

Prof. Ash works at the forefront of his profession. He is a Consultant and Specialist Orthodontist with over 30 years clinical experience, with a special interest in sleep related breathing disorders, TMJD, and bruxism. He currently works in Harley Street London and two private hospitals in London as part of a multi-disciplinary team managing snoring and sleep apnoea, and is Visiting Professor of Orthodontics at the BPP University.