Practice Guidelines for the Perioperative Management of Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea:
A Report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Perioperative Management of Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
These guidelines have been created to focus on perioperative risk which increases with severity of sleep apnoea in obstructive sleep apnoea patients. Adverse outcomes have been reported in OSA patients especially those under sedation, anesthesia and analgesia for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. The guidelines will be useful in trying to minimize the perioperative morbidity and mortality.
The American Society of Anesthesiologists recommends that surgeons work with anesthesiologists to evaluate and prepare a perioperative management plan for patients with OSA. The evaluation should work around the severity of the patient’s OSA, the invasiveness of the diagnostic or therapeutic procedure, and the requirement for postoperative analgesics when determining whether a patient is at increased perioperative risk from OSA.
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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.
The Somnowell mandibular advancement appliance is also recommended by:
- Sleep Centres
- ENT Surgeons, Sleep Physicians, Respiratory, Physicians
- Orthodontists, Dentists
- General Medical Practitioners