Routine post-operative intensive care is not necessary for children with obstructive sleep apnea at high risk after adenotonsillectomy

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Abstract

Post-operative respiratory adverse events (AE) are frequent in children having adenotonsillectomry (AT) for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Many hospitals have a policy of routine admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) after surgery for children at highest risk. We aimed to determine the frequency and severity of post-operative AE in children admittted to ICU, to assess the appropriateness of this care plan.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)744 - 747
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Volume78
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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