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Oversedation of a patient with obstructive sleep apnea prior to imaging.

Blay E, Barnard C, Bilimoria KY. Oversedation of a Patient With Obstructive Sleep Apnea Prior to Imaging. JAMA. 2018;319(5):495-496. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.22004.

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February 21, 2018
Blay E, Barnard C, Bilimoria KY. JAMA. 2018;319:495-496.

This commentary describes a case involving a patient with obstructive sleep apnea who received multiple sedating medications and subsequently had a cardiac arrest while undergoing MRI. The authors explore root causes and provide suggestions for improving the safety of care for patients with obstructive sleep apnea.

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Blay E, Barnard C, Bilimoria KY. Oversedation of a Patient With Obstructive Sleep Apnea Prior to Imaging. JAMA. 2018;319(5):495-496. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.22004.