Comment on: Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation in the immediate post–bariatric surgery care of patients with obstructive sleep apnea: a systematic review

      Does noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) used in the immediate postoperative period after bariatric surgery increase the risk of anastomotic or staple line dehiscence? This has been a longstanding concern for use of NIPPV, including continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and bilevel positive airway pressure in the immediate postoperative period after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery (RYGB).
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      1. Tong S, Gower J, Morgan A, Gadbois K, Wisbach G. Non-invasive positive pressure ventilation in the immediate post-bariatric surgery care of patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Surg Obes Relat Dis. Epub 2017 Feb 20.

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