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Pediatric clinical challenges

  • Lucinda L. Everett
  • Gennadiy Fuzaylov

Abstract

Pediatric patients present for a wide variety of ambulatory surgical procedures. In general, children are good candidates for ambulatory surgery, but the patient screening and selection process needs to ensure that significant associated conditions are avoided, particularly in the freestanding ambulatory setting. General patient selection concepts and overall risk information for the pediatric patient are presented. Specific clinical challenges presented by pediatric patients are summarized in this chapter, including respiratory issues such as respiratory infection and sleep apnea, gastrointestinal reflux, congenital heart disease, Down syndrome, neuromuscular disorders, and children with hematologic disorders and cancer.

Keywords

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Sleep Apnea Congenital Heart Disease Down Syndrome Sickle Cell Disease 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lucinda L. Everett
    • 1
  • Gennadiy Fuzaylov
    • 1
  1. 1.Harvard Medical School, Anesthesia and Critical CareMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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