2 Boys With PWS Develop Respiratory Failure After Scoliosis Surgery

2 Boys With PWS Develop Respiratory Failure After Scoliosis Surgery

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2 Boys With PWS Develop Respiratory Failure After Scoliosis Surgery

Two boys with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) developed respiratory failure — a condition in which the oxygen level in the blood becomes too low — after surgery to correct scoliosis (a sideways curvature of the spine), a report says. “Even after scoliosis surgery, ‘periodic’ monitoring of respiratory failure with an ‘objective’ test method is needed for timely respiratory support,” its authors wrote. The report, “Respiratory failure after scoliosis correction surgery in patients with Prader-Willi syndrome: Two…

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