“Advancing” the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sally Ibrahim and Robert Armstrong

in A Case a Week: Sleep Disorders from the Cleveland Clinic

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Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780195377729
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322985 | DOI:
“Advancing” the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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Case 14 introduces a 54-year-old man with history of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and difficulty breathing through the nose who had tried continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy unsuccessfully. His medical history indicated a series of surgeries, including tonsillectomy in childhood and rhinoplasty, septoplasty with bilateral turbinate reduction, and open revision of septorhinoplasty for repair of nasal vestibular stenosis as an adult. He reported nonrestorative sleep and excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS).

Chapter.  1582 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology ; Sleep Medicine

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