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Sleep Apnea: Respiratory Issues

Greg Matwiyoff, Sheila Tsai and Teofilo Lee-Chiong

in Acute and Emergent Events in Sleep Disorders

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780195377835
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322763 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195377835.003.0001
Sleep Apnea: Respiratory Issues

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Chapter 1 discusses sleep apnea—the repetitive cessation or reduction of airflow that occurs during sleep, either as obstructive sleep apnea, or central sleep apnea. It also defines apnea in an adult by a cessation of nasal and oral airflow for at least 10 seconds, which is classified as central if respiratory efforts are absent; as an obstructive event if respiratory efforts are present; or as a mixed event if there is an initial central apneic component followed by an obstructive component. It also discusses hypopnea.

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Subjects: Neurology ; Sleep Medicine

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