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Sleep-related disorders of breathing

J.R. Stradling and S.E. Craig

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.180502

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Sleep-related disorders of breathing

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Case History—A 52 yr old man referred for assessment of snoring.

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and other sleep-related breathing problems significantly impair the functioning of about 0.5 to 1% of the population and are becoming increasingly common.

OSA in adults is commoner in men than women (3–5:1) and usually caused by obesity (BMI typically >30 kg/m...

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Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology

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