Advances in sleep-disordered breathing.

@article{Pack2006AdvancesIS,
  title={Advances in sleep-disordered breathing.},
  author={Allan I. Pack},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={173 1},
  pages={
          7-15
        }
}
Since the original clarification of the obstructive nature of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in 1965, much has been learned about the disorder. It is a condition with a high prevalence with obesity as a major risk factor. It aggregates in families, a relationship that is not simply explained by obesity. Premenopausal women are relatively protected from the disorder because OSA is uncommon in this group. Its prevalence in women rises after menopause. Although OSA is a risk factor for excessive… CONTINUE READING
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