Clinical perspective: monitoring sodium oxybate-treated narcolepsy patients for the development of sleep-disordered breathing

@inproceedings{Feldman2009ClinicalPM,
  title={Clinical perspective: monitoring sodium oxybate-treated narcolepsy patients for the development of sleep-disordered breathing},
  author={Neil T. Feldman},
  booktitle={Sleep and Breathing},
  year={2009}
}
While the symptoms of narcolepsy are often amenable to treatment with sodium oxybate (SXB), the respiratory effects of long-term SXB treatment have not been systematically studied. Recent reports have implicated SXB with several cases of worsening sleep-related breathing disturbances and accidental death. In addition, these patients are at risk for obesity, which may aggravate co-morbid obstructive sleep apnea. Based on a review of the literature and the clinical experience of the author… CONTINUE READING