Obstructive apneas during sleep in patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis.

  title={Obstructive apneas during sleep in patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis.},
  author={Walter T Mcnicholas and Susan M. Tarlo and Philip H. Quanjer Sanja Stanojevic Janet Stocks Tim J. Cole and Noe Zamel and Robin Rutherford and David Griffin and Eliot A Phillipson},
  journal={The American review of respiratory disease},
  volume={126 4},
The possible role of high nasal airway resistance in the pathogenesis of obstructive sleep apnea has been examined in 7 patients with seasonal (ragweed) allergic rhinitis, a naturally occurring model of reversible nasal obstruction. Measurements of nasal resistance and overnight polysomnographic studies were performed during the ragweed season when the patients complained of nasal obstruction; and 6 to 8 wk later when the symptoms had subsided (control study). During the symptomatic phase, mean… CONTINUE READING