Obstructive sleep apnea in adults: epidemiology, clinical presentation, and treatment options.

@article{Lurie2011ObstructiveSA,
  title={Obstructive sleep apnea in adults: epidemiology, clinical presentation, and treatment options.},
  author={Alain Lurie},
  journal={Advances in cardiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={46},
  pages={1-42}
}
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is characterized by repetitive episodes of complete and partial obstructions of the upper airway during sleep. The diagnosis of OSA requires the objective demonstration of abnormal breathing during sleep by measuring the respiratory disturbance index (RDI, events per hour of sleep), i.e. the frequency of apnea (complete upper airway obstruction), hypopnea (partial upper airway obstruction) and arousals from sleep related to respiratory efforts. OSA is defined by… CONTINUE READING