Obstructive sleep apnea is common in medically refractory epilepsy patients.

  title={Obstructive sleep apnea is common in medically refractory epilepsy patients.},
  author={B A Malow and Karen Levy and Katherine E. Maturen and Robert Bowes},
  volume={55 7},
BACKGROUND Previous reports have documented the coexistence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and epilepsy and the therapeutic effects of treatment on seizure frequency and daytime sleepiness. The authors' objective was to determine the prevalence of OSA and its association with survey items in a group of patients with medically refractory epilepsy undergoing polysomnography (PSG). METHODS Thirty-nine candidates for epilepsy surgery without a history of OSA underwent PSG as part of a research… CONTINUE READING


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