Positional OSA part 1: towards a clinical classification system for position-dependent obstructive sleep apnoea

  title={Positional OSA part 1: towards a clinical classification system for position-dependent obstructive sleep apnoea},
  author={Michael Hasse Frank and Madeline J L Ravesloot and J. Peter van Maanen and Elise A. Verhagen and Jan de Lange and Nico de Vries},
  journal={Sleep and Breathing},
In 1984, Cartwright suggested that physicians should differentiate between patients with either positional obstructive sleep apnoea (POSA) or non-positional OSA. Treatment of POSA has advanced dramatically recently with the introduction of a new generation of positional therapy (PT), a small device attached to either the neck or chest which corrects the patient from adopting the supine position through a vibrating stimulus. Encouraging data have been published suggesting that this simple… CONTINUE READING
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