Sites of obstruction in obstructive sleep apnea.

  title={Sites of obstruction in obstructive sleep apnea.},
  author={Anil N. Rama and Shivan H Tekwani and Clete A. Kushida},
  volume={122 4},
STUDY OBJECTIVE The aim of this article was to identify the most common sites of obstruction in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) by a systematic review of published studies. DESIGN The review was conducted by a MEDLINE search of the English literature published during the years 1980 to 2002. The inclusion criteria were experiments involving five or more adult subjects, total rather than partial obstruction or narrowing of the upper airway, and techniques that were performed on the… 

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