Two subtypes of positional obstructive sleep apnea: Supine-predominant and supine-isolated.

@article{Kim2016TwoSO,
  title={Two subtypes of positional obstructive sleep apnea: Supine-predominant and supine-isolated.},
  author={Keun Tae Kim and Yong Won Cho and Dong Eun Kim and Sang Hee Hwang and Mei Ling Song and Gholam K Motamedi},
  journal={Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={127 1},
  pages={565-570}
}
OBJECTIVES The body position has a strong influence on obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The purpose of this study is to compare the clinical features of two subtypes of positional OSA (POSA), namely supine-predominant OSA (spOSA) and supine-isolated OSA (siOSA), so as to discuss whether the two groups can be classified separately. METHODS A total of 279 consecutive patients with OSA were enrolled. The POSA was defined as having an overall apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) ⩾ 5 with supine AHI > 2 times… CONTINUE READING