Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Pathophysiology, Comorbidities, and by Clete A. Kushida

By Clete A. Kushida

Responding to the starting to be attractiveness of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) as an incredible clinical situation and the emergence of intriguing new treatments, this resource analyzes the medical positive factors, features, comorbidities, and effect of OSA on sufferer organic structures and quality-of-life. Edited by way of the Director of the heart for Human Sleep study at Stanford, this resource offers an all-encompassing consultant to the comorbid health conditions and socioeconomic effect of OSA.

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9), a leading sleep researcher and founder of the Sleep Disorders Center at the Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York, showed by fluoroscopy that the cause of the blockage was a collapse of the side walls of the pharynx and a backward movement of the base of the tongue. This “landslide” always occurred at the end of exhalation 20 Zupancic and Lavie FIGURE 9 Elliot D. D. (1930– 1983). Source: Photograph courtesy of William C. Dement, MD, PhD. and before the next inhalation, presumably from the suction created from movements of the diaphragm and respiratory muscles (26).

26. Weitzman ED, Pollak C, Borowiecki B, Burack B, Shprintzen R, Rakoff S. The hypersomnia sleep-apnea syndrome: Site and mechanism of upper airway obstruction. Trans Am Neurol Assoc 1977; 102:150–153. 27. White DP, Cadieux RJ, Lombard RM, et al. The effects of nasal anesthesia on breathing during sleep. Am Rev Respir Dis 1985; 132(5):972–975. 28. Mezzanotte WS, Tangel DJ, White DP. Waking genioglossal electromyogram in sleep apnea patients versus normal controls (a neuromuscular compensatory mechanism).

9), a leading sleep researcher and founder of the Sleep Disorders Center at the Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York, showed by fluoroscopy that the cause of the blockage was a collapse of the side walls of the pharynx and a backward movement of the base of the tongue. This “landslide” always occurred at the end of exhalation 20 Zupancic and Lavie FIGURE 9 Elliot D. D. (1930– 1983). Source: Photograph courtesy of William C. Dement, MD, PhD. and before the next inhalation, presumably from the suction created from movements of the diaphragm and respiratory muscles (26).

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