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Sleep-related disorders of breathing 

Sleep-related disorders of breathing

Chapter:
Sleep-related disorders of breathing
Author(s):

J.R. Stradling

and S.E. Craig

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.180502

A relevant case history from Oxford Case Histories in Respiratory Medicine has been added to this chapter.

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date: 24 May 2017

Case History—A 52 yr old man referred for assessment of snoring.

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and other sleep-related breathing problems significantly impair the functioning of about 0.5 to 1% of the population and are becoming increasingly common.

OSA in adults is commoner in men than women (3–5:1) and usually caused by obesity (BMI typically >30 kg/m...

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