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Ask the Drs.: Obstructive sleep apnea among older men


The Salinas Californian - Feb 11, 2017
Obstructive sleep apnea is a common disorder, affecting 15 percent of adult males, that occurs when people are sleeping. The biggest risk factors are obesity, being male and older age. Your wife's uncle has all three of these. In a 2000 study of 700 ...
 

Evidence insufficient regarding screening for obstructive sleep apnea


Science Daily - Jan 25, 2017
Based on data from the 1990s, the estimated prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in the United States is 10 percent for mild OSA and 3.8 percent to 6.5 percent for moderate to severe OSA. Current prevalence may be higher, given the increasing ...
 

Obstructive sleep apnea common among older men


The News (subscription) - Feb 7, 2017
Obstructive sleep apnea is a common disorder, affecting 15 percent of adult males, that occurs when people are sleeping. The biggest risk factors are obesity, being male and older age. Your wife's uncle has all three of these. In a 2000 study of 700 ...
 

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Advanced Surgical Techniques in Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea


by: Kenny Pang, Brian Rotenberg, Tucker Woodson
Snoring, the lay term for noisy breathing during sleep, has historically been believed to be just a nocturnal nuisance and one of the most obnoxious of human habits. In a middle-aged population 20% of men and 5% of women will snore. By age 60 the number of habitual snorers will triple! Epidemiological studies have shown however that up to 50% of snorers do not just have simple snoring, but rather also have some form of pathological sleep disruption. Snoring may be a simple nuisance to the patient or sleep partner when not accompanied by other symptoms or complaints.
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Obesity and Lung Disease: A Guide to Management


As a result of the rapidly growing rate of obesity worldwide, clinicians are struggling to provide the best strategies for treating obese patients with concomitant pulmonary conditions. Obesity does not simply change the epidemiology of pulmonary disease; obesity has a profound impact on the pathophysiology of common pulmonary diseases. Obesity affects the severity of asthma, response to treatment, and is likely a major modifier of the phenotype of asthma. Obesity also appears to affect response to pathogens, and as such has a major influence on response to pneumonia, and has a significant impact on outcomes pertaining to acute lung injury in the intensive care unit.
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Sleep Apnea Explained Clearly by MedCram.com


Understand Obstructive Sleep Apnea with this clear explanation from Dr. Seheult of http://www.medcram.com. Includes pathophysiology, risk factors, diagnosis, ...
 

Understanding Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)


Produced by ResMed, this video demonstrates the cause, and potential effects of, obstructive sleep apena or OSA. Generally, a sleep study is ordered by one's ...
 

Illustrated Overview of Obstructive Sleep Apnea


This illustrated overview of Obstructive Sleep Apnea OSA presents information in a straightforward style that increases comprehension. Learn more about Sleep ...
 

Treatment Options for Obstructive Sleep Apnea


Christopher Yang, M.D., otolaryngologist and head and neck surgeon at Swedish Medical Center, talks about the diagnosis of and treatment options for ...
 

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Animation


Obstructive sleep apnea animation. Learn what OSA is and how to treat it.