More than 18 million Americans have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), but more than 90% of cases still remain undiagnosed. This source offers a thorough review of key considerations in the identification and treatment of OSA, and discusses issues often unaddressed in other publications on the topic, such as gender, age, drug interactions, and associated conditions to supply the clinician with best practices, expert recommendations, and clear-cut tables and guidelines for the care of patients with this disorder.
History and Physical Examination. Screening and Case Finding. PSG and Cardiorespiratory Monitoring. Upper Airway Imaging. Alertness and Sleepiness Assessment. CPAP. Bilevel Pressure and Adaptive Servo-Ventilation for Obstructive and Complex Sleep Apnea. Auto- Positive Airway Pressure. Critical Factors in Positive Pressure Therapy. Noninvasive Positive Ventilation. Upper Airway Surgery in the Adult. Oral Appliances. Adjunctive and Alternative Therapies. Gender Differences. Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children. Obstructive Sleep Apnea in the Elderly. Medication Effects. Snoring and Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS). Central Sleep Apnea. Other Respiratory Conditions and Disorders. Other Sleep Disorders.
Neurologic Disorders. Medical Disorders. Legal Implications of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. A Concluding Note and Future Directions