Responding to the growing recognition of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) as a major medical condition and the emergence of exciting new therapies, this source analyzes the clinical features, characteristics, comorbidities, and impact of OSA on patient biological systems and quality-of-life. Edited by the Director of the Center for Human Sleep Research at Stanford, this source supplies an all-encompassing guide to the comorbid medical conditions and socioeconomic impact of OSA.
FEATURES, FACTORS, AND CHARACTERISTICS. History. Epidemiology.
Ontogeny. Phylogeny and Animal Models. Upper Airway Anatomy. Physiology and Dynamics of the Upper Airway. Upper Airway Pathology. Control of Breathing in Sleep. Arousal From Sleep. Pathogenesis. Risk Factors. Familial and Genetic Factors. The Spectrum of Sleep-Disordered Breathing. ASSOCIATIONS AND CONSEQUENCES. Morbidity and Mortality. Central and Autonomic Nervous System. Cardiac Arrhythmias and Congestive Heart Failure. Hypertension and the Cardiovascular System. Endocrine Function and Glucose Metabolism. Obesity. Mood and Behavior. Sleepiness. Health-Related Quality of Life. Driving Risk and Accidents. Economic and Societal Impact