TITLE

Management of patients with obstructive sleep apnea

AUTHOR(S)
Ballard, Robert D.
PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
Journal of Family Practice;Aug2008 Supplement, Vol. 57, pS24
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article elaborates on the proper management and treatment of patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in the U.S. There are several ways of managing patients with OSA, depending on the severity of the conditions which include weight loss, sleeping in a nonsupine position and avoidance of alcohol and sedatives but majority of patients require more effective therapy. Other methods of treating OSA include positive airway pressure (PAP), using oral appliances, upper airway surgery, supplemental oxygen and pharmacologic interventions.
ACCESSION #
33958318

 

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