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Do patients with obstructive sleep apnea have thick necks?

Abstract:

During physical examination of patients with suspected obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a comment is frequently made that they appear to have a short and fat neck. To confirm this subjective impression by objective measurements, we studied a group of 123 patients referred to us because of snoring and suspected OSA, all of whom had nocturnal polysomnography and measurements of external and internal neck circumference. The external neck circumference was measured at the level of the superior bord...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Experimental Medicine Division, Biomedical Research Centre
Slutsky, AS More by this author
Hoffstein, V More by this author
Journal:
The American review of respiratory disease
Volume:
141
Issue:
5 Pt 1
Pages:
1228-1231
Publication date:
1990-05-05
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ISSN:
0003-0805
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uuid:14acd3b4-8569-4c44-b6aa-43a51aad0ccb
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35136
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pubs:35136

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