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Sleep apnoea: Clinical importance and facilities for investigation and treatment in the UK

Abstract:

The potential importance of the obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSA) has been recognised only in the last few years. Epidemiological studies suggest that symptomatic OSA occurs in 1-2% of middle-aged men and in approximately half that number of women. The relation of OSA to vascular disease is uncertain and the main indication for treatment is the relief of disabling sleepiness. Two recent evidence based analyses have produced diametrically opposed conclusions on the efficacy of treatment ...

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Journal:
Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
Volume:
32
Issue:
6
Pages:
540-544
Publication date:
1998-11-05
ISSN:
0035-8819
URN:
uuid:b153eab1-484c-4bac-a196-24289f32696e
Source identifiers:
94140
Local pid:
pubs:94140
Language:
English

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