Controversies in sleep-related breathing disorders.
This review addresses some current controversies and issues of interest in sleep-related disorders of breathing. Abnormalities of respiratory control may influence the degree of obstructive sleep apnea but it is likely that abnormalities of pharyngeal size are of far greater significance. Central sleep apnea is a heterogeneous condition. Examples of all the causes one would postulate leading to cessation of drives to breathe do occur, hence appropriate therapies also vary. It is not yet known...Expand abstract
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