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Clin Chest Med. 2010 Jun;31(2):179-86. doi: 10.1016/j.ccm.2010.02.011.

Adult obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome: definitions, risk factors, and pathogenesis.

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Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, PO Box 208057, New Haven, CT 06520-8057, USA. henry.yaggi@yale.edu

Abstract

The objectives of this article are to (1) understand how respiratory event definitions and syndrome threshold values affect prevalence estimates of obstructive sleep apnea in adults, (2) recognize important risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea in adults, and (3) understand current theories of the underlying mechanisms for airway obstruction during sleep.

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20488280
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10.1016/j.ccm.2010.02.011
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