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Mayo Clin Proc. 2011 Jun;86(6):549-54; quiz 554-5. doi: 10.4065/mcp.2010.0810.

Updates on definition, consequences, and management of obstructive sleep apnea.

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Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Center for Sleep Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA. park.john@mayo.edu

Abstract

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a breathing disorder during sleep that has implications beyond disrupted sleep. It is increasingly recognized as an independent risk factor for cardiac, neurologic, and perioperative morbidities. Yet this disorder remains undiagnosed in a substantial portion of our population. It is imperative for all physicians to remain vigilant in identifying patients with signs and symptoms consistent with OSA. This review focuses on updates in the areas of terminology and testing, complications of untreated OSA, perioperative considerations, treatment options, and new developments in this field.

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21628617
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PMC3104914
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10.4065/mcp.2010.0810
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