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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3-8

Obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome: Etiology and diagnosis


Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Wayne State University- School of Medicine, John D. Dingell VA Medical Center and Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, USA

Correspondence Address:
Abdul Ghani Sankri-Tarbichi
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Harper University Hospital, 3990 John R, 3 Hudson, Detroit, MI 48201
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2231-0770.94803

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Sleep disordered breathing is a common chronic condition in the general population. This review will highlight the prevalence of different types of sleep apnea in general and obstructive type in particular in the United States and Middle East. Despite the extensive research studies on the sleep apnea pathogenesis, the exact mechanism is not well known. Obesity, however, is the leading risk factor to upper airway narrowing and obstruction and main contributor to the escalating prevalence of morbidity worldwide including the Arab countries. Due to the serious consequences of the untreated sleep disordered breathing, this article will emphasize on the importance of early recognition, key clinical manifestations, and how to treat and prevent the disease.


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