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Obstructive Sleep Apnea: New Concepts, Mechanism, and Therapy

Keywords : Mechanism, Newer treatment, Obstructive sleep apnea.

Citation Information : Obstructive Sleep Apnea: New Concepts, Mechanism, and Therapy. Indian Sleep Med 2017; 12 (4):64-72.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10069-0013

License: CC BY-SA 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the gold standard for the management of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). However, studies have shown that only around half use the device at the minimum recommended level of ≥4 hours/night. The compliance further drops to 17% after 5 years. Thus, there is need to develop and apply new modalities for the OSA. Also, if the treatment of OSA is directed toward the mechanism, the results are likely to be better. This review is aimed at mechanismdirected treatment for OSA.


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