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Complex sleep apnea: An overview

Dhrubajyoti Roy, Arup Halder

Keywords : Obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, Central Apnea Index, sleepdisordered breathing, excessive daytime sleepiness, partial pressure of carbon dioxide, partial pressure of oxygen.

Citation Information : Roy D, Halder A. Complex sleep apnea: An overview. Indian Sleep Med 2014; 9 (3):102-106.

DOI: 10.5958/0974-0155.2014.01110.3

License: CC BY-SA 4.0

Published Online: 01-09-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Complex sleep apnea is increasingly recognized as an emerging entity with improved awareness and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This condition may cause continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) intolerance and persistent symptoms of sleepiness. An high index of suspicion is required to diagnose these subset of patients both during titration and on CPAP therapy. Early recognition of the condition and institution of proper treatment and follow-up measure will improve the CPAP therapy in OSA.


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