oa South African Family Practice - Obstructive sleep apnoea : anaesthetics supplement
|Article Title||Obstructive sleep apnoea : anaesthetics supplement|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Family Practice|
|Affiliations||1 University of Witwatersrand|
|Publication Date||Mar 2014|
|Pages||41 - 44|
Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) disorders include: central sleep apnoea (Cheyne-Stokes respiration), obstructive sleep apnoea and mixed or complex sleep apnoea. Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is the most common of these three disorders and is defined as airway obstruction during sleep, accompanied by at least five episodes of apnoea or hypopnoea per hour. Each episode is often associated with a decrease in arterial oxygen saturation of > 4%.
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