1st Edition

Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Pathophysiology, Comorbidities and Consequences
Pathophysiology, Comorbidities, and Consequences

Edited By

Clete A. Kushida




ISBN 9780849391804
Published May 17, 2007 by CRC Press
508 Pages 22 Color & 60 B/W Illustrations

USD $290.00

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Book Description

Responding to the growing recognition of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) as a major medical condition and the emergence of exciting new therapies, this source analyzes the clinical features, characteristics, comorbidities, and impact of OSA on patient biological systems and quality-of-life. Edited by the Director of the Center for Human Sleep Research at Stanford, this source supplies an all-encompassing guide to the comorbid medical conditions and socioeconomic impact of OSA.

Table of Contents

FEATURES, FACTORS, AND CHARACTERISTICS. History. Epidemiology.
Ontogeny. Phylogeny and Animal Models. Upper Airway Anatomy. Physiology and Dynamics of the Upper Airway. Upper Airway Pathology. Control of Breathing in Sleep. Arousal From Sleep. Pathogenesis. Risk Factors. Familial and Genetic Factors. The Spectrum of Sleep-Disordered Breathing. ASSOCIATIONS AND CONSEQUENCES. Morbidity and Mortality. Central and Autonomic Nervous System. Cardiac Arrhythmias and Congestive Heart Failure. Hypertension and the Cardiovascular System. Endocrine Function and Glucose Metabolism. Obesity. Mood and Behavior. Sleepiness. Health-Related Quality of Life. Driving Risk and Accidents. Economic and Societal Impact

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