Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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David N. F. Fairbanks, Samuel A. Mickelson, B. Tucker Woodson
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2003 - Medical - 271 pages
Completely updated, this volume is a practical, authoritative guide to the diagnosis and management of sleep-related breathing disorders. This Third Edition provides a more comprehensive treatment approach, focusing on surgical treatment but recognizing the growing importance of medical management of snoring/sleep disorders.

Noted experts in the fields of otolaryngology, head and neck surgery, pulmonology, and sleep medicine examine the pathophysiology of these disorders, their clinical presentations in adults and children, the diagnostic workup, and the latest and most effective drugs, devices, oral appliances, and surgical procedures. An in-depth discussion of patient selection and treatment decisions is also included.

 

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Contents

Evaluation by History and Polysomnography
39
Disorders of Excessive Sleepiness
69
Positive Airway Pressure for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
95
Uvula and Palate
129
Lower Pharyngeal Airway Surgery
167
The Nose and Its Impact on Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea
199
Tracheostomy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
211
Perioperative and Anesthesia Management in Obstructive Sleep
223
Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children
241
Patient Selection and Treatment Decisions
255
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