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Arguments over the definition of obstructive sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome (OSAHS) have still not been satisfactorily resolved. As a result, robust estimates of the prevalence of OSAHS are not possible. New approaches are needed to identify those who have "CPAP responsive" disease, enabling more accurate estimates to be made of the prevalence of the sleep apnoea syndrome in the community.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Thorax

Publication Date

01/2004

Volume

59

Pages

73 - 78

Keywords

Age Factors, Bronchial Diseases, Cardiovascular Diseases, Constriction, Pathologic, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, Humans, Prevalence, Sex Characteristics, Sleep Apnea, Obstructive, Terminology as Topic