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Bariatric surgery isa valid treatment alternative for obese patients with obstructive sleep apnea OSA, but subjects who are overweight or obese represent a poor modelto investigate the role of OSA treatment on cardiovascular variables, callinginto question the attribution of cardiovascularand metabolic problems associated with OSA with excess weight. CPAP treatment. Polysomnography in thesesubjects demonstrated relative improvement in AHI, but patients continued tohave a significant number of respiratory events and episodes of flowlimitation.  Subsequent treatment with adental device led to further improvement in nocturnal respiration, but did not reduce AHI to a normal range on repeatpolysomnography.



Author: Won Hee Seo, Christian Guilleminault

Source: http://www.scirp.org/



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