Individuals with excess weight more than 120% of the predicted weight or body mass index more than 25 kg/[m.sup.2] should be evaluated for having obstructive sleep apnoea
. Individuals with neck circumference more than 40 cm, narrow nasal or pharyngeal airway, enlarged adenoids and tonsils, deviated nasal septum, macroglossia and micrognathia are susceptible to obstructive sleep apnoea
For more information contact the British Thoracic Society by visiting www.britthoracic.org.uk or the Sleep Apnoea
Trust Association at www.sleep-apnoea-trust.org
"Patients with sleep apnoea
can be reluctant to go on holiday because of this, often a patient is sent by a GP because their partner has said 'I cannot bear this' or I'm leaving'."
Cephalometric analysis in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea
Determinants affecting health-care utilization in obstructive sleep apnoea
Onset of apnoea
Days Frequency Percentage of APNOEA
Day 1 20 19.38 Day 2-7 74 77.55 (p value <0.001) Day>7 02 2.04 Table 2.
Pulmonary hypertension in obstructive sleep apnoea
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Surgical correction of nasal obstruction in the treatment of mild sleep apnoea
: Importance of cephalometry in predicting outcome.
Health effects of obstructive sleep apnoea
and the effectiveness of continuous positive airways pressure: A systematic review of the research evidence.
Use of tonsil size in the evaluation of obstructive sleep apnoea
. Arch Dis Child 2002; 87:156-159.
Prevalence of hypothyroidism in sleep apnoea
According to the British Thoracic Society (BTS), the watchdog will recommend continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) as a treatment option for adults with moderate or severe sleep apnoea