Diagnosis and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults
Background: Epidemiology of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disorder that affects people of all age is most prevalent among the middle-aged and the elderly. The prevalence of OSA appears to be high (10%-20%) and seems to be increasing, possibly in association with increasing rates of obesity.
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