Sleep disordered breathing in the elderly

Tonya Russell, Stephen Duntley

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Abstract

Sleep-disordered breathing, especially obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), has a high prevalence among the elderly, where it may present with atypical symptoms. Untreated OSA can reduce quality of life and have adverse health consequences. Effective treatment is available, so all physicians treating the elderly should be aware of the clinical presentation, diagnostic methods, and treatment options for OSA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1123-1126
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Medicine
Volume124
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2011

Keywords

  • Elderly
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Sleep-disordered breathing

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