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Chapter 16. Obstructive Sleep Apnea-Hypopnea Syndrome: Definitions, Epidemiology, and Pathogenesis

H. Klar Yaggi, MD, MPH
DOI: 10.1378/smbr.4th.185
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  • Understand how respiratory event definitions and syndrome threshold values affect prevalence estimates of obstructive sleep apnea

  • Recognize important risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea

  • Understand current theories of the underlying mechanisms for airway obstruction during sleep

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