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Chapter 17. Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Central Sleep Apnea: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Risk Factors

Atul Malhotra, MD, FCCP
DOI: 10.1378/smbr.4th.193
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  • Understand the pathogenesis of obstructive sleep apnea, including the multiple potential mechanisms underlying apnea in various patients

  • Be able to quantify instability in ventilatory control and to define the term loop gain

  • Understand the concept of pharyngeal collapsibility as defined by critical closing pressure

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