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Obstructive Sleep Apnea

  • Introduction
  • Epidemiology
  • Normal upper airway anatomy
  • Etiology & pathogenesis
  • Clinical features
  • Diagnostic aids
  • Treatment modalities
  • Conclusion
  • Mc Namara found 1-9% prevalence of OSAS
  • Recent study by Young et al suggested prevalence of OSAS to be at least 9% in males & 4% in females
  • Lugaresi reported incidence of snoring to be 19% in adult population & increased significantly with age
  • Katsantonics reported snoring 53% in men, 38% in women

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