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OSA

Abbreviation for obstructive sleep apnea.

OSA

Obstructive sleep apnea. See Sleep apnea.

OSA

Abbreviation for obstructive sleep apnea.

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)

A potentially life-threatening condition characterized by episodes of breathing cessation during sleep alternating with snoring or disordered breathing. The low levels of oxygen in the blood of patients with OSA may eventually cause heart problems or stroke.
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OSA,

n obstructive sleep apnea, the most prevalent type of sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted for periods of 10 seconds or more during sleep. Usually caused by obesity, it affects men more often than women.
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Overall, at the end of 12 months, 79% of those without OSA remained in arrhythmia-free survival, versus 65.
The associations between risk of OSA and multiple anthropometric indices related to general obesity and abdominal obesity are shown in [Table 2].
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As a result of decreased oxygenation, OSA patients usually wake up gasping for air Associated gastroesophageal reflux also can cause cough.
The unmodulated and modulated MRI T1 images of the OSA subjects in the Joo study indicated that gray matter concentration, but not gray matter volume, was reduced in the limbic areas (e.
It should also be added that "dipping phenomena", which is an almost 10% physiological reduction of blood pressure (BP) during sleep in healthy subjects, is blunted in OSA patients (12).
The USPSTF also found no studies evaluating the effect of screening for OSA on health outcomes or that directly evaluated benefits or harms of screening for OSA.
The OSA 5411 will be a key component of Oscilloquartz s WSTS demonstration.
OSA is a chronic, progressive disease, and it is well-documented that moderate to severe forms of OSA are associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.
The linear trend for poorer glucose control with increasingly severe OSA was highly significant (P < .
A study in the July 29 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that patients with OSA were six times as likely to have a heart attack overnight as those without OSA.