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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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Younger dogs are not immune; approximately 6 to 8% of OSA cases develop in dogs who are just 1 to 2 years of age.
But this area of research is very new, and the effects of gender on the link between OSA and cancer have not been studied in detail before, Pataka said.
Analysis of dependent variables, namely OSA risk, found 52 respondents (13.5%) included in the high-risk category; with details of 45 men and 7 women; and 333 respondents (86.5%) included in the low risk category who suffered from OSA.
Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital (RCWMCH), a tertiary paediatric hospital in the Western Cape Province, SA, introduced overnight oximetry as a screening tool for OSA in 2012 with the aim of prioritising children requiring urgent intervention.
It's important to note that, just as not everyone with OSA snores, people can have OSA without fitting into these risk groups.
The sampling frame included all adult OSA patients registered with the "Sleep Disorders Center", with the exclusion criteria of obesity (BMI<30), previous history of dental treatment for malocclusion and edentulism (absence of a functional dentition).
A total of 340 patients in Nanjing First hospital were enrolled in this study from October 2012 to April 2014 within the framework of a previously reported trial.[3] All enrolled individuals were treated with DES implantation in at least one major epicardial coronary artery, and OSA was assessed by polysomnography.
The OSA was used by the previous Barisan Nasional government had used the OSA to classify the Auditor-General's (A-G) report on the 1Malaysia Development Berhad scandal as official secret.
The aim of this study is to compare the insulin level, IR, and NO level in controls, prediabetics, and OSA patients.
Among the available questionnaires, The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is a validated tool to assess the daytime sleepiness and can be used for the screening of the OSA. [4]