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Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews

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ISSN (Print): 1573-398X
ISSN (Online): 1875-6387

Pregnancy and Sleep Apnea

Author(s): Sofia Mastrodima-Polychroniou and Konstantinos Panoulis

Volume 11, Issue 4, 2015

Page: [288 - 291] Pages: 4

DOI: 10.2174/1573398X11666150915212130

Price: $65

Abstract

Sleep-disordered breathing (SBD), and especially sleep apnea is prevalent among pregnant women, has numerous medical consequences and is associated with an increased risk of adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. This article is an up-to-date review of pathophysiology, complications, diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea during pregnancy. Treatment of sleep apnea includes loss of weight, the use of positive airway pressure (CPAP) and the change of sleep position.

Keywords: Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), obstructive sleep apnea, polysomnography, pregnancy, sleep position.


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