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A Patient’s Guide to Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome

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  • Includes clear diagrams to enhance the reader’s understanding, especially in the surgical section
  • Offers detailed, well-researched historical context on sleep and breathing medicine
  • Presents engaging content especially when discussing the pathophysiology and surgical procedures involved
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Table of contents (6 chapters)


About this book

This book provides a comprehensive overview of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) that is accessible to patients. OSA can have a significant and progressive impact on the lives of those who suffer from daytime sleepiness, but it is often not considered. Moreover, individuals with the condition are often unaware of it as it affects them during sleep. The book provides knowledge on appropriate pathways for investigation and treatment. The organization and clarity of the writing make it easy for readers who want quick information on diagnosis, symptoms, treatment, and more. The thorough history section covering anatomical evolution, the history of medicine, and modern-day medical and surgical advances will satisfy curious readers. Ample original hand-drawn diagrams increase the readability and approachability of the work, making pathophysiology and surgical procedures clear and accessible. The book also includes links and descriptions of up-to-date procedures, diagnostic techniques, and devices, guiding readers confidently towards other resources beyond the book for further information. Given its features, this guide will appeal also to general practitioners, ENT students, and OSA specialists.

Authors and Affiliations

  • Camperdown, Sydney, Australia

    Arnav Shetty

  • Alzahra Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Peter M Baptista Jardín

About the authors

Peter M Baptista, MD, Ph.D. is a Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, ENT Department, Clinica Universidad de Navarra, and Faculty of Medicine, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain. He is a Senior Clinical Consultant in the area of Sleep Surgery and Rhinology, and works as a senior sleep surgeon, Sleep Unit, Clinica Universidad de Navarra.  He has published several papers and book chapters and edited a book on sleep breathing disorders treatment in English and Spanish languages. He is the founder of the Iberoamerican Sleep Surgery Society (SIBECS), and a member of the International Sleep Surgery Society, the Spanish Sleep Society (SES), the American Academy of otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), and the Spanish ENT society (SEORL). His interests focus on enhancing biomedical research work by developing new procedures and improving surgical skills and techniques with cutting edge technology like hypoglossal nerve implants and robotic surgery in thefield of sleep. Furthermore, he has been working as a Professor at the University for over 25 years and has authored numerous publications on the treatment of sleep apnea. Due to his close interaction with patients, he has realized the importance of providing them with straightforward information about their condition to encourage them to take it seriously and avoid further complications.

Arnav Shetty is a medical student from the University of Sydney who has a keen interest in ENT and Sleep medicine. As a result, he decided to undertake a clinical elective under the supervision of Dr. Baptista at the Clínica Universidad de Navarra. He is not only a skilled writer but also passionate about medical education.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: A Patient’s Guide to Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome

  • Authors: Arnav Shetty, Peter M Baptista Jardín

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  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-38263-5Published: 02 November 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-38264-2Published: 01 November 2023

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIII, 72

  • Number of Illustrations: 15 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Otorhinolaryngology, Pneumology/Respiratory System

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