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The Influence of Obesity on Disordered Breathing in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome

  • Anna Brzecka

Abstract

Obesity has been long recognized as a clinical characteristic of many patients with obstructive sleep apnea (Guilleminault et al., 1976; Lugaresi et al., 1978). The purpose of this study was to relate the severity of the obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) to the degree of obesity.

Keywords

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Sleep Apnea Sleep Disorder Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome Obese Group 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna Brzecka
    • 1
  1. 1.Pulmonary Clinic of Medical AcademyWroclawPoland

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