A 45-year-old man with delayed onset of OSA events during polysomnography Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Nasal Decongestants
  • Oxymetazoline
  • Polysomnography
  • Rhinitis, Allergic
  • Sleep Apnea, Obstructive
  • Substance Withdrawal Syndrome

abstract

  • A 45-year-old man with a medical history that included asthma and chronic nasal congestion presented for an evaluation of possible OSA. He reported loud snoring, witnessed apneas in sleep, and daytime sleepiness. The patient's score on the Epworth Sleepiness Scale was 12 of 24, indicating excessive sleepiness. His nasal congestion had been treated with frequent use of an over-the-counter nasal decongestant.

publication date

  • April 2016

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.chest.2015.10.013

PubMed ID

  • 27055717

Additional Document Info

start page

  • e123

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 149

number

  • 4