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World Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2017,03(02) : 71-71. DOI: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.2095-8811.2017.02.101
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Cite as: Li Jing, Gillespie M. Boyd. Introduction [J]. World Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery,2017,03(02): 71-71. DOI: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.2095-8811.2017.02.101
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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a challenging and prevalent disorder, which results in cardiovascular complications, increased risk of motor vehicle accidents, reduced quality of life, and increased mortality. As upper airway experts, otolaryngologists are often the first to diagnosis and manage OSA. Although continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the gold standard treatment for moderate to severe OSA, more than half of patients are unable to adhere to this therapy over time. Therefore, otolaryngologists must continue active follow-up of OSA patients over time in order to assess CPAP adherence, and be ready to intervene with other therapeutic options when CPAP fails or is rejected by the patient.

 
 
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