Christian Guilleminault

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  • CENTRAL SLEEP-APNEA AND PARTIAL OBSTRUCTION OF THE UPPER AIRWAY ANNALS OF NEUROLOGY Guilleminault, C., QUERASALVA, M. A., NINOMURCIA, G., Partinen, M. 1987; 21 (5): 465-469

    Abstract:

    Seven men with central sleep apnea underwent polygraphic monitoring during sleep for at least 3 nights, in combination with other tests. Five patients had complaints of disturbed sleep; the other 2 were selected because they had central sleep apnea caused by bilateral brainstem lesions. The first 5 had a small upper airway, documented by cephalometric roentgenograms. Nasal continuous positive airway pressure, administered to improve the suspected respiratory load during sleep, eliminated the central sleep apnea in the first 5 patients but had, as expected, no positive effect on the central apnea of the 2 patients with brainstem lesions.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1987H263200008

    View details for PubMedID 3296946

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