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A 45-Year-Old Man With Delayed Onset of OSA Events During Polysomnography

Daniel A. Barone, MD; Ana C. Krieger, MD, MPH
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CORRESPONDENCE TO: Daniel A. Barone, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College, Center for Sleep Medicine, 425 East 61st St, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10065


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4):e123-e126. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2015.10.013
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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.

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