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Sleep Disorders: Obstructive Sleep Apnea |

Alteration in Cervical Spine Mechanics in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome Patients

Abdelbaset Saleh, MD; Intisar Sultan, DM; Yasser Mahfouz
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Mansoura University Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura Egypt, Mansoura, Egypt


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


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A552. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.577
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SESSION TITLE: Obstructive Sleep Apnea

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Slide

PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

PURPOSE: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a multi-factorial disease with many identified risk factors and mechanisms. Little research exists on cervical spine mechanics as a risk factor for OSAS. So, This study aimed to explore the association and predictive value of alterations in cervical spine mechanics with the severity and positional dependency in patients with OSAS.

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