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Sleep Disorders: Sleep Disorders 2 |

Gender Differences in Polysomnographic Features of OSA Among African Americans

Edris Meda, MD; Mustafa Mustafa, MD; Mulham Osman, MD; Alem Mehari, MD
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Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC


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


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):1281A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.1395
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SESSION TITLE: Sleep Disorders 2

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

PURPOSE: Studies from North American clinics have reported that females with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) are about the same age as males but are heavier, have less severe apnea and make up a much smaller proportion of cases. However, there is a scarcity of reports comparing gender differences in polysomnographic findings among African American patients with OSAS.

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