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Precipitation of obstructive sleep apnea during pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2668822     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of severe obstructive sleep apnea developing during pregnancy is reported. A 27-year-old primigravida was well until the sixth month of pregnancy, when she developed loud snoring and excessive daytime sleepiness. Polysomnography was performed at 36 weeks' gestation and revealed severe obstructive sleep apnea. The patient was treated successfully during pregnancy with nasal continuous positive airway pressure, but continued to suffer from moderate obstructive sleep apnea after delivery. This case suggests that sleep apnea may be either precipitated or exacerbated during pregnancy.
J Kowall; G Clark; G Nino-Murcia; N Powell
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1989 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-09-21     Completed Date:  1989-09-21     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  453-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Sleep Disorders Clinic, Stanford University, California.
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MeSH Terms
Positive-Pressure Respiration
Pregnancy Complications / etiology*,  therapy
Sleep Apnea Syndromes / etiology*,  therapy

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