Complex sleep apnea: worsening of symptoms with CPAP use for obstructive sleep apnea <b>[Abstract in English]</i>

  • Fabio Maraschin Haggstram ULBRA
  • Eduardo Walker Zettler Universidade Luterana do Brasil - ULBRA
Keywords: SLEEP APNEA, OBSTRUCTIVE/therapy, CONTINUOUS POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE, CASE REPORTS.

Abstract

AIMS: To describe a case of obstructive sleep apnea that worsened with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) standard treatment. CASE REPORT: A 74 year-old man with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome was in treatment with adequate CPAP pressure, but persisted with excessive sleepiness and fatigue associated to the emergence of central apneas. CONCLUSION: This case is identified as complex sleep apnea.

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Author Biographies

Fabio Maraschin Haggstram, ULBRA
Medico pneumologista, doutor em medicina, professor adjunto do Curso de Medicina da Ulbra.
Eduardo Walker Zettler, Universidade Luterana do Brasil - ULBRA
Medico pneumologista, Doutor em pneumologia, professor adjunto do Curso de Medicina da ULBRA
Published
2010-09-04
How to Cite
Haggstram, F. M., & Zettler, E. W. (2010). Complex sleep apnea: worsening of symptoms with CPAP use for obstructive sleep apnea <b>[Abstract in English]</i>. Scientia Medica, 20(2), 172-175. Retrieved from https://revistaseletronicas.pucrs.br/ojs/index.php/scientiamedica/article/view/3742
Section
Case Reports