Obstructive sleep apnea, obesity, and the development of acute respiratory distress syndrome.

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Karnatovskaia L. V., Lee A. S., Bender S. P., Talmor D., Festic E.

Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, vol.10, pp.657-62, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may increase the risk of respiratory complications and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) among surgical patients. OSA is more prevalent among obese individuals; obesity can predispose to ARDS.