睡眠時無呼吸症候群医療における耳鼻咽喉科の役割 : 関連診療科へのアンケート調査から An Otorhinolaryngological Role in Diagnosis and Treatment of Sleep Apnea Syndrome in Kagawa
We conducted a questionnaire survey of internal physicians at seven hospitals to investigate the diagnosis and the treatment for sleep apnea syndrome (SAS) in Kagawa and the role of otolaryngologists in these processes. The diagnosis of SAS was made by polysomnography (PSG) at most institutions (six hospitals, 86%). In six hospitals (86%), patients with SAS were treated not only with CPAP but also by surgery and an oral appliance. These results confirm that the otolaryngologist plays important roles in diagnosing lesions in the upper respiratory tract and in providing combinaton therapy for SAS.
耳鼻咽喉科臨床 99(8), 661-667, 2006-08-01
The Society of Practical Otolaryngology