KBB-Forum 2007 , Cilt 6, Sayı 3


Dr. Alper CEYLAN, Dr. Fatih ÇELENK, Dr. Hakan TUTAR
Gazi Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, KBB Anabilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disorder, causing considerable morbidity particularly because of its effects on cardiovascular system. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is extremely effective in the majority of patients but most patients would prefer an alternative. Various drugs have been investigated for the treatment of OSA. Most of the drugs have been found to be ineffective or have produced intolerable adverse effects. It seems likely that by better understanding the pathophysiology of OSA in individual patients, drug therapy might be beneficial in a certain group of patients. Keywords : Obstructive-sleep apnea, Treatment, Medical