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Vol 87, No 3 (2019)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2019-06-28
Submitted: 2018-12-13
Accepted: 2019-04-17
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Masking of obstructive sleep apnoea by drug induced central sleep apnoea

Shibdas Chakrabarti, Srikar Darisetty, Nitesh Gupta, Pranav Ish
DOI: 10.5603/ARM.2019.0030
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Pubmed: 31282561
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Adv Respir Med 2019;87(3):189-193.

open access

Vol 87, No 3 (2019)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2019-06-28
Submitted: 2018-12-13
Accepted: 2019-04-17

Abstract

Benzodiazepines are widely prescribed hypnotic agents which have multiple proven neurological and respiratory side effects. However, literature is sparse with regards to the incidence and occurrence of new onset central sleep apnoea in individuals being treated with benzodiazepines for insomnia. We present a case report of a patient presenting with new onset central sleep apnoea secondary to long term usage of benzodiazepines, with resultant masking of his pre-existing obstructive sleep apnoea.

Abstract

Benzodiazepines are widely prescribed hypnotic agents which have multiple proven neurological and respiratory side effects. However, literature is sparse with regards to the incidence and occurrence of new onset central sleep apnoea in individuals being treated with benzodiazepines for insomnia. We present a case report of a patient presenting with new onset central sleep apnoea secondary to long term usage of benzodiazepines, with resultant masking of his pre-existing obstructive sleep apnoea.

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Keywords

central sleep apnoea, benzodiazepines, obstructive sleep apnea

About this article
Title

Masking of obstructive sleep apnoea by drug induced central sleep apnoea

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 87, No 3 (2019)

Pages

189-193

Published online

2019-06-28

DOI

10.5603/ARM.2019.0030

Pubmed

31282561

Bibliographic record

Adv Respir Med 2019;87(3):189-193.

Keywords

central sleep apnoea
benzodiazepines
obstructive sleep apnea

Authors

Shibdas Chakrabarti
Srikar Darisetty
Nitesh Gupta
Pranav Ish

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