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OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to pioneer a new technique of diagnosingobstructive sleep apnea using fi beroptic bronchoscopy (FOB) and mask continuouspositive airway pressure (CPAP), supported by sleep questionnaires and a portablesleep study procedure.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten patients suspected of obstructive sleep apnea(OSA) who needed to undergo FOB for other reasons aside from sleep apnea werediagnosed with OSA by using FOB and CPAP.
RESULTS: From the sleep study, the mean apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) was 21events per hour. All the patients had been using CPAP, and tolerated how the machineoperates. Nobody reported any diffi culty during the follow-up checkup.
CONCLUSION: This new technique is not only practical, cost-effi cient, time-savingand benefi cial for both patient and physician but it may also be considered as the newgold standard in diagnosing OSA.
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