Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva lectures on pediatric critical care and sleep medicine as a practicing faculty physician. Throughout his career, Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva has accumulated research experience and supervised the implementation of research studies. Among the subjects he has investigated is sleep-disordered breathing.
Sleep-disordered breathing comprises different aspects of breathing abnormalities. One of these is obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome, or OSAHS. This condition happens when there is partial or complete obstruction of the airways. Common symptoms of OSAHS include daytime somnolence and nocturnal choking.
Another aspect of sleep-disordered breathing is upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS). A patient with this condition experiences excessive and significant airway resistance and esophageal inspiratory pressure. UARS shares some symptoms with OSAHS, such as daytime sleepiness.
Treatment of these sleep-disordered breathing syndromes include CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, oral appliances, as well as lifestyle changes for weight loss. Surgery is sometimes undertaken when other treatments fail to improve a patient’s condition.