obese 40 year old woman was brought to the general practitioner by her husband


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obese 40 year old woman was brought to the general practitioner by her husband. The husband explained that the patient's snoring at night was disturbing him.On questioning, the GP found that the problem was distinct from being merely annoying because the husband noted that she was also gasping for air throughout the night-and this repeatedly roused her out of her refreshing, deep sleep. On further questioning the physician identified the telltale signs of sleep apnea: excessive daytime sleepiness and difficulty functioning.
What treatment did the physician most likely recommend?
a) adenoidectomy
b) removal of the uvula
c) night time low dose of diazepam
d) tracheostomy
e) nasal continuous positive airway pressure


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