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New anesthesia technique helps show cause of obstruction in sleep apnea.

A simplified anesthesia procedure may enable more widespread use of preoperative testing to demonstrate the cause of airway obstruction in patients with severe sleep apnea, suggests a new study.  A team from the University of Pennsylvania have developed a new ‘ramp control’ anesthetic technique for putting patients to sleep briefly, just enough to show the ‘obstructive anatomy’ responsible for sleep

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