Respiratory Quiz #25, Sleep Apnea  

1. A 55-year-old male with a history of hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus presents to his primary care physician complaining of excessive daytime sleepiness and fatigue. His wife reports that he snores loudly and seems to stop breathing for short periods during the night. His BMI is 32 kg/m2. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis? 

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2. A 70-year-old female with a past medical history of congestive heart failure presents with complaints of waking up at night feeling short of breath and having difficulty returning to sleep. She also reports episodes of awakening with a choking sensation. Which of the following is the most likely cause of her symptoms? 

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3. A 45-year-old male is diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) after a polysomnography study. Which of the following treatment options is considered first-line for the management of his condition? 

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4. A 60-year-old male with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is non-compliant with his CPAP therapy due to discomfort. He has a BMI of 29 kg/m^2 and no significant comorbidities. Which of the following is the most appropriate next step in managing his OSA? 

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5. A 50-year-old male with severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and a history of non-compliance with CPAP therapy presents for evaluation. He has a high arched palate and enlarged tonsils. His BMI is 26 kg/m^2. Which of the following surgical options is most likely to benefit this patient? 

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