Duygu ÖZOL

Dr. Duygu Özol finished TED Ankara college and graduated from Ankara University School of Medicine. Then she completed her Pulmonology study İn Ege University between 1997-2002. She became Associated Proffesor in 2007 and Profesor in 2012. She studied in United States, New Orleans as a guest academician in 2005. She has been working in Medicalpark Hospital since 2014. She was one of the constituent memeber of Sleep Study group in Turkish Respiratory Society since 2010. She was the financial secretary of UYKUDER between 2014-2017. She arranged lots of courses and meetings about Sleep Disorders. She has got lots of scientific researches both in English and Turkish. Her academic H index is: 14 according to Google schoolar.


Current Approaches to Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome PAP Device


Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is an important disease with repetitive episodes complete or partial obstructions of the upper airway during sleep, causing reduction in blood oxygen level. Snoring, witnessed apnea and excessive day time sleepiness are major semptoms of OSAS causing an decrease in both general health and quality of life. The most common form of treatment today for OSAS is the use of a Positive Airways Pressure (PAP) device. PAP therapy remains the gold standard treatment for OSA. The PAP device holds the airway open by using air pressure that is introduced through the nose with a nose mask or similar device. The air travels down the back of the throat, and into your upper airway. The amount of air pressure set on your pap machine is determined during the sleep study. Randomized controlled trials have demonstrated that PAP can effectively reduce the apnea-hypopnea index, improve sleepiness and decrease the risk of cardiovascular events. Other treatment modalities may be considered for OSA patients who decline or cannot tolerate PAP therapy.