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1.0 Course Hour CSTE
This course discusses the basics of asthma with an in-depth look at the pathology of the disease. Asthma and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) often exist concomitantly, and thus an understanding of the manifestations of both diseases is essential. The pathophysiology of sleep as well as the two disorders together during sleep is discussed, with a dialogue about the prevalence of the two diseases together. While treatment of each disease separately is well documented, there is little evidence of a coordinated treatment regimen for this co-morbidity. Treatment options are deliberated with suggested potential beneficial outcomes.