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  1. Consecuencias del síndrome de apnea obstructiva del sueño

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    MARÍA JOSÉ ELSO T; PABLO BROCKMANN V; DANIEL ZENTENO A

    2013-01-01

    El síndrome de apnea obstructiva del sueño (SAOS) ha emergido durante las últimas décadas como causa de morbilidad cardiaca, metabólica y disfunción neurocognitva. Los cuatro componentes mayores del SAOS son la hipoxia intermitente, hipercapnia, cambios de presión intratorácica y fragmentación de sueño. Los mecanismos fisiopatológicos incluyen el aumento del estrés oxidativo, inflamación sistémica, disfunción autonómica y endotelial. El tratamiento quirúrgico para el SAOS ha mostrado ser efec...

  2. Síndrome de Apnea Obstructiva del Sueño como factor de riesgo para otras enfermedades

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    Héctor Guzmán Duchén

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available El síndrome de apnea obstructiva del sueño es una enfermedad caracterizada por ciclos de apneas e hipopneas y microdespertares frecuentes durante la noche y así mismo hipersomnolencia diurna. Esta enfermedad conlleva altas incidencias en accidentes de tránsito como en el campo laboral, últimos estudios de esta patología seacompaña de complicaciones y desarrollo de diversas enfermedades tanto cardiovasculares como metabólicas y oftalmológicas entre otras.

  3. Síndrome de Apnea Obstructiva del Sueño como factor de riesgo para otras enfermedades

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    Héctor Guzmán Duchén; Yblin Katherine Virhuez Salguero; Reynaldo Araoz Illanes

    2011-01-01

    El síndrome de apnea obstructiva del sueño es una enfermedad caracterizada por ciclos de apneas e hipopneas y microdespertares frecuentes durante la noche y así mismo hipersomnolencia diurna. Esta enfermedad conlleva altas incidencias en accidentes de tránsito como en el campo laboral, últimos estudios de esta patología seacompaña de complicaciones y desarrollo de diversas enfermedades tanto cardiovasculares como metabólicas y oftalmológicas entre otras.

  4. Cirugía como tratamiento de la apnea obstructiva del sueño Surgery for obstructive sleep apnea

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    P. M. Baptista

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El presión continua positiva en la vía aérea (CPAP nasal se considera como el tratamiento ideal para el tratamiento de Síndrome Apnea Obstructiva del Sueño (SAOS, debido a que es conservador y reversible, sin embargo, existe una pobre tasa de adherencia en su utilización a largo plazo, La cirugía podrá complementar de una manera importante aquellos casos en las cuales el CPAP no es tolerado. La cirugía para el SAOS se deberá realizar tomando en cuenta el grado de apnea obstructiva, el lugar de mayor obstrucción y la experiencia del equipo médico. Mientras más severo sea el SAOS se podrá ser más agresivo con la terapia quirúrgica. El lugar de obstrucción no deberá ser considerado de una manera simplista en la que se define un solo lugar de obstrucción, sino como una alteración general de la vía aérea donde el cirujano deberá actuar para remodelarlo de una manera efectiva. Se describen en el trabajo diversos tipos de cirugía y su eficacia en el SAOS de acuerdo al área anatómica comprometido (nariz, cirugía de adenoides, amígdalas, paladar blando, base de lengua, hipofaringe y el avance bimaxilar. La evidencia científica demuestra en los actuales momentos que la cirugía de reconstrucción de la vía aérea compite de una manera efectiva con el tratamiento médico.Nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP is considered an ideal treatment for treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS, due to its being conservative and reversible; however, there is a poor rate of adherence in its long-term use. Surgery can significantly complement those cases where CPAP is not tolerated. Surgery for OSAS must be carried out taking into account the degree of obstructive apnea, the place of greatest obstruction and the experience of the medical team. The more severe the OSAS, the more aggressive the surgical therapy can be. The place of obstruction must not be considered in a simplistic way, in which only one place of

  5. Anestesia e apnéia obstrutiva do sono Anestesia y apnea obstructiva del sueño Anesthesia and obstructive sleep apnea

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    Charles Machado

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: A manutenção da permeabilidade das vias aéreas superiores (VAS é fundamental para anestesia e para pacientes com apnéia obstrutiva do sono (AOS. Durante ambos os estados ocorre uma redução do tônus da musculatura faríngea. Identificar pacientes com AOS é importante a fim de prevenir riscos durante o período perioperatório. O objetivo deste trabalho foi apresentar uma revisão sobre a relação entre AOS e anestesia, levando em conta o planejamento da anestesia, enfatizando a importância da identificação da síndrome da apnéia e hipopnéia obstrutiva do sono (SAHOS. CONTEÚDO: A SAHOS ocorre principalmente por colapso total ou parcial da faringe, podendo levar a diminuição na saturação da oxiemoglobina e complicações cardiovasculares. Os principais fatores predisponentes são sexo masculino, obesidade, características crânio e orofaciais. Seu diagnóstico é clínico e polissonográfico, o que também quantifica a gravidade da AOS. Os pacientes com SAHOS especialmente acentuada podem apresentar problemas durante a intubação traqueal e sedação, estando alguns mais susceptíveis à ocorrência de hipóxia e hipercapnia, mesmo na vigência de pulmões normais. Os autores discutem a importância do diagnóstico prévio e tratamento da SAHOS na tentativa de reduzir o risco anestésico. CONCLUSÕES: O diagnóstico e tratamento prévio da SAHOS com pressão positiva contínua nas VAS podem reduzir complicações perioperatórias e influenciar na conduta anestésica e na recuperação pós-anestésica.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: El mantenimiento de la permeabilidad de las vías aéreas superiores (VAS es fundamental para la anestesia y para pacientes con apnea obstructiva del sueño (AOS. Durante los de los estados, ocurre una reducción del tono de la musculatura faríngea. Identificar pacientes con AOS es importante para prevenir riesgos durante el período perioperatorio. El objetivo de este

  6. Hemodinámica cerebral en el síndrome de apnea obstructiva del sueño.

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    Coloma Navarro, Ramón

    2014-01-01

    El síndrome de apnea/hiponea del sueño (SAHS) consiste en la presencia de obstrucciones completas (apneas) o incompletas (hipopneas) repetidas de la vía aérea superior (VAS) que aparecen durante el sueño y pueden acompañarse de caídas transitorias en la saturación de oxígeno (O2) y de microdespertares en el electroencefalograma (EEG). Aunque todavía quedan muchas incógnitas por resolver, existe hoy en día una base epidemiológica y fisiopatólogica sólida que relaciona el SAHS con un riesgo aum...

  7. FRECUENCIA DE PRESENTACIÓN DEL SÍNDROME DE PIERNAS INQUIETAS Y SU ASOCIACIÓN CON APNEA OBSTRUCTIVA DEL SUEÑO Restless legs syndrome, frequency and its association with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

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    Édgar Osuna Suárez

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes. La prevalencia del síndrome de piernas inquietas oscila entre el 2,5 y el 29 por ciento. En nuestro conocimiento no hay estudios que describan la correlación entre el síndrome de piernas inquietas (SPI y el de síndrome de apnea obstructiva del sueño (SAOS. Objetivos. Determinar la frecuencia de presentación del SPI en un grupo de pacientes adultos a quienes se les realizó un estudio polisomnográfico (PSG por condiciones diferentes al SPI, en la Clínica de Sueño del Hospital Universitario Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá, en el período entre el 1º de enero y el 31 de diciembre del 2006, y determinar su correlación con la severidad del SAOS. Material y métodos. Se hizo un estudio de prevalencia analítica. Los pacientes llenaron un cuestionario en el que se incluyen preguntas relacionadas con los criterios diagnósticos del SPI y su frecuencia de presentación. Los pacientes fueron agrupados por género, edad e índice de masa corporal. Se evaluó la latencia para el inicio del sueño y se agruparon según la severidad del SAOS. Resultados. Se obtuvo una muestra de 301 pacientes, 72 por ciento hombres, de los cuales 43 cumplieron con los criterios diagnósticos para SPI. Se encontró una prevalencia global del 14,3 por ciento, para las mujeres fue del 18,3 por ciento y para los hombres del 12,8 por ciento. Se identificó una mayor prevalencia en el grupo de pacientes entre los 50- 59 años, tanto en el total de la población como en el grupo de pacientes hombres (18,4% y 16,4% respectivamente, en las mujeres la prevalencia fue mayor en el grupo mayor de 70 años (28,6%. La prevalencia fue mayor en el grupo de pacientes obesos en ambos géneros (p = 0,003. La latencia para el inicio del sueño fue más prolongada en los pacientes con SPI (p = 0,003. En relación con el grado de severidad del SAOS, se encontró una mayor frecuencia del SPI en mujeres con SAOS leve y moderado, en los hombres no se halló relaci

  8. Efecto del tratamiento con presión positiva contínua en la vía aérea (CPAP) sobre distintos factores de riesgo vascular y marcadores de función endotelial y daño celular en pacientes con síndrome de apnea-hipopnea obstructiva del sueño

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    Vallejo Vaz, Antonio Javier

    2016-01-01

    Falta palabras clave Introducción: El síndrome de apnea-hipopnea obstructiva del sueño (SAOS) provoca episodios repetidos de hipoxemia-reoxigenación y oscilaciones de la presión intratorácica que pueden conducir a activación del sistema nervioso simpático, estrés oxidativo, inflamación subclínica y disfunción endotelial, entre otras consecuencias. Ello podría a su vez generar daño vascular y desarrollo de lesiones ateroscleróticas. De hecho, el SAOS se ha relacionado consistentemente con p...

  9. Tratamiento del síndrome de apneas obstructivas del sueño leve y moderado, con un modelo de férula de avance mandibular regulable: parámetros polisomnográficos y análisis de factores predictivos de éxito

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    Vila Martín, Javier

    2016-01-01

    INTRODUCCIÓN:El síndrome de apneas obstructivas del sueño (SAOS) es una patología de elevada prevalencia y potencial nocivo en la salud.La presión positiva continua de la vía aérea (CPAP) es el tratamiento más extendido y eficaz, pero su relativa baja adherencia disminuye su efectividad. El tratamiento alternativo a la CPAP más importanteson lasférulas de avance mandibular (FAM).Su eficacia está demostrada, aunque aproximadamente un tercio de pacientes no responden. Sería importante poder s...

  10. Perfil cardiovascular em pacientes com apneia obstrutiva do sono Perfil cardiovascular en pacientes con apnea obstructiva del sueño Cardiovascular profile in patients with obstructive sleep apnea

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    Fátima Dumas Cintra

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Apneia Obstrutiva do Sono (AOS é um fator de risco para várias condições cardiovasculares incluindo aumento na mortalidade cardiovascular. Sendo assim, é essencial o conhecimento das principais repercussões cardiovasculares dos distúrbios respiratórios do sono durante uma avaliação clínica. OBJETIVO: Analisar as características cardiovasculares de pacientes com AOS. MÉTODOS: Pacientes submetidos a polissonografia basal foram consecutivamente selecionados do banco de dados do Instituto do Sono entre março de 2007 e março de 2009. Todos os pacientes foram orientados a comparecer ao ambulatório para coleta de sangue, exame físico, eletrocardiograma de 12 derivações, espirometria, teste cardiopulmonar em esteira ergométrica e ecocardiograma transtorácico. O estudo foi aprovado pelo comitê de ética e pesquisa e registrado no site http://clinicaltrials.gov/ sob o número: NCT00768625. RESULTADOS: Foram analisados 261 pacientes e 108 controles. As principais características dos pacientes com AOS foram: obesidade, hipertensão, baixos níveis plasmáticos de lipoproteínas de alta densidade (HDL e aumento no diâmetro do átrio esquerdo quando comparados com controles (3,75 ± 0,42; 3,61 ± 0,41, p = 0,001, respectivamente. Essas características associadas correspondem a um acréscimo de 16,6 vezes na probabilidade de ocorrência de AOS independentemente do relato de algum sintoma dessa desordem, como sonolência ou ronco. CONCLUSÃO: Na amostra avaliada, o perfil cardiovascular dos pacientes com AOS mais encontrado foi: obesidade, hipertensão arterial, baixos níveis plasmáticos de HDL e átrio esquerdo com diâmetro aumentado.FUNDAMENTO: Apnea obstructiva del sueño (AOS es un factor de riesgo para diversas condiciones cardiovasculares, incluido el aumento en la mortalidad cardiovascular. Por tanto, es imprescindible conocer las principales repercusiones cardiovasculares de los trastornos respiratorios del sue

  11. Revisión bibliográfica exploratoria sobre síndrome de apnea obstructiva del sueño y conducción profesional An exploratory literature review on obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and professional drivers

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    Mariholy Carolina Hernández García

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available El síndrome de apnea-hipopnea del sueño es el más frecuente de los trastornos respiratorios que se producen durante el sueño, afectando alrededor del 4% de los adultos, y a casi 2 millones de personas en España. Se presenta con episodios repetidos de obstrucción de la vía aérea superior provocando un colapso del flujo de aire hacia los pulmones y síntomas como somnolencia diurna, trastornos respiratorios, cardiovasculares, psicológicos e intelectuales. La somnolencia al conducir es común entre conductores profesionales, afectando su rendimiento y la seguridad de la población. Se llevó a cabo una revisión bibliográfica exploratoria, para conocer la prevalencia de la patología en conductores profesionales, los factores del riesgo implicados, los métodos utilizados en su diagnóstico y su relación con los accidentes de tránsito. Se seleccionaron nueve bases de datos, PUBMED, IBECS, LILACS, COCHRANE LIBRARY, EMBASE, SCOPUS, SCIELO, WOS y WOK, para llevar a cabo la búsqueda entre Octubre 2011 y Enero 2012. Luego de aplicados los criterios de inclusión/exclusión se analizaron 12 artículos. La prevalencia del síndrome es similar en la mayoría de los estudios pero superior a la población general. Los factores de riesgo de mayor estudio e impacto fueron la obesidad, la somnolencia excesiva, los ronquidos. No existe consenso entre los test diagnósticos utilizados y su eficacia. Sin embargo el más utilizado ha sido la escala de Epworth (ESE. La relación siniestralidad y apnea del sueño ha sido poco estudiada en conductores profesionales.The sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome is the most common respiratory disorders that occur during sleep, affecting about 4% of adults, and nearly 2 million people in Spain. It occurs with repeated episodes of upper airway obstruction causing a flow of air collapse into the lungs and symptoms such as daytime sleepiness, respiratory, cardiovascular, psychological and intellectual disorders. Sleepiness

  12. Relación entre el síndrome de apnea obstructiva del sueño y el trastorno de déficit atencional con hiperactividad: Estudio en una población de escolares chilenos The relationship between obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: a study in Chilean schoolchildren

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    Carolina Campos O.

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: El síndrome de apnea obstructiva del sueño (SAOS que afecta a 1-2% de los niños, puede ser causa de importante morbilidad, como problemas conductuales y de rendimiento escolar. Objetivo: Evaluar la asociación entre SAOS y Trastorno de Déficit Atencional con Hiperactividad (TDAH en escolares de una comuna de Santiago. Métodos: Se envió una encuesta a 50 padres de niños con diagnóstico de TDAH y a 100 niños controles, de edad y sexo similares, obtenidos de las mismas escuelas de los niños con TDAH. La encuesta incluyó información sobre datos generales, edad, sexo, peso, talla, promedio de notas; y un cuestionario de 12 preguntas para diagnóstico de SAOS, validado previamente en una población extranjera. Resultados: La respuesta de la encuesta fue de 84,6%. No hubo diferencias significativas entre el grupo con TDAH y el grupo control en edad, peso, talla; si las hubo en sexo y promedio de notas (p Introduction: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS affects 1-2% of all children and may cause significant morbidity such as behavioural and learning problems. Objective: To assess the relationship between OSAS and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD in children from an area of Santiago, Chile. Method: Questionaires were sent to 50 children with ADHD and 100 children of the same age, gender and attending the same schools, who acted as controls. Information included height, weight, academic performance and 12 questions in order to diagnose OSAS, previously validated in an overseas study. Results: A 84.6% response was obtained, with no significant differences between groups for age, weight, height. However differences were found with respect to gender and academic performance (p < 0.01. The average score in children with ADHD was 9 ± 1.26 and in the controls 6 ± 0.66 (p < 0.05. We found that the answers to the questionaire could differentiate between children with OSAS and normal children. Conclusions: OSAS was

  13. Avanços recentes do impacto da apneia obstrutiva do sono na hipertensão arterial sistêmica Avances recientes del impacto de la Apnea Obstructiva del Sueño en la Hipertensión Arterial Sistémica Recent advances of the impact of obstructive sleep apnea on systemic hypertension

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    Rodrigo P. Pedrosa

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available A apneia obstrutiva do sono (AOS é uma condição clínica comum na população em geral, principalmente entre os pacientes portadores de doenças cardiovasculares. Mais do que um fenômeno local de obstrução das vias aéreas superiores, a AOS traz repercussões sistêmicas que podem incluir a hipóxia intermitente, a redução abrupta da pressão intratorácica e a ocorrência de microdespertares com fragmentação do sono. Nas últimas décadas, inúmeras evidências apontam de forma consistente a AOS como um importante fator envolvido na ocorrência de doenças cardiovasculares. Particularmente, a relação entre a AOS e a hipertensão arterial sistêmica (HAS é a que encontra um maior conjunto de evidências. Atualmente, encontram-se dados que consideram a AOS uma importante causa secundária de HAS. Mais do que isso, a AOS está independentemente associada a um pior controle pressórico, alteração do descenso noturno da pressão arterial e à presença de lesões de órgãos-alvo, tais como a hipertrofia do ventrículo esquerdo e a microalbuminúria. Estudos randomizados sugerem que o tratamento da AOS, especialmente com a pressão positiva contínua de vias aéreas superiores (CPAP, considerado o tratamento padrão para a AOS, promove redução significante da pressão arterial nas 24 horas, efeito esse mais significante no subgrupo de pacientes com HAS não controlada e nos pacientes com HAS resistente. A despeito de todas essas evidências, a AOS ainda continua sendo subdiagnosticada. O objetivo desta revisão é discutir os recentes avanços nos mecanismos fisiopatológicos, na apresentação clínica e no tratamento da AOS, e o benefício sobre a pressão arterial.La apnea obstructiva del sueño (AOS es una condición clínica común en la población en general, principalmente entre los pacientes portadores de enfermedades cardiovasculares. Más que un fenómeno local de obstrucción de las vías aéreas superiores, la AOS trae

  14. Cirugía para el manejo del síndrome de apnea e hipopnea obstructiva del sueño y de la roncopatía: Revisión de 71 casos clínicos Surgery in the management of obstructive sleep apnea and hypopnea syndrome and snoring: Review of 71 clinical cases

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    Alejandro Ojeda S

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: El síndrome de apnea e hipoapnea obstructiva del sueño (SAHOS es una patología altamente prevalente y se asocia a importante comorbilidad cardiovascular. Su etiología es multifactorial. Dentro de las opciones terapéuticas, la cirugía de la vía aérea superior es una alternativa efectiva en casos seleccionados. Objetivo: Describir la experiencia del Servicio de Otorrinolaringología del Hospital Clínico de la Universidad de Chile en cirugía de pacientes con diagnóstico de SAHOS. Material y método: Estudio retrospectivo descriptivo. Se analizan fichas clínicas, antecedentes demográficos y mórbidos, polisomnografía (PSG, tipo de cirugía, puntaje de Epworth pre y posoperatorio, estadía hospitalaria, complicaciones y seguimiento. Resultados: De un total de 71 pacientes (87% de sexo masculino, edad promedio de 44 años, el 88%% tiene diagnóstico preoperatorio de sobrepeso u obesidad. Al 67%% de los pacientes se les realizó PSG, en el 64%% de ellas se demostró un SAHOS moderado a severo. En el 97%% de los casos se realizó uvulopalatoplastía con radiofrecuencia (UPP, en el 62%% septoplastía (SP y en el 50%% amigdalectomía. En el 98%% de los pacientes se asociaron 2 a 4 técnicas, destacando la SP más UPP como la combinación más frecuente (15,45%%. El promedio de estadía hospitalaria fue de 1,09 días. Sólo el 7% de los pacientes presentó complicaciones. El seguimiento promedio fue de 3,05 meses. Discusión: El rol de la cirugía es eliminar el colapso de la vía aérea superior, lo que se logra en la mayoría de los pacientes usando técnicas asociadas. Conclusión: La indicación de cirugía en SAHOS debiera combinar diferentes técnicas dependiendo de la localización anatómica de la obstrucción y el tipo de paciente a intervenir.Introduction: The obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA is a highly prevalent disease and is associated with significant cardiovascular morbidity. Its etiology is multifactorial

  15. PREVALENCE AND FACTORS AFFECTING REM AND SLOW WAVE SLEEP REBOUND ON CPAP TITRATION STUDY IN PATIENTS WITH OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA Prevalencia de los factores que afectan el sueño REM y el brote de ondas lentas en los estudios con CPAP en apnea obstructiva del sueño

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    Edgar Osuna S

    2008-03-01

    .081. Conclusions. We suggest that an increase greater than 6% in REM sleep should be considered REM rebound, since 6.15 percent was the statistically significant difference between bPSG REM sleep and cPSG. The prevalence of RR in our group was 46 percent and the variables that contribute more to RR are REM sleep during bPSG, AHI at baseline and body mass index.Antecedentes. En pacientes con síndrome de apnea obstructiva del sueño (SAOS el tratamiento con CPAP produce un incremento en el sueño REM y el sueño profundo, pero no hay suficiente información acerca de la prevalencia del rebote de sueño REM en pacientes con SAOS y los posibles factores relacionados con este fenómeno. Objetivo. El rebote de sueño REM (RR y del sueño de ondas lentas (RSOL ha sido descrito como un fenómeno de frecuente presentación que ocurre durante la titulación de la presión del CPAP, pero la cantidad en el incremento del estado de sueño que lo califique como rebote no ha sido mencionado en la literatura. El objetivo del estudio fue determinar la prevalencia de RR y RSOL en nuestro centro de sueño e intentar definir RR y buscar los factores que puedan afectar el RR y el RSOL en la primera noche de titulación de CPAP. Material y métodos. Se incluyeron pacientes que tenían polisomnograma de base (bPSG y PSG con CPAP (cPAG realizados en un laboratorio del sueño. Se incluyeron 179 pacientes mayores de 18 años con índice de apneas-hipopneas (IAH mayor de 10/hora en el estudio de base, con titulación de CPAP adecuada. Se comparó los porcentajes de sueño REM y sueño profundo durante el bPSSG y cPSG. Se analizó la frecuencia de presentación y los factores que afectan el RR y el RSOL. Resultados. Se incluyeron 179 pacientes (M/F 118/61, con edad promedio de 48.6 años ±12.9 para hombres y 51.6±12.9 para mujeres. El intervalo entre el bPSG y el cPSG fue 45 días promedio. El promedio de sueño REM durante el bPSG fue 15.55 por ciento y durante el bPSG 21.57 por ciento. Se tomó seis por

  16. Distracción ósea: tratamiento de la apnea obstructiva en neonatos con micrognatia Mandibular distraction: treatment of obstructive apnea in neonates with micrognathia

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    Adoración Martínez Plaza

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Las malformaciones craneofaciales (secuencia de Pierre Robin, síndrome de Threacher-Collins, síndrome de Nager, etc. con frecuencia van asociadas a hipoplasia mandibular grave, que puede causar obstrucción de la vía aérea superior por retroposición de la base de la lengua dentro del espacio faríngeo posterior. La mayoría de los pacientes responden al tratamiento postural, en decúbito prono, puede ser necesario controlar la saturación de oxígeno, insertar un tubo nasofaríngeo e incluso intratraqueal. En casos más graves con pausas prolongadas y frecuentes de apnea, la traqueostomía puede ser necesaria, pero se asocia a una alta morbilidad y, ocasionalmente, mortalidad. En los últimos 2 años, en la Unidad Multidisciplinaria de Labio y Fisura Palatina del Hospital Virgen de las Nieves de Granada, se ha tratado a 4 niños con apnea obstructiva grave secundaria a hipoplasia mandibular grave mediante distracción mandibular osteogénica, y este procedimiento se ha mostrado eficaz en la resolución del problema. Ha evitado la traqueostomía y se ha elongado la mandíbula en el plazo de 3-4 semanas. En este tiempo han desaparecido los problemas respiratorios obstructivos, así como también de la deglución, y los resultados estéticos obtenidos han resultado excelentes y las complicaciones, por el momento, mínimas.Craniofacial malformations (Pierre-Robin sequence, Treacher-Collins syndrome, Nager syndrome, etc. are frequently accompanied by severe mandibular hypoplasia, which can cause upper airway obstruction due to retroposition of the base of the tongue in the posterior pharyngeal space. The majority of patients respond to postural treatment in decubitus prono. It may be necessary to monitor oxygen saturation and insert a nasopharyngeal or even an endotracheal tube. Tracheostomy may be necessary in more serious cases with long and frequent apnea pauses, but it is associated with high morbidity and occasional mortality. In the last

  17. Evaluación de la contribución y el impacto de las tecnologías del habla en la detección automática del Síndrome de la Apnea Obstructiva del Sueño = Contributions and impact assessment of speech technologies on the automatic detection of severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea syndrome

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    Blanco Murillo, José Luis

    2013-01-01

    La presente Tesis analiza las posibilidades que ofrecen en la actualidad las tecnologías del habla para la detección de patologías clínicas asociadas a la vía aérea superior. El estudio del habla que tradicionalmente cubre tanto la producción como el proceso de transformación del mensaje y las señales involucradas, desde el emisor hasta alcanzar al receptor, ofrece una vía de estudio alternativa para estas patologías. El hecho de que la señal emitida no solo contiene este mensaje, sino t...

  18. Análisis coste-efectividad de tipo probabilístico del tratamiento de la apnea del sueño Probabilistic cost-effectiveness analysis of the treatment of sleep apnea

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    Javier Mar; Santiago Gutiérrez-Moreno; Jim Chilcott

    2006-01-01

    Objetivo: En este trabajo se presenta la aplicación del análisis coste-efectividad de tipo probabilístico al tratamiento con presión continua en la vía respiratoria por vía nasal (nasal continuous positive airway pressure, nCPAP) del síndrome de la apnea obstructiva del sueño (SAOS). Material y métodos: La base del estudio es un modelo de Markov probabilístico. Éste se caracteriza porque las variables se introducen en forma de distribuciones. El modelo se procesa mediante 2.000 simulaciones d...

  19. Hipertensión arterial refractaria y apnea del sueño

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    Gustavo Quevedo; Jerónimo Heredia; María Alejandra Lastra; Luis Lema

    2008-01-01

    El síndrome de apnea obstructiva del sueño (SAOS) tiene un papel importante en la morbimortalidad cardiovascular. Se han sugerido muchos mecanismos para explicar la asociación mórbida entre el SAOS y la enfermedad cardiovascular, especialmente la hipertensión arterial (HTA). Alrededor de la mitad de los pacientes con SAOS padecen hipertensión arterial y la prevalencia de SAOS en pacientes hipertensos es mayor que la existente en la población general.En el presente caso se describe a un pacien...

  20. Fisiopatología de la hipertensión asociada al síndrome de apnea obstructiva del sueño: Evidencia de estudios clínicos y modelos animales de hipoxia crónica intermitente Pathophysiology of obstructive sleep apnea-associated hypertension

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    Sergio Rey

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available There is a well established relationship between the obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and hypertension. Current evidence suggests that the increase in arterial pressure is secondary to an enhanced sympathetic tone through peripheral chemoreflexes triggered by intermittent hypoxic stimulation of the carotid bodies. Chronic intermittent hypoxia would activate renal and systemic vasoactive systems through potentiated hypoxic chemoreflexes. These early changes in autonomic tone can be detected through cardiovascular variability and baroreflex sensitivity analysis. Both are relatively simple and noninvasive techniques. The multiplicity of pathogenic mechanisms in obstructive sleep apnea-associated hypertension emphasizes the need of increasing diagnostic sensitivity to detect and correct this common condition, which significantly increases cardiovascular risk

  1. PREVALENCE AND FACTORS AFFECTING REM AND SLOW WAVE SLEEP REBOUND ON CPAP TITRATION STUDY IN PATIENTS WITH OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA Prevalencia de los factores que afectan el sueño REM y el brote de ondas lentas en los estudios con CPAP en apnea obstructiva del sueño

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    Edgar Osuna S; Fouzia Siddiqui; Vanegas, Marco A.; Walters, Arthur S.; Sudhansu Chokroverty

    2008-01-01

    Background. In patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) treatment with CPAP results in an increase of REM sleep and slow wave sleep, but there is limited information about the prevalence of REM rebound in patients with OSAS and possible factors related to the rebound. Objective. REM rebound (RR) and slow wave sleep rebound (SWSR) has been described as a frequent phenomenon that occurs during CPAP titration, but the quantity that qualify for RR has not been mentioned in literature...

  2. Fisiopatología de la hipertensión asociada al síndrome de apnea obstructiva del sueño: Evidencia de estudios clínicos y modelos animales de hipoxia crónica intermitente Pathophysiology of obstructive sleep apnea-associated hypertension

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    Sergio Rey; Gloria Valdés; Rodrigo Iturriaga

    2007-01-01

    There is a well established relationship between the obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and hypertension. Current evidence suggests that the increase in arterial pressure is secondary to an enhanced sympathetic tone through peripheral chemoreflexes triggered by intermittent hypoxic stimulation of the carotid bodies. Chronic intermittent hypoxia would activate renal and systemic vasoactive systems through potentiated hypoxic chemoreflexes. These early changes in autonomic tone can be detected th...

  3. Hipertensión arterial refractaria y apnea del sueño

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    Gustavo Quevedo

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El síndrome de apnea obstructiva del sueño (SAOS tiene un papel importante en la morbimortalidad cardiovascular. Se han sugerido muchos mecanismos para explicar la asociación mórbida entre el SAOS y la enfermedad cardiovascular, especialmente la hipertensión arterial (HTA. Alrededor de la mitad de los pacientes con SAOS padecen hipertensión arterial y la prevalencia de SAOS en pacientes hipertensos es mayor que la existente en la población general.En el presente caso se describe a un paciente con HTA refractaria al tratamiento farmacológico que evolucionó favorablemente luego del diagnóstico y el tratamiento del SAOS.

  4. Evaluaci??n de la memoria a corto plazo en pacientes con apnea del sue??o antes y despu??s del tratamiento con CPAP

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    S??nchez G??mez, Ana I.; Berm??dez S??nchez, Mar??a de la Paz; Buela-Casal, Gualberto

    2003-01-01

    El s??ndrome de apnea obstructiva del sue??o (SAOS) es un trastorno que se caracteriza por una obstrucci??n de la v??a respiratoria a??rea superior durante el sue??o aun cuando existe un adecuado esfuerzo respiratorio. Esta obstrucci??n dificulta la respiraci??n provocando entre otros s??ntomas, sue??o fragmentado y p??rdida o supresi??n de las fases de sue??o m??s profundas. Durante el d??a, la persona se queja de una sintomalog??a muy variada, en la que destacan principalmente la excesiva s...

  5. Tratamiento del síndrome de apnea obstructiva del sueño (SAOS) asociado a síndrome de hipoventilación-obesidad (SHO): presión positiva continua (CPAP) versus ventilación con presión positiva BI-nivel (BIPAP)

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    Hernández Vázquez, Julio

    2012-01-01

    OBJETIVOS. El objetivo principal es valorar la eficacia del tratamiento con BiPAP en comparación con CPAP sobre la disminución de la pCO2 en pacientes con SAOS y SHO, a los 3 y 12 meses del inicio de su aplicación. Los objetivos secundarios son comparar la evolución de los pacientes tratados con BiPAP con la de los tratados con CPAP en términos de mejoría de la pO2 diurna, cambios en la pruebas de función respiratoria (FEV1 y FVC), control de la somnolencia que conlleva el SAOS medida mediant...

  6. Distracción ósea: tratamiento de la apnea obstructiva en neonatos con micrognatia Mandibular distraction: treatment of obstructive apnea in neonates with micrognathia

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    Adoración Martínez Plaza; Idelfonso Martínez Lara; Blas García Medina; Ricardo Fernández Valadés; Ana Belén Marín Fernández; Carlos Bailón Berrio

    2011-01-01

    Las malformaciones craneofaciales (secuencia de Pierre Robin, síndrome de Threacher-Collins, síndrome de Nager, etc.) con frecuencia van asociadas a hipoplasia mandibular grave, que puede causar obstrucción de la vía aérea superior por retroposición de la base de la lengua dentro del espacio faríngeo posterior. La mayoría de los pacientes responden al tratamiento postural, en decúbito prono, puede ser necesario controlar la saturación de oxígeno, insertar un tubo nasofaríngeo e incluso intrat...

  7. Composición corporal y variabilidad del ritmo cardiaco en pacientes con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica candidatos a rehabilitación respiratoria

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    Cristian Curilem Gatica; Atilio Almagià Flores; Tuillang Yuing Farías; Fernando Rodríguez Rodríguez

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    La composición corporal es una metodología no invasiva, que nos entrega información acerca de la distribución de tejidos en la estructura corporal, además es un indicador del riesgo de mortalidad en pacientes con Enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica. La variabilidad del ritmo cardiaco es una técnica que nos entrega información de la condición fisiológica autonómica, siendo reconocida como un indicador que se encuentra disminuido en una serie de enfermedades. El propósito de este estudio fu...

  8. Estudi de la població bacteriana endobronquial en la Malaltia Pulmonar Obstructiva Crònica. Aplicació del raspall protegit

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    Rosell i Gratacòs, Antoni

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    Descripció del recurs: 6 març 2002 Títol obtingut de la portada digitalitzada La caracterització de la població bacteriana de les vies respiratòries baixes dels pacients amb Malaltia Pulmonar Obstructiva Crònica (MPOC) a partir de l'esput, tant en fase estable com en fase d'agudització, ha d'interpretar-se amb cautela per la inherent contaminació orofaringea de la mostra. Per aquest motiu, s'han intentat buscar mètodes alternatius com l'aspirat transtraqueal o les tècniques fibrobroncos...

  9. Utility of ApneaLinkTM for the diagnosis of sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome Utilidad del ApneaLinkT para el diagnóstico del síndrome apnea-hipopnea del sueño

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    Carlos A. Nigro

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Portable sleep studies may play an important role to take decisions on patients referred for suspicion of Sleep Apnea-Hypopnea Syndrome (SAHS. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of automated analysis of ApneaLinkT in patients with suspicion of SAHS. All participants (75 performed the ApneaLink and polysomnography (PSG simultaneously in the sleep laboratory. The two recordings were interpreted blindly. The ApneaLink software calculated: (1 risk indicator (RI-a combination of apnea/hypopnea index (AHI plus inspiratory flow limitation events and (2 the AHI. ApneaLinkT and SAHS were defined in three ways: AHI or respiratory disturbance index (RDI = 5, 10 and 15 respectively. ROC curves analysis was performed. The sensitivity (S, specificity (E and positive and negative likelihood ratio (LR+, LR- for the different thresholds for RI or AHI were calculated; 66 patients were included (47 men, mean age 51, median RDI 10.6, mean BMI 29.3 kg/m². The best cut off points of RI were: SAHS = RDI = 5: RI > 9 (S 80%, E 100%, LR- 0.20; SAHS = RDI = 10: RI > 13 (S 92%, E 93%, LR+ 13.7 LR- 0.089; SAHS = RDI = 15 =: RI > 16 (S 93.5%, E 91%, LR+ 10.9, LR- 0.071. The AHI had a similar diagnostic accuracy to RI for the different definitions of SAHS. The RI and AHI obtained from automated analysis of ApneaLinkT were highly sensitive and specific to diagnose moderate to severe SAHS.Los equipos portátiles para estudios del sueño pueden tener un rol importante para tomar decisiones en pacientes con sospecha de Síndrome Apneas-Hipopneas del Sueño (SAHS. El objetivo del estudio fue evaluar la exactitud diagnóstica del análisis automático del ApneaLinkT en pacientes con sospecha de SAHS. Setenta y cinco sujetos realizaron simultáneamente el ApneaLinkT y una polisomnografía (PSG en el laboratorio de sueño. Los dos registros fueron interpretados en forma ciega. Un programa calculó: (1 el índice apnea/hipopnea (IAH, (2 el indicador de

  10. Análisis coste-efectividad de tipo probabilístico del tratamiento de la apnea del sueño Probabilistic cost-effectiveness analysis of the treatment of sleep apnea

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    Javier Mar

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: En este trabajo se presenta la aplicación del análisis coste-efectividad de tipo probabilístico al tratamiento con presión continua en la vía respiratoria por vía nasal (nasal continuous positive airway pressure, nCPAP del síndrome de la apnea obstructiva del sueño (SAOS. Material y métodos: La base del estudio es un modelo de Markov probabilístico. Éste se caracteriza porque las variables se introducen en forma de distribuciones. El modelo se procesa mediante 2.000 simulaciones de Monte Carlo, cada una de las cuales calcula el coste y la efectividad incrementales. El resultado se analiza mediante el plano coste-efectividad, la curva de aceptabilidad, el beneficio neto y el valor esperado de la información perfecta. Resultados: La razón coste-efectividad del tratamiento con nCPAP media calculada es de 5.480 S/año de vida ajustado por calidad (AVAC. Utilizando como umbral de eficiencia la cifra de 30.000 €/AVAC, el análisis probabilístico muestra que en el 98,5% de las simulaciones el tratamiento con nCPAP es una práctica eficiente. El valor esperado de la información perfecta muestra que el parámetro que origina más incertidumbre en el resultado es la ganancia en calidad de vida producida por el tratamiento. Conclusiones: El análisis de tipo probabilístico ratifica el resultado de los estudios deterministas que caracterizan el tratamiento con nCPAP como una intervención eficiente. La ventaja añadida es que permite situar la incertidumbre en términos cuantitativos; en este caso la probabilidad de equivocarse es inferior al 5%. Además, el estudio muestra que para reducir esa incertidumbre la investigación debe centrarse en la mejora de la información referente a la calidad de vida.Objective: To describe the application of a probabilistic cost-effectiveness analysis to nasal continuous positive airway passage (nCPAP treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS. Material and Methods: The probabilistic

  11. Comparación del uso de esteroides con el manejo convencional de la exacerbación de la enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica

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    Pérez Monroy, Ariel; Camargo, Juan Pablo; Junca, Alejandro

    2010-01-01

    Antecedentes. La enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica es una patología común caracterizada por una limitación crónica, progresiva e irreversible al flujo aéreo, afecta millones de personas en el mundo. Objetivo. Evaluar el uso de dos esquemas de esteroides, en comparación con el tratamiento convencional, en exacerbaciones agudas no acidóticas de la enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica. Material y métodos. Ciento seis pacientes de la Clínica Carlos Lleras Restrepo de Bogotá, con...

  12. Síndrome de apnea hipopnea del sueño e ictus Sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome and stroke

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    R. Muñoz

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Desde hace años se ha llamado la atención sobre la frecuente asociación entre el Síndrome de apnea hipopnea del Sueño (SAHS y el ictus. Disponemos de múltiples y muy diversos estudios epidemiológicos que señalan una posible relación causal. De forma paralela, a lo largo de estos años se ha incrementado el conocimiento de distintos mecanismos fisiopatológicos intermedios por los que teóricamente la apnea podría favorecer la aparición de isquemia cerebral. Entre estos destacaban un incremento de la presión arterial, la aparición de arritmias, cambios hemodinámicos de la circulación cerebral y un estado protrombótico. Asimismo, también se ha comprobado cómo el tratamiento con CPAP era beneficioso para normalizar algunas de estas alteraciones. Sin embargo, no ha sido hasta muy recientemente cuando, gracias a la aparición de diversos estudios prospectivos, se ha demostrado de forma fehaciente que el SAHS es un factor de riesgo que incrementa la posibilidad de padecer un ictus isquémico, de forma independiente a la presencia de otros factores de riesgo clásicos. En espera de nuevos estudios de intervención que confirmen si el tratamiento con CPAP reduce este riesgo, es importante incluir en la anamnesis de pacientes que hayan sufrido un ictus o un accidente isquémico transitorio la búsqueda de datos que nos hagan pensar en un SAHS y remitir a estos pacientes a valoración por el Servicio de Neumología en caso necesario.For many years attention has been drawn to the frequent association between sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome and stroke. Numerous and very different epidemiological studies are available that point to a possible causal relation. In a parallel way, there has been an increase over these years in the knowledge of the different intermediate physiopathological mechanisms by which apnea could theoretically favour the appearance of cerebral ischemia. An increase in arterial pressure, the appearance of arrhythmias

  13. Tracción de la base de la lengua mediante fijación para el tratamiento de la apnea del sueño

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    J.L. Cebrián Carretero

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available El síndrome de apnea obstructiva del sueño (SAOS constituye en la actualidad un problema de salud importante, tanto por su prevalencia como por la morbilidad que provoca sobre el aparato cardiovascular y la calidad de vida del paciente. Actualmente, la base del tratamiento es la administración de presión positiva continua durante el sueño (CPAP que, si bien tiene una elevada eficacia, no es tolerada en muchos casos. Los tratamientos quirúrgicos han sido variados. En un principio se centraron en el sistema velofaríngeo con mejorías no superiores al 50% a largo plazo. En nuestro planteamiento terapéutico identificamos, mediante pruebas funcionales y de imagen, las regiones implicadas en cada caso. Entre ellas destaca la base de la lengua. La técnica que presentamos constituye una modificación a las ya descritas para el avance de la base lingual. Consiste en una fijación controlada de la misma a la cortical vestibular de la mandíbula con un punto de hilo de monofilamento pasado a través de dos orificios, sin necesidad de aditamentos especiales. Conseguimos una estabilización permanente con buenos resultados clínicos y polisomnográficos a largo plazo. Las complicaciones estuvieron en relación con problemas deglutorios en el postoperatorio inmediato.Sleep apnoea síndrome constitutes an important health problem because of its prevalence and impact over the cardiovascular system and quality of life of the patient. The classic conservative treatment remains to be the CPAP. Although it has a high efficacy, it is not well tolerated by the patient in many cases. The surgical treatments were initially devoted to the velopharyngeal complex, being definitive in only 50% of the cases. Our therapeutical approach consists on a thorough examination of the different areas affected in every case, one of which is the tongue base. The surgical technique we present constitutes a modification of others already described to advance the tongue base. It

  14. Nuevos métodos de valoración de la Enfermedad Pulmonar Obstructiva Crónica, su adecuación a la evaluación del menoscabo y la incapacidad

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    Francisco Maneiro Higuera

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    Full Text Available La enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica es la patología crónica respiratoria más frecuente y que con más frecuencia puede producir incapacidad. La manera tradicional de evaluar la gravedad de la enfermedad es mediante la espirometría. Pero la presentación clínica de la enfermedad no es homogénea y se conoce que no hay una buena correlación entre los resultados de la espirometría y la situación clínica real del enfermo. En los últimos años se han desarrollado procedimientos para evaluar la enfermedad combinando varios parámetros, o sea haciendo una evaluación multidimensional. Esto consigue predecir mucho mejor el pronóstico y la gravedad de la patología. Los médicos que hacemos evaluación de la incapacidad debemos conocer y manejar estas herramientas para hacer nuestras valoraciones más precisas. Se presentan dos de estas herramientas la derivada de la Iniciativa GOLD y la desarrollada en España, la GesEPOC. Se explica su aplicación y su uso en la evaluación de la incapacidad.

  15. Enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva: diferencias entre hombres y mujeres

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    La enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC) ha aumentado su prevalencia en el sexo femenino. Los casos de mujeres se describen como más sintomáticas. A pesar de que la EPOC se ha vinculado a elevado riesgo cardiovascular, hay pocos estudios sobre diferencias por sexo. El objetivo de nuestro estudio fue determinar la influencia del sexo sobre calidad de vida y síntomas, tratamiento, factores de riesgo y enfermedad cardiovascular (ECV) en una población de pacientes con EPOC. En este estud...

  16. COMPARACIÓN DEL USO DE ESTEROIDES CON EL MANEJO CONVENCIONAL DE LA EXACERBACIÓN DE LA ENFERMEDAD PULMONAR OBSTRUCTIVA CRÓNICA Comparison of steroids use in conventional management of exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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    Ariel Pérez-Monroy¹; Juan Pablo Camargo; Alejandro Junca

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    Antecedentes. La enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica es una patología común caracterizada por una limitación crónica, progresiva e irreversible al flujo aéreo, afecta millones de personas en el mundo. Objetivo. Evaluar el uso de dos esquemas de esteroides, en comparación con el tratamiento convencional, en exacerbaciones agudas no acidóticas de la enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica. Material y métodos. Ciento seis pacientes de la Clínica Carlos Lleras Restrepo de Bogotá, con diagnóst...

  17. Enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica

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    Reinaldo Pino Blanco

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available La enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica se ha convertido en una de las enfermedades crónicas atendidas con mayor frecuencia en la atención primaria de salud. Produce altas tasas de morbilidad y mortalidad en todo el mundo, con una evolución lenta aunque progresivamente mortal, a pesar de tratarse de una enfermedad prevenible, que depende en gran medida, del hábito de fumar. La prevalencia variará según el consumo de tabaco, y se espera que siga aumentando en los próximos 25 años. La mortalidad y morbilidad son cada vez mayores, lo que supone un enorme gasto sanitario, social y personal, pero es una enfermedad potencialmente modificable, motivo por el que requiere de un abordaje multifactorial.Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease has become one of the most frequently treated chronic diseases in primary health care. High rates of morbidity and mortality are worldwide related to this disease. Although it is a preventable disease closely related to smoking, its evolution is slow but progressively fatal. Prevalence varies according to tobacco consumption and is expected to increase in the next 25 years. Even when it is a potentially modifiable disease, mortality and morbidity are also increasing, causing a major health, social and personal spending. For all these reasons, a multifactorial approach is needed both, for health and social issues.

  18. Desarrollo y evaluación de diferentes métodos de detección de apnea a partir de la señal electrocardiográfica (ECG)

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    Manzanera Navarro, Vladimir

    2009-01-01

    El desarrollo y la mejora de distintos métodos de detección del síndrome de la apnea obstructiva del sueño (SAOS) a partir de únicamente la señal electrocardiográfica (ECG) es la base del proyecto realizado. Hasta ahora el método de detección utilizado es la polisomnografía, que requiere del registro de diferentes señales biomédicas, encareciendo el proceso. Para conseguir el objetivo marcado durante el estudio se desarrollan 5 métodos de extracción de información de l...

  19. COMPARACIÓN DEL USO DE ESTEROIDES CON EL MANEJO CONVENCIONAL DE LA EXACERBACIÓN DE LA ENFERMEDAD PULMONAR OBSTRUCTIVA CRÓNICA Comparison of steroids use in conventional management of exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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    Ariel Pérez-Monroy¹

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes. La enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica es una patología común caracterizada por una limitación crónica, progresiva e irreversible al flujo aéreo, afecta millones de personas en el mundo. Objetivo. Evaluar el uso de dos esquemas de esteroides, en comparación con el tratamiento convencional, en exacerbaciones agudas no acidóticas de la enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica. Material y métodos. Ciento seis pacientes de la Clínica Carlos Lleras Restrepo de Bogotá, con diagnóstico de enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica exacerbada se evaluaron, siendo distribuidos en tres grupos: a Tratamiento convencional, b Hidrocortisona más esquema convencional y c Prednisolona más esquema convencional. Se valoró a las 72 horas el cambio porcentual en la medición del flujo-pico, la variación auscultatoria pulmonar y la percepción de mejoría clínica. Además, se consignó la estancia hospitalaria, la necesidad de tratamientos adicionales o ventilación mecánica y efectos colaterales. Resultados. No se encontraron diferencias significativas en la respuesta a los tres esquemas terapéuticos, salvo una mejor percepción subjetiva con la hidrocortisona. En el análisis por subgrupos la prednisona oral disminuyó la estancia hospitalaria, mejoró el flujo-pico espiratorio y la percepción subjetiva de síntomas en pacientes mayores de 80 años, con VEF1 menor o igual a 50% del predicho y que cursaron con una exacerbación severa. El género, la clase funcional basal, la causa y el tipo de la descompensación, el número de exacerbaciones-año y el número de paquetes-año, no influyeron en la respuesta a los tres grupos. El efecto secundario más frecuente con esteroides fue la hiperglicemia. Conclusión. Los esteroides sistémicos en forma global, no son mejores que el tratamiento convencional en exacerbaciones de EPOC. Sin embargo, la prednisona oral mejoró objetiva y subjetivamente las exacerbaciones severas, en los

  20. Analisis del signo de Hoover en relacion con parametros funcionales, radiologicos y de radio de curvatura en pacientes con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva cronica

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    M. E. Capria; C. D'Negri; E. L. De Vito

    2003-01-01

    El propósito del presente trabajo fue: 1) relacionar el signo de Hoover SH (+) con diversos parámetros funcionales (espirometría y volúmenes pulmonares) y radiológicos (radiografías posteroan-teriores), 2) caracterizar los cambios en el radio de curvatura y la eficiencia del diafragma, y restablecer relaciones con los parámetros funcionales y radiológicos. Se estudiaron 15 pacientes con EPOC (SH (+), n: 8). El radio de curvatura fue determinado en el hemidiafragma derecho en inspiración y esp...

  1. Perfil cardiovascular em pacientes com apneia obstrutiva do sono Perfil cardiovascular en pacientes con apnea obstructiva del sueño Cardiovascular profile in patients with obstructive sleep apnea

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    Fátima Dumas Cintra; Sergio Tufik; Angelo de Paola; Márcia C. Feres; Luciane Melo-Fujita; Wercules Oliveira; Camila Rizzi; Dalva Poyares

    2011-01-01

    FUNDAMENTO: Apneia Obstrutiva do Sono (AOS) é um fator de risco para várias condições cardiovasculares incluindo aumento na mortalidade cardiovascular. Sendo assim, é essencial o conhecimento das principais repercussões cardiovasculares dos distúrbios respiratórios do sono durante uma avaliação clínica. OBJETIVO: Analisar as características cardiovasculares de pacientes com AOS. MÉTODOS: Pacientes submetidos a polissonografia basal foram consecutivamente selecionados do banco de dados do Inst...

  2. Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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    ... to find out more. Obstructive Sleep Apnea Obstructive Sleep Apnea Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious ... to find out more. Obstructive Sleep Apnea Obstructive Sleep Apnea Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious ...

  3. Influencia de un programa de actividad física en niños y adolescentes obesos con apnea del sueño: protocolo de estudio

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    M. J. Aguilar Cordero; A. M. Sánchez López; N. Mur Villar; A. Sánchez Marenco; R. Guisado Barrilao

    2013-01-01

    Estudios recientes muestran un incremento alarmante en la tasa de sobrepeso/obesidad entre la población infanto-juvenil. La obesidad en la infancia se asocia con un importante número de complicaciones, como síndrome de apnea del sueño insulinorresistencia y diabetes tipo 2, hipertensión, enfermedad cardiovascular, algunos tipos de cáncer. Se estima que la prevalencia de apnea en niños es de un 2-3% en la población general, mientras que, en adolescentes obesos, varía entre el 13% y el 66%, seg...

  4. Analisis del signo de Hoover en relacion con parametros funcionales, radiologicos y de radio de curvatura en pacientes con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva cronica

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    M. E. Capria

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    Full Text Available El propósito del presente trabajo fue: 1 relacionar el signo de Hoover SH (+ con diversos parámetros funcionales (espirometría y volúmenes pulmonares y radiológicos (radiografías posteroan-teriores, 2 caracterizar los cambios en el radio de curvatura y la eficiencia del diafragma, y restablecer relaciones con los parámetros funcionales y radiológicos. Se estudiaron 15 pacientes con EPOC (SH (+, n: 8. El radio de curvatura fue determinado en el hemidiafragma derecho en inspiración y espiración máximas. Los SH(+ se hallaron más severamente obstruidos (VEF1%, p 0.005% y con mayor atrapamiento aéreo (VR/CPT %, p 0.01. El radio espiratorio (Re fue mayor (p 0.05, y su eficiencia (1/Re, fue menor (p 0.05. El VEF1% correlacionó con el grado de hiperinflación según CPT % (r -0.58, p 0.022 y con el atrapamiento aéreo según VR% (r -0.77, p 0.0008. Los pacientes con menor VEF1% presentaron un Re mayor (r -0. 61, p 0.015 y menor eficiencia diafragmática en espiración (1/Re de acuerdo a: 1/Re = 0.093 cm-1 + 0.0012 cm-1 * VEF1% (r 0.688, p 0.0054. El VEF1 correlacionó con la movilidad diafragmática (r 0.71, p 0.003. La PaCO2 correlacionó con la CPT % (r 0.534, p 0.04, con el VR % (r 0.62, p 0.014 y con los parámetros radiológicos de hiperinflación (r 0.546, p 0.035 y atrapamiento aéreo (r 0.528, p 0.043. El SH(+ sugiere obstrucción bronquial severa, aplanamiento del diafragma, consiguiente aumento del radio de curvatura, menor movilidad y menor eficiencia.The purpose of the present study was: 1 to relate the Hoover sign -SH (+- with several functional (spirometry and lung volumes and radiographic (AP x-ray parameters, 2 to characterize the changes in diaphragmatic curvature radius and the efficiency and to establish some relationships with the functional and radiographic parameters. Fifteen patients with COPD (SH (+, n: 8 were studied. The radius was determined in the right hemidiaphragm after maximal inspired and expired x-ray. The

  5. Bases fisiopatológicas del entrenamiento muscular en pacientes con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica Pathophysiological bases of muscular training in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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    FERNANDO SALDÍAS P; ORLANDO DÍAZ P

    2011-01-01

    La disnea y la disminución de la capacidad de realizar ejercicio son los principales factores que limitan las actividades de la vida diaria en pacientes con enfermedades respiratorias crónicas. Los síntomas cardinales que limitan la capacidad de ejercicio en la mayoría de los pacientes con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC) son la disnea y/o fatigabilidad, los cuales pueden ser ocasionados por trastornos de la ventilación alveolar e intercambio gaseoso, disfunción de los músculos ...

  6. Sleep Apnea

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    Sleep apnea is a common disorder that causes your breathing to stop or get very shallow. Breathing ... an hour. The most common type is obstructive sleep apnea. It causes your airway to collapse or ...

  7. Influencia de un programa de actividad física en niños y adolescentes obesos con apnea del sueño: protocolo de estudio

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    M. J. Aguilar Cordero

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Estudios recientes muestran un incremento alarmante en la tasa de sobrepeso/obesidad entre la población infanto-juvenil. La obesidad en la infancia se asocia con un importante número de complicaciones, como síndrome de apnea del sueño insulinorresistencia y diabetes tipo 2, hipertensión, enfermedad cardiovascular, algunos tipos de cáncer. Se estima que la prevalencia de apnea en niños es de un 2-3% en la población general, mientras que, en adolescentes obesos, varía entre el 13% y el 66%, según distintos estudios. Se asocia con la afectación de la función neurocognitiva, comportamiento, sistema cardiovascular, alteraciones metabólicas y del crecimiento. La apnea del sueño es un grave problema de salud pública que aumenta cuando los niños y adolescentes padecen sobrepeso y obesidad. Se postula el ejercicio de resistencia aeróbica como un tratamiento efectivo para la obesidad y la apnea de forma conjunta. El objetivo de este estudio es conocer si la actividad física en niños con sobrepeso/obesidad disminuye la apnea del sueño. Se realizará un estudio observacional, descriptivo, prospectivo, longitudinal con niños que padecen apnea del sueño y obesidad. El universo estará constituido por 60 niños y adolescentes con edades comprendidas entre 10 y 18 años que acudan a la consulta de endocrinología por tener obesidad en el Hospital Clínico San Cecilio de Granada durante el período de septiembre 2012-septiembre 2013. La muestra estará formada por niños y adolescentes que cumplan estas características y que sus padres/tutores hayan autorizado a través del consentimiento informado. La apnea del sueño se medirá en los niños mediante una polisomnografía y un cuestionario de calidad del sueño. También se hará una valoración nutricional a través de un cuestionario de frecuencia de consumo alimentario y una valoración antropométrica. De entre los resultados esperados están el bajar el sobrepeso y obesidad en los ni

  8. Bases fisiopatológicas del entrenamiento muscular en pacientes con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica Pathophysiological bases of muscular training in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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    FERNANDO SALDÍAS P

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available La disnea y la disminución de la capacidad de realizar ejercicio son los principales factores que limitan las actividades de la vida diaria en pacientes con enfermedades respiratorias crónicas. Los síntomas cardinales que limitan la capacidad de ejercicio en la mayoría de los pacientes con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC son la disnea y/o fatigabilidad, los cuales pueden ser ocasionados por trastornos de la ventilación alveolar e intercambio gaseoso, disfunción de los músculos esqueléticos y/o falla cardiovascular. La ansiedad, falta de motivación y depresión también han sido asociadas a una menor capacidad de realizar ejercicio, probablemente afectando la percepción de los síntomas. La relación entre el estado psicológico y los trastornos del ánimo en pacientes con EPOC y la tolerancia al ejercicio es compleja y aún no ha sido completamente dilucidada. El origen de la limitación de la capacidad de ejercicio en pacientes con EPOC es multifactorial, por lo cual la separación de las variables involucradas con fines académicos no siempre es factible realizarlo en los pacientes. Los mecanismos patogénicos pueden relacionarse en forma compleja, a modo de ejemplo, el desacondicionamiento físico y la hipoxemia pueden contribuir a aumentar la ventilación alveolar ocasionando limitación del ejercicio de causa ventilatoria. Por lo tanto, el entrenamiento físico y el suplemento de oxígeno pueden reducir la limitación ventilatoria durante el ejercicio sin modificar la función pulmonar o la capacidad ventilatoria máxima. El análisis de los factores limitantes de la capacidad de ejercicio permite identificar trastornos potencialmente reversibles que pueden mejorar la calidad de vida de los enfermos, tales como la hipoxemia, broncoespasmo, insuficiencia cardiaca, arritmias, disfunción musculoesquelética y/o isquemia miocárdica. En esta revisión se examinan los principales mecanismos que contribuyen a la limitaci

  9. Efecto del síndrome de apnea e hipopnea infantil en la utilización de los servicios sanitarios

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    Soria Checa, Cristina Esmeralda

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    En general se habla de Trastornos Respiratorios del Sueño (TRS) para abarcar un amplio grupo de procesos que van desde el ronquido, el síndrome de resistencia aumentada de la vía aérea superior, el síndrome de hipoventilación, hasta el síndrome de apnea e hipopnea del sueño (SAHS). Se define el SAHS, como un trastorno de la respiración durante el sueño caracterizado por una obstrucción parcial prolongada de la vía aérea superior (hipopnea) y/o una obstrucción completa intermitente (apnea ...

  10. La relación entre el asma y la enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica

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    Marcia Solano-Ortiz

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Asma y enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC son enfermedades pulmonares comunes con semejanzas y diferencias. Estudios genéticos recientes han dado información importante acerca de los múltiples loci susceptibles para cada enfermedad. Estudios del genoma han mostrado resultados similares en al menos una región cromosomal en ambas enfermedades, así como también evidencia de la interacción con factores ambientales (por ejemplo, el fumado activo en los pacientes con EPOC, o el pasivo en aquellos con asma. Existen pocos estudios recientes acerca del remodelamiento de la vía aérea y su importancia en pacientes asmáticos persistentes crónicos, lo que podría explicar de cierta forma la progresión de estas personas a enfermedades pulmonares obstructivas crónicas.

  11. Pediatric sleep apnea

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    Sleep apnea - pediatric; Apnea - pediatric sleep apnea syndrome; Sleep-disordered breathing - pediatric ... Untreated pediatric sleep apnea may lead to: High blood pressure Heart or lung problems Slow growth and development

  12. Sleep Apnea (For Parents)

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    ... 5 Things to Know About Zika & Pregnancy Obstructive Sleep Apnea KidsHealth > For Parents > Obstructive Sleep Apnea Print ... kids and teens can develop it, too. About Sleep Apnea Sleep apnea happens when a person stops ...

  13. Evolución clínica y de laboratorio en lactantes con inmadurez del centro respiratorio que presentan episodios de apnea

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    Ignacio Sánchez D; Sebastián Mobarec K.; Carla Muñoz O; Pablo Brockman V; Tomás Mesa L; Linus Holmgren P.; Paul Harris D.

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    Los episodios de pausas respiratorias y de respiración periódica son normales en los lactantes, conformando un patrón de sueño normal con el crecimiento. Objetivo: evaluar un grupo de lactantes con sospecha de apnea, en quienes se encontraron, mediante polisomnografía (PSG1), evidencias de inmadurez del centro respiratorio, indicándose educación en reanimación cardiopulmonar, monitor cardiorespiratorio (MCRP) y control de polisomnografía (PSG2). Pacientes y métodos: se incluyeron 34 lactantes...

  14. Consenso intersociedades para el manejo de infecciones respiratorias: bronquitis aguda y enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica

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    Gustavo Lopardo; Claudia Pensotti; Pablo Scapellato; Oscar Caberlotto; Aníbal Calmaggi; Liliana Clara; Manuel Klein; Gabriel Levy Hara; María J. López Furst; Analía Mykietiuk; Daniel Pryluka; Maria J. Rial; Claudia Vujacich; Diego Yahni

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    La Sociedad Argentina de Infectología convocó a otras sociedades científicas para elaborar una guía práctica y actualizada para el manejo del tratamiento antibiótico de las bronquitis agudas (BA) y los episodios de reagudización de enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC), con el objetivo de promover el uso racional de los recursos diagnósticos y terapéuticos. La BA se caracteriza por la inflamación del árbol bronquial que afecta tanto a adultos como a niños sin enfermedades pulmonares ...

  15. obstructiva crónica (EPOC

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    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta los resultados de un estudio desarrollado en Colombia sobre la evaluación de la calidad de vida y sus relaciones con la ansiedaddepresión y el apoyo social en pacientes con diagnóstico de enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (epoc. Se evaluaron 60 personas con diagnóstico de epoc de diferentes ipss (Instituciones Prestadoras de Servicios de Salud de la ciudad de Medellín, Colombia. Para evaluar la calidad de vida se utilizó el Cuestionario SF36; la ansiedad-depresión fue evaluada mediante el Cuestionario HAD, y se usó el Cuestionario AS para medir apoyo social. No se evidenciaron niveles clínicamente significativos de ansiedad-depresión, la calidad de vida de las funciones físicas fueron las más afectadas especialmente el rol físico (trabajo, estudio en el cuestionario sf36 y en relación al apoyo social se observaron niveles muy altos. En general, hubo alta confiabilidad en todo el estudio.

  16. Sleep Apnea Information Page

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    ... Awards Enhancing Diversity Find People About NINDS NINDS Sleep Apnea Information Page Table of Contents (click to ... en Español Additional resources from MedlinePlus What is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder ...

  17. Pediatric sleep apnea

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    Sleep apnea - pediatric; Apnea - pediatric sleep apnea syndrome; Sleep-disordered breathing - pediatric ... During sleep, all of the muscles in the body become more relaxed. This includes the muscles that help keep ...

  18. Obstructive sleep apnea - adults

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    Sleep apnea - obstructive - adults; Apnea - obstructive sleep apnea syndrome - adults; Sleep-disordered breathing - adults; OSA - adults ... When you sleep, all of the muscles in your body become more relaxed. This includes the muscles that help keep your ...

  19. Morbilidad y mortalidad del síndrome de Apneas-Hipopneas del sueño en nuestro medio e impacto de las alternativas terapéuticas

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    Martí Beltran, Sergi

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    Objetivos: 1) Determinar en una población de pacientes con Síndrome de apnea-hipopnea del sueño (SAHS) la morbilidad y la mortalidad en función de los tratamientos aplicados y de la comorbilidad. 2) Comparar la mortalidad respecto a la población general. Pacientes y métodos: Estudio de una cohorte clínica histórica de pacientes con SAHS diagnosticados entre 1982-1992 y seguidos hasta 1996. La información se ha recogido de la historia clínica, mediante entrevista personal, telefónica o por cor...

  20. Enfermedades del sueño en el recién nacido Sleep disorders in the newborn

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    Israel Alfonso

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Las enfermedades del sueño se clasifican en disomnias, parasomnias, enfermedades del sueño asociadas con enfermedades médicas y psiquiátricas, y las propuestas enfermedades del sueño. Solo las parasomnias han sido estudiadas como tales en el recién nacido. Las parasomnias que ocurren en el recién nacido son el síndrome de apnea infantil del sueño, el síndrome de hipoventilación congénita central, el síndrome de muerte infantil súbita, y el mioclono neonatal benigno del sueño. Bajo el término de síndrome de apnea infantil del sueño se agrupan tres entidades: (1 el síndrome de apnea del prematuro, (2 el síndrome de evento que pone en peligro la vida del niño asociado con apnea, y (3 la apnea obstructiva del sueño. El síndrome de hipoventilación central congénito puede estar asociado a otras enfermedades del sistema autónomo tales como la enfermedad de Hirschsprung (síndrome de Haddad y la dismotilidad esofágica, y a tumores del sistema nervioso simpático, especialmente al neuroblastoma. La implementación de la posición supina para dormir y el no fumar en los hogares ha disminuido la frecuencia del síndrome de muerte súbita infantil a 0.85 por 1.000 nacimientos. El mioclono neonatal benigno del sueño debe considerarse en todo recién nacido con un examen normal entre los episodios de mioclonia cuyos episodios sólo ocurren durante el sueño. Esta entidad puede confundirse con status epilepticus, porque los eventos pueden asociarse a aumentos de la frecuencia cardíaca. El uso de las benzodiazepinas puede prolongar la duración de los eventos mioclónicos.Sleep disorders are classified in dyssomnias, parasomnias, sleep disorder associated with medical and psychiatric disorders and proposed sleep disorders. Only the parasomnias have been studied as such in the newborn period. The parasomnias that occur in this age group are infant sleep apnea, congenital central hypoventilation syndrome, sudden infant death syndrome

  1. Enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva: diferencias entre hombres y mujeres Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: differences between men and women

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    María Soledad Rodríguez-Pecci; Javier de la Fuente-Aguado; Javier Montero-Tinnirello; Ana B. Sanjurjo-Rivo; Paula Sánchez-Conde; Francisco J. Fernández-Fernández

    2012-01-01

    La enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC) ha aumentado su prevalencia en el sexo femenino. Los casos de mujeres se describen como más sintomáticas. A pesar de que la EPOC se ha vinculado a elevado riesgo cardiovascular, hay pocos estudios sobre diferencias por sexo. El objetivo de nuestro estudio fue determinar la influencia del sexo sobre calidad de vida y síntomas, tratamiento, factores de riesgo y enfermedad cardiovascular (ECV) en una población de pacientes con EPOC. En este estud...

  2. Enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva: diferencias entre hombres y mujeres

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    María Soledad Rodríguez-Pecci

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available La enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC ha aumentado su prevalencia en el sexo femenino. Los casos de mujeres se describen como más sintomáticas. A pesar de que la EPOC se ha vinculado a elevado riesgo cardiovascular, hay pocos estudios sobre diferencias por sexo. El objetivo de nuestro estudio fue determinar la influencia del sexo sobre calidad de vida y síntomas, tratamiento, factores de riesgo y enfermedad cardiovascular (ECV en una población de pacientes con EPOC. En este estudio prospectivo observacional de corte transversal, se incluyeron pacientes con EPOC ingresados consecutivamente entre el 1 de septiembre de 2008 al 1 de marzo de 2010. Se registraron edad, sexo, habito tabáquico, factores de riesgo y enfermedad cardiovascular, tratamiento y gravedad de la EPOC. Se midió índice tobillo-brazo (ITB y se realizó Euroqol-5D. Se incluyeron 246 pacientes (195 hombres. Los hombres fueron más ex fumadores (68.7% vs. 15.7%, p < 0.001, tuvieron un VEF1 menor (48.7% ± 15.7 vs. 58.2% ± 10.9 de teórico, p < 0.001 y mayor frecuencia de cardiopatía isquémica (16.4% vs. 5.9%, p = 0.04. Las mujeres presentaron más prevalencia de EPOC sin exposición al tabaco (64.7% vs. 7.2%, p < 0.001, más síntomas de ansiedad y depresión (p = 0.004 e ITB alterado en menor frecuencia (20% vs. 41.6%, p = 0.01. Concluimos que hubo diferencias en la EPOC en relación al sexo, con compromiso pulmonar y cardiovascular más grave en hombres y más síntomas de ansiedad y depresión en mujeres.

  3. La relación entre el asma y la enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica

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    Marcia Solano-Ortiz

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Asma y enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC son enfermedades pulmonares comunes con semejanzas y diferencias. Estudios genéticos recientes han dado información importante acerca de los múltiples loci susceptibles para cada enfermedad. Estudios del genoma han mostrado resultados similares en al menos una región cromosomal en ambas enfermedades, así como también evidencia de la interacción con factores ambientales (por ejemplo, el fumado activo en los pacientes con EPOC, o el pasivo en aquellos con asma. Existen pocos estudios recientes acerca del remodelamiento de la vía aérea y su importancia en pacientes asmáticos persistentes crónicos, lo que podría explicar de cierta forma la progresión de estas personas a enfermedades pulmonares obstructivas crónicas.Asthma and COPD are common pulmonary diseases with similarities and differences. Recent genetic studies have given important information about multiple susceptible loci for both diseases. Studies of the genome have showed similar results in at least a chromosomal region in both diseases and demonstrate the interaction the environmental factors (for example, active smoking in the patients with COPD, or passive smoking in those with asthma. Currently there are few recent studies about airway remodelling and its importance in chronic persistent asthmatic patients, this might explain in some way the progression of these persons to chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases.

  4. Avanços recentes do impacto da apneia obstrutiva do sono na hipertensão arterial sistêmica Avances recientes del impacto de la Apnea Obstructiva del Sueño en la Hipertensión Arterial Sistémica Recent advances of the impact of obstructive sleep apnea on systemic hypertension

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    Pedrosa, Rodrigo P; Eduardo M Krieger; Geraldo Lorenzi-Filho; Luciano F Drager

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    A apneia obstrutiva do sono (AOS) é uma condição clínica comum na população em geral, principalmente entre os pacientes portadores de doenças cardiovasculares. Mais do que um fenômeno local de obstrução das vias aéreas superiores, a AOS traz repercussões sistêmicas que podem incluir a hipóxia intermitente, a redução abrupta da pressão intratorácica e a ocorrência de microdespertares com fragmentação do sono. Nas últimas décadas, inúmeras evidências apontam de forma consistente a AOS como um i...

  5. Plan de alta para personas con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica

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    Luz Marina Céspedes Salgado

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El plan de alta busca asegurar unos cuidados acordes con las necesidades y los requerimientos de la persona una vez egresa de la institución de salud, y debe constituirse en una guía básica en especial para la atención de aquéllos con patologías crónicas, como es la enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica, que por su complejidad demanda múltiples cuidados para asegurar una intervención integral con miras al logro de una mejor adaptación, a identificar posibles complicaciones y a mejorar su calidad de vida. La experiencia de haber asumido el rol de hija y enfermera de un padre con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC, y la alta incidencia de esta enfermedad, motivaron la elaboración de este plan de alta; fueron muchos los cuidados y muchas las necesidades y los cuestionamientos que se daban día a día, desde asegurar una adecuada comunicación hasta un conocimiento de los signos y síntomas de urgencia que indicaban una exacerbación, del uso adecuado de los medicamentos, de la importancia de la oxigenoterapia a largo plazo, de proporcionarle una dieta acorde con las recomendaciones y un ambiente favorable para sus condiciones de salud para, en últimas, alcanzar un entorno armónico, físico, familiar y espiritual.

  6. Impacte de la síndrome d’apnea del son sobre el metabolisme glucídic i la síndrome metabòlica en l’obesitat mòrbida

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    Salord i Olèo, Neus

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    Hi ha evidència creixent de que la síndrome de apnea-hipopnea del son (SAHS) pot tenir efectes adversos sobre la síndrome metabòlica (SMet), el metabolisme glucídic i el risc cardiovascular. Però no se’n coneixen els mecanismes intermediaris. Múltiples estudis aleatoritzats controlats han demostrat que la pressió positiva contínua a la via aèria (CPAP) millora l’estat de salut del pacient amb SAHS, però pocs d’ells han analitzat els efectes sobre el perfil metabòlic, i els que ...

  7. Proceso de atención de enfermería en paciente con Enfermedad Pulmonar Obstructiva Crónica (EPOC)

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    Pelayo Rueda, Cristina

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    La enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC) se caracteriza por una limitación crónica al flujo aéreo poco reversible y asociada principalmente al humo del tabaco. Constituye, por su elevada prevalencia y su alta morbimortalidad, una de las enfermedades crónicas más importantes, lo que supone un problema de salud pública de gran magnitud. El objetivo general de este trabajo es la realización de un proceso de atención enfermero. Para ello se selecciona en la consulta de enfermería de a...

  8. Entrenamiento muscular inspiratorio en el paciente con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica Inspiratory muscle training in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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    GRAÇA PINHEIRO DE C; FERNANDO SALDÍAS P

    2011-01-01

    Los pacientes con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC) tienen debilidad de los músculos respiratorios, lo cual contribuye a la disnea, hipoxemia, hipercapnia, desaturación nocturna y limitación de la actividad física. Durante el ejercicio se ha demostrado que aumenta el trabajo del diafragma en pacientes con EPOC y utilizan una mayor proporción de la presión inspiratoria máxima (PImax) comparado con los sujetos sanos. Elpatrón respiratorio anormal de los pacientes con EPOC está rela...

  9. Evolución clínica y de laboratorio en lactantes con inmadurez del centro respiratorio que presentan episodios de apnea: clinical and laboratory characteristics Apnoea in infancy

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    Ignacio Sánchez D; Sebastián Mobarec K.; Carla Muñoz O; Pablo Brockman V; Tomás Mesa L; Linus Holmgren P.; Paul Harris D.

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    Los episodios de pausas respiratorias y de respiración periódica son normales en los lactantes, conformando un patrón de sueño normal con el crecimiento. El objetivo de este trabajo fue evaluar un grupo de lactantes con sospecha de apnea, en quienes se encontraron, mediante polisomnografía (PSG1), evidencias de inmadurez del centro respiratorio, indicándose educación en reanimación cardiopulmonar, monitor cardiorespiratorio (MCRP) y control de polisomnografía (PSG2). Pacientes y Método: Se in...

  10. Eficacia y cambios anatómicos inducidos por los dispositivos de avance mandibular en pacientes con síndrome de apnea-hipopnea del sueño (SAHS).

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    Marco Pitarch, Rocío

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    Los dispositivos de avance mandibular (DAM) se consideran la primera elección terapéutica en pacientes con síndrome de apnea-hipopnea del sueño (SAHS) leve o moderada y en SAHS severos que no toleren o rechacen otras opciones de tratamiento. Sin embargo, todavía existen cuestiones por resolver acerca de la utilización de los DAM como el lugar y el modo de acción exactos, o identificar aquellos pacientes que pueden tener un resultado satisfactorio a través de la selección de varios factores pr...

  11. Sleep apnea and stroke.

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    Culebras, Antonio

    2015-01-01

    Clinical evidence has established that sleep apnea is a risk factor for stroke. Patients with stroke have a high prevalence of sleep apnea that may have preceded or developed as a result of the stroke. Well-established concurrent stroke risk factors for stroke like hypertension and atrial fibrillation respond favorably to the successful treatment of sleep apnea. The gold standard diagnosis of sleep apnea is obtained in the sleep laboratory, but unattended polysomnography is gaining acceptance. Positive airway pressure (PAP) (continuous positive airway pressure [CPAP] or bilevel positive airway pressure [BiPAP]) applications are the gold-standard treatment of sleep apnea. Suggestive evidence indicates that stroke occurrence or recurrence may be reduced with treatment of sleep apnea. PMID:25407131

  12. Complex Sleep Apnea Syndrome

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    Muhammad Talha Khan; Rose Amy Franco

    2014-01-01

    Complex sleep apnea is the term used to describe a form of sleep disordered breathing in which repeated central apneas (>5/hour) persist or emerge when obstructive events are extinguished with positive airway pressure (PAP) and for which there is not a clear cause for the central apneas such as narcotics or systolic heart failure. The driving forces in the pathophysiology are felt to be ventilator instability associated oscillation in PaCO2 arterial partial pressure of Carbon Dioxide, continu...

  13. Adherencia al tratamiento con presión positiva continua nasal en pacientes con síndrome de apnea/hipoapnea del sueño Compliance with continuous positive airway pressure therapy in patients with sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome

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    Claudio W. Gallego

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available Se evalúan prospectivamente los factores predictores y nivel de cumplimiento del tratamiento con presión positiva continua nasal (CPAP en un grupo de pacientes con síndrome de apnea del sueño. Valora efectos adversos y estado del equipamiento: interfase siliconada (IS, máscara-conectores (M-C, tubuladura (TU y arnés (A. Se incluyeron pacientes con >3meses de tratamiento, se registraron las horas de encendido mediante el contador horario al inicio, 2 y 4 meses. Definimos paciente cumplidor (C+ al que usara el CPAP >4h/d y >5d/semana. De los 46 pacientes estudiados (hombres 34; edad 62±9 años; IMC 33±7kg/m²; IAH 38±18/h; inicio 2.1±1.7años; CPAP 9±1.4cmH2O, 34 tenían contador horario y 24 (71% eran C+. El motivo de consulta fue: hipersomnolencia (65%, ronquido (39%, apneas vistas por cónyuge (28%. Entre C+ y C- no hallamos diferencias significativas en edad, IMC, presión de CPAP, tiempo de tratamiento, IAH, y clasificación de Epworth pre-tratamiento. Las horas de uso referidas vs. medidas para C+ y C- fueron 6.6±1 vs. 6.1±1 (p=0.02 y 5.6±1 vs 2.4±1 (p1año de uso, observamos un menor porcentaje de elementos categorizados como óptimos (87 a 44%, 74 a 44%, 83 a 44%, 91 a 78%, respectivamente. Los defectos más frecuentes fueron: endurecimiento de IS, rajaduras en IS, M-C y TU, conexiones flojas. El estudio confirma la importancia del monitoreo objetivo en pacientes con CPAP. Especial atención merece la presencia de efectos adversos y el control del estado del equipo que podrían afectar el tratamiento eficaz.Predictive factors and compliance level were evaluated in a group of patients with sleep apnea syndrome under CPAP treatment, assessing side effects and equipment condition: silicone interface (SI, mask-conectors (M-C, air tube (AT and head strap (HS. Patients with >3mo treatment were included, clock counter reading was registered at the beginning, 2 and 4 mo. Patients were considered compliant (C+ when usage was >4h

  14. Sleep apnea and sleep : diagnostic aspects

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    Sahlin, Carin

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    Background: Patients with sleep apnea have frequent apneas and hypopneas during sleep. Apneas can be either central or obstructive. The apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) is the mean number of apneas and hypopneas per hour of sleep. Aims: 1) To evaluate the effect of a mandibular advancement device on obstructive apneas and sleep; 2) to evaluate the influence of body position on central apnea frequency; 3) to investigate whether obstructive or central apnea is related to mortality in patients with st...

  15. Apnea of prematurity

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    ... Fox WW, Abman SH. eds. Fetal and Neonatal Physiology . 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2011:chap 91. Patrinos ME. Neonatal apnea and the foundation of respiratory control. In: Martin RJ, Fanaroff AA, Walsh MC, eds. ...

  16. Sleep Apnea Detection

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    ... Prenatal Baby Bathing & Skin Care Breastfeeding Crying & Colic Diapers & Clothing Feeding & Nutrition Preemie Sleep Teething & Tooth Care Toddler Preschool Gradeschool Teen Young Adult Healthy Children > Ages & Stages > Baby > Sleep > Sleep Apnea ...

  17. Síndrome de apneas-hipoapneas del sueño y factores de riesgo en el niño y el adolescente: revisión sistemática

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    M. J. Aguilar Cordero; A. M. Sánchez López; N. Mur Villar; García García, I; R. Guisado Barrilao

    2013-01-01

    El síndrome de apneas-hipoapneas del sueño, en lo adelante (SAHS) es una alteración que actualmente afecta a un número elevado de niños y adolescentes. Esta revisión tiene como objetivo evaluar los factores que generan esta alteración y el riesgo de padecer otro tipo de enfermedad asociada al SAHS. Los artículos seleccionados para ser incluidos en esta revisión se identificaron a través de GOOGLE SCHOLAR con un total de 50 artículos. La validez de los artículos estuvo dada por el grado de evi...

  18. Home apnea monitor use - infants

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    ... this page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000755.htm Home apnea monitor use - infants To use the sharing ... portable. Why is an Apnea Monitor Used at Home? A monitor may be needed when: Your baby ...

  19. Enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica entrenamiento domiciliario versus ambulatorio hospitalario

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    Enrique Jolly

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    Full Text Available Existe poca experiencia sobre el efecto del entrenamiento domiciliario (rD en pacientes con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC. El objetivo de este trabajo fue comparar el efecto del rD sobre la tolerancia al ejercicio, disnea y calidad de vida versus el entrenamiento ambulatorio hospitalario (rH. Se compararon dos grupos de pacientes con EPOC. Ambos entrenaron durante 24 sesiones, 8 semanas. Antes y después del entrenamiento se realizaron: espirometría, cuestionarios de disnea (MRC, Mahler y Borg y calidad de vida (St. George y SF-36, pruebas de ejercicio submáximas (caminata 6 minutos, shuttle de resistencia y resistencia en cicloergómetro -tiempo límite-Tlim y máximas (shutlle test-ST- y cardiopulmonar. El grupo rH realizó ejercicios aeróbicos y de fuerza para miembros inferiores (MI y superiores (MS. El grupo rD realizó caminatas al 70% de la velocidad alcanzada en ST y ejercicios de fuerza para MI y MS. Se aleatorizaron 25 rH y 25 rD. La condición basal fue similar en ambos grupos. El Tlim aumentó 125% (p = 0.0001 para grupo rH y 63% (p = 0.0011 para rD, sin diferencias entre sí. También mejoraron distancia en shuttle resistencia (77%, p = 0.0421 en grupo rH y 79%, p = 0.0197 en rD y distancia en prueba 6 minutos (12% en rD, p = 0.0135. El puntaje en cuestionario St. George se redujo solo en el grupo rH (p = 0.0034; en el rD abandonaron 32% vs. 20% en el rH (p = 0.4521. El entrenamiento domiciliario resultó tan eficaz como el ambulatorio hospitalario en pacientes con EPOC, aunque con mayor tendencia al abandono.

  20. Psoriasis and Sleep Apnea

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    Egeberg, Alexander; Khalid, Usman; Gislason, Gunnar Hilmar;

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    STUDY OBJECTIVES: Psoriasis and sleep apnea are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Although both diseases have been linked with systemic inflammation, studies on their potential bidirectional association are lacking. We investigate the potential association between psoriasis and...... sleep apnea. METHODS: All Danish citizens age 18 y or older between January 1, 1997 and December 31, 2011 (n = 5,522,190) were linked at individual level in nationwide registries. Incidence rates (IRs) per 10,000 person-years were calculated and incidence rate ratios (IRRs) adjusted for age, sex......, socioeconomic status, smoking history, alcohol abuse, medication, and comorbidity were estimated by Poisson regression. RESULTS: There were 53,290, 6,885, 6,348, and 39,908 incident cases of mild psoriasis, severe psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and sleep apnea, respectively. IRRs (95% confidence interval) for...

  1. Psoriasis and Sleep Apnea

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    Egeberg, Alexander; Khalid, Usman; Gislason, Gunnar Hilmar;

    2015-01-01

    STUDY OBJECTIVES: Psoriasis and sleep apnea are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Although both diseases have been linked with systemic inflammation, studies on their potential bidirectional association are lacking. We investigate the potential association between psoriasis and...... sleep apnea. METHODS: All Danish citizens age 18 y or older between January 1, 1997 and December 31, 2011 (n = 5,522,190) were linked at individual level in nationwide registries. Incidence rates (IRs) per 10,000 person-years were calculated and incidence rate ratios (IRRs) adjusted for age, sex......, socioeconomic status, smoking history, alcohol abuse, medication, and comorbidity were estimated by Poisson regression. RESULTS: There were 53,290, 6,885, 6,348, and 39,908 incident cases of mild psoriasis, severe psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and sleep apnea, respectively. IRRs (95% confidence interval) for...

  2. Ventilación no invasiva y rehabilitación respiratoria en pacientes con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica Noninvasive ventilation and pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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    FRANCISCO ARANCIBIA H; RODRIGO SOTO F

    2011-01-01

    Se ha demostrado que la rehabilitación respiratoria en pacientes con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC) aumenta la capacidad de ejercicio y reduce la disnea. En la mayoría de los pacientes con discapacidad, la intensidad del ejercicio durante las sesiones de entrenamiento se ve limitada por la capacidad de la bomba ventilatoria. La ventilación no invasiva (VNI) ha sido utilizada con mucho éxito en pacientes con EPOC que presentan una exacerbación de su enfermedad. No obstante, su ...

  3. Otras enfermedades obstructivas: bisinosis, bronquitis crónica y EPOC de origen laboral y bronquitis eosinofílica Other obstructive diseases: byssinosis, chronic bronchitis and occupational COPD and eosinophilic bronchitis

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    F. J. Michel De la Rosa; B. Fernández Infante

    2005-01-01

    Además del asma ocupacional y las enfermedades derivadas de la inhalación aguda, otras enfermedades obstructivas también reconocen un origen laboral. Aunque en la actualidad la bisinosis es una enfermedad rara en España, describimos las características de la misma por su interés histórico dentro de las enfermedades respiratorias de origen laboral y porque todavía sigue vigente en los países en vías de desarrollo. La bronquitis crónica también puede estar relacionada con la exposición laboral ...

  4. Reversibilidad espirométrica en pacientes con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica: ¿Debe emplearse 200 ó 400 µg de salbutamol? Spirometric reversibility in COPD patients: 200 or 400 mg salbutamol should be used?

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    Jorge Manríquez; Orlando Díaz p; Laura Mendoza i; Gisella Borzone t; Carmen Lisboa b

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    La óptima dosis de salbutamol que se debe emplear para evaluar la reversibilidad espirométrica en pacientes con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC) no ha sido establecida, por lo que 200 ó 400 mg son corrientemente utilizados. El propósito del presente estudio fue evaluar el efecto de ambas dosis de salbutamol en un grupo de pacientes con enfermedad leve a grave. El estudio incluyó a 40 pacientes con EPOC estable a los cuales se les realizó una espirometría antes y 15 minutos despu...

  5. Sleep apnea headaches

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    Reza Boostani

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS is a common disorder characterized by recurrent apnea during sleep. Nocturnal laboratory-based polysomnography (PSG is the gold standard test for diagnosis of OSA. The sufferers may complain from daytime sleepiness, snoring or occasional headaches. Serious consequences such as cardiovascular complications, stroke or symptoms of depression may complicate the syndrome. Headache prevalence due to sleep apnea is estimated 1%-2% in general population and affects 2%-8% of middle age population. Morning headache is more common in the OSAS patients. OSAS patients present with various characteristics of morning headache. Treatment with continuous positive airway pressure usually reduces headache. The pathophysiologic background for a relation between obstructive sleep apnea and morning headache is multifactorial. Some theories have been proposed for OSAS-related headaches such as changing oxygen saturation during sleep, cerebral vasodilation and increased intracranial pressure due to cerebral vasodilation, sleep disruption and depression but the definite cause of headaches in OSAS patients is not yet clear.

  6. Diferencias clínicas y polisomnográficas entre obesos y no obesos con síndrome de apneas-hipopneas del sueño Clinical and polysomnographyc differences between obese and non obese patients with obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome

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    Jorge Rey de Castro

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos. Describir las diferencias clínicas y polisomnográficas en pacientes obesos y no obesos con diagnóstico del síndrome de apneas-hipopneas del sueño (SAHS. Materiales y métodos. A los pacientes incluidos se les realizó un examen físico, se aplicó la escala de somnolencia de Epworth (ESE y además se les realizó una polisomnografía. Se consideró obeso si el índice de masa corporal (IMC era mayor o igual a 30 kg/m2. Resultados. Se analizaron 408 pacientes con SAHS, de estos, 119 (47 % fueron obesos. El SAHS fue leve en 101 (25 %, moderado en 91 (22 % y severo en 216 (53 %. No hubo diferencias por sexo, edad y puntaje ESE al compararse obesos con no obesos. La diferencias del perímetro cervical y presencia de somnolencia según ESE fue significativamente mayor en obesos. Estos tuvieron mayor comorbilidad en términos de dislipidemia, hipertensión arterial y enfermedad coronaria. De las variables polisomnográficas, los índices de eventos respiratorios fueron mayores en obesos, asimismo fueron peores los valores de saturación de oxígeno. No hubo diferencias en el resto de variables. El análisis de regresión mostró asociación entre la obesidad y la severidad del SAHS. Conclusiones. El SAHS no es una enfermedad limitada a la población obesa, aunque esta última tienen mayor comorbilidad y formas más severas de enfermedad.Objectives. To describe the clinical and polysomnographyc differences between obese and non- obese patients with obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea (OSAH syndrome. Materials and methods. A physical examination, the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS and a polysomnography were performed to all included patients. Obesity was defined as a body mass index (BMI of ≥ 30 kg/m2. Results. 408 patients with OSAH were analyzed, out of these, 119 (47 % were obese. OSAH was mild in 101 (25 %, moderate in 91 (22 % and severe in 216 (53 %. There were no age, sex and EES score differences between obese and non

  7. Enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica por exposición al humo de biomasa

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    Matías Lopez

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se discute la relación existente entre la enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC y el humo de biomasa. Más de la mitad de la población utiliza biomasa como combustible principal, sobre todo en áreas rurales y en países en vías de desarrollo donde su uso llega hasta el 80%. La inhalación del humo de biomasa crea un estado inflamatorio crónico, que se acompaña de una activación de metaloproteinasas y una reducción de la movilidad mucociliar. Esto podría explicar la gran asociación existente entre la exposición a biomasa y EPOC, revelada por estudios observacionales y epidemiológicos provenientes de países en vías de desarrollo y de países desarrollados. En esta revisión exploramos también las diferencias entre la EPOC causada por tabaco y por biomasa, y encontramos que, a pesar de las diferencias fisiopatológicas, la mayoría de las características clínicas, calidad de vida y mortalidad fueron parecidas. En los últimos diez años se han realizado intervenciones para disminuir la exposición a biomasa mediante el uso de cocinas mejoradas y combustibles limpios, sin embargo, estas estrategias todavía no han sido exitosas debido a su incapacidad para reducir los niveles de contaminación a niveles recomendados por la Organización Mundial de la Salud, y por su falta de uso. Por lo tanto, hay una necesidad urgente de ensayos de campo aleatorios, cuidadosamente realizados, para determinar la verdadera gama de reducciones de contaminación potencialmente alcanzables, la probabilidad de su uso y los beneficios a largo plazo en la reducción de la gran carga mundial de EPOC

  8. Enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica por exposición al humo de biomasa

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    Matías Lopez

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se discute la relación existente entre la enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC y el humo de biomasa. Más de la mitad de la población utiliza biomasa como combustible principal, sobre todo en áreas rurales y en países en vías de desarrollo donde su uso llega hasta el 80%. La inhalación del humo de biomasa crea un estado inflamatorio crónico, que se acompaña de una activación de metaloproteinasas y una reducción de la movilidad mucociliar. Esto podría explicar la gran asociación existente entre la exposición a biomasa y EPOC, revelada por estudios observacionales y epidemiológicos provenientes de países en vías de desarrollo y de países desarrollados. En esta revisión exploramos también las diferencias entre la EPOC causada por tabaco y por biomasa, y encontramos que, a pesar de las diferencias fisiopatológicas, la mayoría de las características clínicas, calidad de vida y mortalidad fueron parecidas. En los últimos diez años se han realizado intervenciones para disminuir la exposición a biomasa mediante el uso de cocinas mejoradas y combustibles limpios, sin embargo, estas estrategias todavía no han sido exitosas debido a su incapacidad para reducir los niveles de contaminación a niveles recomendados por la Organización Mundial de la Salud, y por su falta de uso. Por lo tanto, hay una necesidad urgente de ensayos de campo aleatorios, cuidadosamente realizados, para determinar la verdadera gama de reducciones de contaminación potencialmente alcanzables, la probabilidad de su uso y los beneficios a largo plazo en la reducción de la gran carga mundial de EPOC

  9. Apnea of prematurity

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    Piermichele Paolillo

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Apnea of prematurity (AOP is one of the most frequent pathologies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, with an incidence inversely related to gestational age. Its etiology is often multi factorial and diagnosis of idiopathic forms requires exclusion of other underlying diseases. Despite being a self-limiting condition which regresses with the maturation of the newborn, possible long-term effects of recurring apneas and the degree of desaturation and bradycardia who may lead to abnormal neurological outcome are not yet clarified. Therefore AOP needs careful evaluation of its etiology and adequate therapy that can be both pharmacological and non-pharmacological. Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Neonatology · Cagliari (Italy · October 23rd-26th, 2013 · Learned lessons, changing practice and cutting-edge research

  10. Pathophysiology of Sleep Apnea

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    Dempsey, Jerome A; Veasey, Sigrid C.; Morgan, Barbara J.; O'Donnell, Christopher P.

    2010-01-01

    Sleep-induced apnea and disordered breathing refers to intermittent, cyclical cessations or reductions of airflow, with or without obstructions of the upper airway (OSA). In the presence of an anatomically compromised, collapsible airway, the sleep-induced loss of compensatory tonic input to the upper airway dilator muscle motor neurons leads to collapse of the pharyngeal airway. In turn, the ability of the sleeping subject to compensate for this airway obstruction will determine the degree o...

  11. Obstructive sleep apnea

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    Steven D. Brass

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA affects millions of Americans and is estimated to be as prevalent as asthma and diabetes. Given the fact that obesity is a major risk factor for OSA, and given the current global rise in obesity, the prevalence of OSA will increase in the future. Individuals with sleep apnea are often unaware of their sleep disorder. It is usually first recognized as a problem by family members who witness the apneic episodes or is suspected by their primary care doctor because of the individual’s risk factors and symptoms. The vast majority remain undiagnosed and untreated, despite the fact that this serious disorder can have significant consequences. Individuals with untreated OSA can stop breathing hundreds of times a night during their sleep. These apneic events can lead to fragmented sleep that is of poor quality, as the brain arouses briefly in order for the body to resume breathing. Untreated, sleep apnea can have dire health consequences and can increase the risk of hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, and heart failure. OSA management has also become important in a number of comorbid neurological conditions, including epilepsy, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and headache. Diagnosis typically involves use of screening questionnaires, physical exam, and an overnight polysomnography or a portable home study. Treatment options include changes in lifestyle, positive airway pressure, surgery, and dental appliances.

  12. Síndrome de apneas-hipoapneas del sueño y factores de riesgo en el niño y el adolescente: revisión sistemática

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    M. J. Aguilar Cordero

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available El síndrome de apneas-hipoapneas del sueño, en lo adelante (SAHS es una alteración que actualmente afecta a un número elevado de niños y adolescentes. Esta revisión tiene como objetivo evaluar los factores que generan esta alteración y el riesgo de padecer otro tipo de enfermedad asociada al SAHS. Los artículos seleccionados para ser incluidos en esta revisión se identificaron a través de GOOGLE SCHOLAR con un total de 50 artículos. La validez de los artículos estuvo dada por el grado de evidencias demostrado, por las recomendaciones que dejan y por la aplicabilidad a nuestro contexto. Esta revisión ha considerado los estudios que investigan el SAHS en niños y adolescentes. También se han tenido en cuenta los que relacionan esta alteración con la obesidad, la hipertensión arterial, la actividad física y otras variables. Los estudios demuestran que el SAHS está relacionado con la obesidad infantil y aumenta el riesgo de enfermedades cerebrocardiovascular. También se evidencia que disminuye la capacidad física y la calidad de vida de niños y adolescentes. Los aspectos psicológicos también se ven afectados, lo que influye en el rendimiento académico, que es inferior al de los niños sanos. Así pues, es importante un diagnóstico precoz del SAHS pediátrico, de modo que se eviten las alteraciones asociadas.

  13. Mecanismos de acción y resistencia a glucocorticoides en asma y enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica

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    Alcibey Alvarado-González; Isabel Arce-Jiménez

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    El asma bronquial y la enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica son dos problemas mayores de salud: su incidencia se encuentra en aumento y representan, indiscutiblemente, una causa importante de morbilidad y mortalidad a nivel mundial. Los glucocorticoides se han posicionado como la droga de elección en el tratamiento de padecimientos inmunológicos e inflamatorios crónicos, como el asma bronquial y la enfermedad obstructiva crónica. Estas drogas suprimen la inflamación en múltiples vías molec...

  14. Disfunci?? Muscular en Malalts amb malaltia Pulmonar Obstructiva Cr??nica (MPOC)

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    Coronell Coronell, Carlos Gustavo

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    La Enfermedad Pulmonar Obstructiva Cr??nica (EPOC), presenta signos y s??ntomas sist??micos que se han venido explorando desde hace alg??n tiempo. La presente Tesis Doctoral estudia la disfunci??n que presentan los m??sculos respiratorios y perif??ricos, espec??ficamente el cu??driceps de los pacientes con EPOC. Esta disfunci??n muscular afecta las actividades de la vida diaria, la tolerancia al ejercicio, limita la calidad de vida y disminuye la expectativa de vida de estos pacientes. Una de...

  15. Disfunció Muscular en Malalts amb malaltia Pulmonar Obstructiva Crònica (MPOC)

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    Coronell Coronell, Carlos Gustavo

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    La Enfermedad Pulmonar Obstructiva Crónica (EPOC), presenta signos y síntomas sistémicos que se han venido explorando desde hace algún tiempo. La presente Tesis Doctoral estudia la disfunción que presentan los músculos respiratorios y periféricos, específicamente el cuádriceps de los pacientes con EPOC. Esta disfunción muscular afecta las actividades de la vida diaria, la tolerancia al ejercicio, limita la calidad de vida y disminuye la expectativa de vida de estos pacientes. Una de las posib...

  16. Nuevo consenso argentino de la enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica

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    R. J. Gene; E. R. Giugno; E. H. Abate; J. C. Figueroa-Casas; J. A. Mazzei; E. A. Schiavi

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    Debido al aumento de la morbi-mortalidad de la enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC), especialistas en medicina respiratoria actualizan los conocimientos básicos acerca de esta enfermedad desde el último Consenso llevado a cabo en 1994 para efectuar recomendaciones para su diagnóstico, prevención y tratamiento. Los autores revisan la definición de EPOC, conjuntamente con los últimos conocimientos de la fisiopatología de la enfermedad. Se resume la presentación clínica, diagnóstico po...

  17. Consenso intersociedades para el manejo de infecciones respiratorias: bronquitis aguda y enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica

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    Gustavo Lopardo

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    Full Text Available La Sociedad Argentina de Infectología convocó a otras sociedades científicas para elaborar una guía práctica y actualizada para el manejo del tratamiento antibiótico de las bronquitis agudas (BA y los episodios de reagudización de enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC, con el objetivo de promover el uso racional de los recursos diagnósticos y terapéuticos. La BA se caracteriza por la inflamación del árbol bronquial que afecta tanto a adultos como a niños sin enfermedades pulmonares crónicas, siendo de origen viral en la mayoría de los casos. El diagnóstico es clínico, debiéndose diferenciar de los episodios de neumonía adquirida en la comunidad. El tratamiento de los episodios de BA es fundamentalmente sintomático. En huéspedes inmunocomprometidos, con enfermedades crónicas respiratorias o cardíacas y en adultos mayores con comorbilidades debe evaluarse el requerimiento de tratamiento antibiótico caso por caso. Se define como exacerbación de la EPOC al cambio agudo en la situación clínica basal del paciente más allá de la variabilidad diaria, que cursa con aumento de la disnea, aumento de la expectoración, expectoración purulenta, o cualquier combinación de estos tres síntomas, y que precisa un cambio terapéutico. La presencia de uno de estos síntomas se define como episodio leve, dos como moderado y tres como grave. En un 50 a 75% de las exacerbaciones de EPOC se aísla en el esputo un agente infeccioso. En los episodios moderados y graves debe iniciarse tratamiento antibiótico. Amoxicilina-inhibidor de betalactamasas, macrólidos y fluoroquinolonas se encuentran entre las opciones terapéuticas.

  18. Sleep Apnea Tied to Complications After Angioplasty

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    ... page: https://medlineplus.gov/news/fullstory_159391.html Sleep Apnea Tied to Complications After Angioplasty Nightly breathing ... 15, 2016 WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea may increase the risk of serious complications ...

  19. Sleep Apnea and Heart Disease, Stroke

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    ... Pressure High Blood Pressure Tools & Resources Stroke More Sleep Apnea and Heart Disease, Stroke Updated:Sep 16, ... be life-threatening. It’s a condition known as sleep apnea, in which the person may experience pauses ...

  20. Nuevo consenso argentino de la enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica

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    R. J. Gene

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available Debido al aumento de la morbi-mortalidad de la enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC, especialistas en medicina respiratoria actualizan los conocimientos básicos acerca de esta enfermedad desde el último Consenso llevado a cabo en 1994 para efectuar recomendaciones para su diagnóstico, prevención y tratamiento. Los autores revisan la definición de EPOC, conjuntamente con los últimos conocimientos de la fisiopatología de la enfermedad. Se resume la presentación clínica, diagnóstico por imágenes y evaluación funcional. Se enfatiza la importancia del diagnóstico precoz mediante la exploración funcional y la prevención a través de la cesación del tabaquismo, única medida capaz de alterar la evolución. Se describen las estrategias para dejar de fumar, así como el tratamiento farmacológico y no farmacológico. En el primero, la administración de broncodilatadores inhalados -anticolinérgicos, beta 2 agonistas adrenérgicos o ambos- son la primera opción. Los broncodilatadores de acción prolongada mejoran la adherencia al tratamiento y su efectividad. Los corticoides inhalados se indican en pacientes con marcada obstrucción al flujo aéreo y respuesta conocida a corticoides. Su uso disminuye la frecuencia de las exacerbaciones. La vacunación antigripal anual está recomendada en todos los pacientes. Con respecto a las intervenciones no farmacológicas, la cirugía del enfisema se recomienda en especiales circunstancias. La rehabilitación que incluya ejercicios, kinesioterapia y nutrición, es una herramienta útil en pacientes con limitación en la actividad física habitual. La oxigenoterapia domiciliaria prolongada mejora la sobrevida de pacientes con hipoxemia crónica severa. Otras intervenciones terapéuticas como la ventilación no invasiva domiciliaria tienen indicación muy específica. Las exacerbaciones agudas deben ser tratadas agresivamente con oxígeno, corticoides, antibióticos, asociación de

  1. Sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome and liver injury

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    TIAN Jian-li; ZHANG Yun; CHEN Bao-yuan

    2010-01-01

    Objective A general review was made of studies involving: (1) the relationship between sleep apnea hypopneasyndrome/sleep apnea style intermittent hypoxia and liver injury and (2) the mechanism that causes the liver injury.Data sources The data used in this review were mainly from Medline and PubMed published in English from 1993 toFebruary 2009. The search term was "sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome".Study selection (1) Clinical and laboratory evidence that sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome and sleep apnea styleintermittent hypoxia leads to liver injury; (2) the mechanism that causes the liver injury.Results The effect of sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome and sleep apnea style intermittent hypoxia on the liver functionis characterized by serum aminotransferase elevation. The liver histological injury includes hepatic steatosis, hepatocyteballooning, lobular inflammation, lobular necrosis, and liver fibrosis. Sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome and sleep apneastyle intermittent hypoxia can cause insulin resistance and oxidative stress.Conclusions Sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome and sleep apnea style intermittent hypoxia can lead to chronic liverinjury, which, in most cases, is shown as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Insulin resistance and oxidative stress causedby sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome and sleep apnea style intermittent hypoxia play an important role in the mechanismof chronic liver disease development.

  2. Videoradiography at submental electrical stimulation during apnea in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome; A case report

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    Hillarp, B.; Rosen, I.; Wickstroem, O. (Malmoe Allmaenna Sjukhus (Sweden). Dept. of Diagnostic Radiology Malmoe Allmaenna Sjukhus (Sweden). Dept. of Clinical Neurophysiology)

    1991-05-01

    Percutaneous submental electrical stimulation during sleep may be a new therapeutic method for patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). Electrical stimulation to the submental region during obstructive apnea is reported to break the apnea without arousal and to diminish apneic index, time spent in apnea, and oxygen desaturation. The mode of breaking the apnea by electrical stimulation has not yet been shown. However, genioglossus is supposed to be the muscle responsible for breaking the apnea by forward movement of the tongue. To visualize the effect of submental electrical stimulation, one patient with severe OSAS has been examined with videoradiography. Submental electrical stimulation evoked an immediate complex muscle activity in the tongue, palate, and hyoid bone. This was followed by a forward movement of the tongue which consistently broke obstructive apnea without apparent arousal. Time spent in apnea was diminished but intervals between apnea were not affected. (orig.).

  3. Videoradiography at submental electrical stimulation during apnea in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

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    Percutaneous submental electrical stimulation during sleep may be a new therapeutic method for patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). Electrical stimulation to the submental region during obstructive apnea is reported to break the apnea without arousal and to diminish apneic index, time spent in apnea, and oxygen desaturation. The mode of breaking the apnea by electrical stimulation has not yet been shown. However, genioglossus is supposed to be the muscle responsible for breaking the apnea by forward movement of the tongue. To visualize the effect of submental electrical stimulation, one patient with severe OSAS has been examined with videoradiography. Submental electrical stimulation evoked an immediate complex muscle activity in the tongue, palate, and hyoid bone. This was followed by a forward movement of the tongue which consistently broke obstructive apnea without apparent arousal. Time spent in apnea was diminished but intervals between apnea were not affected. (orig.)

  4. Testosterone Deficiency and Sleep Apnea.

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    Burschtin, Omar; Wang, Jing

    2016-05-01

    Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common condition among middle-aged men and is often associated with reduced testosterone (T) levels. OSA can contribute to fatigue and sexual dysfunction in men. There is suggestion that T supplementation alters ventilatory responses, possibly through effects on central chemoreceptors. Traditionally, it has been recommended that T replacement therapy (TRT) be avoided in the presence of untreated severe sleep apnea. With OSA treatment, however, TRT may not only improve hypogonadism, but may also alleviate erectile/sexual dysfunction. PMID:27132581

  5. Enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva: diferencias entre hombres y mujeres Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: differences between men and women

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    María Soledad Rodríguez-Pecci

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available La enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC ha aumentado su prevalencia en el sexo femenino. Los casos de mujeres se describen como más sintomáticas. A pesar de que la EPOC se ha vinculado a elevado riesgo cardiovascular, hay pocos estudios sobre diferencias por sexo. El objetivo de nuestro estudio fue determinar la influencia del sexo sobre calidad de vida y síntomas, tratamiento, factores de riesgo y enfermedad cardiovascular (ECV en una población de pacientes con EPOC. En este estudio prospectivo observacional de corte transversal, se incluyeron pacientes con EPOC ingresados consecutivamente entre el 1 de septiembre de 2008 al 1 de marzo de 2010. Se registraron edad, sexo, habito tabáquico, factores de riesgo y enfermedad cardiovascular, tratamiento y gravedad de la EPOC. Se midió índice tobillo-brazo (ITB y se realizó Euroqol-5D. Se incluyeron 246 pacientes (195 hombres. Los hombres fueron más ex fumadores (68.7% vs. 15.7%, p Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD has increased its prevalence in females. Women have been described as more symptomatic. There are few studies considering gender differences in COPD. The aim of our study was to determine the influence of gender on quality of life, symptoms, treatment, risk factors and cardiovascular disease in a population of patients with COPD. In this prospective observational cross-sectional study, the included COPD patients were consecutively admitted between September 1, 2008 to March 1, 2010. We registered age, sex, smoking history, risk factors and cardiovascular disease, treatment and severity of COPD. We measured ankle-brachial index (ABI and performed EuroQol-5D. Two hundred forty six patients were included (195 men. There were more former smokers among men (68.7% vs. 15.7%, p < 0.001, men had a lower FEV1 (48.7% ± 15.7 vs. 58.2% ± 10.9 of theoretical, p < 0.001 and higher frequency of ischemic heart disease (16.4% vs. 5.9%, p = 0.04. Women showed a higher

  6. Prueba de caminata de carga progresiva (shuttle test en enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica grave

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    Martín Sívori

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available La prueba de caminata de carga progresiva (shuttle test, PCCP tiene escaso uso en nuestro país. Este estudio comparó diferentes variables de la PCCP con la de caminata de 6 minutos (PC6M y el consumo de oxígeno (VO2max en enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC grave. A 21 pacientes con EPOC grave estable (estadios GOLD III-IV, se les realizó PC6M, PCCP, y VO2max. Se evaluaron frecuencia cardíaca, saturación de oxígeno y escala de disnea (Borg. Se realizaron espirometría, gases en sangre y cuestionario de calidad de vida (CRQ. Se utilizaron prueba t de Student para datos apareados y coeficiente de correlación de Pearson (significación < 0.05. La media de edad fue 65.27 ± 12.72 años y la obstrucción al flujo aéreo fue grave, (FEV1: 33.23 ± 4.94%. La respuesta al ejercicio para PC6M 297.85 ± 173.24 metros; PCCP: 318.8 ± 42.42 metros y VO2max 14.7 ± 5.44 ml/kg/min. El coeficiente de correlación del metraje caminado entre PC6M y PCCP fue r: 0.52 (p = 0.00085; entre PCCP y VO2max (l/min: r: 0.78 (p = 0.00079, y PCCP y VO2max (ml/kg/min: r: 0.81 (p = 0.00065. Se observó correlación moderada en la frecuencia cardíaca final (r: 0.41, p = 0.00091, escala de disnea máxima (r: 0.47, p = 0.00099, y alta en la saturación de oxígeno final (r: 0.81, p = 0.00087 entre PCCP y VO2max. No hubo correlación entre PCCP y FEV1 entre PCCP y calidad de vida. En conclusión, la PCCP como prueba de ejercicio de campo máxima es sencilla y de bajo costo, su correlación con la prueba de VO2max es alta, constituyendo una herramienta útil en lugares donde no existe disponibilidad de aparatos más costosos.

  7. Interacción microorganismo-paciente en la enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica

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    A pesar de que tradicionalmente se pensaba que la vía aérea era estéril, hoy en día, gracias a las nuevas técnicas de microbiología independientes de cultivo, se sabe que presenta una microbiota característica, que podría estar alterada en los procesos patológicos. Además, la presencia de microorganismos potencialmente patógenos en la vía aérea de los pacientes con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC) es un hecho reconocido durante muchos años, sin embargo su efecto no está definido...

  8. Pneumothorax and pneumoperitoneum during the apnea test: how safe is this procedure? Pneumotorax y pneumoperitoneo durante el test de apnea: cuán seguro es este procedimiento?

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    GUSTAVO SAPOSNIK

    2000-09-01

    Full Text Available Apnea test is a crucial requirement for determining the diagnosis of brain death (BD. There are few reports considering clinical complications during this procedure. We describe a major complication during performing the apnea test. We also analyse their practical and legal implications, and review the complications of this procedure in the literature. A 54 year-old man was admitted for impaired consciousness due to a massive intracerebral hemorrhage. Six hours later, he had no motor response, and all brainstem reflexes were negative. The patient fulfilled American Academy of Neurology (AAN criteria for determining BD. During the apnea test, the patient developed pneumothorax, pneumoperitoneum, and finally cardiac arrest. Apnea test is a necessary requirement for the diagnosis of brain death. However, it is not innocuous and caution must be take in particular clinical situations. Complications during the apnea test could be more frequent than reported and may have practical and legal implications. Further prospective studies are necessary to evaluate the frequency and nature of complications during this practice.El test de apnea (AT es un requerimiento esencial para el diagnóstico de muerte encefálica. Hay pocos estudios que consideren complicaciones clínicas relacionadas con este procedimiento. Describimos un paciente que desarrolló una complicación mayor mientras se efectuaba el test de apnea. Realizamos una revisión de las complicaciones relacionadas con este procedimiento en la literatura. CASO CLÍNICO: Un hombre de 54 años fue admitido por deterioro del sensorio debido a una hemorragia intracerebral. Seis horas posteriores, el paciente no tenía respuesta motora, y todos los reflejos del tronco cerebral estaban abolidos. El paciente cumplía con los criterios diagnósticos de Muerte Encefálica de acuerdo a lo establecido por la Academia Americana de Neurología. Durante el test de apnea, el paciente desarrolla s

  9. Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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    Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is an important public health problem and is associatedwith considerable morbidity and mortality. Therefore, treatment of this condition is ofparamount importance. The treatment of OSA includes general and behaviouralmeasures, mechanical measures including continuous positive airway pressure(CPAP), Bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) and Oral Appliances (OA),pharmacological treatment and surgical procedures. Continuous positive airwaypressure (CPAP) treatmen...

  10. Infant apnea and gastroesophageal reflux

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    The value of a combination of ultrasound studies and barium swallow examination in the analysis of temporal relationships between apnea and reflux is demonstrated. The two techniques allow acute apneic spells induced by gastrosophageal reflux to be documented and underlying specific digestive tract disorders demonstrated. The high incidence of digestive tract disorders in this area has been identified. (orig.)

  11. Infant apnea and gastroesophageal reflux

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    Gomes, H.; Lallemand, P. (AMH, 51 - Reims (France). Service d' Imagerie Pediatrique)

    1992-04-01

    The value of a combination of ultrasound studies and barium swallow examination in the analysis of temporal relationships between apnea and reflux is demonstrated. The two techniques allow acute apneic spells induced by gastrosophageal reflux to be documented and underlying specific digestive tract disorders demonstrated. The high incidence of digestive tract disorders in this area has been identified. (orig.).

  12. Obstructive sleep apnea in ischemic stroke patients

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    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea in patients with ischemic stroke and to evaluate the effectiveness of nasal continuous positive airway pressure treatment. METHODS: Overnight polysomnography was performed by a computerized system in 19 subjects with ischemic stroke. Patients with an apnea-hypopnea index > 5 were considered to have obstructive sleep apnea. The appropriate level of continuous positive airway pressure for each patient was determined during an all-night continuous positive airway pressure determination study. Attended continuous positive airway pressure titration was performed with a continuous positive airway pressure auto-titrating device. RESULTS: Obstructive sleep apnea prevalence among patients with ischemic stroke was 73.7%. The minimum SaO2 was significantly lower, and the percent of total sleep time in the wake stage and stage 1 sleep was significantly longer in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. In two patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea, we observed a decrease in the apnea-hypopnea index, an increase in mean wake time, mean SaO2, and minimum SaO2, and alterations in sleep structures with continuous positive airway pressure treatment. CONCLUSION: As the diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea is of particular importance in secondary stroke prevention, we suggest that the clinical assessment of obstructive sleep apnea be part of the evaluation of stroke patients in rehabilitation units, and early treatment should be started.

  13. Pathophysiology of central sleep apneas.

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    Hernandez, Adam B; Patil, Susheel P

    2016-05-01

    The transition from wake to sleep is accompanied by a host of physiologic changes, which result in major alterations in respiratory control and may result in sleep-related breathing disorders. The central sleep apneas are a group of sleep-related breathing disorders that are characterized by recurrent episodes of airflow reduction or cessation due to a temporary reduction or absence of central respiratory drive. The fundamental hallmark of central sleep apnea (CSA) disorders is the presence of ventilatory control instability; however, additional mechanisms play a role in one or more specific manifestations of CSA. CSA may manifest during conditions of eucapnia/hypocapnia or chronic hypercapnia, which is a useful clinical classification that lends understanding to the underlying pathophysiology and potential therapies. In this review, an overview of normal breathing physiology is provided, followed by a discussion of pathophysiologic mechanisms that promote CSA and the mechanisms that are specific to different manifestations of CSA. PMID:26782104

  14. Obstructive sleep apnea and asthma*

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    Cristina Salles; Regina Terse-Ramos; Adelmir Souza-Machado; Cruz, Alvaro A

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    Symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing, especially obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), are common in asthma patients and have been associated with asthma severity. It is known that asthma symptoms tend to be more severe at night and that asthma-related deaths are most likely to occur during the night or early morning. Nocturnal symptoms occur in 60-74% of asthma patients and are markers of inadequate control of the disease. Various pathophysiological mechanisms are related to the worseni...

  15. Obstructive sleep apnea and asthma

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    Cristina Salles; Regina Terse-Ramos; Adelmir Souza-Machado; Cruz, Alvaro A.

    2013-01-01

    Symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing, especially obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), are common in asthma patients and have been associated with asthma severity. It is known that asthma symptoms tend to be more severe at night and that asthma-related deaths are most likely to occur during the night or early morning. Nocturnal symptoms occur in 60-74% of asthma patients and are markers of inadequate control of the disease. Various pathophysiological mechanisms are related to the worseni...

  16. What Can You Do About Sleep Apnea?

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    Full Text Available ... seem to stop breathing, they may have a sleep disturbance known as obstructive sleep apnea. It's estimated that more than 15 million ... men. But only one in 10 people with sleep apnea is actually diagnosed. Barbara Peck: When John ...

  17. Obstructive sleep apnea in atrial fibrillation patients.

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    Arias, Miguel A; Alonso-Fernández, Alberto; García-Río, Francisco; Sánchez, Ana; López, Juana M; Pagola, Carlos

    2006-06-28

    A high prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea has been demonstrated in patients with atrial fibrillation. Our comments want to emphasize the importance of identifying and treating a large proportion of patients with atrial fibrillation who have undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea as an additional preventive strategy for atrial fibrillation patients. PMID:16309764

  18. Mecanismos de acción y resistencia a glucocorticoides en asma y enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica

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    Alcibey Alvarado-González

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    Full Text Available El asma bronquial y la enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica son dos problemas mayores de salud: su incidencia se encuentra en aumento y representan, indiscutiblemente, una causa importante de morbilidad y mortalidad a nivel mundial. Los glucocorticoides se han posicionado como la droga de elección en el tratamiento de padecimientos inmunológicos e inflamatorios crónicos, como el asma bronquial y la enfermedad obstructiva crónica. Estas drogas suprimen la inflamación en múltiples vías moleculares, característica que les confiere destacada eficacia. Su principal acción en dosis terapéuticas se produce por la transrepresión de genes inflamatorios activos, mediante el reclutamiento y actividad de la enzima histona-desacetilasa-2 y la remodelación de la cromatina. En dosis altas, funcionan más bien como transactivadores, acetilando las histonas y estimulando la transcripción de genes antinflamatorios, y potencialmente, también de varios genes relacionados con efectos secundarios. Además, se les reconoce acciones postranscripcionales, que modifican la estabilidad de secuencias de ARN mensajero. A pesar de esto, una respuesta disminuida a los glucocorticoides se presenta en pacientes con asma severa, en asmáticos que fuman y en quienes tienen enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica. Varios mecanismos moleculares de resistencia a glucocorticoides han sido identificados. Se están investigando otros tratamientos antinflamatorios que permitan controlar los síntomas de estos pacientes, así como drogas que puedan revertir los mecanismos moleculares de la resistencia. Problemáticamente, estas terapias podrían ser demasiado específicas para resultar eficaces, como es el caso de los esteroides disociados, en el que es difícil separar efectos antinflamatorios y secundarios.

  19. Mild obstructive sleep apnea: beyond the AHI

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    Full Text Available No abstract available. Article truncated at 150 words. A common conundrum faced by sleep medicine practitioners is how to manage the large group of patients with mild sleep apnea. Many patients are referred for sleep evaluation, with symptoms thought to be due to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA. Often polysomnography demonstrates only mild sleep apnea, and the clinician and patient are faced with the dilemma of whether to use continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP therapy or an oral appliance. In making this important decision the clinician incorporates the commonly used definition of mild sleep apnea as an apnea-hypopnea index of between 5 and 14 apneas or hypopneas per hour of sleep. Moderate sleep apnea is defined as 15-29 events per hour, and severe is 30 and above events per hour. These arbitrary thresholds originated in the early 1980s when knowledge of this condition was in its infancy and little was known about the long term health effects. The definition ...

  20. Valor del estudio celular del esputo en el seguimiento de las enfermedades inflamatorias de la vía aérea

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    El análisis celular del esputo, espontáneo u obtenido mediante la técnica de esputo inducido, se ha transformado en una herramienta ampliamente difundida para la evaluación y orientación del tratamiento de las enfermedades inflamatorias de la vía aérea, principalmente asma, enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica y bronquitis eosinofílica. Se han aportado evidencias sobre la utilidad de la técnica del esputo inducido, validada y estandarizada, para ser empleada en pacientes con dificultades p...

  1. What Can You Do About Sleep Apnea?

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    Full Text Available ... Three-quarters of them are men. But only one in 10 people with sleep apnea is actually ... becoming a sleep problem for me, a major one. Announcer: John Peck's wife, Barbara, suffered for years ...

  2. What Can You Do About Sleep Apnea?

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    Full Text Available ... one. Announcer: John Peck's wife, Barbara, suffered for years because of her husband's snoring. John Peck: You ... it's up to full speed. Announcer: After many years of living with sleep apnea, in just one ...

  3. What Can You Do About Sleep Apnea?

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    Full Text Available ... sleep apnea, it was successfully treated with a CPAP -- continuous positive airway pressure machine. John Peck: And ... over my nose just like this. Announcer: The CPAP keeps his air passages open by supplying a ...

  4. What Can You Do About Sleep Apnea?

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    Full Text Available ... sleep apnea is actually diagnosed. Barbara Peck: When John was snoring, I dreaded going to bed. I ... sleep problem for me, a major one. Announcer: John Peck's wife, Barbara, suffered for years because of ...

  5. Sleep Apnea in Adults (Beyond the Basics)

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    ... has promising success rates in very selected people. Tracheostomy creates a permanent opening in the neck. It ... is always successful in eliminating obstructive sleep apnea, tracheostomy requires significant lifestyle changes and carries some serious ...

  6. What Can You Do About Sleep Apnea?

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    Full Text Available ... was, really. I thought it might have been depression. All kinds of things went through my head. ... to full speed. Announcer: After many years of living with sleep apnea, in just one night John ...

  7. Central sleep apnea – a case report

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    Dybala Andrzej; Dyczko Monika; Makaruk Boguslaw; Kicinski Pawel; Bartoszek Elzbieta; Myslinski Wojciech; Rahnama Mansur; Mosiewicz Jerzy

    2014-01-01

    Central sleep apnea (CSA) is a disease characterized by repetitive episodes of the socalled central apneas during sleep. The disease has a very complex etiology. In clinical practice, the most important causes of CSA are disorders of the central nervous system, congestive heart failure or certain pathological changes of the respiratory muscles. We present a case of a 43-year-old male with severe CSA, who was successfully treated with BiPAP ST equipment.

  8. Central sleep apnea – a case report

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    Dybala Andrzej

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Central sleep apnea (CSA is a disease characterized by repetitive episodes of the socalled central apneas during sleep. The disease has a very complex etiology. In clinical practice, the most important causes of CSA are disorders of the central nervous system, congestive heart failure or certain pathological changes of the respiratory muscles. We present a case of a 43-year-old male with severe CSA, who was successfully treated with BiPAP ST equipment.

  9. Asthma and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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    Yi-Xian Qiao; Yi Xiao

    2015-01-01

    Objective:To get a comprehensive understanding about the relationship between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and asthma by reviewing the epidemiology,pathophysiology,and clinical manifestation and then summarizing the latest progress on diagnosis and treatment.Data Sources:Articles referred in this review were mainly collected from a comprehensive search of the PubMed published in English from 1990 to 2015 with the terms "OSA" and “asthma'" as the main keywords.Highly regarded older publications were also included.Study Selection:Information about the features of the two diseases in common,the pathophysiologic association between them and their current treatments from the literature search were identified,retrieved,and summarized.Results:Both OSA and asthma are very prevalent conditions.The incidences of them have kept on rising in recent years.Asthma is often accompanied by snoring and apnea,and OSA often combines with asthma,as well.They have many predisposing and aggravating factors in common.Possible shared direct mechanistic links between them include mechanical effects,intermittent hypoxia,nerve reflex,inflammation,leptin,etc.Indirect mechanistic links include medication,nose diseases,smoking,obesity,and gastroesophageal reflux disease.Since OSA presents many similar features with nocturnal asthma,some scholars termed them as a sole syndrome "alternative overlap syndrome,"and proved that asthma symptoms in those patients could be improved through the treatment of continuous positive airway pressure.Conclusions:OSA and asthma are closely associated in pathogenesis,symptoms,and therapies.With the growing awareness of the relationship between them,we should raise our vigilance on the coexistence of OSA in those difficult-to-control asthmatic patients.Further studies are still needed to guide the clinical works.

  10. Sleep Apnea May Raise Heart Risks in People with Pacemakers

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    ... page: https://medlineplus.gov/news/fullstory_158688.html Sleep Apnea May Raise Heart Risks in People With ... 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with heart pacemakers and sleep apnea are at much greater risk for a ...

  11. Sleep Apnea May Raise Heart Risks in People with Pacemakers

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    ... nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_158688.html Sleep Apnea May Raise Heart Risks in People With ... 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with heart pacemakers and sleep apnea are at much greater risk for a ...

  12. Effect of the definition of hypopnea on apnea/hypopnea index Influencia de la definición de hipopnea sobre el índice apnea/hipopnea

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    C. A. Nigro

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to determine whether different decreases in oxygen saturation (SaO2 or the presence of electroencephalographic arousals (EEGA in the definition of hypopnea modify hypopnea index and apnea/hypopnea index and the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS. A total of 20 polysomnographies performed in patients with OSAHS were analyzed. There are four different definitions of hypopnea: > 30% reduction in airflow or 50% decrease in abdominal movement associated with ¯SaO2 > 3% (type 1; ¯ SaO2 > 3% or EEGA (type 2; ¯ SaO2 > 4% (type 3; ¯ SaO2 > 4% or EEGA (type 4. The prevalence of OSAHS was calculated for an apnea/hypopnea index (AHI > 10 and > 15. Hypopnea index (HI and AHI types 2 and 4 were higher than type 3 (HI: type 2: 20±10.6, type 4: 18.6±10, type 3: 11.4±10, p 0.05. The prevalence of OSAHS was 30-55% in type 3, 70-85% in type 4 (p 0.05. In our patient´s population, the presence of EEGA in the definition of hypopnea significantly increased the HI, the AHI and the prevalence of OSAHS when associated with a > 4% decrease in SaO2.El objetivo del estudio fue evaluar si diferentes niveles de descenso de la saturación de O2 (SaO2 o la presencia de micro-despertares electroencefalográficos (MDEEG en la definición de hipopnea, modifican el índice de apnea/hipopnea y la prevalencia del síndrome apnea/hipopnea del sueño (SAHS. Se analizaron 20 polisomnografias de pacientes con SAHS. Hipopnea (H se definió de cuatro formas: descenso del flujo aéreo >30% o caída del 50% del movimiento abdominal asociado a: ¯ SaO2 > 3% (tipo 1 ; ¯ SaO2 > 3% o MDEEG (tipo 2; ¯ SaO2 > 4% (tipo 3; ¯ SaO2 > 4% o MDEEG (tipo 4. La prevalencia del SAHS se calculó para un índice apnea/hipopnea (IAH > 10 y > 15. El índice hipopnea (IH, el IAH tipo 2 y 4 fue mayor respecto al tipo 3 (IH: tipo 2: 20±10.6, tipo 4: 18.6±10, tipo 3: 11.4±10, p 0.05. La prevalencia de SAHS fue del 30-55% con el tipo 3, 70

  13. Entrenamiento muscular inspiratorio en el paciente con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica Inspiratory muscle training in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Los pacientes con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC tienen debilidad de los músculos respiratorios, lo cual contribuye a la disnea, hipoxemia, hipercapnia, desaturación nocturna y limitación de la actividad física. Durante el ejercicio se ha demostrado que aumenta el trabajo del diafragma en pacientes con EPOC y utilizan una mayor proporción de la presión inspiratoria máxima (PImax comparado con los sujetos sanos. Elpatrón respiratorio anormal de los pacientes con EPOC está relacionado con la sensación de disnea durante el ejercicio y, potencialmente, podría inducir a la fatiga muscular respiratoria. Sin embargo, la fatiga del diafragma no se ha demostrado después de un ejercicio intenso. Los estudios en pacientes con EPOC han demostrado cambios adaptativos en las fibras musculares del diafragma que tienen mayor capacidad oxidativa y resistencia a la fatiga. De este modo, existen argumentos contradictorios en relación al beneficio clínico obtenido con el entrenamiento de los músculos inspiratorios (EMI en pacientes con EPOC. El EMI aislado o como complemento de ejercicios de reacondicionamiento general aumenta significativamente la fuerza muscular inspiratoria y la resistencia a la fatiga, disminuyendo significativamente la disnea en reposo y durante el ejercicio. Además, los estudios sugieren que el EMI tiende a mejorar la capacidad funcional para realizar ejercicio, efecto favorable que no alcanzó significación estadística. El análisis de subgrupos ha demostrado mayor beneficio clínico del EMI en los pacientes con debilidad muscular inspiratoria. De esta revisión se concluye que el entrenamiento muscular inspiratorio puede ser útil en pacientes seleccionados con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica, que tienen disfunción muscular inspiratoria comprobada, insertado en un programa de rehabilitación integral. El efecto sobre la capacidad de realizar ejercicio aún no ha sido determinado. En resumen, el

  14. Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea at Altitude.

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    Bloch, Konrad E; Latshang, Tsogyal D; Ulrich, Silvia

    2015-06-01

    Bloch, Konrad E., Tsogyal D. Latshang, and Silvia Ulrich. Patients with obstructive sleep apnea at altitude. High Alt Med Biol 16:110-116, 2015.--Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is highly prevalent in the general population, in particular in men and women of older age. In OSA patients sleeping near sea level, the apneas/hypopneas associated with intermittent hypoxemia are predominantly due to upper airway collapse. When OSA patients stay at altitudes above 1600 m, corresponding to that of many tourist destinations, hypobaric hypoxia promotes frequent central apneas in addition to obstructive events, resulting in combined intermittent and sustained hypoxia. This induces strong sympathetic activation with elevated heart rate, cardiac arrhythmia, and systemic hypertension. There are concerns that these changes expose susceptible OSA patients, in particular those with advanced age and co-morbidities, to an excessive risk of cardiovascular and other adverse events during a stay at altitude. Based on data from randomized trials, it seems advisable for OSA patients to use continuous positive airway pressure treatment with computer controlled mask pressure adjustment (autoCPAP) in combination with acetazolamide during an altitude sojourn. If CPAP therapy is not feasible, acetazolamide alone is better than no treatment at all, as it improves oxygenation and sleep apnea and prevents excessive blood pressure rises of OSA patients at altitude. PMID:25973669

  15. Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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    V K Vijayan

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA is an important public health problem and is associatedwith considerable morbidity and mortality. Therefore, treatment of this condition is ofparamount importance. The treatment of OSA includes general and behaviouralmeasures, mechanical measures including continuous positive airway pressure(CPAP, Bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP and Oral Appliances (OA,pharmacological treatment and surgical procedures. Continuous positive airwaypressure (CPAP treatment reverses the repetitive upper airway obstruction of sleepapnea and associated daytime sleepiness and is the most effective treatment for OSA.However maintaining patient adherence to CPAP therapy is a challenge. Weight lossshould be recommended to overweight patients with OSA, as it has been shown thatweight reduction has additional health benefits. Treatment of underlying medicalconditions such as hypothyroidism or acromegaly has profound effect onapnea/hypopnea index. A subset of patients with OSA may benefit from supplementaloxygen and positional therapy. Presently, there are no effective pharmacotherapeuticagents for treatment of patients with OSA and the role of surgical treatment in OSA iscontroversial. However, pharmacological treatment of persisting residual sleepiness,despite adequate positive airway pressure therapy delivery and adherence, is indicatedand may improve daytime sleepiness.Key words : CPAP, Oral appliances, Modafinil, CPAP complianceUvulopalatopharyngoplasty, positional therapy

  16. Obstructive sleep apnea and inflammation.

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    McNicholas, Walter T

    2012-02-01

    The pathogenesis of cardiovascular complications in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is not fully understood but is likely multifactorial in origin. Inflammatory processes play an important role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, and circulating levels of several markers of inflammation have been associated with future cardiovascular risk. These include cell adhesion molecules such as intercellular adhesion molecule-1 and selectins, cytokines such as tumour necrosis factor alpha and interleukin 6, chemokines such as interleukin 8, and C-reactive protein. There is also increasing evidence that inflammatory processes play an important role in the cardiovascular pathophysiology of OSAS and many of the inflammatory markers associated with cardiovascular risk have been reported as elevated in patients with OSAS. Furthermore, animal and cell culture studies have demonstrated preferential activation of inflammatory pathways by intermittent hypoxia, which is an integral feature of OSAS. The precise role of inflammation in the development of cardiovascular disease in OSAS requires further study, particularly the relationship with oxidative stress, metabolic dysfunction, and obesity.

  17. Quality of Life in Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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    Naveen Dutt

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA is associated with significant cardiovascular andcerebrovascular morbidity and mortality. Usual parameters studied in sleep laboratoryare unable to measure overall impact of OSA on human life. Consequently, it isimportant to measure Quality of Life (QoL in OSA. QoL can be measured with genericinstruments like SF-36 or OSA specific questionnaires like Calgary Sleep ApneaQuality of Life (SAQLI questionnaire. Most of the studies suggest that there issignificant impairment of QoL in patients of OSA. But the present evidence suggeststhat impairment in QoL is not proportional to severity of OSA. There is no consensus onthe question of improvement in QoL with Continuous Positive Airway Pressure(CPAP therapy. A recent Cochrane review concluded that CPAP improves QoL inpeople with moderate and severe OSA.Key words : Obstructive sleep apnea, Quality of Life, Continuous Positive AirwayPressure

  18. Valor del estudio celular del esputo en el seguimiento de las enfermedades inflamatorias de la vía aérea Value of sputum analysis in the management of inflammatory airway diseases

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    Juan Antonio Mazzei; Adriana E. Rocher; Luis Palaoro

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    El análisis celular del esputo, espontáneo u obtenido mediante la técnica de esputo inducido, se ha transformado en una herramienta ampliamente difundida para la evaluación y orientación del tratamiento de las enfermedades inflamatorias de la vía aérea, principalmente asma, enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica y bronquitis eosinofílica. Se han aportado evidencias sobre la utilidad de la técnica del esputo inducido, validada y estandarizada, para ser empleada en pacientes con dificultades p...

  19. BMI in patients with obstructive sleep apnea

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    Dobrowolska-Zarzycka Magdalena; Dunin-Wilczynska Izabella; Mitura Iwona; Szymanska Jolanta

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    Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a disease of multicasual etiology. The risk factors include obesity, among other issues. Hence, it is extremely important to determine the effect of body weight on the severity of OSA. The aim of the study was to evaluate the influence of the body weight expressed as body mass index (BMI), on the value of upper airways diameter and on the AHI (Apnea-Hypopnea Index) value. The study was comprised of 41 patients diagnosed with OSA by way of polysomnography. Each...

  20. Factores de riesgo para el s??ndrome metab??lico en una poblaci??n con apnea del sue??o: evaluaci??n en un grupo de pacientes de Granada y provincia: estudio Granada

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    M.ª C. Valenza; L. Martín Martín; E. González Jiménez; M.ª J. Aguilar Cordero; M. Botella López; T. Muñoz Casaubon; G. Valenza Demet

    2012-01-01

    Introducción: El síndrome metabólico se está convirtiendo en uno de los principales problemas de salud pública del siglo XXI. Se considera que la aparición del síndrome metabólico está determinada por la interacción de factores genéticos, ambientales y nerviosos centrales (disfunción de los centros hipotalámicos de hambre y saciedad) que generan dos alteraciones metabólicas importantes: la resistencia a la acción de la insulina y la obesidad visceral. La relación de este síndrome, que concent...

  1. NT-proBNP en pacientes con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica NT-proBNP in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients

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    M. Sánchez-Marteles

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. El péptido natriurético cerebral (BNP es un péptido de producción fundamentalmente ventricular, con múltiples acciones fisiológicas, cuyo principal uso clínico es el diagnóstico y estratificación pronóstica de la insuficiencia cardiaca. El presente trabajo tiene por objeto analizar las concentraciones de NT-proBNP en una población con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC y su correlación con algunos parámetros que las modifican en condiciones normales. Material y métodos. Estudio descriptivo, prospectivo, en el que se incluyeron de forma consecutiva pacientes con EPOC ingresados en el servicio de Medicina Interna del H.C.U. "Lozano Blesa" de Zaragoza, del 1 de noviembre de 2004 al 1 de mayo de 2007, por una reagudización de su enfermedad, sin insuficiencia cardiaca y sin criterios de exclusión. Se incluyeron 99 pacientes, a los que se les extrajo sangre en las primeras 72 horas para analizar NT-proBNP. Resultados. La edad media fue de 74 años, el 79% fueron hombres. El valor medio del NT-proBNP fue de 1.289 pg/ml. El índice de masa corporal (IMC medio fue de 27,19. Se encontraron diferencias estadísticamente significativas en las concentraciones de NT-proBNP en relación con la presencia o ausencia de fibrilación auricular y la edad, pero no hubo modificaciones con relación al sexo, IMC o la presencia de insuficiencia renal. Conclusiones. Los pacientes con EPOC presentan concentraciones elevadas de NT-proBNP durante las reagudizaciones, que se modifican en función de la edad y de la coexistencia o no de fibrilación auricular. Ello podría tener un valor pronóstico, constituyendo una herramienta de selección de los pacientes de riesgo o con peor evolución.Background. Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP is produced and released mainly from ventricles. It has several physiological actions. BNP has been shown to be useful for diagnosis and prognosis in heart failure. The aim of this study is to analyse

  2. What Can You Do About Sleep Apnea?

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    Full Text Available ... all work? John Peck: Well, this is the air pump right here. Announcer: Like most moderate cases of sleep apnea, it was successfully treated with a CPAP -- continuous positive airway ... The CPAP keeps his air passages open by supplying a steady stream of ...

  3. Modeling sleep apnea severity using bioimpedance measurements.

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    Gavrilovic, Bojan; Popovic, Milos R; Yadollahi, Azadeh

    2015-08-01

    Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disorder in adults characterized by repetitive collapse of the pharynx. OSA prevalence increases in fluid retaining patients such as those with heart or renal failure, and worsens with overnight fluid accumulation in the neck. The objective of this study was to develop a new method of measuring changes in intracellular water (ICW) in the neck, and investigate metrics that represent total neck impedance and their relationship to sleep apnea severity. In 18 non-obese men, neck fluid volume (NFV) was measured before and after sleep using bioelectrical impedance at 50 kHz. For each participant, resistance and reactance was extracted from the impedance measurements. A model was developed to estimate the cell membrane capacitance which could represent changes in intracellular fluid in the neck. OSA severity was assessed using polysomnography to estimate the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) as well as the obstructive AHI (OAHI). Our results showed a strong correlation between the changes in NFV from before to after sleep with the changes in cell membrane capacitance from before to after sleep, indicating an increase in ICW in the neck during sleep. Using linear stepwise regression we were also able to develop models to accurately predict AHI and OAHI using baseline anthropometric and bioimpedance measurements. These promising results demonstrate that non-invasive measurements of bioimpedance can be used to develop a novel biomarker to model sleep apnea severity, and assess patients at high risk of OSA. PMID:26737658

  4. What Can You Do About Sleep Apnea?

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    Full Text Available ... night, is small in the younger person. When you're talking about people in their 50s or 60s, though, the risk of heart attack or stroke at night is not trivial. John Peck: And in five minutes, it's up to full speed. Announcer: After many years of living with sleep apnea, in ...

  5. High prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea in Marfan's syndrome

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    Mo Li; He Quanying; Wang Yinna; Dong Birong; He Jinhan

    2014-01-01

    Objective To review the current evidence about the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea in patients with Marfan's syndrome,and discuss some proposed potential mechanisms for this relationship.Data sources The data in this review were mainly from Medline and PubMed articles published in English from 1990 to 2013.The search term was "Marfan's syndrome and sleep apnea".Study selection Clinical evidence about the epidemiology of obstructive sleep apnea in patients with Marfan's syndrome; the mechanism that causes obstructive sleep apnea; interventional therapy for patients with Marfan's syndrome,and coexisting obstructive sleep apnea.Results A high prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea exists in patients with Marfan's syndrome.The potential reasons are craniofacial abnormalities and lax upper airway muscles,which lead to high nasal airway resistance and upper airway collapse.Obstructive sleep apnea mechanically deteriorates aortic dilatation and accelerates progression of aortic aneurysms.The condition is reversible and rapid maxillary expansion and adequate continuous positive airway pressure therapy are possible effective therapies to delay the expansion of aortic diameter in patients with Marfan's syndrome.Conclusions Obstructive sleep apnea is strongly associated with Marfan's syndrome.Craniofacial abnormalities and lax upper airway are the main mechanisms.Untreated obstructive sleep apnea accelerates progression of aortic dissection and rupture.Effective therapies for obstructive sleep apnea could postpone the aortic dilatation in patients with Marfan's syndrome.

  6. Sleep apnea-hypopnea quantification by cardiovascular data analysis

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    Camargo, Sabrina; Anteneodo, Celia; Kurths, Juergen; Penzel, Thomas; Wessel, Niels

    2014-01-01

    Sleep apnea is the most common sleep disturbance and it is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disorders. Its detection relies on a polysomnography, a combination of diverse exams. In order to detect changes due to sleep disturbances such as sleep apnea occurrences, without the need of combined recordings, we mainly analyze systolic blood pressure signals (maximal blood pressure value of each beat to beat interval). Nonstationarities in the data are uncovered by a segmentation procedure, which provides local quantities that are correlated to apnea-hypopnea events. Those quantities are the average length and average variance of stationary patches. By comparing them to an apnea score previously obtained by polysomnographic exams, we propose an apnea quantifier based on blood pressure signal. This furnishes an alternative procedure for the detection of apnea based on a single time series, with an accuracy of 82%.

  7. A new algorithm for detecting central apnea in neonates

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    Apnea of prematurity is an important and common clinical problem, and is often the rate-limiting process in NICU discharge. Accurate detection of episodes of clinically important neonatal apnea using existing chest impedance (CI) monitoring is a clinical imperative. The technique relies on changes in impedance as the lungs fill with air, a high impedance substance. A potential confounder, however, is blood coursing through the heart. Thus, the cardiac signal during apnea might be mistaken for breathing. We report here a new filter to remove the cardiac signal from the CI that employs a novel resampling technique optimally suited to remove the heart rate signal, allowing improved apnea detection. We also develop an apnea detection method that employs the CI after cardiac filtering. The method has been applied to a large database of physiological signals, and we prove that, compared to the presently used monitors, the new method gives substantial improvement in apnea detection. (paper)

  8. Qué se investiga en relación a enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica en Chile CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE RESEARCH IN CHILE

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    MANUEL OYARZÚN G.

    2002-07-01

    Full Text Available Con el propósito de conocer qué se investiga sobre enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva (EPOC en Chile, se realizó una búsqueda bibliográfica acerca de las publicaciones en revistas biomédicas de investigaciones sobre EPOC realizadas en Chile. Se revisó los índices MEDLINE y LILACS entre 1982 y 2001. Además, se revisó los resúmenes que comunican investigaciones sobre EPOC presentados a los 5 últimos Congresos Anuales Chilenos sobre Enfermedades Respiratorias. Los temas más frecuentes de las publicaciones en extenso sobre EPOC fueron entrenamiento de los músculos inspiratorios (28%, seguidos por actividad física en pacientes con EPOC (18%, uso de ventilación mecánica no invasiva (15% y tratamientos con fármacos. En los resúmenes el orden de frecuencia de los tópicos investigados en EPOC fue: entrenamiento físico (30%, uso de ventilación mecánica no invasiva (20%, entrenamiento de los músculos inspiratorios (13% e investigación experimental en animales. La proporción numérica entre el promedio anual de resúmenes del trienio 1997-99/promedio de anual publicaciones del trienio 1999-2001 fue de 2,9: 1, sugiriendo que de tres resúmenes presentados solo uno logra ser publicado en extenso. A pesar que en Chile se está realizando una valiosa investigación sobre el funcionamiento de los músculos respiratorios en EPOC, se necesita mejorar e incrementar la investigación clínica y epidemiológica, a fin de obtener un mejor conocimiento de nuestros pacientes con EPOCIn order to have information on what is researched about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD in Chile, a search about Chilean publications in biomedical on COPD research was carried out. MEDLINE and LILACS indices were reviewed from 1982 to 2001. Additionally, the research abstracts on COPD research presented at the five last Chilean Annual Meetings on Respiratory Diseases were also reviewed. The most frequent research topics on COPD in full papers published in

  9. Obesity and Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Pathogenic Mechanisms and Therapeutic Approaches

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    Schwartz, Alan R.; Patil, Susheel P.; Laffan, Alison M.; Polotsky, Vsevolod; Schneider, Hartmut; Smith, Philip L.

    2008-01-01

    Obstructive sleep apnea is a common disorder whose prevalence is linked to an epidemic of obesity in Western society. Sleep apnea is due to recurrent episodes of upper airway obstruction during sleep that are caused by elevations in upper airway collapsibility during sleep. Collapsibility can be increased by underlying anatomic alterations and/or disturbances in upper airway neuromuscular control, both of which play key roles in the pathogenesis of obstructive sleep apnea. Obesity and particu...

  10. Sleep apnea symptoms in diabetics and their first degree relatives

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    Babak Amra; Farideh Sheikh Bahaee; Masoud Amini; Mohammad Golshan; Ingo Fietze; Thomas Penzel

    2012-01-01

    Background: Sleep apnea is associated with increased risk of diabetes mellitus. However, no studies have compared sleep apnea symptoms in diabetic patients and their first degree relatives. The purpose of our study was to investigate high risk for sleep apnea syndrome, in diabetics and their first degree relatives for prevention of diabetes in family. Methods: As a part of a cohort study, all of diabetic and their first degree relatives who came for glucose control in diabetes clinic were...

  11. The clinical and polysomnographic features in complex sleep apnea syndrome

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    İNÖNÜ, Handan; ÇİFTÇİ, Tansu Ulukavak; KÖKTÜRK, Oğuz

    2010-01-01

    Complex sleep apnea syndrome (CompSAS) is characterized by the onset of central apneas or a Cheyne-Stokes breathing pattern in some patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) who were treated with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). The etiology of CompSAS is unclear, but derangement of respiratory control has been proposed. We sought to compare clinical and polysomnography (PSG) features of patients with CompSAS and OSAS. Materials and methods: Records of PSG were evaluat...

  12. Ictal central apnea and bradycardia in temporal lobe epilepsy complicated by obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

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    Yoko Nishimura

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available We describe the case of a 12-year-old boy who developed temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE with daily complex partial seizures (CPS and monthly generalized seizures. Moreover, he frequently snored while asleep since early childhood. Polysomnography (PSG revealed severe obstructive sleep apnea with apnea–hypopnea index (AHI of 37.8/h. Video-PSG with simultaneous electroencephalography (EEG recording captured two ictal apneic episodes during sleep, without any motor manifestations. The onset of rhythmic theta activity in the midtemporal area on EEG was preceded by the onset of apnea by several seconds and disappeared soon after cessation of central apnea. One episode was accompanied by ictal bradycardia of <48 beats/min which persisted for 50 s beyond the end of epileptic activity. After treatment with carbamazepine and tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy, the seizures were well controlled and AHI decreased to 2.5/h. Paroxysmal discharges also disappeared during this time. Uncontrolled TLE complicated by sleep apnea should be evaluated for the presence of ictal central apnea/bradycardia.

  13. Manejo nutricional en los programas de rehabilitación respiratoria de los pacientes con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica Nutritional management in pulmonary rehabilitation programs for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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    XIMENA ORELLANA G

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    Full Text Available Se estima que al menos un tercio de los pacientes con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica moderada y severa tienen una alteración significativa en su composición corporal, lo cual se asocia con efectos clínicos deletéreos y con una mayor mortalidad. Sin embargo, hay evidencia insuficiente para respaldar que los pacientes que participan en un programa de rehabilitación respiratoria se beneficien en forma significativa de las intervenciones nutricionales dietarias, farmacológicas o la asociación de ambas, aunque aparentemente los últimos estudios publicados parecen sugerirlo. La recomendación actual es establecer desde que el paciente ingresa a un programa de rehabilitación respiratoria tanto el diagnóstico nutricional mediante la determinación del índice de masa corporal como el riesgo nutricional que corresponde a una baja involuntaria significativa de peso en determinado intervalo de tiempo, entregando al paciente un plan de alimentación y educación individualizado que debiera tener una duración mínima de 12 semanas.It is estimated that at least one third of patients with moderate to severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD have a significant alteration of their body composition, which is associated with deleterious clinical effects and higher mortality. However, there is a lack of evidence to support that dietary, pharmacological or both nutritional interventions have significant clinical benefits in COPD patients who are participating in a pulmonary rehabilitation program. At the present time the recommendation is to establish a nutritional diagnosis of the COPD patients from the beginning of the pulmonary rehabilitation program using the measurement of body mass index (BMI and the estimation of the nutritional risk, which means a significant weight loss during a given period of time, followed by an individualized dietary and educational supplementation guide during at least 12 weeks.

  14. Treatment of the Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome

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    Wiggins, Robert V.; Schmidt-Nowara, Wolfgang W.

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    The obstructive sleep apnea syndrome is a disorder of sleep and breathing that is being recognized with increasing frequency. The pathophysiologic consequences range from mild sleepiness to life-threatening cardiovascular and respiratory decompensation. The primary forms of treatment are directed at modifying the upper airway with either an operation or continuous positive airway pressure. Aside from tracheostomy, which is virtually always successful, other forms of treatment have met with va...

  15. Predictors of obstructive sleep apnea in snorers

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    Ibrahim Abdulsalam

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Snoring is a common problem that poses a high risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA. We studied the contribution of risk factors for OSA in snorers referred for full-night polysomnography (PSG. Methods: A questionnaire was administered to subjects referred for PSG in the period from April 2002 to March 2005. Results: There were 191 (84% snorers identified by 227 PSG studies. They had a mean age of 48.1±9.8 years, (age range, 23-73 years and 78.5% were males. OSA as indicated by a respiratory disturbance index (RDI of> 5 events/hour was seen in 126 (66% subjects. In males, 72.7% had OSA, with a mean RDI of 43.0±26 events/hour, versus 39% with OSA in females with a mean RDI of 27.8±26.5 events/hour (P< 0.001. The OSA group had a higher mean Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS (P< 0.001, a larger mean neck circumference (P< 0.01, an increased mean age (P< 0.05, and more witnessed apneas (P< 0.001 but not choking (P=0.096. The mean increase in body mass index was linked to OSA only in females (P< 0.05 but not in the overall study (P=0.507. Multivariate analysis showed that ESS, male gender, and a history of witnessed apnea were associated with OSA, while controlling for obesity, large neck circumference, age, and history of choking. Conclusion: In screening snorers for PSG, male gender, ESS and a history of witnessed apneas were the most important predictors of OSA, but other factors should be considered in referring snorers for PSG. In males, obesity did not contribute to the risk of OSA in our study population.

  16. The pathogenesis of obstructive sleep apnea

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    Pham, Luu V.; Schwartz, Alan R.

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    Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a major source of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, and represents an increasing burden on health care resources. Understanding underlying pathogenic mechanisms of OSA will ultimately allow for the development of rational therapeutic strategies. In this article, we review current concepts about the pathogenesis of OSA. Specifically, we consider the evidence that the upper airway plays a primary role in OSA pathogenesis and provide a framework for modelli...

  17. Apnea of prematurity: from cause to treatment

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    Zhao, Jing; Gonzalez, Fernando; Mu, Dezhi

    2011-01-01

    Apnea of prematurity (AOP) is a common problem affecting premature infants, likely secondary to a “physiologic” immaturity of respiratory control that may be exacerbated by neonatal disease. These include altered ventilatory responses to hypoxia, hypercapnia, and altered sleep states, while the roles of gastroesophageal reflux and anemia remain controversial. Standard clinical management of the obstructive subtype of AOP includes prone positioning and continuous positive or nasal intermittent...

  18. Expresión diferencial de reactantes de fase aguda en distintos tipos celulares de pacientes con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica

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    Calero Acuña, Carmen

    2012-01-01

    La presente Tesis Doctoral se enmarca en el estudio de la enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC) como enfermedad pulmonar con repercusión sistémica y se basa en el estudio de la expresión celular diferencial de marcadores inflamatorios inespecíficos haciendo un especial hincapié en la importancia de los reactantes de fase aguda. Con objeto de centrar la exposición de la metodología y poder valorar adecuadamente los resultados, iniciaremos el presente trabajo realizando una revisión...

  19. Calidad de vida relacionada con la salud y emociones negativas en pacientes con diagnóstico de enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC)

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    Stefano Vinaccia; Japcy Margarita Quiceno; Carla Zapata; Susana Obesso; Diana Carolina Quintero

    2006-01-01

    Este artículo presenta los resultados de un estudio desarrollado en Colombia sobre la evaluación de la calidad de vida y sus relaciones con la ansiedaddepresión y el apoyo social en pacientes con diagnóstico de enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (epoc). Se evaluaron 60 personas con diagnóstico de epoc de diferentes ipss (Instituciones Prestadoras de Servicios de Salud) de la ciudad de Medellín, Colombia. Para evaluar la calidad de vida se utilizó el Cuestionario SF36; l...

  20. Enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica y trasplante pulmonar. Resultados y análisis de factores pronósticos

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    Cerón Navarro, Jose A.

    2012-01-01

    Estudio observacional, analítico y retrospectivo de los pacientes diagnosticados de enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC) sometidos a trasplante pulmonar (TP) en el Hospital Universitario La Fe desde 1991 hasta 2008. Tras la recogida de variables relacionadas con el receptor, el donante, el procedimiento quirúrgico y el seguimiento, precoz y a largo plazo, se obtuvo una muestra de 107 pacientes, con un predominio de varones en torno a los 52 años de edad. La capacidad funcional r...

  1. Qué se investiga en relación a enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica en Chile CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE RESEARCH IN CHILE

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    MANUEL OYARZÚN G.

    2002-01-01

    Con el propósito de conocer qué se investiga sobre enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva (EPOC) en Chile, se realizó una búsqueda bibliográfica acerca de las publicaciones en revistas biomédicas de investigaciones sobre EPOC realizadas en Chile. Se revisó los índices MEDLINE y LILACS entre 1982 y 2001. Además, se revisó los resúmenes que comunican investigaciones sobre EPOC presentados a los 5 últimos Congresos Anuales Chilenos sobre Enfermedades Respiratorias. Los temas más frecuentes de las publi...

  2. Utilidad de la prueba de esfuerzo en la valoración preoperatoria de pacientes con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica y neoplasia pulmonar /

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    Ribas Sola, Jesús

    2002-01-01

    La cirugía es el tratamiento de elección de los pacientes con cáncer de pulmón (CP) en estadío resecable. La frecuente coexistencia de la enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC) puede contraindicar este tratamiento, que es el único potencialmente curativo. Además, la coexistencia de la EPOC podría empeorar la evolución intraoperatoria de estos pacientes. Se realizaron dos estudios para evaluar la utilidad de la prueba de esfuerzo (PE) cardiopulmonar en la valoración preoperatoria de es...

  3. Predicción de reingreso y mortalidad tras ingreso hospitalario por reagudización de enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica

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    Esquivias Campos, Marco Antonio

    2013-01-01

    La Enfermedad Pulmonar Obstructiva Crónica (EPOC) se caracteriza por una limitación crónica al flujo aéreo, parcialmente reversible, asociada a una respuesta inflamatoria anormal. El cuadro clínico incluye disnea progresiva, tos crónica con/sin expectoración. Las reagudizaciones (AEPOC) y comorbilidades empeoran el cuadro. En España según la Guía Española de la EPOC (gesEPOC), hacia 2009, la EPOC era la cuarta causa de muerte (para 2030 será la tercera) y comporta un gasto sanitario anual...

  4. Sleep apnea symptoms in diabetics and their first degree relatives

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    Babak Amra

    2012-01-01

    Conclusions : Sleep apnea symptoms may not have significant difference between diabetics and their relatives. We need more study on sleep apnea in the family of diabetic patients. We hope that more studies on mentioned field may help prevention of diabetes in their family.

  5. 77 FR 25226 - Proposed Recommendations on Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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    2012-04-27

    ... was published in the Federal Register on April 20, 2012 (77 FR 23794) announcing proposed regulatory... Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Proposed Recommendations on Obstructive Sleep Apnea AGENCY... withdrawing its proposed regulatory guidance for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and request for comment...

  6. Correlation between cephalometric data and severity of sleep apnea

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    Vanessa Gonçalves Silva

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome has a high prevalence among adults. Cephalometric variables can be a valuable method for evaluating patients with this syndrome. OBJECTIVE: To correlate cephalometric data with the apnea-hypopnea sleep index. METHODS: We performed a retrospective and cross-sectional study that analyzed the cephalometric data of patients followed in the Sleep Disorders Outpatient Clinic of the Discipline of Otorhinolaryngology of a university hospital, from June 2007 to May 2012. RESULTS: Ninety-six patients were included, 45 men, and 51 women, with a mean age of 50.3 years. A total of 11 patients had snoring, 20 had mild apnea, 26 had moderate apnea, and 39 had severe apnea. The distance from the hyoid bone to the mandibular plane was the only variable that showed a statistically significant correlation with the apnea-hypopnea index. CONCLUSION: Cephalometric variables are useful tools for the understanding of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. The distance from the hyoid bone to the mandibular plane showed a statistically significant correlation with the apnea-hypopnea index.

  7. Time Clustering of the Occurrence of Sleep Apnea

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    Nur Z.M. Saat

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Problem statement: In this study, the inequality of apnea rates during sleep was investigated. Approach: This study used a database comprising 13 patients with apnea problems. The data was extracted from the MIT-BIH database. The Lorenz curve and the Gini index were used to determine the inequality of apnea rates. In order to test for cluster, random or regular patterns of apnea, an index of runs was used. Results: The Lorenz curve showed that the distribution of apnea events for every 10% period of sleep varied between each patient. Meanwhile, the Gini index ranged between 0.148 and 0.614. Most of the patients had a Gini coefficient lower than 0.5. The index of runs was between 0.115 and 0.353, which indicates that most patients have a regular pattern of apnea and that it is not random. Conclusion: The distribution of the apnea is almost equal and most patients have regular patterns of occurrence of apnea.

  8. Características clínicas y funcionales según género de pacientes con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica Clinical and functional characteristics of COPD according to gender

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    JORGE DREYSE D

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available La prevalencia, al igual que la mortalidad de la enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC, ha aumentado en las mujeres. Esto último sugiere que la enfermedad sería más grave en el sexo femenino. El propósito de este estudio fue evaluar si existen diferencias en la gravedad según género en 95 pacientes (38 mujeres con EPOC ingresados consecutivamente a un protocolo de seguimiento. Evaluamos la magnitud del tabaquismo, características demográficas, gravedad según VEF1 e índice BODE y compromiso de la calidad de vida. Los resultados no demostraron diferencias entre hombres y mujeres en ninguno de los índices de gravedad. Sin embargo, la magnitud del tabaquismo fue inferior en las mujeres que en los hombres (35,5 ± 19,4 vs 45,7 ± 21 paquetes-año; p = 0,02. Nuestros resultados sugieren una mayor susceptibilidad de las mujeres para desarrollar EPOC, pero no demuestran que la gravedad de la enfermedad dependa del géneroChronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD prevalence is continuously rising infernales. In addition, mortality due to COPD is higher in females, suggesting that women may develop a more severe disease than males. Our aim was to study possible differences in disease severity according to gender in 95 COPD patients (38 females consecutively recruited to participate in a follow up protocol. Severity of COPD was assessed by FEV1, BODE index and the impairment of quality of life was measured with the Saint George's respiratory questionnaire (SGRQ and the chronic respiratory questionnaire (CRQ. We found no differences according to gender in any of the severity indices studied. However, female smoked significantly less than males (35.5 ± 19.4 versus 45.7 ± 21 pack-year; p = 0.02. Our results suggest that women are more susceptible to develop COPD than men, without differences in disease severity

  9. Análisis de la incidencia de patologías respiratorias por exposición al polvo de madera en los carpinteros del Quindío (Colombia)

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    Cremades Oliver, Lázaro Vicente

    2010-01-01

    Es bien conocido por la comunidad científica internacional que la exposición al polvo de madera, dependiendo del tipo de madera utilizada en la fabricación del mueble, acarrea diferentes problemas a la salud del carpintero. Las madera blandas (coníferas) son irritantes, alergénicas, y con el tiempo pueden llegar a generar asma ocupacional y EPOC (Enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica). El polvo de madera dura (no-coníferas) ha sido asociado con varios tipos de cáncer, incl...

  10. Obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome:a proinflammatory disorder

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    HAN Fang

    2007-01-01

    @@ Obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) is a rather frequent disorder affecting 2%-4% of the general population. Large cohort studies have confirmed that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), including myocardial infarction, hypertension, stroke and so on. For example, Sleep Heart Health Study (SHHS) demonstrated that the prevalence of CVD (including myocardial infarction, angina, coronary revascularization, heart failure, stroke) was 1.42 times greater in patients with OSA (apnea/hypopnea index (AHI)>11 events/hour) than in those without OSA.1 However, the exact mechanisms linking sleep apnea to cardiovascular morbidity remain unclear. Two studies2,3 published in this issue of the Journal measured a series of subclinical inflammatory factors in patients with OSA, and added new evidence linking sleep apnea to cardiovascular morbidity.

  11. Obstructive apnea during sleep is associated with peripheral vasoconstriction

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    Imadojemu, Virginia A.; Gleeson, Kevin; Gray, Kristen S.; Sinoway, Lawrence I.; Leuenberger, Urs A.

    2002-01-01

    Obstructive apnea during sleep is associated with a substantial transient blood pressure elevation. The mechanism of this pressor response is unclear. In this study we measured muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA), mean arterial pressure (Psa), and mean limb blood velocity as an index of blood flow (MBV, Doppler) and calculated changes in limb vascular resistance during and after apneas during both wakefulness and sleep in patients with the obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Immediately postapnea during sleep Psa increased significantly compared with the earlier stages of apnea and this was preceded by a rise of MSNA (n = 5). In contrast to blood pressure, MBV remained unchanged. Because resistance = blood pressure/blood flow, limb vascular resistance increased by 29 +/- 8% from late apnea to postapnea (n = 7, p vasoconstriction. This vasoconstrictor response appears to be, at least in part, mediated by the sympathetic nervous system and may be linked to hypoxia.

  12. Sleep apnea syndrome after irradiation of the neck

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    Herlihy, J.P.; Whitlock, W.L.; Dietrich, R.A.; Shaw, T. (Pulmonary Disease Service, Presidio of San Francisco, CA (USA))

    1989-12-01

    After irradiation of the neck for a squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsillar pillar and vocal cord, a 71-year-old man presented with a rapidly progressive sleep apnea syndrome. Previous reports describe the condition of patients with obstructive sleep apnea that developed after neck irradiation and secondary to supraglottic edema. Our patient had an obstructive component to his apnea similar to that described in previous cases, but, in addition, he had hypothyroidism. Myxedema is a well-described cause of both obstructive and central apnea. We believe both contributed to his condition. He was successfully treated by placement of a tracheostomy and by thyroid supplementation. In patients who present with sleep apnea after neck irradiation, especially with acute or severe symptoms, the differential diagnosis should include both a central cause from hypothyroidism as well as a peripheral obstructive cause from laryngeal edema.

  13. Sleep apnea syndrome after irradiation of the neck

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    After irradiation of the neck for a squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsillar pillar and vocal cord, a 71-year-old man presented with a rapidly progressive sleep apnea syndrome. Previous reports describe the condition of patients with obstructive sleep apnea that developed after neck irradiation and secondary to supraglottic edema. Our patient had an obstructive component to his apnea similar to that described in previous cases, but, in addition, he had hypothyroidism. Myxedema is a well-described cause of both obstructive and central apnea. We believe both contributed to his condition. He was successfully treated by placement of a tracheostomy and by thyroid supplementation. In patients who present with sleep apnea after neck irradiation, especially with acute or severe symptoms, the differential diagnosis should include both a central cause from hypothyroidism as well as a peripheral obstructive cause from laryngeal edema

  14. Sexual function in female patients with obstructive sleep apnea

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    Giraldi, Annamaria G.E.; Petersen, Marian; Kristensen, Ellids;

    2011-01-01

    . Female Sexual Function Index, Female Sexual Distress Scale and four questions from Life Satisfaction-11 (Lisat-11). Results. Female Sexual Function Index indicated that obstructive sleep apnea patients were at a higher risk for having sexual difficulties. Female Sexual Distress Scale showed significantly...... more sexual distress in the obstructive sleep apnea group. Manifest Female Sexual Dysfunction (combined data from Female Sexual Function Index and Female Sexual Distress Scale) showed that female patients with obstructive sleep apnea also had more sexual dysfunction. Severity of sleep apnea was...... function and distress are sparse. Aim. To investigate sexual dysfunction and sexual distress in female patients with obstructive sleep apnea and to determine which factors are of importance for their sexual function. Methods. We investigated 80 female patients (ages 28–64) admitted to a sleep laboratory...

  15. A Sludge Drum in the APNea System

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    Hensley, D.

    1998-11-17

    The assay of sludge drums pushes the APNea System to a definite extreme. Even though it seems clear that neutron based assay should be the method of choice for sludge drums, the difficulties posed by this matrix push any NDA technique to its limits. Special emphasis is given here to the differential die-away technique, which appears to approach the desired sensitivity. A parallel analysis of ethafoam drums will be presented, since the ethafoam matrix fits well within the operating range of the AIWea System, and, having been part of the early PDP trials, has been assayed by many in the NDA community.

  16. Respiratory sound recordings for detection of sleep apnea

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    Waldemark, Karina E.; Agehed, Kenneth I.; Lindblad, Thomas

    1999-03-01

    Sleep apnea is characterized by frequent prolonged interruptions of breathing during sleep. This syndrome causes severe sleep disorders and is often responsible for development of other diseases such as heart problems, high blood pressure and daytime fatigue, etc. After diagnosis, sleep apnea is often successfully treated by applying positive air pressure (CPAP) to the mouth and nose. Although effective, the (CPAP) equipment takes up a lot of space and the connected mask causes a lot of inconvenience for the patients. This raised interest in developing new techniques for treatment of sleep apnea syndrome. Several studies indicated that electrical stimulation of the hypoglossal nerve and muscle in the tongue may be a useful method for treating patients with severe sleep apnea. In order to be able to successfully prevent the occurrence of apnea it is necessary to have some technique for early and fast on-line detection or prediction of the apnea events. This paper suggests using measurements of respiratory airflow (mouth temperature). The signal processing for this task includes the use of a window short-FFT technique and uses an artificial back propagation neural net to model or predict the occurrence of apneas. The results show that early detection of respiratory interruption is possible and that the delay time for this is small.

  17. Diagnosis and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults.

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    Semelka, Michael; Wilson, Jonathan; Floyd, Ryan

    2016-09-01

    Obstructive sleep apnea is a common disorder that causes patients to temporarily stop or decrease their breathing repeatedly during sleep. This results in fragmented, nonrestful sleep that can lead to symptoms such as morning headache and daytime sleepiness. Obstructive sleep apnea affects persons of all ages, with an increasing prevalence in those older than 60 years. The exact prevalence is unknown but is estimated to be between 2% and 14%. There are many health conditions associated with obstructive sleep apnea, including hypertension, coronary artery disease, cardiac arrhythmias, and depression. Loud snoring, gasping during sleep, obesity, and enlarged neck circumference are predictive clinical features. Screening questionnaires can be used to assess for sleep apnea, although their accuracy is limited. The diagnostic standard for obstructive sleep apnea is nocturnal polysomnography in a sleep laboratory. Home sleep apnea tests can be performed for certain patients but are generally considered less accurate. Continuous positive airway pressure is the first-line treatment; adherence rates are variable and seem to improve with early patient education and support. Other treatment modalities include weight reduction, oral appliance therapy, and surgery to correct anatomic obstructions, although there is insufficient evidence to support these types of surgeries. Bariatric surgery can improve sleep parameters and symptoms in obese patients with obstructive sleep apnea and can result in remission in many patients. PMID:27583421

  18. Oxígenoterapia y rehabilitación respiratoria en el paciente con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica Oxygen therapy and pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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    JUAN CÉSPEDES G

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Los pacientes con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC a menudo tienen dificultad respiratoria severa que les impide realizar sus actividades cotidianas. Los programas de rehabilitación pulmonar mejoran la capacidad de ejercicio, disminuyen la disnea y mejoran la calidad de vida. En adición, el uso de oxígeno ha demostrado una reducción de la demanda ventilatoria y mejorías en el metabolismo, la función muscular y la función cardiovascular. La combinación de entrenamiento muscular y suplemento de oxígeno puede proporcionar un beneficio adicional. En este capitulo se evaluó la evidencia científica que existe en cuanto al beneficio del uso del suplemento de oxigeno en la rehabilitación respiratoria en pacientes con EPOC. Se recomendó el uso de suplemento de oxígeno en todo paciente con EPOC e hipoxemia de reposo durante el entrenamiento muscular (calidad de la evidencia A, recomendación fuerte. Así también, en los pacientes con EPOC y sin hipoxemia de reposo se recomienda utilizar suplemento de oxígeno durante la rehabilitación respiratoria, porque permite tolerar durante mayor tiempo el entrenamiento muscular y reduce la disnea (calidad de la evidencia B, recomendación débil.Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD often have severe shortness of breath that prevents them from performing their everyday activities. Pulmonary rehabilitation programs improve capacity exercise, decrease breathlessness and enhance quality of life. In addition, the use of oxygen has been demonstrated to reduce ventilatory demand and to induce improvements in metabolism, muscle function, and cardiovascular function. The combination of exercise training and supplemental oxygen may provide additional benefit. This chapter therefore evaluated the scientific evidence regarding the beneficial effect of supplemental oxygen in the pulmonary rehabilitation of patients with COPD. Supplemental oxygen should be recommended in all COPD

  19. Entrenamiento muscular de las extremidades inferiores en el paciente con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica Lower extremity exercise training in the rehabilitation of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseas

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    DIEGO VARGAS B

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Diversos estudios han demostrado que la pobre tolerancia al ejercicio de los pacientes con Enfermedad Pulmonar Obstructiva Crónica (EPOC es de origen multifactorial. Sin embargo, un importante factor limitante del ejercicio en los pacientes con EPOC es la disfunción muscular periférica, sobre todo de los músculos de las extremidades inferiores, que se caracteriza por atrofia muscular y reducida resistencia a la fatiga dado por alteraciones morfológicas y metabólicas de los músculos periféricos. En este capitulo se evaluó la evidencia científica que existe en cuanto a los beneficios del entrenamiento muscular de extremidades inferiores (EEII en la rehabilitación respiratoria en pacientes con EPOC. También se revisan las características técnicas de dicho entrenamiento. Se recomienda la realización de entrenamiento muscular de EEII en rehabilitación respiratoria de pacientes con EPOC. El entrenamiento muscular de extremidades inferiores otorga significativos beneficios a los pacientes con EPOC en cuanto a disminuir la disnea, mejorar la capacidad de ejercicio y la calidad de vida (calidad de la evidencia A, recomendación fuerte. El entrenamiento de EEII de alta intensidad y con intervalos produce significativos beneficios fisiológicos.Several studies have shown that poor exercise tolerance in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD patients is multifactorial in origin. However, a major exercise-limiting factor in COPD is peripheral muscle dysfunction, particularly the muscles of the lower extremities, characterized by atrophic muscles and reduced fatigue resistance due to morphological and metabolic alterations of peripheral muscles. This chapter therefore evaluated the scientific evidence regarding the beneficial effect of lower extremities exercise in the pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD patients. The technical characteristics of this exercise training were also reviewed. Exercise training of lower limbs was recommended in

  20. Sex differences in sleep apnea predictors and outcomes from home sleep apnea testing

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    Cairns, Alyssa; Poulos, Greg; Bogan, Richard

    2016-01-01

    Study objectives To evaluate sex differences in predictors of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) as per outcomes from home sleep apnea testing. Design This was a retrospective analysis of a large repository of anonymous test results and pretest risk factors for OSA. Setting and patients A total of 272,705 patients were referred for home sleep apnea testing from a variety of clinical practices for suspected sleep disordered breathing across North America from 2009 to 2013. Interventions Not applicable. Measurements and results Predictors of OSA (apnea hypopnea index4%≥5) were evaluated by multiple logistic regression; sex differences were evaluated by interaction effects. Middle age was the single most robust predictor of OSA for both sexes and was particularly foretelling for females (P<0.001) even after controlling for measures of adiposity and medical conditions. Females over the age of 45 years were much more likely to have OSA compared to their younger counterparts (78.7% vs 42.5%, respectively; odds ratio: 5.0) versus males (88.1% vs 68.8%, respectively; odds ratio: 3.4). Snoring, although more frequently reported by males, was similarly predictive of OSA for both sexes. Witnessed apneas and measures of adiposity were better predictors of OSA for males than females. Insomnia, depression, and use of sleep medication, although more commonly reported in females, did not predict OSA. Hypertension, although equally reported by both sexes, performed better as a predictor in females (P<0.001), even after controlling for age, measures of adiposity, and other medical conditions. Diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and sleepiness did not contribute unique variance in OSA in adjusted models. Conclusion This study found that males and females report different symptoms upon clinical evaluation for suspected sleep apnea, with some of the “classic” OSA features to be more common in and robustly predictive for males. The finding that advancing age uniquely and robustly

  1. Facial morphology and obstructive sleep apnea

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    Capistrano, Anderson; Cordeiro, Aldir; Capelozza, Leopoldino; Almeida, Veridiana Correia; Silva, Priscila Izabela de Castro e; Martinez, Sandra; de Almeida-Pedrin, Renata Rodrigues

    2015-01-01

    Objective: This study aimed at assessing the relationship between facial morphological patterns (I, II, III, Long Face and Short Face) as well as facial types (brachyfacial, mesofacial and dolichofacial) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in patients attending a center specialized in sleep disorders. Methods: Frontal, lateral and smile photographs of 252 patients (157 men and 95 women), randomly selected from a polysomnography clinic, with mean age of 40.62 years, were evaluated. In order to obtain diagnosis of facial morphology, the sample was sent to three professors of Orthodontics trained to classify patients' face according to five patterns, as follows: 1) Pattern I; 2) Pattern II; 3) Pattern III; 4) Long facial pattern; 5) Short facial pattern. Intraexaminer agreement was assessed by means of Kappa index. The professors ranked patients' facial type based on a facial index that considers the proportion between facial width and height. Results: The multiple linear regression model evinced that, when compared to Pattern I, Pattern II had the apnea and hypopnea index (AHI) worsened in 6.98 episodes. However, when Pattern II was compared to Pattern III patients, the index for the latter was 11.45 episodes lower. As for the facial type, brachyfacial patients had a mean AHI of 22.34, while dolichofacial patients had a significantly statistical lower index of 10.52. Conclusion: Patients' facial morphology influences OSA. Pattern II and brachyfacial patients had greater AHI, while Pattern III patients showed a lower index. PMID:26691971

  2. Childhood Obesity and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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    Indra Narang

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The global epidemic of childhood and adolescent obesity and its immediate as well as long-term consequences for obese individuals and society as a whole cannot be overemphasized. Obesity in childhood and adolescence is associated with an increased risk of adult obesity and clinically significant consequences affecting the cardiovascular and metabolic systems. Importantly, obesity is additionally complicated by obstructive sleep apnea (OSA, occurring in up to 60% of obese children. OSA, which is diagnosed using the gold standard polysomnogram (PSG, is characterised by snoring, recurrent partial (hypopneas or complete (apneas obstruction of the upper airway. OSA is frequently associated with intermittent oxyhemoglobin desaturations, sleep disruption, and sleep fragmentation. There is emerging data that OSA is associated with cardiovascular burden including systemic hypertension, changes in ventricular structure and function, arterial stiffness, and metabolic syndromes. Thus, OSA in the context of obesity may independently or synergistically magnify the underlying cardiovascular and metabolic burden. This is of importance as early recognition and treatment of OSA in obese children are likely to result in the reduction of cardiometabolic burden in obese children. This paper summarizes the current state of understanding of obesity-related OSA. Specifically, this paper will discuss epidemiology, pathophysiology, cardiometabolic burden, and management of obese children and adolescents with OSA.

  3. Relationship Between Snoring Intensity and Severity of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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    Objectives The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between the intensity of snoring and severity of sleep apnea using Watch-PAT (peripheral arterial tone) 100. Methods A total of 404 patients (338 males and 66 females) who underwent home-based portable sleep study using Watch-PAT 100 for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) from January 2009 through December 2011 were included in this study. Subjects were divided into 4 groups; no OSA (PAT apnea hypopnea index [pAHI

  4. Efectividad de la ventilación mecánica no invasiva en el tratamiento del síndrome de distrés respiratorio del adulto

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    Llamas Fernández, Noemí

    2015-01-01

    Introducción. El uso de la ventilación mecánica no invasiva (VMNI) en el tratamiento del paciente con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica agudizado y en el edema agudo de pulmón cardiogénico, está ampliamente aceptado, sin embargo, su utilidad en el tratamiento de la insuficiencia respiratoria aguda hipoxémica y, sobre todo, en las formas más graves, como es el síndrome de distrés respiratorio agudo (SDRA), es controvertida. Objetivos. Los objetivos principales de este estudio fuero...

  5. Sleep Apnea and Cognitive Function in Heart Failure

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Prior research indicates that heart failure (HF patients exhibit significant cognitive deficits on neuropsychological testing. Sleep apnea is associated with both HF and reduced cognitive function, but the combined impact of these conditions on cognitive function is unknown. Methods. In the current study, 172 older adults with a dual diagnosis of HF and sleep apnea or HF alone completed a battery of cognitive tests measuring attention, executive functioning, and memory. Results. Relative to patients with HF alone, persons with both HF and sleep apnea performed worse on measures of attention after adjusting for demographic and medical variables. Conclusions. The current findings suggest that HF patients with comorbid sleep apnea may be at greater risk for cognitive impairment relative to HF patient without such history. Further work is needed to clarify mechanisms for these findings and to determine whether the interactive effects on cognitive function lead to poorer patient outcomes.

  6. Study Finds a Connection between Glaucoma and Sleep Apnea

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    ... an Ophthalmologist Patient Stories Español Eye Health / News Study Finds a Connection Between Glaucoma and Sleep Apnea Sep. 06, 2013 Over the years, several studies have demonstrated an increased rate of glaucoma among ...

  7. Sleep Apnea May Take Toll on Your Mood, Thinking Skills

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    ... Apnea May Take Toll on Your Mood, Thinking Skills Study found altered levels of brain chemicals that ... of Health, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, or federal policy. More Health News on: ...

  8. CT demonstration of pharyngeal narrowing in adult obstructive sleep apnea

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    Sleep apnea is a major cause of daytime hypersomnolence. Among the proposed etiologies, focal obstruction of the airways at the level of the pharynx has been suggested but not proven. Using computed tomography, the cross-sectional area of the airway can be readily assessed. Thirty-three adults with clinically proven sleep apnea and 12 normal adults underwent systematic computed tomography of the neck. Significant airway narrowing was demonstrated in all the patients with obstructive sleep apnea, whereas no such narrowing was seen in the controls. In 11, the narrowing was at a single level, whereas in 22 patients two or more levels were affected. This study has shown that a structurally abnormal airway may serve as an anatomic substrate for the development of sleep apnea. On the basis of this evidence, uvulopalatopharyngoplasty has been performed in two patients with relief of symptoms in one

  9. Depressive symptoms and childhood sleep apnea syndrome

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    Carotenuto M

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Marco Carotenuto,1 Maria Esposito,1 Lucia Parisi,2 Beatrice Gallai,3 Rosa Marotta,4 Antonio Pascotto,1 Michele Roccella21Sleep Clinic for Developmental Age, Clinic of Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy; 2Child Neuropsychiatry, Department of Psychology, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy; 3Unit of Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry, University of Perugia, Perugia, 4Department of Psychiatry, "Magna Graecia" University of Catanzaro, Catanzaro, ItalyBackground: The relationship between sleep and mood regulation is well known, and some reports suggest a key role of sleep-related breathing disorders (SRBD in the development of the symptomatology of depression, even if no conclusive data are actually found in the clinical literature. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between SRBD and depressive symptoms in a population of school-aged children.Methods: The study population comprised 94 children affected by SRBD and 107 healthy children. To identify the severity of SRBD, an overnight respiratory evaluation was performed. All subjects filled out the Italian version of the Children Depression Inventory (CDI to screen for the presence of depressive symptoms.Results: The group with SRBD showed higher CDI scores than the group without SRBD, with a positive correlation found between CDI scores, apnea-hypopnea index, and oxygen desaturation index values. Logistic regression showed that an apnea-hypopnea index ≥ 3 and an oxygen desaturation index ≥ 1 could be risk factors for development of depressive symptoms. According to receiver-operating characteristic curve analysis, the cutoff point for the apnea-hypopnea index that could cause a pathological CDI score (≥19 was >5.66, and the cutoff point for the oxygen desaturation index was >4.2. The limitations of this study are that our data are derived from one single psychometric test and not from a complete psychiatric evaluation, and our

  10. A Clinical Prediction Formula for Apnea-Hypopnea Index

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    Mustafa Sahin; Cem Bilgen; M. Sezai Tasbakan; Rasit Midilli; Basoglu, Ozen K.

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    Objectives. There are many studies regarding unnecessary polysomnography (PSG) when obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is suspected. In order to reduce unnecessary PSG, this study aims to predict the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) via simple clinical data for patients who complain of OSAS symptoms. Method. Demographic, anthropometric, physical examination and laboratory data of a total of 390 patients (290 men, average age 50 ± 11) who were subject to diagnostic PSG were obtained and evaluat...

  11. Sex differences in forearm vasoconstrictor response to voluntary apnea

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    Patel, Hardikkumar M.; Heffernan, Matthew J.; Ross, Amanda J.; Muller, Matthew D.

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    Clinical evidence indicates that obstructive sleep apnea is more common and more severe in men compared with women. Sex differences in the vasoconstrictor response to hypoxemia-induced sympathetic activation might contribute to this clinical observation. In the current laboratory study, we determined sex differences in the acute physiological responses to maximal voluntary end-expiratory apnea (MVEEA) during wakefulness in healthy young men and women (26 ± 1 yr) as well as healthy older men a...

  12. Prevalence of cardiac arrhythmia in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

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    Bayram, Nihal Akar; ÇİFTÇİ, Bülent; GÜVEN, Selma FIRAT; Bayram, Hüseyin; DİKER, Hasbi Erdem; Durmaz, Tahir; KELEŞ, TELAT; Bozkurt, Engin

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    Repetitive transient activation of the parasympathetic and sympathetic systems in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) constitutes the basis for development of cardiac arrhythmias. We aimed to examine the prevalence of arrhythmias in OSAS. Materials and methods: Eighty-eight patients with suspected OSAS were included in the study. Polysomnography was performed overnight in all patients. Patients with apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) < 5 were considered OSAS negative, while patients with AHI ...

  13. Prediction of Effective CPAP Level in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome

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    Selda KORKMAZ; İSMAİLOĞULLARI, Sevda; Duman, Ayşe; Aksu, Murat

    2012-01-01

    Background: Prediction of effective CPAP level to treat obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) before CPAP titration helps the effectiveness of titration. Several algorithms that predict the optimal continuous positive airways pressure (CPAP) level have been developed. However, a standard algorithm has not been composed.There are two aims of this study. First, to examine the factors that account for the variability in CPAP levels required to abolish apnea and hypopnea in patients with OSAS. ...

  14. Sleep Apnea and Nocturnal Cardiac Arrhythmia: A Populational Study

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    Fatima Dumas Cintra

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Background: The mechanisms associated with the cardiovascular consequences of obstructive sleep apnea include abrupt changes in autonomic tone, which can trigger cardiac arrhythmias. The authors hypothesized that nocturnal cardiac arrhythmia occurs more frequently in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Objective: To analyze the relationship between obstructive sleep apnea and abnormal heart rhythm during sleep in a population sample. Methods: Cross-sectional study with 1,101 volunteers, who form a representative sample of the city of São Paulo. The overnight polysomnography was performed using an EMBLA® S7000 digital system during the regular sleep schedule of the individual. The electrocardiogram channel was extracted, duplicated, and then analyzed using a Holter (Cardio Smart® system. Results: A total of 767 participants (461 men with a mean age of 42.00 ± 0.53 years, were included in the analysis. At least one type of nocturnal cardiac rhythm disturbance (atrial/ventricular arrhythmia or beat was observed in 62.7% of the sample. The occurrence of nocturnal cardiac arrhythmias was more frequent with increased disease severity. Rhythm disturbance was observed in 53.3% of the sample without breathing sleep disorders, whereas 92.3% of patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea showed cardiac arrhythmia. Isolated atrial and ventricular ectopy was more frequent in patients with moderate/severe obstructive sleep apnea when compared to controls (p < 0.001. After controlling for potential confounding factors, age, sex and apnea-hypopnea index were associated with nocturnal cardiac arrhythmia. Conclusion: Nocturnal cardiac arrhythmia occurs more frequently in patients with obstructive sleep apnea and the prevalence increases with disease severity. Age, sex, and the Apnea-hypopnea index were predictors of arrhythmia in this sample.

  15. Osteopathy may decrease obstructive apnea in infants: a pilot study

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    Vandenplas, Yvan; Denayer, Etienne; Vandenbossche, Thierry; Vermet, Luc; Hauser, Bruno; Deschepper, Jean; Engelen, Agnes

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    Background Obstructive apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep: breathing is interrupted by a physical block to airflow despite effort. The purpose of this study was to test if osteopathy could influence the incidence of obstructive apnea during sleep in infants. Methods Thirty-four healthy infants (age: 1.5–4.0 months) were recruited and randomized in two groups; six infants dropped out. The osteopathy treatment group (n = 15 infants) received 2 osteopathi...

  16. Stochastic modeling of central apnea events in preterm infants.

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    Clark, Matthew T; Delos, John B; Lake, Douglas E; Lee, Hoshik; Fairchild, Karen D; Kattwinkel, John; Randall Moorman, J

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    A near-ubiquitous pathology in very low birth weight infants is neonatal apnea, breathing pauses with slowing of the heart and falling blood oxygen. Events of substantial duration occasionally occur after an infant is discharged from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). It is not known whether apneas result from a predictable process or from a stochastic process, but the observation that they occur in seemingly random clusters justifies the use of stochastic models. We use a hidden-Markov model to analyze the distribution of durations of apneas and the distribution of times between apneas. The model suggests the presence of four breathing states, ranging from very stable (with an average lifetime of 12 h) to very unstable (with an average lifetime of 10 s). Although the states themselves are not visible, the mathematical analysis gives estimates of the transition rates among these states. We have obtained these transition rates, and shown how they change with post-menstrual age; as expected, the residence time in the more stable breathing states increases with age. We also extrapolated the model to predict the frequency of very prolonged apnea during the first year of life. This paradigm-stochastic modeling of cardiorespiratory control in neonatal infants to estimate risk for severe clinical events-may be a first step toward personalized risk assessment for life threatening apnea events after NICU discharge. PMID:26963049

  17. Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Cluster Analysis at Time of Diagnosis

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    Grillet, Yves; Richard, Philippe; Stach, Bruno; Vivodtzev, Isabelle; Timsit, Jean-Francois; Lévy, Patrick; Tamisier, Renaud; Pépin, Jean-Louis

    2016-01-01

    Background The classification of obstructive sleep apnea is on the basis of sleep study criteria that may not adequately capture disease heterogeneity. Improved phenotyping may improve prognosis prediction and help select therapeutic strategies. Objectives: This study used cluster analysis to investigate the clinical clusters of obstructive sleep apnea. Methods An ascending hierarchical cluster analysis was performed on baseline symptoms, physical examination, risk factor exposure and co-morbidities from 18,263 participants in the OSFP (French national registry of sleep apnea). The probability for criteria to be associated with a given cluster was assessed using odds ratios, determined by univariate logistic regression. Results: Six clusters were identified, in which patients varied considerably in age, sex, symptoms, obesity, co-morbidities and environmental risk factors. The main significant differences between clusters were minimally symptomatic versus sleepy obstructive sleep apnea patients, lean versus obese, and among obese patients different combinations of co-morbidities and environmental risk factors. Conclusions Our cluster analysis identified six distinct clusters of obstructive sleep apnea. Our findings underscore the high degree of heterogeneity that exists within obstructive sleep apnea patients regarding clinical presentation, risk factors and consequences. This may help in both research and clinical practice for validating new prevention programs, in diagnosis and in decisions regarding therapeutic strategies. PMID:27314230

  18. Obstructive sleep apnea presenting as pseudopheochromocytoma

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    Marmouch, Hela; Arfa, Sondes; Graja, Sameh; Slim, Tensim; Khochtali, Ines

    2016-01-01

    A 52-year-old female with a history of poorly controlled resistant hypertension was admitted to our hospital with severe hypertension. She had a history of fatigue and intermittent episodes of palpitations. Laboratory evaluation was significant for elevated 24-h urinary catecholamine levels (3,5 times the upper normal levels). This case was presenting with a clinical and biochemical picture indistinguishable from that of pheochromocytoma. However, neither computed tomography nor meta-iodo-benzyl-guanidine scintigraphy detected any catecholamine-producing tumor in or outside the adrenal glands. Our patient was screened with full polysomnography because of heavy snoring, daytime somnolence and obesity. It revealed severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. After three months of continuous positive airway pressure therapy, the patient experienced resolution of his presenting symptoms, improved blood pressure control and normalization of his urinary catecholamine levels. This case highlights sleep disordered breathing as a potentially reversible cause of pseudo-pheochromocytoma. PMID:27217898

  19. Contemporary surgery for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.

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    Powell, Nelson B

    2009-09-01

    Surgical treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) has been available in some form for greater than three decades. Early management for airway obstruction during sleep relied on tracheotomy which although life saving was not well accepted by patients. In the early eighties two new forms of treatment for OSAS were developed. Surgically a technique described as a uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) was used to treat the retropalatal region for snoring and sleep apnea. Concurrently sleep medicine developed a nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device to manage nocturnal airway obstruction. Both of these measures were used to expand and stabilize the pharyngeal airway space during sleep. The goal for each technique was to limit or alleviate OSAS. Almost 30 yr later these two treatment modalities continue to be the mainstay of contemporary treatment. As expected, CPAP device technology improved over time along with durable goods. Surgery followed suit and additional techniques were developed to treat soft and bony structures of the entire upper airway (nose, palate and tongue base). This review will only focus on the contemporary surgical methods that have demonstrated relatively consistent positive clinical outcomes. Not all surgical and medical treatment modalities are successful or even partially successful for every patient. Advances in the treatment of OSAS are hindered by the fact that the primary etiology is still unknown. However, both medicine and surgery continue to improve diagnostic and treatment methods. Methods of diagnosis as well as treatment regimens should always include both medical and surgical collaborations so the health and quality of life of our patients can best be served. PMID:19784401

  20. Diferencias en el comportamiento de los peces ante buceadores en apnea o con equipo autónomo de respiración

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    Cruz Makki, Amir

    2014-01-01

    [ES] Se observa que la mera presencia de buceadores con equipo autónomo de respiración tiene un efecto de atracción sobre los peces, incrementándose en el área de actividad del buceador a medida que se prolonga el tiempo de la inmersión. Sin embargo, si la actividad de buceo se hace en apnea, el efecto sobre la abundancia de peces en el área es el contrario.

  1. Entrenamiento de las extremidades superiores en el paciente con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica Upper extremity exercise training in the rehabilitation of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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    Full Text Available En los pacientes con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC se observa una reducción de la capacidad de generación de fuerza de los grupos musculares de las extremidades superiores (EESS y de la pared torácica comparado con sujetos sanos. Existen evidencias que el ejercicio de las EESS se asocia a un significativo costo metabólico y ventilatorio que es particularmente evidente en los pacientes con EPOC moderada a severa. Clínicamente, estos pacientes tienen disnea y fatiga con actividades sencillas de la vida diaria. En este capitulo se evaluó la evidencia científica que existe en cuanto a los beneficios del entrenamiento muscular de EESS en la rehabilitación respiratoria en pacientes con EPOC. Las características técnicas de dicho entrenamiento también fueron revisadas. Se recomendó la realización de entrenamiento muscular de EESS en la rehabilitación respiratoria de pacientes con EPOC, por cuanto mejora la capacidad de ejercicio, reduce la ventilación y el consumo de oxígeno (calidad de la evidencia: B, fuerza de la recomendación: moderada. El entrenamiento muscular de EESS puede ser asociado al entrenamiento muscular de extremidades inferiores por cuanto se obtienen mejores resultados para el paciente. Los ejercicios de EESS pueden realizarse sin apoyo, con carga incremental o carga constante.In patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD showed a reduction in force generating capacity of the muscle groups of the upper extremities (UE and the chest wall compared with healthy subjects. Also, there is evidence that the exercise of the UE is associated with significant metabolic and ventilatory cost, this is particularly evident in patients with moderate and severe COPD. Clinically, patients have a significant increase in dyspnea and fatigue for simple activities of daily life.This chapter therefore evaluated the scientific evidence regarding the beneficial effect of upper extremities exercise in the

  2. Otras enfermedades obstructivas: bisinosis, bronquitis crónica y EPOC de origen laboral y bronquitis eosinofílica Other obstructive diseases: byssinosis, chronic bronchitis and occupational COPD and eosinophilic bronchitis

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    F. J. Michel De la Rosa

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    Full Text Available Además del asma ocupacional y las enfermedades derivadas de la inhalación aguda, otras enfermedades obstructivas también reconocen un origen laboral. Aunque en la actualidad la bisinosis es una enfermedad rara en España, describimos las características de la misma por su interés histórico dentro de las enfermedades respiratorias de origen laboral y porque todavía sigue vigente en los países en vías de desarrollo. La bronquitis crónica también puede estar relacionada con la exposición laboral a polvos y humos, con frecuencia denominada "bronquitis industrial". La relación ocupacional de la EPOC ha sido más controvertida a lo largo de la historia, pero en la actualidad esta relación está aceptada; describimos la evidencia actual que sustenta esta relación. En último lugar, describimos la bronquitis eosinofílica sin asma, entidad descrita por primera vez en 1989 y que en ocasiones también puede tener un origen laboral, compartiendo agentes etiológicos con el asma ocupacional.Besides occupational asthma and diseases derived from acute inhalation, other obstructive diseases also have an occupational origin. Although at present byssinosis is a rare disease in Spain, we describe its characteristics because of its historical interest amongst occupational respiratory diseases and because it is still relevant in developing countries. Chronic bronchitis can also be related to exposure at work to dust and smoke, and is often referred to as "industrial bronchitis". Historically, the relation of CPOD to occupation has been subject to controversy, but nowadays this relationship is accepted; we describe the present evidence supporting this relationship. Finally, we describe eosinophilic bronchitis without asthma, an entity that was described for the first time in 1989 and that can sometimes have an occupational origin, sharing aetiological agents with occupational asthma.

  3. NT-proBNP en pacientes con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica NT-proBNP in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients

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    M. Sánchez-Marteles; A. Cecilio-Irazola; D. Vañó-Sanchis; R. Nuviala-Mateo; S. Serrano-Martínez; J.I. Pérez-Calvo

    2009-01-01

    Introducción. El péptido natriurético cerebral (BNP) es un péptido de producción fundamentalmente ventricular, con múltiples acciones fisiológicas, cuyo principal uso clínico es el diagnóstico y estratificación pronóstica de la insuficiencia cardiaca. El presente trabajo tiene por objeto analizar las concentraciones de NT-proBNP en una población con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC) y su correlación con algunos parámetros que las modifican en condiciones normales. Material y méto...

  4. Association of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and obstructive sleep apnea consequences

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    Carlos Zamarrón

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Carlos Zamarrón1, Vanesa García Paz1, Emilio Morete1, Felix del Campo Matías21Servicio de Neumología, Hospital Clínico Universitario de Santiago, Santiago, Spain; 2Servicio de Neumologia, Hospital Universitario Rio Ortega de Vallaclolid, Vallaclolid, SpainAbstract: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD are two diseases that often coexist within an individual. This coexistence is known as overlap syndrome and is the result of chance rather than a pathophysiological link. Although there are claims of a very high incidence of OSAS in COPD patients, recent studies report that it is similar to the general population. Overlap patients present sleep-disordered breathing associated to upper and lower airway obstruction and a reduction in respiratory drive. These patients present unique characteristics, which set them apart from either COPD or OSAS patients. COPD and OSAS are independent risk factors for cardiovascular events and their coexistence in overlap syndrome probably increases this risk. The mechanisms underlying cardiovascular risk are still unclear, but may involve systemic inflammation, endothelial dysfunction, and tonic elevation of sympathetic neural activity. The treatment of choice for overlap syndrome in stable patients is CPAP with supplemental oxygen for correction of upper airway obstructive episodes and hypoxemia during sleep.Keywords: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, overlap syndrome, sleep, cardiovascular disease

  5. Reversibilidad espirométrica en pacientes con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica: ¿Debe emplearse 200 ó 400 µg de salbutamol? Spirometric reversibility in COPD patients: 200 or 400 mg salbutamol should be used?

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    Jorge Manríquez

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available La óptima dosis de salbutamol que se debe emplear para evaluar la reversibilidad espirométrica en pacientes con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC no ha sido establecida, por lo que 200 ó 400 mg son corrientemente utilizados. El propósito del presente estudio fue evaluar el efecto de ambas dosis de salbutamol en un grupo de pacientes con enfermedad leve a grave. El estudio incluyó a 40 pacientes con EPOC estable a los cuales se les realizó una espirometría antes y 15 minutos después de recibir en orden aleatorio 200 ó 400 µg de salbutamol en dos días consecutivos. Los cambios se evaluaron en valores absolutos y en porcentaje del valor teórico. Se midió los cambios en VEF1, CVF, capacidad vital lenta (CVL y capacidad inspiratoria (CI. Se consideró clínicamente significativo un aumento igual o mayor al 10% del valor teórico. No se observó diferencias en los valores absolutos post broncodilatador entre las dos dosis como tampoco expresados en porcentaje del valor teórico. Además, la proporción de pacientes que respondieron con 200 y 400 µg de salbutamol fue similar. Esto fue particularmente importante cuando se incluyó en el análisis todas las variables relacionadas con el cambio de volumen (CVL, CVF y CI. Concluimos que para evaluar la reversibilidad espirométrica en pacientes con EPOC, 200 µg de salbutamol son tan efectivos como 400 µgThe optimal dose of salbutamol for testing spirometric reversibility in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD has not been determined and either 200 or 400 µg are commonly used. The purpose of the present study is to test both doses in a group of patients with mild to severe COPD. Forty stable COPD patients were included to receive in random order both doses of salbutamol, with spirometry being performed before and after 15 min of their administration. Absolute and percent predicted changes were evaluated. For the latter, an increase in forced expiratory

  6. Low-grade albuminuria in children with obstructive sleep apnea.

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    Varlami, Vasiliki; Malakasioti, Georgia; Alexopoulos, Emmanouel I; Theologi, Vasiliki; Theophanous, Eleni; Liakos, Nikolaos; Daskalopoulou, Euphemia; Gourgoulianis, Konstantinos; Kaditis, Athanasios G

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    Small urinary protein loss (low-grade albuminuria or microalbuminuria) may reflect altered permeability of the glomerular filtration barrier. In the present study, it was hypothesized that children with obstructive sleep apnea have an increased risk of microalbuminuria compared with control subjects without sleep-disordered breathing. Albumin-to-creatinine ratio was measured in morning spot urine specimens collected from consecutive children with or without snoring who were referred for polysomnography. Three groups were studied: (i) control subjects (no snoring, apnea-hypopnea index  5 episodes∙h(-1) ; n = 27). Indications for polysomnography in control subjects included nightmares, somnambulism and morning headaches. An albumin-to-creatinine ratio > median value in the control group (1.85 mg of albumin per g of creatinine) was defined as elevated. Logistic regression analysis revealed that children with moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea, but not those with mild obstructive sleep apnea, had increased risk of elevated albumin-to-creatinine ratio relative to controls (reference) after adjustment for age, gender and presence of obesity: odds ratio 3.8 (95% confidence interval 1.1-12.6); P = 0.04 and 1.5 (0.6-3.7); P > 0.05, respectively. Oxygen desaturation of hemoglobin and respiratory arousal indices were significant predictors of albumin-to-creatinine ratio (r = 0.31, P = 0.01; and r = 0.43, P < 0.01, respectively). In conclusion, children with moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea are at significantly higher risk of increased low-grade excretion of albumin in the morning urine as compared with control subjects without obstructive sleep apnea. These findings may reflect altered permeability of the glomerular filtration barrier related to nocturnal hypoxemia and sympathetic activation which are induced by obstructive sleep apnea. PMID:23228180

  7. Upper airway neuromuscular compensation during sleep is defective in obstructive sleep apnea

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    McGinley, Brian M.; Schwartz, Alan R.; Schneider, Hartmut; Kirkness, Jason P.; Smith, Philip L; Patil, Susheel P.

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    Obstructive sleep apnea is the result of repeated episodes of upper airway obstruction during sleep. Recent evidence indicates that alterations in upper airway anatomy and disturbances in neuromuscular control both play a role in the pathogenesis of obstructive sleep apnea. We hypothesized that subjects without sleep apnea are more capable of mounting vigorous neuromuscular responses to upper airway obstruction than subjects with sleep apnea. To address this hypothesis we lowered nasal pressu...

  8. Degeneration in Arousal Neurons in Chronic Sleep Disruption Modeling Sleep Apnea

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    Zhu, Yan; Fenik, Polina; Zhan, Guanxia; Xin, Ryan; Veasey, Sigrid C.

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    Chronic sleep disruption (CSD) is a cardinal feature of sleep apnea that predicts impaired wakefulness. Despite effective treatment of apneas and sleep disruption, patients with sleep apnea may have persistent somnolence. Lasting wake disturbances in treated sleep apnea raise the possibility that CSD may induce sufficient degeneration in wake-activated neurons (WAN) to cause irreversible wake impairments. Implementing a stereological approach in a murine model of CSD, we found reduced neurona...

  9. Upper GI examinations in older premature infants with persistent apnea: Correlation with simultaneous cardiorespiratory monitoring

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    Itani, Y.; Niitsu, N.; Oono, T.; Fujioka, M.; Nishimura, G.

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    Upper gastrointestinal examinations with simultaneous cardiorespiratory monitoring were performed in 39 older premature infants with persistent apnea. Swallowing incoordination was documented to be causatively related to persistent apnea in such infants, especially with feeding. Direct relationship between apnea and gastroesophageal reflux was not documented in this study.

  10. Upper GI examinations in older premature infants with persistent apnea: Correlation with simultaneous cardiorespiratory monitoring

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    Upper gastrointestinal examinations with simultaneous cardiorespiratory monitoring were performed in 39 older premature infants with persistent apnea. Swallowing incoordination was documented to be causatively related to persistent apnea in such infants, especially with feeding. Direct relationship between apnea and gastroesophageal reflux was not documented in this study. (orig.)

  11. Operation and control software for APNEA

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    McClelland, J.H.; Storm, B.H. Jr.; Ahearn, J. [Lockheed-Martin Specialty Components, Largo, FL (United States)] [and others

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    The human interface software for the Lockheed Martin Specialty Components (LMSC) Active/Passive Neutron Examination & Analysis System (APENA) provides a user friendly operating environment for the movement and analysis of waste drums. It is written in Microsoft Visual C++ on a Windows NT platform. Object oriented and multitasking techniques are used extensively to maximize the capability of the system. A waste drum is placed on a loading platform with a fork lift and then automatically moved into the APNEA chamber in preparation for analysis. A series of measurements is performed, controlled by menu commands to hardware components attached as peripheral devices, in order to create data files for analysis. The analysis routines use the files to identify the pertinent radioactive characteristics of the drum, including the type, location, and quantity of fissionable material. At the completion of the measurement process, the drum is automatically unloaded and the data are archived in preparation for storage as part of the drum`s data signature. 3 figs.

  12. OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA: A REVIEW IN ADULTS

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    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA is the most prevalent sleep disorder in the adult population. There is accumulating evidence that OSA is being considered as an independent risk factor for hypertension, diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular diseases and stroke leading to increased cardio metabolic morbidity and mortality. The prevalence of OSA is higher in patients presenting for surgery than in general population and a significant proportion of OSA patients remain undiagnosed, when they present for surgery. This is of concern to the anesthesiologist and the peri-operative physician, as OSA has been associated with increased peri-operative risk and post-operative complications. Hence a protocol designed to provide practical solutions and strategies for the peri- operative /post-operative care of these patients needs to be followed and optimal use of it requires our attention. Early recognition and treatment of OSA may prevent from adverse health consequences. A multidisciplinary approach to peri-operative care and constant vigilance by experienced anesthesia providers is paramount to ensuring positive patient outcome.

  13. Papilledema in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

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    We report a diagnostically challenging case of papilloedema in a morbidly obese, 25 year old male who presented to us with blurring of vision of both eyes, but more marked in the right. Fundus examination revealed severe papilloedema, with corresponding visual field and colour vision defects. He was worked up for possible life threatening causes of papilloedema like intracranial space occupying lesion but his CT scan was normal. As his hematocrit was in the polycythemic range, multiple venesections were performed in fear that the hyperviscosity picture could be a contributing factor. However there was no change in symptoms or the fundus appearance. We could not come to a diagnosis of idiopathic intracranial hypertension too because he refused lumbar puncture. A sleep study was done as he did give symptoms of mild obstructive sleep apnea but the results were that of severe disease. He was given therapeutic nocturnal oxygen by CPAP to prevent further cardiovascular and respiratory complications and interestingly enough it helped in treating the papilloedema. He was seen 2 months after commencement of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) with good functional and anatomical recovery. (author)

  14. Genioglossus fatigue in obstructive sleep apnea.

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    McSharry, David

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    Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a prevalent disorder that may cause cardiovascular disease and fatal traffic accidents but the pathophysiology remains incompletely understood. Increased fatigability of the genioglossus (the principal upper airway dilator muscle) might be important in OSA pathophysiology but the existing literature is uncertain. We hypothesized that the genioglossus in OSA subjects would fatigue more than in controls. In 9 OSA subjects and 9 controls during wakefulness we measured maximum voluntary tongue protrusion force (Tpmax). Using surface electromyography arrays we measured the rate of decline in muscle fiber conduction velocity (MFCV) during an isometric fatiguing contraction at 30% Tpmax. The rate of decline in MFCV provides an objective means of quantifying localized muscle fatigue. Linear regression analysis of individual subject data demonstrated a significantly greater decrease in MFCV in OSA subjects compared to control subjects (29.2 ± 20.8% [mean ± SD] versus 11.2 ± 20.8%; p=0.04). These data support increased fatigability of the genioglossus muscle in OSA subjects which may be important in the pathophysiology of OSA.

  15. Obstructive sleep apnea and hypertension: a critical review.

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    Mohsenin, Vahid

    2014-10-01

    Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a prevalent sleep disorder which is characterized by recurrent upper closure with oxygen desaturation and sleep disruption. OSA increases the risk of vascular disorders in the form of stroke, myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, and hypertension. The mechanisms underlying the vascular disorders are several and include intermittent hypoxia with release of cytokines, angiogenic inhibitors, free radicals, and adhesion molecules. During apneas, arterial blood pressure gradually rises and surges abruptly after the termination of apnea. Two thirds of patients with OSA will ultimately have diurnal hypertension. This review discusses the literature supporting the significant role of OSA in hypertension and the effect of OSA treatment on blood pressure. PMID:25139780

  16. Use of modified silicone tracheal cannula for obstructive sleep apnea.

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    Strauss, M

    1990-02-01

    Experience with the original Montgomery silicone tracheal cannulas in 47 patients with obstructive sleep apnea has been reported. Further experience with 10 obstructive sleep apnea patients who used modified silicone tracheal cannulas that permit periodic self-removal, cleaning, and reinsertion was analyzed. Two patients used the tube briefly and without complications. The remaining eight patients used the modified cannula for 18 to 24 months. The average number of office visits following insertion was three. Compared to the original cannulas, there were markedly fewer difficulties with granulations, infection, and tube malposition with the modified cannulas. The improvements make this modified device a useful tool worth further study in obstructive sleep apnea patients requiring tracheostomy. PMID:2299956

  17. [Progress in research on obstructive sleep apnea syndrome].

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    Li, Jie; Xie, Jing; Jiang, Mao; Huang, Juanjuan; Yang, Tianlun

    2016-02-28

    Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a complicated chronic disease caused by certain reasons, characterized by obstruction of the upper airway and apnea or hypopnea during sleep, which can be followed by anoxia, snoring and daytime sleepiness. Recent studies have shown that hypertension is closely connected to OSAS. OSAS can lead to hypertension by several possible mechanisms. The diagnosis of OSAS mainly depends on the medical history, sign, polysomnogram (PSG) result and the frequency of apnea and hypopnea. OSAS can be relieved by continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), oral orthodontic treatment, medicine, change of lifestyles and others. This brief review focuses on the mechanism of hypertension due to OSAS and the diagnosis criteria and treatment of OSAS. PMID:26932221

  18. CT findings in adults with obstructive sleep apnea

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    The obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is characterized by recurrent obstruction of the upper airway during sleep. In this study, we performed CT scans in 20 adult OSAS patients and 6 control subjects, and measured the airspaces in the nasopharynx, mesopharynx and hypopharynx, using an image analyzer. The airspaces were significantly smaller at all sites of the pharynx in OSAS patients than in the control subjects, but they did not show a positive correlation with the apnea index or the body mass index. In good responders whose apnea indexes improved more than 50% after uvulo-palato-pharyngoplasty (UPPP), the nasopharyngeal and mesopharyngeal airspaces were significantly smaller, and the hypopharyngeal space tended to be larger than in poor responders. Our results suggest that CT scan is a helpful method for analyzing the area of the upper airway, especially in relation to the response to UPPP in adults with OSAS. (author)

  19. Obstructive Sleep Apnea Related Symptom Prevalence in Patients with Headache Presented to Neurology Outpatient Clinic: Results of a Preliminary Study*

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    Yildiz Degirmenci; Ege Gulec Balbay; Ayhan Ozturk; Hulusi Kececi; Mehmet Altan

    2014-01-01

    Approximately 20% of patients with sleep apnea will have headaches and 25% of patients with other sleep disorders will also experience headaches. We aim to evaluate sleep apnea related symptom prevalence in patient with headache presenting to neurology outpatient clinics. Twenty four patients with headache were asked for sleep apnea symptoms. The prevalence of snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness and witnessed apnea was 33.3%, 20.8% and 4.2%, respectively. Among sleep apnea symptoms, the pre...

  20. The Influence of a Mandibular Advancement Plate on Polysomnography in Different Grades of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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    Antti Raunio

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of a mandibular advancement device on different grades of obstructive sleep apnea using a relatively simple test for the apnea-hypopnea index to determine if a mandibular device will be effective. Material and Methods: A total of 68 patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS including, 31 with mild, 23 with moderate and 14 with severe OSAS were treated with a mandibular advancement device (MAD and monitored with polysomnography. Results: 25 of the 31 mild, 15 of the 23 moderate and 2 of the 14 severe OSAS patients were cured of their OSAS if a post treatment apnea-hypopnea index of less than 5 is regarded as cured. The odds ratios for success with MAD therapy are 3 for women over men, 14.9 for mild obstructive sleep apnea, 5.42 for moderate obstructive sleep apnea if severe obstructive sleep apnea is assigned an odds ratio of 1. Conclusions: The use of the apnea-hypopnea index alone is useful in mild and moderate disease to predict the effectiveness of mandibular advancement device. Treatment with a mandibular advancement device is very effective in treating mild and moderate obstructive sleep apnea. Conservative treatment with a mandibular advancement device can be successful in less severe grades of sleep apnea and may be an alternative for non-surgical patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea intolerant of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure management.

  1. Evaluation of neuromuscular activity in patients with obstructive sleep apnea using chin surface electromyography of polysomnography

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    YIN Guo-ping; YE Jing-ying; HAN De-min; WANG Xiao-yi; ZHANG Yu-huan; LI Yan-ru

    2013-01-01

    Background It is believed that defects in upper airway neuromuscular control play a role in sleep apnea pathogenesis.Currently,there is no simple and non-invasive method for evaluating neuromuscular activity for the purpose of screening in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.This study was designed to assess the validity of chin surface electromyography of routine polysomnography in evaluating the neuromuscular activity of obstructive sleep apnea subjects and probe the neuromuscular contribution in the pathogenesis of the condition.Methods The chin surface electromyography of routine polysomnography during normal breathing and obstructive apnea were quantified in 36 male patients with obstructive sleep apnea.The change of chin surface electromyography from normal breathing to obstructive apnea was expressed as the percent compensated electromyography value,where the percent compensated electromyography value =(normal breath surface electromyography-apnea surface electromyography)/normal breath surface electromyography,and the percent compensated electromyography values among subjects were compared.The relationship between sleep apnea related parameters and the percent compensated electromyography value was examined.Results The percent compensated electromyography value of the subjects varied from 1% to 90% and had a significant positive correlation with apnea hypopnea index (R2=0.382,P <0.001).Conclusions Recording and analyzing chin surface electromyography by routine polysomnography is a valid way of screening the neuromuscular activity in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.The neuromuscular contribution is different among subjects with obstructive sleep apnea.

  2. Anesthetic and postoperative management of the obstructive sleep apnea patient.

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    Mickelson, Samuel A

    2009-11-01

    Sleep apnea patients pose a challenge for surgeons, anesthesiologists, and surgical facilities as there is increased risk for anesthetic and postoperative complications. Precautions before and after surgery minimize these risks. Screening for sleep apnea should be done for all surgical patients. Safe perioperative management requires judicious use of narcotics and sedating medications, reducing upper airway edema, prevention of aspiration and deep vein thrombosis, blood pressure control, use of positive airway pressure, and proper postoperative monitoring. Although the literature lacks specific recommendations, the guidelines presented in this article are based on more than 20 years of experience and supported by peer-reviewed medical literature. PMID:19944343

  3. Atrial arrhythmogenesis in obstructive sleep apnea: Therapeutic implications.

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    Linz, Dominik; Linz, Benedikt; Hohl, Mathias; Böhm, Michael

    2016-04-01

    The prevalence of sleep disordered breathing like obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) among patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) is 40-50%. OSA reduces success rate of catheter based and pharmacological antiarrhythmic treatment. Additionally, efficient treatment of OSA by continuous positive airway pressure ventilation (CPAP), the first line therapy of OSA, has been shown to improve catheter ablation success rates in AF-patients. A systematic literature search using several databases was performed to review the pathophysiology of obstructive apneas in OSA potentially leading to the development of a substrate for AF and to explain potential mechanisms involved in the clinically observed atrial antiarrhythmic effect of effective CPAP therapy. PMID:26186892

  4. Prevalencia de los trastornos respiratorios asociados al sueño en escolares

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    Alexander Torres Molina

    2012-01-01

    Fundamento: para muchos autores la prevalencia actual de los trastornos respiratorios asociados al sueño es imprecisa, sin embargo afecta aproximadamente del 2 al 13 % de niños y adolescentes. Abarcan desde el niño roncador simple, hasta aquellos con manifestaciones clínicas del síndrome de apnea obstructiva del sueño. Objetivo: determinar la prevalencia del ronquido habitual y de los principales síntomas relacionados con los trastornos respiratorios asociados al sueño en escolares de 6-11 añ...

  5. Depression and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA

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    O'Hara Ruth

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract For over two decades clinical studies have been conducted which suggest the existence of a relationship between depression and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA. Recently, Ohayon underscored the evidence for a link between these two disorders in the general population, showing that 800 out of 100,000 individuals had both, a breathing-related sleep disorder and a major depressive disorder, with up to 20% of the subjects presenting with one of these disorders also having the other. In some populations, depending on age, gender and other demographic and health characteristics, the prevalence of both disorders may be even higher: OSA may affect more than 50% of individuals over the age of 65, and significant depressive symptoms may be present in as many as 26% of a community-dwelling population of older adults. In clinical practice, the presence of depressive symptomatology is often considered in patients with OSA, and may be accounted for and followed-up when considering treatment approaches and response to treatment. On the other hand, sleep problems and specifically OSA are rarely assessed on a regular basis in patients with a depressive disorder. However, OSA might not only be associated with a depressive syndrome, but its presence may also be responsible for failure to respond to appropriate pharmacological treatment. Furthermore, an undiagnosed OSA might be exacerbated by adjunct treatments to antidepressant medications, such as benzodiazepines. Increased awareness of the relationship between depression and OSA might significantly improve diagnostic accuracy as well as treatment outcome for both disorders. In this review, we will summarize important findings in the current literature regarding the association between depression and OSA, and the possible mechanisms by which both disorders interact. Implications for clinical practice will be discussed.

  6. [Diagnostic criteria for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome].

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    Beydon, N; Aubertin, G

    2016-04-01

    The prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is 1-4 % in school-aged children. Adenotonsillar hypertrophy is the most common etiology of OSAS in children. Other causes are obesity; facial or skeletal malformations; and neuromuscular, respiratory, or metabolic diseases. OSAS has been associated with sleep quality disturbance (frequent arousals) and nocturnal gas exchange abnormalities (hypoxemia and sometimes hypercapnia), which can both result in negative health outcomes. The analysis of clinical symptoms and physical examination cannot always distinguish between children with primary snoring and children with OSAS. However, the association of at least one sign of nocturnal upper airway obstruction with other diurnal or nocturnal symptoms can be sufficient to establish OSAS diagnosis in a child more than 3 years of age with clear enlarged tonsils but who is otherwise healthy. In all other cases, polysomnography (the gold standard for the diagnosis of sleep-disordered breathing) must be performed either to declare the diagnosis when clinical assessment is not conclusive or when risk factors are present, or to follow up children with an associated health condition or initial severe OSAS. The equipment used to record sleep and the interpretation criteria are all pediatric-specific. Other methods, such as respiratory polygraphy, are simpler to implement, but further studies are warranted to validate the interpretation criteria of these methods in children. However, in centers with experienced personnel, polygraphy can be used in place of polysomnography. In all cases, the analysis of sleep traces must be manual and performed by personnel under the supervision of medical staff trained to interpret pediatric sleep studies. PMID:26968302

  7. Ventilación no invasiva y rehabilitación respiratoria en pacientes con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica Noninvasive ventilation and pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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    Full Text Available Se ha demostrado que la rehabilitación respiratoria en pacientes con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC aumenta la capacidad de ejercicio y reduce la disnea. En la mayoría de los pacientes con discapacidad, la intensidad del ejercicio durante las sesiones de entrenamiento se ve limitada por la capacidad de la bomba ventilatoria. La ventilación no invasiva (VNI ha sido utilizada con mucho éxito en pacientes con EPOC que presentan una exacerbación de su enfermedad. No obstante, su beneficio en pacientes con EPOC estable o en rehabilitación respiratoria está en discusión. En este capitulo se evaluó la evidencia científica que existe en cuanto al beneficio de la ventilación no invasiva (VNI en la rehabilitación respiratoria. Se revisó la modalidad y las características de la VNI en cuanto a cuando realizarla -si durante el entrenamiento o nocturna-. Se recomendó la utilización de la ventilación no invasiva en rehabilitación respiratoria en pacientes seleccionados, con EPOC en etapa grave o avanzada, y en aquellos con respuestas subóptimas al entrenamiento. La utilización de la ventilación no invasiva debe ser preferentemente nocturna, y utilizando presión de soporte inspiratorio, la cual puede permitir alcanzar una mejor tolerancia al ejercicio, una mejoría del intercambio gaseoso y una disminución de la sobrecarga de los músculos respiratorios y la disnea. (calidad de la evidencia B, fuerza de la recomendación: moderada.In patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD, pulmonary rehabilitation has been demonstrated to increase exercise capacity and reduce dyspnea. In the most disabled patients, the intensity of exercise during the training sessions is limited by ventilatory pump capacity. Non-invasive ventilation (NIV support has been used successfully in patients with exacerbation of COPD. However, its benefit in patients with stable COPD or in a pulmonary rehabilitation program is under discussion

  8. Ischemic Preconditioning of One Forearm Enhances Static and Dynamic Apnea

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    Kjeld, Thomas; Rasmussen, Mads Reinholdt; Jattu, Timo;

    2014-01-01

    .05). CONCLUSIONS: We conclude that while the effect of ischemic preconditioning (of one forearm) on ergometer rowing was minimal, probably because of reduced muscle oxygenation during the warm-up, ischemic preconditioning does enhance both static and dynamic apnea, supporting that muscle ischemia is an important...

  9. Sleep board review question: insomnia in obstructive sleep apnea

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    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available No abstract available. Article truncated after first page. What is the estimated prevalence of insomnia symptoms in patients with obstructive sleep apnea? 1. Less than 1% 2. 5%-10% 3. 20-30% 4. 40%-60% 5. Greater than 80%

  10. Swallowing and pharyngo-esophageal manometry in obstructive sleep apnea

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    Luciana Almeida Moreira da Paz Oliveira

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Upper airway nerve and muscle damage associated with obstructive sleep apnea may impair the strength and dynamics of pharyngeal and esophageal contractions during swallowing. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the presence of alterations in pharyngoesophageal manometry in patients with obstructive sleep apnea with and without oropharyngeal dysphagia. METHODS: This study prospectively evaluated 22 patients with obstructive sleep apnea without spontaneous complaints of dysphagia, using a questionnaire, fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing, and pharyngoesophageal manometry, including measurement of the upper and lower esophageal sphincter pressures and mean pharyngeal pressures at three levels during swallowing. RESULTS: The dysphagia group consisted of 17 patients (77.3% in whom swallowing abnormalities were detected on fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (n = 15; 68.2% and/or in the questionnaire (n = 7; 31.8%. The five remaining cases comprised a control group without oropharyngeal dysphagia. In all cases of abnormalities on fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing, there was premature bolus leakage into the pharynx. There was no statistically significant difference between the groups regarding any of the pharyngoesophageal manometry measurements, age, or severity of obstructive sleep apnea. CONCLUSION: Pharyngoesophageal manometry detected no statistically significant difference between the groups with and without oropharyngeal dysphagia.

  11. Videoradiography of patients with habitual snoring and/or sleep apnea. Technical description and presentation of videoradiographic results during sleep concerning occurrence of apnea, type of apnea, and site of obstruction

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    Hillarp, B. [Dept. of Diagnostic Radiology, Malmoe Univ. Hospital (Sweden); Nylander, G. [Dept. of Diagnostic Radiology, Malmoe Univ. Hospital (Sweden); Rosen, I. [Dept. of Neurophysiology, Malmoe Univ. Hospital (Sweden); Wickstroem, O. [Dept. of Neurophysiology, Malmoe Univ. Hospital (Sweden)

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    The videoradiographic examination described was designed for habitual snorers and sleep apnea syndrome (SAS) patients and was performed during wakefulness and sleep. During wakefulness the purpose was to reveal any dysfunction in deglutiton and speech as well as morphologic abnormalities. The purpose during sleep, which usually was induced by low-dose midazolam intravenously, was to reveal the site and form of obstruction in obstructive sleep apnea patients and the site of snoring in habitual snorers. The preoperative results of 104 patients are presented. In 57 patients who had apneas, the occurrence and type of apnea could be determined. A continuous recording over some minutes gave a rough estimate of the degree of SAS and mean duration of apnea. Although much information on SAS can be obtained by this method, it cannot replace polygraphic sleep recording in the investigation of habitual snorers and SAS patients. However, these 2 methods are complementary and can be performed simultaneously as polygraphic videoradiography. (orig.).

  12. Videoradiography of patients with habitual snoring and/or sleep apnea. Technical description and presentation of videoradiographic results during sleep concerning occurrence of apnea, type of apnea, and site of obstruction

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    The videoradiographic examination described was designed for habitual snorers and sleep apnea syndrome (SAS) patients and was performed during wakefulness and sleep. During wakefulness the purpose was to reveal any dysfunction in deglutiton and speech as well as morphologic abnormalities. The purpose during sleep, which usually was induced by low-dose midazolam intravenously, was to reveal the site and form of obstruction in obstructive sleep apnea patients and the site of snoring in habitual snorers. The preoperative results of 104 patients are presented. In 57 patients who had apneas, the occurrence and type of apnea could be determined. A continuous recording over some minutes gave a rough estimate of the degree of SAS and mean duration of apnea. Although much information on SAS can be obtained by this method, it cannot replace polygraphic sleep recording in the investigation of habitual snorers and SAS patients. However, these 2 methods are complementary and can be performed simultaneously as polygraphic videoradiography. (orig.)

  13. Obstructive sleep apnea and endothelial progenitor cells

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    Full Text Available Qing Wang,1,* Qi Wu,2,* Jing Feng,3,4 Xin Sun5 1The Second Respiratory Department of the First People's Hospital of Kunming, Yunnan, People's Republic of China; 2Tianjin Haihe Hospital, Tianjin, People's Republic of China; 3Respiratory Department of Tianjin Medical University General Hospital, Tianjin, People's Republic of China; 4Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA; 5Respiratory Department of Tianjin Haihe Hospital, Tianjin, People's Republic of China *These authors contributed equally to this work Background: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA occurs in 4% of middle-aged men and 2% of middle-aged women in the general population, and the prevalence is even higher in specific patient groups. OSA is an independent risk factor for a variety of cardiovascular diseases. Endothelial injury could be the pivotal determinant in the development of cardiovascular pathology in OSA. Endothelial damage ultimately represents a dynamic balance between the magnitude of injury and the capacity for repair. Bone marrow–derived endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs within adult peripheral blood present a possible means of vascular maintenance that could home to sites of injury and restore endothelial integrity and normal function. Methods: We summarized pathogenetic mechanisms of OSA and searched for available studies on numbers and functions of EPCs in patients with OSA to explore the potential links between the numbers and functions of EPCs and OSA. In particular, we tried to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of the effects of OSA on EPCs. Conclusion: Intermittent hypoxia cycles and sleep fragmentation are major pathophysiologic characters of OSA. Intermittent hypoxia acts as a trigger of oxidative stress, systemic inflammation, and sympathetic activation. Sleep fragmentation is associated with a burst of sympathetic activation and systemic inflammation. In most studies, a reduction in circulating EPCs has

  14. Evaluación no invasiva de la función muscular respiratoria mediante el análisis de la señal mecanomiográfica en pacientes con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica

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    Sarlabous Uranga, Leonardo

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    El estudio y evaluación de la función muscular respiratoria en enfermedades respiratorias a través de técnicas no invasivas representa un tema de gran interés, dado que hasta la fecha no existen métodos satisfactorios aplicables en situaciones clínicas. En la enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC), el trabajo mecánico de los músculos respiratorios aumenta dando lugar a la fatiga, disminución de los movimientos de la caja torácica, y por tanto una disminución de la eficiencia muscul...

  15. Maxillomandibular Advancement in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome Patients: a Restrospective Study on the Sagittal Cephalometric Variables

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    Paolo Ronchi; Valentina Cinquini; Alessandro Ambrosoli; Alberto Caprioglio

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    ABSTRACT Objectives The present retrospective study analyzes sagittal cephalometric changes in patients affected by obstructive sleep apnea syndrome submitted to maxillomandubular advancement. Material and Methods 15 adult sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) patients diagnosed by polysomnography (PSG) and treated with maxillomandubular advancement (MMA) were included in this study. Pre- (T1) and postsurgical (T2) PSG studies assessing the apnea/hypopnea index (AHI) and the lowest oxygen saturation (L...

  16. Identification of sleep apnea events using discrete wavelet transform of respiration, ECG and accelerometer signals

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    Sweeney, Kevin; Mitchell, Edmond; Gaughran, Jennifer; Kane, Thomas; Coyle, Shirley; O''Connor, Noel E.; Diamond, Dermot

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    Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder in which patient sleep patterns are disrupted due to recurrent pauses in breathing or by instances of abnormally low breathing. Current gold standard tests for the detection of apnea events are costly and have the addition of long waiting times. This paper investigates the use of cheap and easy to use sensors for the identification of sleep apnea events. Combinations of respiration, electrocardiography (ECG) and acceleration signals were analysed. ...

  17. Snoring and risk for obstructive sleep apnea among nigerians with heart failure: Prevalence and clinical correlates

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    Akintunde, Adeseye A

    2013-01-01

    Background: Heart failure is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in developing nations like Nigeria. Sleep apnea and snoring has recently been recognized to be a cardiovascular risk factor. Sleep apnea is yet to be well studied among Africans with heart failure. We aimed to determine the prevalence of snoring and high risk for obstructive sleep apnea among Nigerians with stable heart failure. Materials and Methods: We studied 103 subjects that included 62 patients with heart fail...

  18. Prevalence of Snoring and Witnessed Apnea in Taiwanese Adults

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    Ying-Huang Tsai

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Background: Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB is a prevalent disorder that has a hugeimpact on the public. It has been proposed that Chinese populations have ahigher incidence of SDB than Caucasians due to a narrow cranial base andflat mid-face structure. Few studies have investigated the prevalence of SDBin Taiwan. This study prospectively assesses the complaints of SDB andrelated conditions via telephone interviews with individual older than fifteenin Taiwan to calculate a possible prevalence.Methods: Computer-assisted telephone interviews were conducted from Oct. 25, 2006to Nov. 6, 2006. Individuals aged over 15 years were interviewed. The numberof successful interviews was calculated based on the population prior tothe study. Demographic data and data for symptoms of SDB and medicalconditions were obtained.Results: In total, 4,011 individuals, 1,634 males and 2,377 females, completed theinterviews. The prevalence of snoring in these Taiwanese individuals was51.9% [95% confidence interval (CI 51.13%-52.67%], 60.8% (95% CI58.67%-62.93% in males and 42.5% (95% CI 40.26%-44.74% in females.The prevalence of witnessed apnea during sleep was 2.6% (95% CI 2.1%-3.1%, 3.4% (95% CI 2.6%-4.2% in males and 1.9% (95% CI 1.28%-2.52% in females. The prevalence of snoring and witnessed apnea was significantlyhigher in males than in females (p < 0.05. Prevalence of hypertension,cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, arthritis and backache washigher in those who snored or had witnessed apnea than those without thesesymptoms (p < 0.05.Conclusion: This study determined that 51.9% (95% CI 51.13%-52.67% of Taiwanesesnore and 2.6% (95% CI 2.1%-3.1% have witnessed apnea. Those whosnore or have witnessed apnea have a higher incidence of comorbidity withmajor medical diseases compared to those who do not snore or do not havewitnessed apnea.

  19. Effects of one-week tongue-task training on sleep apnea severity: A pilot study

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    Eric Rousseau; César Augusto Melo-Silva; Simon Gakwaya; Frédéric Sériès

    2015-01-01

    The aim of the present study was to assess the effects of one-week tongue-task training (TTT) on sleep apnea severity in sleep apnea subjects. Ten patients with sleep apnea (seven men, mean [± SD] age 52±8 years; mean apnea-hypopnea [AHI] index 20.9±5.3 events/h) underwent 1 h TTT in the authors’ laboratory on seven consecutive days. A complete or limited recording and tongue maximal protruding force were assessed before and after one-week TTT. One-week TTT was associated with a global AHI de...

  20. Prolonged apnea following modified electroconvulsive therapy with suxamethonium

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    T M Omprakash

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    Full Text Available A 36-year-old male from an urban middleclass family with strained relationship among family members was referred from a corporate hospital for further management of psychological problem. As he was attempting suicide repeatedly, Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT was planned. After preoperative assessment and preparation, modified ECT was done with thiopentone and 0.5 mg/kg of suxamethonium. Apnea following suxamethonium was prolonged for 2 hours. Subsequent enquiry revealed that patient was treated for organophosphate poisoning and was on ventilator support for 15 days. This was concealed by the relatives. On searching patient previous records, Butyrylcholinesterase levels were very low, i.e., 350 u/l (normal reference range is 5 500 - 12 500 u/l. Prolonged suxamethonium apnea should be anticipated in patients with recent history of organophosphate poisoning; it is advisable to estimate the levels of butyrylcholinesterase and avoid suxamethonium in patients with low enzyme levels.

  1. Role of Sensory Stimulation in Amelioration of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA, characterized by recurrent upper airway (UA collapse during sleep, is associated with significant morbidity and disorders. Polysomnogram is employed in the evaluation of OSA and apnea-hypopnea number per hour reflects severity. For normal breathing, it is essential that the collapsible UA is patent. However, obstruction of the UA is quite common in adults and infants. Normally, important reflex mechanisms defend against the UA collapse. The muscle activity of UA dilators, including the genioglossus, tensor palatini (TP, and pharyngeal constrictors, is due to the integrated mechanism of afferent sensory input → to motor function. Snoring is harsh breathing to prevent UA obstruction. Unfortunately, snoring vibrations, pharyngeal suction collapse, negative pressure, and hypoxia cause pathological perturbations including dysfunctional UA afferent sensory activity. The current paper posits that peripheral sensory stimulation paradigm, which has been shown to be efficacious in improving several neurological conditions, could be an important therapeutic strategy in OSA also.

  2. MR imaging evaluation of neck anatomy in sleep apnea

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    Neck anatomy was evaluated by MR imaging in sleep apnea patients and healthy volunteers. The fascial layers of the neck divide the neck into an inner rigid compartment (muscle groups, vertebrae, and pharynx) and an outer flaccid compartment (skin, subcutaneous fat). Although the flaccid compartment doubled in cross-sectional area in patients with sleep apnea, the area of the rigid compartment also increased by over 30% relative to the area in healthy volunteers, resulting in airway narrowing. Rigid compartment enlargement resulted from an increase in the bulk of muscular groups, as well as from increased intermuscular fat. The epiglottis was not enlarged, while the volume of the tongue increased proportionately with the rigid compartment. No significant changes were detected in the relaxation times of either muscle or fat

  3. Simulated central apnea detection using the pressure variance.

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    Townsend, Daphne I; Holtzman, Megan; Goubran, Rafik; Frize, Monique; Knoefel, Frank

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    This paper presents use of an unobtrusive pressure sensor array for simulated central apnea detection. Data was collected from seven volunteers who performed a series of regular breathing and breath holding exercises to simulate central apneas. Results of the feature extraction from the breathing signals show that breathing events may be differentiated with epoch based variance calculations. Two approaches were considered: the single sensor approach and the multisensor vote approach. The multisensor vote approach can decrease false positives and increase the value of Matthew's Correlation Coefficient. The effect of lying position on correct classification was investigated by modifying the multisensor vote approach to reduce false positives segments caused by the balistocardiogram signal and as such increase sensitivity while maintaining a low false positive rate. Intersubject classification results had low variability in both approaches. PMID:19964320

  4. Respiratory rate variability in sleeping adults without obstructive sleep apnea.

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    Gutierrez, Guillermo; Williams, Jeffrey; Alrehaili, Ghadah A; McLean, Anna; Pirouz, Ramin; Amdur, Richard; Jain, Vivek; Ahari, Jalil; Bawa, Amandeep; Kimbro, Shawn

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    Characterizing respiratory rate variability (RRV) in humans during sleep is challenging, since it requires the analysis of respiratory signals over a period of several hours. These signals are easily distorted by movement and volitional inputs. We applied the method of spectral analysis to the nasal pressure transducer signal in 38 adults with no obstructive sleep apnea, defined by an apnea-hypopnea index respiratory rate and sleep stage, being greater in wakefulness than in any sleep stage. We conclude that RRV varies according to sleep stage. Moreover, spectral analysis of nasal pressure signal appears to provide a valid measure of RRV during sleep. It remains to be seen if the method can differentiate normal from pathological sleep patterns. PMID:27597768

  5. Cardiac function and hypertension in patients with obstructive sleep apnea

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    Bertolami A; Gonzaga C; Amodeo C

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    Adriana Bertolami, Carolina Gonzaga, Celso AmodeoSleep Laboratory of Dante Pazzanese Institute of Cardiology, Sao Paulo, BrazilAbstract: Cardiovascular disease is one of the major causes of death worldwide. Among its risk factors, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common but still underestimated condition. OSA often coexists and interacts with obesity, sharing multiple pathophysiological mechanisms and subsequent cardiovascular risk factors, such as type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, systemic in...

  6. Cardiac function and hypertension in patients with obstructive sleep apnea

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    Bertolami A

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Adriana Bertolami, Carolina Gonzaga, Celso AmodeoSleep Laboratory of Dante Pazzanese Institute of Cardiology, Sao Paulo, BrazilAbstract: Cardiovascular disease is one of the major causes of death worldwide. Among its risk factors, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA is a common but still underestimated condition. OSA often coexists and interacts with obesity, sharing multiple pathophysiological mechanisms and subsequent cardiovascular risk factors, such as type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, systemic inflammation, and in particular hypertension. There is also evidence suggesting an increased risk of arrhythmia, heart failure, renal failure, acute myocardial infarction, stroke, and death. OSA is characterized by recurrent episodes of partial (hypopnea or complete interruption (apnea of breathing during sleep due to airway collapse in the pharyngeal region. The main mechanisms linking OSA to impaired cardiovascular function are secondary to hypoxemia and reoxygenation, arousals, and negative intrathoracic pressure. Consequently, the sympathetic nervous and the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone systems may be overestimulated, and blood pressure increased. Resistance to treatment for hypertension represents a growing issue, and given that OSA has been recognized as the major secondary cause of resistant hypertension, clinical investigation for apnea is mandatory in this population. Standard diagnosis includes polysomnography, and treatment for OSA should include control of risk factors for cardiovascular disease, including obesity. So far, continuous positive airway pressure is the treatment of choice for OSA, impacting positively on blood pressure goals; however, the impact on long-term follow-up and on cardiovascular disease should be better assessed.Keywords: obstructive sleep apnea, hypertension, cardiac function

  7. Obstructive sleep apnea in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients.

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    Lee, Ruth

    2011-03-01

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) represent two of the most prevalent chronic respiratory disorders and cardiovascular diseases are major co-morbidities in both. Co-existence of both disorders (overlap syndrome) occurs in 1% of adults and overlap patients have worse nocturnal hypoxemia and hypercapnia than COPD and OSA patients alone. The present review discusses recent data concerning the pathophysiological and clinical significance of the overlap syndrome.

  8. Sleep Apnea and Fatty Liver Are Coupled Via Energy Metabolism

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    Arısoy, Ahmet; Sertoğullarından, Bunyamin; Ekin, Selami; Özgökçe, Mesut; Bulut, Mehmet Deniz; Huyut, Mehmet Tahir; Ölmez, Şehmus; Turan, Mahfuz

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    Background Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep-related breathing disorder characterized by intermittent hypoxia. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the most common cause of chronic liver disease worldwide. We aimed to evaluate the relationship between OSA and fatty liver. Material/Methods We enrolled 176 subjects to this study who underwent polysomnography (PSG) for suspected OSA. The control group included 42 simple snoring subjects. PSG, biochemical tests, and ultrasonographic...

  9. Pathogenic roles of the carotid body inflammation in sleep apnea

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    Breathing difficulties in sleep are a hallmark of sleep-disordered breathing commonly observed in patients with sleep disorders. The pathophysiology of sleep apnea is in part due to an augmented activity of the carotid body chemoreflex. Arterial chemoreceptors in the carotid body are sensitive to inflammatory cytokines and immunogenic molecules in the circulation, because cytokine receptors are expressed in the carotid body in experimental animals and human. Intriguingly, proinflammatory cyto...

  10. Depression, insomnia and sleep apnea in patients on maintenance hemodialysis

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    Rai, M.; Rustagi, T.; Rustagi, S.; Kohli, R.

    2011-01-01

    Depression and sleep disorders are more frequent in patients on maintenance hemodialysis (HD) than the general population, and are associated with reduced quality of life and increased mortality risk. The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence of depression, sleep apnea, insomnia in patients on HD as well as depression in their primary caregiver and to correlate these with the demographic profile. A cross-sectional study was conducted among 69 patients on maintenance HD for more t...

  11. Determinants of CPAP Adherence in Hispanics with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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    Montserrat Diaz-Abad; Wissam Chatila; Matthew R. Lammi; Irene Swift; Gilbert E. D’Alonzo; Krachman, Samuel L.

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    Purpose. We hypothesized that socioeconomic factors and a language barrier would impact adherence with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) among Hispanics with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Methods. Patients with OSA who were prescribed CPAP for at least 1 year and completed a questionnaire evaluating demographic data, socioeconomic status, and CPAP knowledge and adherence participated in the study. Results. Seventy-nine patients (26 males; 53 ± 11 yrs; body mass index (BMI) = 45 ± 9 ...

  12. Cephalometric comparison of obstructive sleep apnea patients and healthy controls

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    Gungor, Ahmet Yalcin; Turkkahraman, Hakan; Yilmaz, H. Huseyin; Yariktas, Murat

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    Objective: This study aimed to compare the cephalometric characteristics of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients with those of healthy subjects and to determine possible relationships between cephalometric measurements of OSA patients and control subjects. Methods: Standardized lateral cephalograms of 16 OSA patients and 16 healthy controls were obtained. Airway dimensions and dentofacial parameters were measured using a cephalometric analysis program (Dolphin Imaging Cephalometric and Trac...

  13. Cognitive profile and brain morphological changes in obstructive sleep apnea

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    Torelli, Federico; Moscufo, Nicola; Garreffa, Girolamo; Placidi, Fabio; Romigi, Andrea; Zannino, Silvana; Bozzali, Marco; Fasano, Fabrizio; Giulietti, Giovanni; Djonlagic, Ina; Malhotra, Atul; Marciani, Maria Grazia; Guttmann, Charles RG

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    Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is accompanied by neurocognitive impairment, likely mediated by injury to various brain regions. We evaluated brain morphological changes in patients with OSA and their relationship to neuropsychological and oximetric data. Sixteen patients affected by moderate-severe OSA (age: 55.8±6.7 years, 13 males) and fourteen control subjects (age: 57.6±5.1 years, 9 males) underwent 3.0 Tesla brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and neuropsychological testing evaluating ...

  14. Intention to Exercise in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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    Smith, Simon S.; Doyle, Geoffrey; Pascoe, Thomas; Douglas, James A; Jorgensen, Greg

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    Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common and serious health issue that is strongly associated with excess weight. Exercise may be an effective mechanism for reducing the severity of OSA both in association with, and independent of, reduction in body weight. As such, increased exercise has been suggested as a potential intervention for OSA, particularly for patients with mild to moderate clinical severity. However, it is unknown how ready to engage in exercise patients with OSA are. Self-repo...

  15. Does obstructive sleep apnea associate with atrial fibrillation?

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    TAO Hai-long; LONG De-yong; DONG Jian-zeng; MA Chang-sheng

    2008-01-01

    @@ Obstructive sleep apnea(OSA)is a disorder in which transient obstruction fcomplete or partiall of the airway during sleep causes loud snoring,oxyhemoglobin desaturation and frequent arousal.1-4 OSA has been identified to relate to many cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension,coronary heart disease,heart failure,and cardiac arrhythmia.In this article,we attempt to discuss the association between OSA and atrial fibrillation (AF) while reviewing the recent data on OSA and AF.

  16. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults with Sleep Apnea

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    Oğuztürk, Ömer; Ekici, Mehmet; Çimen, Dilay; Ekici, Aydanur; Senturk, Erol

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    AAttention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common childhood illness. In some patients, this illness may persist into adulthood and an association between ADHD and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) has been found in childhood. However, it is unclear how OSA and ADHD coincide in adulthood. Therefore, to explore the relationship between OSA and adult ADHD the current investigation utilized a clinically-based cross-sectional survey. Subjects consisted of 81 treatment-naïve OSA patients and...

  17. Role of Sleep Apnea and Gastroesophageal Reflux in Severe Asthma.

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    Rogers, Linda

    2016-08-01

    Gastroesophageal reflux and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome are conditions that practitioners have been encouraged to evaluate and treat as part of a comprehensive approach to achieving asthma control. In this review, the author looks at the evidence linking these two conditions as factors that may impact difficult-to-control asthma and looks critically at the evidence suggesting that evaluation and treatment of these conditions when present impacts asthma control. PMID:27401619

  18. CO(2) homeostasis during periodic breathing in obstructive sleep apnea.

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    Berger, K I; Ayappa, I; Sorkin, I B; Norman, R G; Rapoport, D M; Goldring, R M

    2000-01-01

    The contribution of apnea to chronic hypercapnia in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has not been clarified. Using a model (D. M. Rapoport, R. G. Norman, and R. M. Goldring. J. Appl. Physiol. 75: 2302-2309, 1993), we previously illustrated failure of CO(2) homeostasis during periodic breathing resulting from temporal dissociation between ventilation and perfusion ("temporal V/Q mismatch"). This study measures acute kinetics of CO(2) during periodic breathing and addresses interapnea ventilatory compensation for maintenance of CO(2) homeostasis in 11 patients with OSA during daytime sleep (37-171 min). Ventilation and expiratory CO(2) and O(2) fractions were measured on a breath-by-breath basis by means of a tight-fitting full facemask. Calculations included CO(2) excretion, metabolic CO(2) production, and CO(2) balance (metabolic CO(2) production - exhaled CO(2)). CO(2) balance was tabulated for each apnea/hypopnea event-interevent cycle and as a cumulative value during sleep. Cumulative CO(2) balance varied (-3,570 to +1,388 ml). Positive cumulative CO(2) balance occurred in the absence of overall hypoventilation during sleep. For each cycle, positive CO(2) balance occurred despite increased interevent ventilation to rates as high as 45 l/min. This failure of CO(2) homeostasis was dependent on the event-to-interevent duration ratio. The results demonstrate that 1) periodic breathing provides a mechanism for acute hypercapnia in OSA, 2) acute hypercapnia during periodic breathing may occur without a decrease in average minute ventilation, supporting the presence of temporal V/Q mismatch, as predicted from our model, and 3) compensation for CO(2) accumulation during apnea/hypopnea may be limited by the duration of the interevent interval. The relationship of this acute hypercapnia to sustained chronic hypercapnia in OSA remains to be further explored. PMID:10642388

  19. Ophthalmic Diseases in Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

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    Skorin, Leonid; Knutson, Rachel

    2016-08-01

    Symptomatic obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects 2% of women and 4% of men, but the prevalence of asymptomatic OSA is significantly higher. Several ophthalmic conditions are associated with OSA, including floppy eyelid syndrome, glaucoma, nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy, papilledema, keratoconus, and central serous chorioretinopathy. The purpose of this review is to provide primary care physicians with a general knowledge of the signs, symptoms, and management of the ophthalmic diseases associated with OSA. PMID:27455101

  20. Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Kidney Disease: A Potential Bidirectional Relationship?

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    Abuyassin, Bisher; Sharma, Kumar; Ayas, Najib T.; Laher, Ismail

    2015-01-01

    Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with high mortality rates and heavy economic and social burdens. Nearly 10% of the United States population suffer from CKD, with fatal outcomes increased by 16–40 times even before reaching end-stage renal disease. The prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is between 3% and 7% in the general population, and has increased dramatically during the last 2 decades along with increased rates of obesity. However, the prevalence of OSA is much greater...

  1. OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA AND METABOLIC DYSFUNCTION IN POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME

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    Nitsche, Katie; Ehrmann, David A.

    2010-01-01

    Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is an underrecognized, yet significant factor in the pathogenesis of metabolic derangements in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Recent findings suggest that there may be two “subtypes” of PCOS, i.e. PCOS with or without OSA, and these two subtypes may be associated with distinct metabolic and endocrine alterations. PCOS women with OSA may be at much higher risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease than PCOS women without OSA and may benefit from therapeutic i...

  2. Compliance with Positive Airway Pressure Treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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    Kim, Ji Heui; Kwon, Min Su; Song, Hyung Min; Lee, Bong-Jae; Jang, Yong Ju; Chung, Yoo-Sam

    2009-01-01

    Objectives Positive airway pressure (PAP) is considered a standard treatment for moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients. However, compliance with PAP treatment is suboptimal because of several types of discomfort experienced by patients. This study investigated compliance with PAP therapy, and affecting factors for such compliance, in OSA patients. Methods We performed a survey on 69 patients who engaged in PAP therapy between December 2006 and November 2007. After diagnost...

  3. Update on obstructive sleep apnea and its relation to COPD

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    Mieczkowski B; Ezzie ME

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    Brian Mieczkowski, Michael E Ezzie Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH, USA Abstract: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common and preventable lung disease that affects millions of people in the United States. Sleep disorders including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are also common. It is not surprising that many people with COPD also suffer from OSA. This relationship, however, puts peopl...

  4. Correlation between severity of endoscopic findings and apnea-hypopnea index in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease and obstructive sleep apnea

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    P(a)l Demeter; Katalin V(a)rdi Visy; P(a)l Magyar

    2005-01-01

    AIM: To assess the relationship between severity of gastroesophageal reflux disease and apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) as an indicator of the severity of obstructive sleep apnea.METHODS: Data of 57 patients with proven obstructive sleep apnea and gastroesophageal reflux disease were analyzed. Patients were divided into two groups according to severity of the sleep apnea: "mild-moderate" (A)-AHI ≥5-30, n = 27, "severe" (B)-AHI >30, n = 30. All patients underwent apnea monitoring during the night, upper panendoscopy and were asked about typical reflux symptoms.RESULTS: All examined patients in both groups showed a significant overweight and there was a positive correlation between body mass index and the degree of sleep apnea (P = 0.0002). The occurence of erosive reflux disease was significantly higher in "severe" group (P = 0.0001).Using a logistic regression analysis a positive correlation was found between the endoscopic severity of reflux disease and the AHI (P = 0.016). Forty-nine point five percent of the patients experienced the typical symptoms of reflux disease at least three times a week and there was no significant difference between the two groups.CONCLUSION: A positive correlation can be found between the severity of gastroesophageal reflux disease and obstructive sleep apnea.

  5. Obstructive sleep apnea in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients.

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    Lee, Ruth

    2012-02-01

    PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) represent two of the most prevalent chronic respiratory disorders and cardiovascular diseases are major co-morbidities in both. Co-existence of both disorders (overlap syndrome) occurs in 1% of adults and overlap patients have worse nocturnal hypoxemia and hypercapnia than COPD and OSA patients alone. The present review discusses recent data concerning the pathophysiological and clinical significance of the overlap syndrome. RECENT FINDINGS: The severity of obstructive ventilatory impairment and hyperinflation, especially the inspiratory capacity to total lung capacity (TLC) ratio, correlates with the severity of sleep-related breathing disturbances. Early treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) improves survival, reduces hospitalization and pulmonary hypertension, and also reduces hypoxemia. Evidence of systemic inflammation and oxidative stress in COPD and sleep apnea provides insight into potential interactions between both disorders that may predispose to cardiovascular disease. Long-term outcome studies of overlap patients currently underway should provide further evidence of the clinical significance of the overlap syndrome. SUMMARY: Studies of overlap syndrome patients at a clinical, physiological and molecular level should provide insight into disease mechanisms and consequences of COPD and sleep apnea, in addition to identifying potential relationships with cardiovascular disease.

  6. Pure Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome and Erectile Dysfunction

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    Cenk Gürbüz

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate the existence of erectile dysfunction in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS in which the other possible causes of erectile dysfunction were eliminated.Material and Methods: The study group consisted of 24 patients diagnosed as OSAS with polysomnographic evaluation, and 15 non-apneic controls (mean age; 41.0±8.8 and 42.3±7.9 year respectively whose comorbidities which might be associated with erectile dysfunction were excluded. Daytime sleepiness was evaluated by Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS and measurement of erectile function was performed by International Index of Erectile Function.Results: The rate of erectile dysfunction in OSAS and control groups were 54.2% and 33.3% respectively (p=0.204. The difference between mean erectile function scores of patient and control groups was non-significant (26.1±4.5 and 26.3±4.3 respectively, p=0.900. There was no correlation between erectile function scores and apnea hypnoea index (r=-0.140; p=0.395.Conclusion: Findings obtained from this study suggest that the high incidence of erectile dysfunction reported in OSAS patients seems to be related with concomitant comorbidities such as diabetes, atherosclerosis and neuroendocrine disorders rather than sleep apnea.

  7. Predicting performance in competitive apnea diving. Part III: deep diving.

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    Schagatay, Erika

    2011-12-01

    The first of these reviews described the physiological factors defining the limits of static apnea, while the second examined performance in apneic distance swimming. This paper reviews the factors determining performance in depth disciplines, where hydrostatic pressure is added to the stressors associated with apnea duration and physical work. Apneic duration is essential for performance in all disciplines, and is prolonged by any means that increases gas storage or tolerance to asphyxia or reduces metabolic rate. For underwater distance swimming, the main challenge is to restrict metabolism despite the work of swimming, and to redirect blood flow to allow the most vital functions. Here, work economy, local tissue energy and oxygen stores, anaerobic capacity of the muscles, and possibly technical improvements will be essential for further development. In the depth disciplines, direct pressure effects causing barotrauma, the narcotic effects of gases, decompression sickness (DCS) and possibly air embolism during ascent need to be taken into account, as does the risk of hypoxia when the dive cannot be rapidly interrupted before the surface is reached again. While in most deep divers apneic duration is not the main limitation thus far, greater depths may call for exceptionally long apneas and slower ascents to avoid DCS. Narcotic effects may also affect the ultimate depth limit, which the divers currently performing 'constant weight with fins' dives predict to be around 156 metres' sea water. To reach these depths, serious physiological challenges have to be met, technical developments needed and safety procedures developed concomitantly. PMID:22183699

  8. Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and cognitive impairment: effects of CPAP

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    Alessandra Giordano

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS is a sleep disorder characterised by repetitive episodes of upper airway obstruction (apnea or reduced airflow (hypopnoea despite persistent respiratory effort. Apnea is defined as the cessation of breathing for at least 10 seconds during sleep, while hypopnoea is defined as at least 30% reduction in airflow for 10 seconds associated with oxygen desaturation and sleep fragmentation. The presence in the general population is about 4%. The principal symptoms are: excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS, snoring, dry throat, morning headache, night sweats, gastro-esophageal reflux, and increased blood pressure.Long term complications can be: increased cardio-cerebrovascular risk and cognitive impairment such as deficiency in attention, vigilance, visual abilities, thought, speech, perception and short term memory.Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP is currently the best non-invasive therapy for OSAS.CPAP guarantees the opening of upper airways using pulmonary reflexive mechanisms increasing lung volume during exhalation and resistance reduction, decreasing electromyografical muscular activity around airways.The causes of cognitive impairments and their possible reversibility after CPAP treatment have been analysed in numerous studies. The findings, albeit controversial, show that memory, attention and executive functions are the most compromised cognitive functions.The necessity of increasing the patient compliance with ventilotherapy is evident, in order to prevent cognitive deterioration and, when possible, rehabilitate the compromised functions, a difficult task for executive functions.

  9. Follow-up of obstructive sleep apnea in children

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    Emília Leite de Barros

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: the evolution of snoring and OSAS in children is not well established since few studies of patients without surgical treatment have been published. OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the evolution of sleep disordered breathing in children who had not been submitted to upper airway surgery. METHOD: twenty-six children with snoring who had not undergone upper airway surgery were evaluated prospectively. Patients were evaluated by full physical examination and nocturnal polysomnography, after which they were divided into 2 groups: apnea (16 children and snoring (10 children. After 6 months following the initial evaluation, patients were submitted to a new nocturnal polysomnography, and all data were compared to those of the first examination. RESULTS: the groups did not show any differences regarding age, weight, height and airway physical examination. After 6 months of follow-up, the apnea index did not change, but the respiratory disturbance index increased in the snoring group and the number of hypopneas decreased in the group apnea. CONCLUSION: there was an increase in the percentage of N1 sleep stage and the respiratory disturbance index in the patients with primary snore. The AHI did not show significant alteration in both groups, but the number of hypopneas decreased in patients with SAOS.

  10. Fasting improves static apnea performance in elite divers without enhanced risk of syncope.

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    Schagatay, Erika; Lodin-Sundström, Angelica

    2014-01-01

    In competitive apnea divers, the nutritional demands may be essentially different from those of, for example, endurance athletes, where energy resources need to be maximised for successful performance. In competitive apnea, the goal is instead to limit metabolism, as the length of the sustainable apneic period will depend to a great extent on minimising oxygen consumption. Many but not all elite divers fast before performing static apnea in competition. This may increase oxygen consumption as mainly lipid stores are metabolised but could also have beneficial effects on apneic duration. Our aim was to determine the effect of over-night fasting on apnea performance. Six female and seven male divers performed a series of three apneas after eating and fasting, respectively. The series consisted of two 2-min apneas spaced by 3 min rest and, after 5 min rest, one maximal effort apnea. Apneas were performed at supine rest and preceded by normal respiration and maximal inspiration. Mean (± SD) time since eating was 13 h (± 2 h 43 min) for the fasting and 1 h 34 min (± 33 min) for the eating condition (P eating (Peating and ETCO2 was lower in the fasting condition (P eating conditions (P eating (P eating (P < 0.01). The 22% longer apnea duration after fasting with analogous end apnea SaO2 levels suggests that fasting is beneficial for static apnea performance in elite divers, likely via metabolism-limiting mechanisms. The oxygen-conserving effect of the more pronounced diving response and possibly other metabolism-limiting mechanisms related to fasting apparently outweigh the enhanced oxygen consumption caused by lipid metabolism. PMID:24444200

  11. Association of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome and Buerger's Disease: a Pilot Study

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    Gholam Hosein Kazemzadeh

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available In this study we evaluated the incidence and severity of obstructive sleep apnea and Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in patients with thromboangiitis obliterans for reduction of crisis. In 40 patients with Buerger's disease daily sleepiness and risk of Obstructive sleep apnea were evaluated using the Epworth sleeping scale (ESS and the Stop-Bang score. An Apnea-link device was used for evaluation of chest motion, peripheral oxygenation, and nasal airflow during night-time sleep. The apnea/hypopnea index (AHI and respiratory tdisurbance index were used for Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome diagnosis. All subjects were cigarette smokers and 80% were opium addicted. The prevalence of Obstructive sleep apnea (AHI>5 was 80%, but incidence of Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (AHI>5 + ESS≥10 was 5% (2/40. There was no association between duration or frequency of hospitalization and Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (P=0.74 and 0.86, respectively. In addition, no correlation between ESS and Stop-Bang scores and AHI was observed (P=0.58 and 0.41, respectively. There was an inverse correlation between smoking rate and AHI (P=0.032, r = −0.48. We did not find an association between Buerger's disease and Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Although the AHI was high (80% and daily sleepiness was low. The negative correlation of smoking with AHI and on the other hand daily napping in addiction may be caused by the absence of a clear relationship between Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and Buerger's disease.

  12. Clinical Practice Guidelines for Severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Guía de práctica clínica para el tratamiento de la enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica grave.

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    Inti Santana Carballosa

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Clinical Practice Guidelines for Severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. This concept includes simple chronic bronchitis, asthmatic bronchitis, chronic obstructive bronchitis, and pulmonary emphysema; although this two last are the most commonly included. Risk factors, classification and treatment are commented, stressing the strategy of mechanical ventilation and the indications for mechanical invasive and no invasive ventilation. It includes assessment guidelines focused on the most important aspects to be accomplished.Guía de práctica clínica para el tratamiento de la enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica grave. Término que encierra a la bronquitis crónica simple, bronquitis asmática, bronquitis obstructiva crónica y enfisema pulmonar; aunque son las dos últimas las más comúnmente incluidas. Se comentan los factores de riesgo, clasificación y tratamiento con énfasis en la estrategia de ventilación mecánica, así como las indicaciones de ventilación mecánica invasiva y no invasiva. Concluye con su guía de evaluación, enfocada en los aspectos más importantes a cumplir.

  13. Is the severity of obstructive sleep apnea or the magnitude of respiratory effort associated with gastroesophageal reflux?

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    Levent Ozturk; Zerrin Pelin

    2005-01-01

    @@ TO THE EDITOR In a tecent issue of World Journal of Gastroenterology,Demeter et al.[1],reported that in patients having both gastro-esophageal reflux disease(GERD)and obstructive sleep apnea(OSA),there was a positive correlation between endoscopic findings of GERD and the number of apneas and hypopneas per hour,namely apnea hypopnea index.

  14. Quality of life in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: Relationship with daytime sleepiness, sleep quality, depression, and apnea severity.

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    Lee, Wonhee; Lee, Sang-Ahm; Ryu, Han Uk; Chung, Yoo-Sam; Kim, Woo Sung

    2016-02-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate the relative contributions of daytime sleepiness, sleep quality, depression, and apnea severity to mental and physical quality of life (QoL) in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients. This was a cross-sectional study. Participants were adults diagnosed with OSA. Medical Outcomes Study-Short Form 36 (SF-36), Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), Medical Outcomes Study-Sleep Scale, and Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) were used. The factors predicting the physical and mental QoL were evaluated using multiple linear regression analysis. Seven hundred ninety three OSA patients participated in the study. The average age was 48.9 years (SD = 11.7 years). The mean apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) was 29.5 hour(-1) (SD = 20.6 hour(-1)). The SF-36 scores were 72.6 (SD = 18.5). The BDI, sleep quality, and age were related to both mental and physical QoL. However, ESS, minimal arterial oxygen saturation, gender, and body mass index were associated with the physical but not mental QoL. The BDI was the strongest predictor of both physical and mental QoL. AHI was related to neither physical nor mental QoL. The potential factors affecting QoL are different between physical and mental dimensions of QoL. Depressive mood was the strongest predictor of both the physical and mental QoL. PMID:26396158

  15. Respuesta ventilatoria al ejercicio post-entrenamiento de miembros superiores en la enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica

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    Martín Sívori

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Está poco estudiada la modificación de la respuesta ventilatoria al ejercicio de miembros superiores (MS post-entrenamiento en la EPOC. Se realizó un estudio prospectivo, aleatorio y controlado en pacientes con EPOC, entrenando un grupo los miembros inferiores (GC y otro adicionalmente los MS (GM. Se comparó la respuesta ventilatoria al ejercicio de MS pre y post-entrenamiento. Se estudiaron 43 pacientes, 84% varones, estadio GOLD II (moderado 6 (14%, GOLD III (grave 15 (35% y GOLD IV (muy grave 22 (51%. Veintiocho pacientes completaron el estudio. Post-entrenamiento: se observó en el grupo GM (N = 14 incrementos del V T isotiempo (p < 0.0001 y del % de capacidad inspiratoria (CI isotiempo (8.8%, p = 0.001, mayores Ti isotiempo (29.3%, p = 0.022 y Ti/Tot isotiempo (37.4%, p = 0.0004 al ejercicio de MS. Se redujo el Te isotiempo (26%, p = 0.009. La CI isotiempo se incrementó (p = 0.01. Post-entrenamiento: en el grupo GC (N = 14 se incrementó el V T/Ti isotiempo (66.86%, p = 0.0005, y disminuyeron el Ti isotiempo (27.9%, p = 0.015 y el Ti/Tot isotiempo (22.74%, p = 0.00016 al ejercicio de MS. Se observó correlación moderada entre la Δ de frecuencia respiratoria y la Δ de CI al ejercicio de MS, post-entrenamiento solo para el grupo GM (r = -0.53, p< 0.001. Comparando ambos grupos en la respuesta al ejercicio de MS, se observó en el grupo GM, reducción del Te isotiempo (p = 0.049 y del V T/Ti (p = 0.0015, mayores Ti isotiempo (p = 0.0019, Ti/tot isotiempo (p = 0.000076 y CI (% predictivo, p = 0.01. El entrenamiento de MS modificó la respuesta ventilatoria, y también redujo el atrapamiento aéreo que se generó por el ejercicio de MS en la EPOC.

  16. Evaluación del gradiente intraventricular durante ejercicio en pacientes con miocardiopatía hipertrófica no obstructiva

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    Luis Romero T.

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Habitualmente el gradiente intraventricular en pacientes con miocardiopatía hipertrófica se estima en condiciones de reposo. En este estudio se evaluó el comportamiento de este gradiente durante ejercicio físico. Secundariamente se observó la respuesta de la presión arterial y la tolerancia al ejercicio. Material y Métodos: Se eligieron pacientes con diagnóstico ecocardiográfico de miocardiopatía hipertrófica en quienes no se encontró gradiente intraventricular significativo (25 mmHg en reposo. A todos se les practicó una prueba máxima de esfuerzo programado (protocolo de Bruce. En el post-esfuerzo inmediato se volvió a estimar el gradiente intraventricular por ultrasonido doppler. Resultados: Se reclutaron 12 pacientes (6 hombres con edad promedio de 45.4 años (31-60 todos sin gradiente intraventricular significativo en reposo (promedio 7 mmHg y presión arterial basal promedio 117.91/72.5 mmHg. El tiempo promedio de ejercicio en el grupo fue 8.3 minutos, el gradiente intraventricular promedio al máximo esfuerzo fue 14.41 mmHg y la presión arterial promedio al esfuerzo máximo fue 140.91/76.66 mmHg. Tres pacientes presentaron falta de incremento normal de la presión arterial con ejercicio. Conclusión: En los pacientes con miocardiopatía hipertrófica sin gradiente intraventricular significativo estimado en reposo, no se observó mayor incremento de éste con ejercicio, sin embargo, algunos de ellos presentaron falta de incremento sistólico normal de la presión arterial lo que los incluyó en el grupo de alto riesgo. En general, la tolerancia al ejercicio fué baja.Introduction: The intraventricular gradient in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, is usually assessed under resting conditions. In the present study we evaluated it during exercise, blood pressure response and functional capacity in this population. Materials and methods: Patients were eligible if they had an echocardiographic diagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and no significant intraventricular gradient (25 mmHg. Every patient underwent a maximal physical stress test (Bruce protocol. The intraventricular gradient was again measured in the immediate post-exercise period using Doppler ultrasound. Results: We studied 12 patients (6 male and 6 females with a mean age of 45.4 (31-60 all of them with no significant intraventricular gradient (mean 7 mmHg and mean rest blood pressure 117 .91/72.5 mmHg. Their mean time of exercise was 8.3 minutes, their mean intraventricular gradient at maximal exercise was 14.41 mmHg and their mean maximal exercise blood pressure was 140.91/76.66 mmHg. Three patients had not a normal rise in blood pressure with exercise. Conclusion: Patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and a non significant intraventricular gradient under resting conditions, did not show a significant increase of this, with exercise. However, some patients did not show an elevation of their normal systolic blood pressure which makes them part of a high risk population. In general, their functional capacity was low.

  17. Doença pulmonar obstrutiva crônica e fatores associados em São Paulo, SP, 2008-2009 Enfermedad Pulmonar Obstructiva Crónica y factores asociados en Sao Paulo, Sureste de Brasil, 2008-2009 Prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and risk factors in São Paulo, Brazil, 2008-2009

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    2011-10-01

    conglomerados en dos fases (sectores censitarios y domicilios. Se realizó regresión múltiple de Poisson en el análisis ajustado. RESULTADOS: De los entrevistados, 4,2% (IC95% 3,1;5,4 mencionaron enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica. Posterior al análisis ajustado, se identificaron los siguientes factores independientemente asociados con el agravio: número de cigarros fumados en la vida (>1500/ninguno RP=3,85 (IC95% 1,87;7,94, cansarse con facilidad (si/no RP=2,61 (IC95% 1,39;4,90, edad (60 a 69 años/50 a 59 años RP=3,27 (IC95% 1,01;11,24, edad (70 años y más/50 a 59 años RP=4,29 (IC95% 1,30;14,29, problemas de salud en los últimos 15 días (si/no RP=1,31 (IC95% 1,02;1,77 y actividad física en el tiempo de ocio (si/no RP=0,57 (IC95% 0,26;0,97. CONCLUSIONES: La prevalencia de la enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica es elevada y está asociada al uso del tabaco y edad por encima de 60 años. Los problemas de salud frecuentes y reducción de la actividad física en el tiempo de ocio pueden ser considerados consecuencias de dicha enfermedad.OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and related risk factors. METHODS: A population-based cross-sectional study with 1,441 individuals of both sexes aged 40 years or more was conducted in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, between 2008 and 2009. A two-stage (census tract, household cluster random sampling stratified by sex and age was used and data was collected through home interviews. Multiple Poisson regression was used in the adjusted analysis. RESULTS: Of all respondents, 4.2% (95%CI: 3.1;5.4 reported chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. After adjustment the following factors were found independently associated with self-reported chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: number of cigarettes smoked in their lifetime (>1,500 vs. none (PR=3.85; 95%CI: 1.87;7.94; easily fatigued (yes vs. no (PR=2.61; 95%CI: 1.39;4.90; age (60;69 vs. 50;59 (PR 3.27; 95%CI: 1.01;11.24; age (70 and over vs

  18. Circulating KL-6, a Biomarker of Lung Injury, in Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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    Lederer, David J.; Jelic, Sanja; Basner, Robert C.; Ishizaka, Akitoshi; Bhattacharya, Jahar

    2009-01-01

    In obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), oxidative stress contributes to endothelial dysfunction in the peripheral circulation. In the lung, oxidative stress can lead to alveolar injury. We hypothesized that patients with obstructive sleep apnea would have biomarker evidence of increased alveolar wall permeability.

  19. Making Sense of Oxidative Stress in Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Mediator or Distracter in Brain Injury?

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    SigridVeasey

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Obstructive sleep apnea is increasingly recognized as an important contributor to cognitive impairment, metabolic derangements and cardiovascular disease and mortality. Identifying the mechanisms by which this prevalent disorder influences health outcomes is now of utmost importance. As the prevalence of this disorder steadily increases, therapies are needed to prevent or reverse sleep apnea morbidities now more than ever before. Oxidative stress is implicated in cardiovascular morbidities of sleep apnea. What role oxidative stress plays in neural injury and cognitive impairments has been difficult to understand without readily accessible tissue to biopsy in persons with and without sleep apnea. An improved understanding of the role oxidative stress plays in neural injury in sleep apnea may be developed by integrating information gained examining neural tissue in animal models of sleep apnea with key features of redox biochemistry and clinical sleep apnea studies where extra-neuronal oxidative stress characterizations have been performed. Collectively, this information sets the stage for developing and testing novel therapeutic approaches to treat and prevent, not only central nervous system injury and dysfunction in sleep apnea, but also the cardiovascular and potentially metabolic conditions associated with this prevalent, disabling disorder.

  20. Apnea and infection in neonates : Mediatory role of interleukin-1Beta and prostaglandin E2

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    Olsson Hofstetter, Annika

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    The breathing pattern of infants, particularly preterm infants, is often irregular or periodic and is frequently interrupted by apnea The latter represents a major concern in haematology, yet much remains unknown about its incidence, appearance, and pathophysiology. This thesis further characterizes cardiorespiratory activity in preterm infants during postnatal development and investigates the association between infection and apnea in neonates, focusing on the mediatory rol...

  1. Association of obstructive sleep apnea severity with exercise capacity and health-related quality of life

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    Katrina L Butner

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Current research is inconclusive as to whether obstructive sleep apnea severity directly limits exercise capacity and lowers health-related quality of life (HRQoL. Aims: The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of obstructive sleep apnea severity with determinants of exercise capacity and HRQoL. Subjects and Methods: Subjects were evaluated by home somnography and classified as no obstructive sleep apnea ( n = 43 or as having mild ( n = 27, moderate or severe obstructive sleep apnea ( n = 21. Exercise capacity was assessed by a ramping cycle ergometer test, and HRQoL was assessed with the SF-36 questionnaire. Results: Greater obstructive sleep apnea severity was associated with older age, higher body weight, higher body mass index, lower peak aerobic capacity, a higher percentage of peak aerobic capacity at a submaximal exercise intensity of 55 watts, and lower physical component summary score from the SF-36. None of these variables were statistically different among obstructive sleep apnea severity groups after controlling for age and body weight. Obstructive sleep apnea severity was not associated with any cardiorespiratory fitness or HRQoL parameter. Conclusions: Obstructive sleep apnea severity has no independent association with exercise capacity or HRQoL.

  2. Dynamics of Snoring Sounds and Its Connection with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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    Alencar, Adriano M; Oliveira, Carolina Beatriz; Vieira, Andre P; Moriya, Henrique T; Lorenzi-Filho, Geraldo

    2012-01-01

    Snoring is extremely common in the general population and when irregular may indicate the presence of obstructive sleep apnea. We analyze the overnight sequence of wave packets --- the snore sound --- recorded during full polysomnography in patients referred to the sleep laboratory due to suspected obstructive sleep apnea. We hypothesize that irregular snore, with duration in the range between 10 and 100 seconds, correlates with respiratory obstructive events. We find that the number of irregular snores --- easily accessible, and quantified by what we call the snore time interval index (STII) --- is in good agreement with the well-known apnea-hypopnea index, which expresses the severity of obstructive sleep apnea and is extracted only from polysomnography. In addition, the Hurst analysis of the snore sound itself, which calculates the fluctuations in the signal as a function of time interval, is used to build a classifier that is able to distinguish between patients with no or mild apnea and patients with mod...

  3. Cardiac sympathetic modulation in response to apneas/hypopneas through heart rate variability analysis.

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    Florian Chouchou

    Full Text Available Autonomic dysfunction is recognized to contribute to cardiovascular consequences in obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS patients who present predominant cardiovascular sympathetic activity that persists during wakefulness. Here, we examined 1 the factors that influence sympathetic cardiac modulation in response to apneas/hypopneas; and 2 the influence of autonomic activity during apneas/hypopneas on CA. Sixteen OSAHS patients underwent in-hospital polysomnography. RR interval (RR and RR spectral analysis using wavelet transform were used to study parasympathetic (high frequency power: HF(WV and sympathetic (low frequency power: LF(WV and LF(WV/HF(WV ratio activity before and after apnea/hypopnea termination. Autonomic cardiac modulations were compared according to sleep stage, apnea/hypopnea type and duration, arterial oxygen saturation, and presence of CA. At apnea/hypopnea termination, RR decreased (p<0.001 while LF(WV (p = 0.001 and LF(WV/HF(WV ratio (p = 0.001 increased. Only RR and LF(WV/HF(WV ratio changes were higher when apneas/hypopneas produced CA (p = 0.030 and p = 0.035, respectively or deep hypoxia (p = 0.023 and p = 0.046, respectively. Multivariate statistical analysis showed that elevated LF(WV (p = 0.006 and LF(WV/HF(WV ratio (p = 0.029 during apneas/hypopneas were independently related to higher CA occurrence. Both the arousal and hypoxia processes may contribute to sympathetic cardiovascular overactivity by recurrent cardiac sympathetic modulation in response to apneas/hypopneas. Sympathetic overactivity also may play an important role in the acute central response to apneas/hypopneas, and in the sleep fragmentation.

  4. Supine sleep and positional sleep apnea after acute ischemic stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage

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    Millene R. Camilo

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: Obstructive sleep apnea is frequent during the acute phase of stroke, and it is associated with poorer outcomes. A well-established relationship between supine sleep and obstructive sleep apnea severity exists in non-stroke patients. This study investigated the frequency of supine sleep and positional obstructive sleep apnea in patients with ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke. METHODS: Patients who suffered their first acute stroke, either ischemic or hemorrhagic, were subjected to a full polysomnography, including the continuous monitoring of sleep positions, during the first night after symptom onset. Obstructive sleep apnea severity was measured using the apnea-hypopnea index, and the NIHSS measured stroke severity. RESULTS: We prospectively studied 66 stroke patients. The mean age was 57.6±11.5 years, and the mean body mass index was 26.5±4.9. Obstructive sleep apnea (apnea-hypopnea index >5 was present in 78.8% of patients, and the mean apnea-hypopnea index was 29.7±26.6. The majority of subjects (66.7% spent the entire sleep time in a supine position, and positional obstructive sleep apnea was clearly present in the other 23.1% of cases. A positive correlation was observed between the NIHSS and sleep time in the supine position (r s = 0.5; p<0.001. CONCLUSIONS: Prolonged supine positioning during sleep was highly frequent after stroke, and it was related to stroke severity. Positional sleep apnea was observed in one quarter of stroke patients, which was likely underestimated during the acute phase of stroke. The adequate positioning of patients during sleep during the acute phase of stroke may decrease obstructive respiratory events, regardless of the stroke subtype.

  5. Indication of CPAP in Patients with Suspected Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Based on Clinical Parameters and a Novel Two-Channel Recording Device (ApneaLink): A Pilot Study

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    Carlos Alberto Nigro; Eduardo Dibur; Sofía Grandval; Facundo Nogueira

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    Objective. To evaluate the accuracy and reliability of the medical decision based on the results of the hand scoring from a two-channel recording device (ApneaLink) plus clinical data for the prescription of a CPAP assay in patients with suspected OSA. Methods. 39 subjects were assessed in the sleep laboratory with polysomnography and ApneaLink. The patients completed the Epworth sleepiness scale and a clinical history. Two blinded independent observers decided to prescribe CPAP according to ...

  6. Sleep Apnea Clinical Score, Berlin Questionnaire, or Epworth Sleepiness Scale: which is the best obstructive sleep apnea predictor in patients with COPD?

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    Anamelia Costa Faria, Cláudia Henrique da Costa, Rogério Rufino Cardiopulmonology Department, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil Introduction: The Sleep Apnea Clinical Score (SACS) and the Berlin Questionnaire (BQ) are used to predict the likelihood of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) is used to assess daytime sleepiness, a common OSA symptom. These clinical tools help prioritize individuals with the most severe illne...

  7. Case Study on the Impact of Treating Sleep Apnea in Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers: Sleep Apnea Programs from Two Leading U.S. Carriers and Focus Group Findings

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    Mabry, J. Erin; Baker, Stephanie Ann; Hickman, Jeffrey S.; Hanowski, Richard J.

    2012-01-01

    Approximately one in four commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers in the U.S. are estimated to possess mild or higher levels of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the most common sleep-breathing disorder that is associated with significant medical consequences (including cardiovascular disease and diabetes). A major symptom of sleep apnea is excessive daytime sleepiness, which is highly correlated to impaired driving performance and may result in an increased risk of being in traffic--or work-rela...

  8. Redução da prevalência de apneia central em pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca sob uso de betabloqueador Reducción de la prevalencia de apnea central en pacientes con insuficiencia cardiaca bajo uso de betabloqueante Reduction of central sleep apnea in heart failure patients with beta-blockers therapy

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    Christiano Pereira Silva

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: As apneias do sono são doenças frequentes em portadores de insuficiência cardíaca (IC. Estimativas da era pré-betabloqueador (BB apontam para uma prevalência de 45% de apneias centrais nestes pacientes. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a influência dos BB na prevalência das apneias centrais e sua interferência na qualidade do sono e de vida de portadores de IC. MÉTODOS: 65 pacientes portadores de IC foram submetidos a polissonografia diagnóstica.Os resultados da polissonografia foram avaliados de acordo com o uso ou não de BB. No dia do exame os pacientes responderam ao questionário de Minessota para qualidade de vida com IC. Após 6 e 12 meses da data da polissonografia, houve contato telefônico com todos os pacientes, para a repetição do questionário de Minessota. RESULTADOS: A prevalência de apneia do sono (IAH > 15/h foi de 46,1% na população total, porém a apneia central foi identificada em apenas 18,4% dos pacientes. O uso de BB, em análise multivariada, foi o único preditor de ocorrência de menor índice de apneia e hipopneia (IAH central (p=0,002, maior saturação (p=0,02 e menor dessaturação média de oxigênio (p=0,03. Além disso, o uso de BB foi preditor de melhor qualidade de vida após 6 e 12 meses (p=0,002 e 0,001 respectivamente e de menor número de hospitalizações nestes períodos (p=0,001 e p=0,05 respectivamente. CONCLUSÃO: O uso de BB reduziu a incidência de apneia central na população total, se compararmos com os dados da literatura. Além disto, os BB melhoraram parâmetros da qualidade do sono e de vida de portadores de IC.FUNDAMENTO: Las apneas del sueño son enfermedades frecuentes en portadores de insuficiencia cardiaca (IC. Una estimación de la era pre betabloqueante (BB señala hacia una prevalencia del 45% de apneas centrales en estos pacientes. OBJETIVO: Evaluar la influencia de los BB en la prevalencia de las apneas centrales y su interferencia en la calidad del sueño y de vida de

  9. Comorbidities Associated with Obstructive Sleep Apnea: a Retrospective Study

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    Pinto, José Antonio; Ribeiro, Davi Knoll; Cavallini, Andre Freitas da Silva; Duarte, Caue; Freitas, Gabriel Santos

    2016-01-01

    Introduction Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is characterized by partial or complete recurrent upper airway obstruction during sleep. OSA brings many adverse consequences, such as hypertension, obesity, diabetes mellitus, cardiac and encephalic alterations, behavioral, among others, resulting in a significant source of public health care by generating a high financial and social impact. The importance of this assessment proves to be useful, because the incidence of patients with comorbidities associated with AOS has been increasing consistently and presents significant influence in natural disease history. Objective The objective of this study is to assess major comorbidities associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and prevalence in a group of patients diagnosed clinically and polysomnographically with OSA. Methods This is a retrospective study of 100 charts from patients previously diagnosed with OSA in our service between October 2010 and January 2013. Results We evaluated 100 patients with OSA (84 men and 16 women) with a mean age of 50.05 years (range 19–75 years). The prevalence of comorbidities were hypertension (39%), obesity (34%), depression (19%), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) (18%), diabetes mellitus (15%), hypercholesterolemia (10%), asthma (4%), and no comorbidities (33%). Comorbidities occurred in 56.2% patients diagnosed with mild OSA, 67.6% with moderate OSA, and 70% of patients with severe OSA. Conclusion According to the current literature data and the values obtained in our paper, we can correlate through expressive values obesity with OSA and their apnea hypopnea index (AHI) values. However, despite significant prevalence of OSA with other comorbidities, our study could not render expressive significance values able to justify their correlations. PMID:27096019

  10. Prevalence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Patients with Chronic Wounds

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    Patt, Brian T.; Jarjoura, David; Lambert, Lynn; Roy, Sashwati; Gordillo, Gayle; Schlanger, Richard; Sen, Chandan K.; Khayat, Rami N.

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    Study Objectives: Chronic non-healing wounds are a major human and economic burden. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is prevalent in patients with obesity, diabetes, aging, and cardiovascular disease, all of which are risk factors for chronic wounds. We hypothesized that OSA would have more prevalence in patients of a wound center than the general middle-aged population. Methods: Consecutive patients of the Ohio State University Comprehensive Wound Center (CWC) were surveyed with the Berlin and Epworth questionnaires. In the second stage of the protocol, 50 consecutive unselected CWC patients with lower extremity wounds underwent home sleep studies. Results: In 249 patients of the CWC who underwent the survey study, OSA had been previously diagnosed in only 22%. The prevalence of high-risk status based on questionnaires for OSA was 46% (95% CI 40%, 52%). In the 50 patients who underwent home sleep studies, and using an apnea hypopnea index of 15 events per hour, the prevalence of OSA was 57% (95% CI 42%, 71%). There was no difference between the Berlin questionnaire score and weight between patients with OSA and those without. Conclusions: The prevalence of OSA in patients with chronic wounds exceeds the estimated prevalence of OSA in the general middle aged population. This study identifies a previously unrecognized population with high risk for OSA. Commonly used questionnaires were not sufficiently sensitive for the detection of high risk status for OSA in this patient population. Citation: Patt BT; Jarjoura D; Lambert L; Roy S; Gordillo G; Schlanger R; Sen CK; Khayat RN. Prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea in patients with chronic wounds. J Clin Sleep Med 2010;6(6):541-544. PMID:21206743

  11. Comorbidities Associated with Obstructive Sleep Apnea: a Retrospective Study.

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    Pinto, José Antonio; Ribeiro, Davi Knoll; Cavallini, Andre Freitas da Silva; Duarte, Caue; Freitas, Gabriel Santos

    2016-04-01

    Introduction Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is characterized by partial or complete recurrent upper airway obstruction during sleep. OSA brings many adverse consequences, such as hypertension, obesity, diabetes mellitus, cardiac and encephalic alterations, behavioral, among others, resulting in a significant source of public health care by generating a high financial and social impact. The importance of this assessment proves to be useful, because the incidence of patients with comorbidities associated with AOS has been increasing consistently and presents significant influence in natural disease history. Objective The objective of this study is to assess major comorbidities associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and prevalence in a group of patients diagnosed clinically and polysomnographically with OSA. Methods This is a retrospective study of 100 charts from patients previously diagnosed with OSA in our service between October 2010 and January 2013. Results We evaluated 100 patients with OSA (84 men and 16 women) with a mean age of 50.05 years (range 19-75 years). The prevalence of comorbidities were hypertension (39%), obesity (34%), depression (19%), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) (18%), diabetes mellitus (15%), hypercholesterolemia (10%), asthma (4%), and no comorbidities (33%). Comorbidities occurred in 56.2% patients diagnosed with mild OSA, 67.6% with moderate OSA, and 70% of patients with severe OSA. Conclusion According to the current literature data and the values obtained in our paper, we can correlate through expressive values obesity with OSA and their apnea hypopnea index (AHI) values. However, despite significant prevalence of OSA with other comorbidities, our study could not render expressive significance values able to justify their correlations. PMID:27096019

  12. Cognition and biomarkers of oxidative stress in obstructive sleep apnea

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    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate neuropsychological performance and biomarkers of oxidative stress in patients with obstructive sleep apnea and the relationships between these factors. METHODS: This was an observational, cross-sectional study of 14 patients (36.0±6.5 years old with obstructive sleep apnea and 13 controls (37.3±6.9 years old. All of the participants were clinically evaluated and underwent full-night polysomnography as well as neuropsychological tests. Blood samples were used to assay superoxide dismutase, catalase, glutathione and homocysteine, as well as vitamins E, C, B11 and B12. RESULTS: The patients performed poorly relative to the controls on several neuropsychological tests, such as the attention test and tests of long-term memory and working memory/executive function. They also had lower levels of vitamin E (p<0.006, superoxide dismutase (p<0.001 and vitamin B11 (p<0.001, as well as higher concentrations of homocysteine (p<0.02. Serum concentrations of vitamin C, catalase, glutathione and vitamin B12 were unaltered. Vitamin E levels were related to performance in the backward digit span task (F = 15.9; p = 0.002 and this correlation remained after controlling for age and body mass index (F = 6.3, p = 0.01. A relationship between superoxide dismutase concentrations and executive non-perseveration errors in the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (F = 7.9; p = 0.01 was also observed. CONCLUSIONS: Decreased levels of antioxidants and lower performance on the neuropsychological tasks were observed in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. This study suggests that an imbalance between antioxidants and pro-oxidants may contribute to neuropsychological alterations in this patient population.

  13. Co-morbidities associated with obstructive sleep apnea

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    Full Text Available There are many co-morbid conditions that are associated with obstructive sleep apnea(OSA. Though a causative relationship between OSA and some of the co-morbiditiesis well established or strongly associated, many risk factors of OSA (age, male genderand obesity are also known risk factors especially for cardiovascular diseases. Otherimportant co-morbid conditions associated with OSA are neurocognitive dysfunctionand, erectile dysfunction. Recently there are reports that ocular manifestations areassociated with OSA. It is expected that more co-morbidities will be reported in OSA asthe research in this area progresses.Key words: Co-morbidities in OSA, Hypertension, Cardiac arrhythmias, Stoke,Erectile dysfunction

  14. Novel Surgical Approaches for the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

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    Soose, Ryan J

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    Novel approaches to upper airway anatomic phenotyping, more reconstructive upper airway surgical techniques, and new implantable hypoglossal neurostimulation technology have very favorable potential to improve symptoms and quality-of-life measures, to reduce obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) disease severity and associated cardiovascular risk, and to serve as an adjunct to continuous positive airway pressure, oral appliances, and other forms of OSA medical therapy. Successful surgical therapy depends critically on accurate diagnosis, skillful knowledge and examination of the upper airway anatomy, proper procedure selection, and proficient technical application. PMID:27236056

  15. Copeptin: a new predictor for severe obstructive sleep apnea

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    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Halit Çinarka,1 Servet Kayhan,1 Mevlüt Karataş,1 Asiye Yavuz,1 Aziz Gümüş,1 Songül Özyurt,1 Medine Cumhur Cüre,2 Ünal Şahin1 1Department of Chest Diseases, 2Department of Biochemistry, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University, Rize, Turkey Introduction: Copeptin which is the C-terminal fragment of antidiuretic hormone (ADH, is a biomarker that has been reported to be increased in various cardiovascular disorders, cerebrovascular diseases and associated with prognosis. Patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS have a tendency to develop coronary and cerebral atherosclerotic diseases. Objectives: The aim of the present study was to study copeptin levels in patients with obstructive sleep apnea and in a control group in order to determine whether copeptin could be used as a biomarker predicting the severity of OSAS and possible complications in this group. Methods: A total of 116 patients with OSAS, diagnosed by polysomnography, and 27 controls were included in the study. Blood samples were collected after overnight fasting, and copeptin levels were measured with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Results: Copeptin levels were significantly higher in the OSAS group compared to control group (2,156±502; 1,845±500 pg/mL, respectively, P=0.004. Mean copeptin level of the patients having apnea-hypopnea index (AHI ≥30 was significantly higher than that of the patients having AHI <30 (2,392±415; 2,017±500 pg/mL, respectively, P<0.001. A multivariate regression analysis showed that copeptin level, (hazard ratio: 1.58; 95% confidence interval: 1.09–2.30 was a predictor of severe OSAS (P=0.016. Copeptin levels showed significant positive correlation with AHI (r=0.32; P<0.001, desaturation index (r=0.23; P=0.012, arousal index (r=0.24; P=0.010 and CRP (r=0.26; P=0.011 respectively. Conclusion: Copeptin levels are high in OSAS patients and copeptin is a potential marker for identifying patients with a high risk of early cardiovascular

  16. Diagnosis and Treatment of Insomnia Comorbid with Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

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    Lack, Leon; Sweetman, Alexander

    2016-09-01

    Insomnia is often comorbid with obstructive sleep apnea. It reduces positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy acceptance and adherence. Comorbid patients show greater daytime impairments and poorer health outcomes. The insomnia often goes undiagnosed, undertreated, or untreated. Pharmacotherapy is not recommended for long-term treatment. Although care should be taken administering behavioral therapies to patients with elevated sleepiness, cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia (CBTi) is an effective and durable nondrug therapy that reduces symptoms and may increase the effectiveness of PAP therapy. Sleep clinics should be alert to comorbid insomnia and provide adequate diagnostic tools and clinicians with CBTi expertise. PMID:27542883

  17. An Odontoid Fracture Causing Apnea, Cardiac Instability, and Quadriplegia

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    Christian A. Bowers

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Odontoid fractures are typically associated with low rates of acute neurologic deficit and morbidity/mortality in nonelderly patients. In the patient in this case, traumatic injury triggered by a syncopal event led to a combined C1-C2 fracture and a fatal spinal cord injury with apnea, quadriplegia, and cardiovascular instability. We briefly review the anatomical basis for the pathophysiology of cardiac dysfunction following high-cervical spine injury and present an example of a worst-case scenario.

  18. The Prevalence and Natural History of Complex Sleep Apnea

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    Javaheri, Shahrokh; Smith, Jason; Chung, Eugene

    2009-01-01

    Rationale: Central sleep apnea (CSA) may occasionally occur in patients with obstructive sleep apnea during titration with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device. Objectives: To determine the prevalence and the natural history of CPAP-emergent CSA. Methods: This is a retrospective study of 1286 patients with a diagnosis of OSA who underwent titration with a positive airway device during a 1-year period. Patients were seen in consultation and underwent full-night attended polysomnography followed by full-night attended CPAP titration. Four weeks after CPAP therapy, patients returned to the clinic for follow-up, and objective adherence to CPAP was recorded. In patients who had CSA on CPAP, a second full-night attended CPAP titration was recommended. Results: Eighty-four of the 1286 patients developed a central apnea index (CAI) of 5 or greater per hour while on CPAP. The incidence of CSA varied from 3% to 10% monthly, with an overall incidence of 6.5%. Forty--two of the 84 patients returned for a second CPAP titration. In 33 patients, CSA was eliminated. In each of the remaining 9 patients, the CAI remained at 5 or greater per hour, with an average of 13 per hour. These patients characteristically had the most severe OSA, and 5 had a CAI of 5 or more per hour at baseline. Two of the 9 patients were on opioids Conclusions: In this large retrospective study of 1286 patients with a diagnosis of OSA, 6.5% had CPAP-emergent or persistent CSA. However, CPAP-emergent CSA was generally transitory and was eliminated within 8 weeks after CPAP therapy. The prevalence of CPAP-persistent CSA was about 1.5%. Severity of OSA, a CAI of 5 or greater per hour, and use of opioids were potential risk factors. Citation: Javaheri S; Smith J; Chung E. The prevalence and natural history of complex sleep apnea. J Clin Sleep Med 2009;5(3):205-211. PMID:19960639

  19. Pure Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome and Erectile Dysfunction

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    Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate the existence of erectile dysfunction in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) in which the other possible causes of erectile dysfunction were eliminated.Material and Methods: The study group consisted of 24 patients diagnosed as OSAS with polysomnographic evaluation, and 15 non-apneic controls (mean age; 41.0±8.8 and 42.3±7.9 year respectively) whose comorbidities which might be associated with erectile dysfunction were exclu...

  20. Diagnosis and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome in Children.

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    Tsubomatsu, Chieko; Shintani, Tomoko; Abe, Ayumi; Yajima, Ryoto; Takahashi, Nozomi; Ito, Fumie; Takano, Kenichi; Himi, Tetsuo

    2016-01-01

    Sleep is important for children pertaining to their physical and mental growth. Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) in children has been shown to have different effects as compared to OSAS in adults, including deficits in cognition and neuropsychological functions, hyperactivity, ADHD, behavior problems, aggressive behavior, learning problems and nocturnal enuresis. Hypertrophy of the adenoids and tonsils is a major cause of OSAS in children; therefore, adenotonsillectomy may decrease the effects of OSAS pertaining to physical and mental growth. It is important to accurately diagnose and appropriately treat OSAS in children to prevent OSAS in their adulthood. PMID:27115764

  1. Innovative treatments for adults with obstructive sleep apnea

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    Full Text Available Terri E Weaver,1,2 Michael W Calik,1,2 Sarah S Farabi,1,2 Anne M Fink,1,2 Maria T Galang-Boquiren,2,3 Mary C Kapella,1,2 Bharati Prasad,2,4 David W Carley1,21Biobehavioral Health Science Department, College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago; 2Center for Narcolepsy, Sleep and Health, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing, 3Department of Orthodontics, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, 4Sleep Center, Department of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USAAbstract: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA affects one in five adult males and is associated with significant comorbidity, cognitive impairment, excessive daytime sleepiness, and reduced quality of life. For over 25 years, the primary treatment has been continuous positive airway pressure, which introduces a column of air that serves as a pneumatic splint for the upper airway, preventing the airway collapse that is the physiologic definition of this syndrome. However, issues with patient tolerance and unacceptable levels of treatment adherence motivated the exploration of other potential treatments. With greater understanding of the physiologic mechanisms associated with OSA, novel interventions have emerged in the last 5 years. The purpose of this article is to describe new treatments for OSA and associated complex sleep apnea. New approaches to complex sleep apnea have included adaptive servoventilation. There is increased literature on the contribution of behavioral interventions to improve adherence with continuous positive airway pressure that have proven quite effective. New non-surgical treatments include oral pressure devices, improved mandibular advancement devices, nasal expiratory positive airway pressure, and newer approaches to positional therapy. Recent innovations in surgical interventions have included laser-assisted uvulopalatoplasty, radiofrequency ablation, palatal implants, and electrical

  2. Radiological findings in patients with obstructive sleep apnea

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    Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is characterized by recurrent upper airway obstruction occurring at the level of the pharynx during sleep. Although cephalometric analysis is an important method in the diagnosis of craniofacial deformities, CT and magnetic resonance imaging have been highlighted as the major imaging methods to investigate the possible causes of OSA, which, in most cases, is multifactorial. Magnetic resonance and CT both allow an excellent evaluation of the various anatomical planes of the site of obstruction, which enables better clinical assessment and surgical approach. This pictorial essay aims to describe the aspects that must be evaluated in the diagnostic imaging of patients presenting with the major predisposing factors for OSA. (author)

  3. Radiological findings in patients with obstructive sleep apnea

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    Mello Junior, Carlos Fernando de; Guimaraes Filho, Helio Antonio; Gomes, Camila Albuquerque de Brito; Paiva, Camila Caroline de Amorim, E-mail: carlosfmello@hotmail.com [Universidade Federal da Paraiba UFPB, Joao Pessoa (Brazil)

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    Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is characterized by recurrent upper airway obstruction occurring at the level of the pharynx during sleep. Although cephalometric analysis is an important method in the diagnosis of craniofacial deformities, CT and magnetic resonance imaging have been highlighted as the major imaging methods to investigate the possible causes of OSA, which, in most cases, is multifactorial. Magnetic resonance and CT both allow an excellent evaluation of the various anatomical planes of the site of obstruction, which enables better clinical assessment and surgical approach. This pictorial essay aims to describe the aspects that must be evaluated in the diagnostic imaging of patients presenting with the major predisposing factors for OSA. (author)

  4. Obstructive sleep apnea and psychomotor vigilance task performance

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    Full Text Available Salma Batool-Anwar,1 Stefanos N Kales,3,4 Sanjay R Patel,1 Vasileia Varvarigou,3 Pamela N DeYoung,2 Atul Malhotra21Department of Medicine, Sleep Disorders Program, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA; 2Pulmonary Critical Care Division, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA; 3Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, 4Department of Occupational Medicine, The Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, MA, USABackground: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA is a highly prevalent disorder with considerable morbidity and mortality. Vigilance and attentiveness are often impaired in OSA patients. In occupational medicine settings, subjective reports of sleepiness are notoriously inaccurate, making the identification of objective measures of vigilance potentially important for risk assessments of fitness for duty. In order to evaluate the effects of OSA on attentiveness and vigilance, we conducted a cross-sectional study to examine the association between OSA and psychomotor vigilance task (PVT performance.Methods: Patients attending sleep clinics for evaluation of possible sleep apnea were recruited. The subjects underwent either a standard overnight laboratory polysomnography or home sleep study. Subjective daytime sleepiness was assessed by Epworth sleepiness scale, and vigilance was tested using a portable device. The participants were asked to respond to the PVT signals using their dominant hand. Each PVT administration lasted 10 minutes, with stimuli signals appearing randomly at variable intervals of 2–10 seconds.Results: Mean age of the participants was 46±15 years, and mean body mass index was 34.3±9.8 kg/m2. Participants with higher Epworth scores had worse PVT performance (P<0.05. In multivariate analyses, age, body mass index, and poor sleep efficiency (measured by Pittsburgh sleep quality index score were associated with worse PVT performance (P<0.05. In

  5. Management of obstructive sleep apnea: A dental perspective

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    Padma Ariga

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Sleep disordered breathing is a term which includes simple snoring, upper airway resistance syndrome, and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA. Simple snoring is a common complaint affecting 45% of adults occasionally and 25% of adults habitually and is a sign of upper airway obstruction. Snoring has also been identified as a possible risk factor for hypertension, ischemic heart disease, and stroke. The role of dentistry in sleep disorders is becoming more significant, especially in co-managing patients with simple snoring and mild to moderate OSA. The practicing dental professional has the opportunity to assist patients at a variety of levels, starting with the recognition of a sleep-related disorder, referring patients to a physician for evaluation, and assisting in the management of sleep disorders. Obesity is the main predisposing factor for OSA. In nonobese patients, craniofacial anomalies like micrognathia and retrognathia may also predispose to OSA. Diagnosis of OSA is made on the basis of the history and physical examination and investigations such as polysomnography, limited channel testing, split-night testing, and oximetry. Nocturnal attended polysomnography, which requires an overnight stay in a sleep facility, is the standard diagnostic modality in determining if a patient has OSA. As far as treatment is concerned, the less invasive procedures are to be preferred to the more invasive options. The first and simplest option would be behavior modification, followed by insertion of oral devices suited to the patient, especially in those with mild to moderate OSA. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP and surgical options are chosen for patients with moderate to severe OSA. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AAOSM has recommended oral appliances for use in patients with primary snoring and mild to moderate OSA. It can also be used in patients with a lesser degree of oxygen saturation, relatively less day time sleepiness, lower frequency

  6. Self shielding in cylindrical fissile sources in the APNea system

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    In order for a source of fissile material to be useful as a calibration instrument, it is necessary to know not only how much fissile material is in the source but also what the effective fissile content is. Because uranium and plutonium absorb thermal neutrons so Efficiently, material in the center of a sample is shielded from the external thermal flux by the surface layers of the material. Differential dieaway measurements in the APNea System of five different sets of cylindrical fissile sources show the various self shielding effects that are routinely encountered. A method for calculating the self shielding effect is presented and its predictions are compared with the experimental results.

  7. Heart rate recovery in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

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    Karaşen, Rıza Murat; ÇİFTÇİ, Bülent; Acar, Baran; YALÇIN, Ahmet Arif; GÜVEN, Selma FIRAT

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    To demonstrate the effects of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) on baroregulatory function by using heart rate recovery (HRR) parameters. Materials and methods: Fifty-four moderate and severe OSAS patients were included in the study. HRR was defined as the difference in heart rate between peak exercise and 1 min later; a value of 18 beats/min was considered abnormal. OSAS patients were enrolled in the study as group 1 (normal HRR; n = 12) and group 2 (abnormal HRR, n = 42). Left ventr...

  8. Sleep Endoscopy in the Evaluation of Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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    Aaron C. Lin

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA is not always resolved or improved with adenotonsillectomy. Persistent or complex cases of pediatric OSA may be due to sites of obstruction in the airway other than the tonsils and adenoids. Identifying these areas in the past has been problematic, and therefore, therapy for OSA in children who have failed adenotonsillectomy has often been unsatisfactory. Sleep endoscopy is a technique that can enable the surgeon to determine the level of obstruction in a sleeping child with OSA. With this knowledge, site-specific surgical therapy for persistent and complex pediatric OSA may be possible.

  9. Detection of apnea using a short-window FFT technique and an artificial neural network

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    Waldemark, Karina E.; Agehed, Kenneth I.; Lindblad, Thomas; Waldemark, Joakim T. A.

    1998-03-01

    Sleep apnea is characterized by frequent prolonged interruptions of breathing during sleep. This syndrome causes severe sleep disorders and is often responsible for development of other diseases such as heart problems, high blood pressure and daytime fatigue, etc. After diagnosis, sleep apnea is often successfully treated by applying positive air pressure (CPAP) to the mouth and nose. Although effective, the (CPAP) equipment takes up a lot of space and the connected mask causes a lot of inconvenience for the patients. This raised interest in developing new techniques for treatment of sleep apnea syndrome. Several studies have indicated that electrical stimulation of the hypoglossal nerve and muscle in the tongue may be a useful method for treating patients with severe sleep apnea. In order to be able to successfully prevent the occurrence of apnea it is necessary to have some technique for early and fast on-line detection or prediction of the apnea events. This paper suggests using measurements of respiratory airflow (mouth temperature). The signal processing for this task includes the use of a short window FFT technique and uses an artificial back propagation neural net to model or predict the occurrence of apneas. The results show that early detection of respiratory interruption is possible and that the delay time for this is small.

  10. Cephalometric and anthropometric data of obstructive apnea in different age groups

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    Paulo de Tarso Moura Borges

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    Full Text Available Introduction: Patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome usually present with changes in upper airway morphology and/or body fat distribution, which may occur throughout life and increase the severity of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome with age. Objective: To correlate cephalometric and anthropometric measures with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome severity in different age groups. Methods: A retrospective study of cephalometric and anthropometric measures of 102 patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome was analyzed. Patients were divided into three age groups (≥20 and <40 years, ≥40 and <60 years, and ≥60 years. Pearson's correlation was performed for these measures with the apnea-hypopnea index in the full sample, and subsequently by age group. Results: The cephalometric measures MP-H (distance between the mandibular plane and the hyoid bone and PNS-P (distance between the posterior nasal spine and the tip of the soft palate and the neck and waist circumferences showed a statistically significant correlation with apnea-hypopnea index in both the full sample and in the ≥40 and <60 years age group. These variables did not show any significant correlation with the other two age groups (<40 and ≥60 years. Conclusion: Cephalometric measurements MP-H and PNS-P and cervical and waist circumfer- ences correlated with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome severity in patients in the ≥40 and <60 age group.

  11. Sleep apnea syndrome. Examination of pharyngeal obstruction with high-speed MR and polysomnography

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    We attempted to determine the usefulness of high-speed MR imaging for evaluating the severity of sleep apnea syndrome (SAS) by comparing findings of pharyngeal obstruction obtained with high-speed MR with those of all-night polysomnography (PSG). A total of 33 patients with SAS underwent turbo-FLASH MR examination, while awake and after i.v. injection of hydroxyzine hydrochloride. Serial images were examined by cinemode. Pharyngeal findings on MR were divided into single-site obstruction (SO) at the velopharynx, multiple-site obstruction (MO), and no obstruction (NO). PSG findings were analyzed to determine the predominant type of apnea, severity as evaluated by an apnea index (AI), and the lowest SaO2 value during sleep. Seventy-five percent of the central apnea group had SO, and 70% of the mixed apneas had MO, while only 15% of the obstructed apneas had MO. The percentage of patients with severe SAS (AI of 20% or higher) was 48% for the SO, and 70% for the MO. The lowest SaO2 value tended to be low in the mixed apnea in the case of PSG, and tended to be low in the MO at MR examination. Analysis of pharyngeal dynamics using high-speed MR may provide some useful information for evaluating the severity of SAS. (orig.)

  12. Sleep apnea syndrome. Examination of pharyngeal obstruction with high-speed MR and polysomnography

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    Suto, Y. [Dept. of Radiology, Tottori Univ. School of Medicine, Yonago (Japan); Inoue, Y. [Dept. of Neuropsychiatry, Tottori Univ. School of Medicine, Yonago (Japan)

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    We attempted to determine the usefulness of high-speed MR imaging for evaluating the severity of sleep apnea syndrome (SAS) by comparing findings of pharyngeal obstruction obtained with high-speed MR with those of all-night polysomnography (PSG). A total of 33 patients with SAS underwent turbo-FLASH MR examination, while awake and after i.v. injection of hydroxyzine hydrochloride. Serial images were examined by cinemode. Pharyngeal findings on MR were divided into single-site obstruction (SO) at the velopharynx, multiple-site obstruction (MO), and no obstruction (NO). PSG findings were analyzed to determine the predominant type of apnea, severity as evaluated by an apnea index (AI), and the lowest SaO{sub 2} value during sleep. Seventy-five percent of the central apnea group had SO, and 70% of the mixed apneas had MO, while only 15% of the obstructed apneas had MO. The percentage of patients with severe SAS (AI of 20% or higher) was 48% for the SO, and 70% for the MO. The lowest SaO{sub 2} value tended to be low in the mixed apnea in the case of PSG, and tended to be low in the MO at MR examination. Analysis of pharyngeal dynamics using high-speed MR may provide some useful information for evaluating the severity of SAS. (orig.).

  13. Complications associated with the apnea test in the determination of the brain death

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    WU Xiao-liang; FANG Qiang; LI Li; QIU Yun-qing; LUO Ben-yan

    2008-01-01

    Background An apnea test is essentialin the clinical determination of brain death.This study was conducted to analyse complications associated with the apnea test in the determination of the brain death.Methods On 93 adult patients In coma in Zhejiang Province of China from January 2003 to December 2006,179 apnea tests were performed as a part of the determination of brain death.Potential risk conditions and complications were analysed during apnea tests.Results During apnea,sedous cardiac arrhythmia did not occur in all patients.Complications occurred in 37 of 179 (21%)apnea tests.Hypotension occurred in 30 patients(17%)and it was obsewed in 8/94(9%)tests with baseline value of systolic arterial blood pressure not less than 120 mmHg,and 22/85(26%)lass than 120 mmHg(P<0.05).Severe hypoxaemia occurred in 10 patients(6%)of which 3/138(2%)tests with baseline value of arterial oxygen pressure not less than 200 mmHg,and 7/41(17%)less than 200 mmHg(P<0.05).Conclusions This study demonstrated that complications occurred mostly in patients with inadequate baseline systolic arterial blood pressure and preoxygenation.Adequate precautions during the apnea tests may reduce the risk of cardiovascular and oxygenation complication.

  14. Tonsil volume, tonsil grade and obstructive sleep apnea: is there any meaningful correlation?

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    Michel Burihan Cahali

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to evaluate the correlation between oropharyngeal examination and objective palatine tonsil volume in snoring adults and verify the influence of the oropharyngeal anatomy, body mass index, age, and severity of obstructive sleep apnea on actual tonsil volume. In addition, we aimed to assess the influence of tonsil size on obstructive sleep apnea in adults. INTRODUCTION: Pharyngeal wall geometry is often altered in adults who have obstructive sleep apnea, and this might influence the findings of the oropharyngeal examination that, in turn, are the key factors when considering surgical management for this condition. Furthermore, the correlation between the actual tonsil volume and the severity of obstructive sleep apnea in adults is currently unknown. METHODS: We prospectively studied 130 patients with obstructive sleep apnea or primary snoring who underwent pharyngeal surgery with intraoperative measurement of tonsil volume. We compared tonsil volume with preoperative polysomnography, oropharyngeal examination, and anthropometric data. RESULTS: We found a significant correlation between actual tonsil volume and subjective tonsil grade. We also found a significant correlation between tonsil volume and the apnea-hypopnea index. Using a multivariate linear regression model, tonsil volume was found to be significantly correlated with age, body mass index, and oropharyngeal examination, but not with polysomnography. Clinically, only the rare tonsil grade IV was indicative of more severe obstructive sleep apnea. CONCLUSIONS: There is a strong correlation between clinical tonsil grade and objective tonsil volume in snoring adults, and this correlation exists regardless of the presence or severity of obstructive sleep apnea. Pharyngeal tissue volume likely reflects the body mass index rather than obstructive sleep apnea severity.

  15. Evaluación clínica de los pacientes con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica en los programas de rehabilitación respiratoria Clinical evaluation of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in pulmonary rehabilitation programs

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    JUANA PAVIÉ G

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    Full Text Available Los pacientes con Enfermedad Pulmonar Obstructiva crónica (EPOC son los mayores tributarios de los programas de rehabilitación respiratoria. En este capitulo se analiza la evaluación que requieren los pacientes con EPOC antes de ingresar al programa de rehabilitación respiratoria y la evidencia científica que existe en cuanto a sus beneficios. El método de evaluación recomendado es: una evaluación general, la función pulmonar, la tolerancia al ejercicio (prueba de caminata de 6 minutos, prueba de caminata incremental, la disnea (escala de Borg, escala del Medical Research Council modificada y los relacionados con la calidad de vida con el cuestionario de Saint George. Además, evaluación del índice BODE, evaluación psicológica y nutricional y una evaluación cardiovascular para descartar patología cardiaca que contraindique la rehabilitación. Efectuada la evaluación, se ingresa al paciente a un programa de rehabilitación respiratoria, el cual debe constar de un equipo multidisciplinario y debe incluir: 1 Educación de los pacientes y su familia; 2 Evaluación y entrenamiento muscular de extremidades inferiores, superiores y músculos respiratorios; 3 Soporte nutricional, y 4 Apoyo psicosocial. El programa de rehabilitación pulmonar proporciona importantes beneficios a los pacientes con EPOC en términos de reducción de la disnea, mejoría en la capacidad de ejercicio y en la calidad de vida (calidad de la evidencia A, recomendación fuerte. Se debe contar con espacio físico para la evaluación de los pacientes y con una sala de entrenamiento. Se recomienda que el programa de rehabilitación respiratoria debe ser personalizado y centrado en las necesidades del paciente y debe tener una duración de 6 a 12 semanas. La efectividad del programa es independiente del lugar donde se lleva a cabo y depende principalmente de su estructura. Es importante elaborar un estudio de estrategia y programa de control para evaluar su

  16. Sleep Apnea and Fatty Liver Are Coupled Via Energy Metabolism.

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    Arısoy, Ahmet; Sertoğullarından, Bunyamin; Ekin, Selami; Özgökçe, Mesut; Bulut, Mehmet Deniz; Huyut, Mehmet Tahir; Ölmez, Şehmus; Turan, Mahfuz

    2016-01-01

    BACKGROUND Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep-related breathing disorder characterized by intermittent hypoxia. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the most common cause of chronic liver disease worldwide. We aimed to evaluate the relationship between OSA and fatty liver. MATERIAL AND METHODS We enrolled 176 subjects to this study who underwent polysomnography (PSG) for suspected OSA. The control group included 42 simple snoring subjects. PSG, biochemical tests, and ultrasonographic examination were performed all subjects. RESULTS The simple snoring and mild, moderate, and severe OSA groups included 18/42 (42.86%), 33/52 (63.5%), 27/34 (79.4%), and 28/48 (79.2%) subjects with hepatosteatosis, respectively. There were significant differences in hepatosteatosis and hepatosteatosis grade between the simple snoring and the moderate and severe OSA groups. Logistic regression analysis showed that BMI and average desaturation were independently and significantly related to hepatic steatosis. CONCLUSIONS Our study shows that BMI and the average desaturation contribute to non-alcoholic fatty liver in subjects with OSA. In this regard, sleep apnea may trigger metabolic mitochondrial energy associated processes thereby altering lipid metabolism and obesity as well. PMID:26993969

  17. Determinants of CPAP Adherence in Hispanics with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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    Montserrat Diaz-Abad

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose. We hypothesized that socioeconomic factors and a language barrier would impact adherence with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP among Hispanics with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA. Methods. Patients with OSA who were prescribed CPAP for at least 1 year and completed a questionnaire evaluating demographic data, socioeconomic status, and CPAP knowledge and adherence participated in the study. Results. Seventy-nine patients (26 males; 53±11 yrs; body mass index (BMI=45±9 kg/m2 with apnea-hypopnea index (AHI 33±30 events/hr completed the study. Included were 25 Hispanics, 39 African Americans, and 15 Caucasians, with no difference in age, AHI, CPAP use, or BMI between the groups. While there was a difference in educational level (P=0.006, income level (P<0.001, and employment status (P=0.03 between the groups, these did not influence CPAP adherence. Instead, overall improvement in quality of life and health status and perceived benefit from CPAP influenced adherence, both for the group as a whole (P=0.03, P=0.004, and P=0.001, resp., as well as in Hispanics (P=0.02, P=0.02, P=0.03, resp.. Conclusion. In Hispanic patients with OSA, perceived benefit with therapy, rather than socioeconomic status or a language barrier, appears to be the most important factor in determining CPAP adherence.

  18. Determinants of CPAP Adherence in Hispanics with Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

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    Diaz-Abad, Montserrat; Chatila, Wissam; Lammi, Matthew R; Swift, Irene; D'Alonzo, Gilbert E; Krachman, Samuel L

    2014-01-01

    Purpose. We hypothesized that socioeconomic factors and a language barrier would impact adherence with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) among Hispanics with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Methods. Patients with OSA who were prescribed CPAP for at least 1 year and completed a questionnaire evaluating demographic data, socioeconomic status, and CPAP knowledge and adherence participated in the study. Results. Seventy-nine patients (26 males; 53 ± 11 yrs; body mass index (BMI) = 45 ± 9 kg/m(2)) with apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) 33 ± 30 events/hr completed the study. Included were 25 Hispanics, 39 African Americans, and 15 Caucasians, with no difference in age, AHI, CPAP use, or BMI between the groups. While there was a difference in educational level (P = 0.006), income level (P improvement in quality of life and health status and perceived benefit from CPAP influenced adherence, both for the group as a whole (P = 0.03, P = 0.004, and P = 0.001, resp.), as well as in Hispanics (P = 0.02, P = 0.02, P = 0.03, resp.). Conclusion. In Hispanic patients with OSA, perceived benefit with therapy, rather than socioeconomic status or a language barrier, appears to be the most important factor in determining CPAP adherence. PMID:24649371

  19. [Epworth drowsiness scale value in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome].

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    Uribe Echevarría, E M; Alvarez, D; Giobellina, R; Uribe Echevarría, A M

    2000-01-01

    Hypersomnia is one of the most consulted symptoms among patients evaluated at sleep disorder centers and it is frequently related to obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). Our hypothesis is that Epworth sleepiness scale (ESS) is the parameter with the greatest predictive value in the OSAS diagnosis. We compared patients with OSAS diagnosis to a control group. In both groups we compared ESS with body mass index (BMI), neck circumference (NC), waist perimeter (WP). Anthropometric index (BMI, NC and WC), were similar in both groups (p < 0.10). When we analyzed ESS, a score greater than 10 was observed in the OSAS group, with a significant difference between groups (p < 0.001). Epworth sleepiness scale yielded 60% of sensibility, 82% of specificity and a positive predictive value of 85%. The negative predictive value was 52%. Confidence index was 70%. The relationship between OSAS and ESS scale was significant (Pearson Chi-Square value 7.5). Odds Ratio for apneas was 15 and its confidence interval was lower than 1.5 and upper than 141. We conclude that with ESS score exceeding 10 points OSAS should be suspected. PMID:11436699

  20. Obstructive sleep apnea: management considerations in psychiatric patients

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    Full Text Available Taryn Heck,1 Monica Zolezzi21Pharmacy Department, University of Alberta Hospital, Alberta Health Services, Edmonton, AB, Canada; 2Clinical Pharmacy and Practice, College of Pharmacy, Qatar University, Doha, QatarAbstract: Psychiatric disorders and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA are often comorbid. However, there is limited information on the impact of psychotropic medications on OSA symptoms, on how to manage psychiatric pharmacotherapy in patients presenting with OSA, or on the effectiveness and challenges of OSA treatments in patients with comorbid mental illness. As such, the objective of this article is to provide an overview of some epidemiological aspects of OSA and treatment considerations in the management of OSA in individuals with comorbid psychiatric disorders. Predefined keywords were used to search for relevant literature in electronic databases. Data show that OSA is particularly prevalent in patients with psychiatric disorders. The medical care that patients with these comorbidities require can be challenging, as some of the psychiatric medications used by these patients may exacerbate OSA symptoms. As such, continuous positive airway pressure continues to be the first-line treatment, even in patients with psychiatric comorbidity. However, more controlled studies are required, particularly to determine continuous positive airway pressure compliance in patients with mental illness, the impact of treating OSA on psychiatric symptoms, and the impact of the use of psychotropic medications on OSA symptoms.Keywords: obstructive sleep apnea, psychiatric disorders, comorbidity, psychotropic medications

  1. Ventricular dysfunction in children with obstructive sleep apnea: radionuclide assessment

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    Ventricular function was evaluated using radionuclide ventriculography in 27 children with oropharyngeal obstruction and clinical features of obstructive sleep apnea. Their mean age was 3.5 years (9 months to 7.5 years). Conventional clinical assessment did not detect cardiac involvement in 25 of 27 children; however, reduced right ventricular ejection fraction (less than 35%) was found in 10 (37%) patients (mean: 19.5 +/- 2.3% SE, range: 8-28%). In 18 patients wall motion abnormality was detected. In 11 children in whom radionuclide ventriculography was performed before and after adenotonsillectomy, right ventricular ejection fraction rose from 24.4 +/- 3.6% to 46.7 +/- 3.4% (P less than 0.005), and in all cases wall motion showed a definite improvement. In five children, left ventricular ejection fraction rose greater than 10% after removal of oropharyngeal obstruction. It is concluded that right ventricular function may be compromised in children with obstructive sleep apnea secondary to adenotonsillar hypertrophy, even before clinical signs of cardiac involvement are present

  2. Ventricular dysfunction in children with obstructive sleep apnea: radionuclide assessment

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    Tal, A.; Leiberman, A.; Margulis, G.; Sofer, S.

    1988-01-01

    Ventricular function was evaluated using radionuclide ventriculography in 27 children with oropharyngeal obstruction and clinical features of obstructive sleep apnea. Their mean age was 3.5 years (9 months to 7.5 years). Conventional clinical assessment did not detect cardiac involvement in 25 of 27 children; however, reduced right ventricular ejection fraction (less than 35%) was found in 10 (37%) patients (mean: 19.5 +/- 2.3% SE, range: 8-28%). In 18 patients wall motion abnormality was detected. In 11 children in whom radionuclide ventriculography was performed before and after adenotonsillectomy, right ventricular ejection fraction rose from 24.4 +/- 3.6% to 46.7 +/- 3.4% (P less than 0.005), and in all cases wall motion showed a definite improvement. In five children, left ventricular ejection fraction rose greater than 10% after removal of oropharyngeal obstruction. It is concluded that right ventricular function may be compromised in children with obstructive sleep apnea secondary to adenotonsillar hypertrophy, even before clinical signs of cardiac involvement are present.

  3. Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Preoperative Screening and Postoperative Care.

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    Wolfe, Robert M; Pomerantz, Jonathan; Miller, Deborah E; Weiss-Coleman, Rebecca; Solomonides, Tony

    2016-01-01

    The incidence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has reached epidemic proportions, and it is an often unrecognized cause of perioperative morbidity and mortality. Profound hypoxic injury from apnea during the postoperative period is often misdiagnosed as cardiac arrest due to other causes. Almost a quarter of patients entering a hospital for elective surgery have OSA, and >80% of these cases are undiagnosed at the time of surgery. The perioperative period puts patients at high risk of apneic episodes because of drug effects from sedatives, narcotics, and general anesthesia, as well as from the effects of postoperative rapid eye movement sleep changes and postoperative positioning in the hospital bed. For adults, preoperative screening using the STOP or STOP-Bang questionnaires can help to identify adult patients at increased risk of OSA. In the pediatric setting, a question about snoring should be part of every preoperative examination. For patients with known OSA, continuous positive airway pressure should be continued postoperatively. Continuous pulse oximetry monitoring with an alarm system can help to prevent apneic catastrophes caused by OSA in the postoperative period. PMID:26957384

  4. Development of an apnea detection algorithm based on temporal analysis of thoracic respiratory effort signal

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    Dell’Aquila, C. R.; Cañadas, G. E.; Correa, L. S.; Laciar, E.

    2016-04-01

    This work describes the design of an algorithm for detecting apnea episodes, based on analysis of thorax respiratory effort signal. Inspiration and expiration time, and range amplitude of respiratory cycle were evaluated. For range analysis the standard deviation statistical tool was used over respiratory signal temporal windows. The validity of its performance was carried out in 8 records of Apnea-ECG database that has annotations of apnea episodes. The results are: sensitivity (Se) 73%, specificity (Sp) 83%. These values can be improving eliminating artifact of signal records.

  5. Propuesta de cuidado de enfermería al paciente con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica según la taxonomía NANDA, NIC, NOC

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    Fanny Esperanza Acevedo Gamboa

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo de revisión temática sobre la enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica pretende ser una guía y orientación al profesional de enfermería en diferentes contextos de cuidado. En ella se incorporan aspectos epidemiológicos, clasificación, seguida de la valoración de enfermería, justificación y la identificación de diagnósticos enfermeros de la North American Nursing Diagnosis (NANDA y los relaciona con la Clasificación de Intervenciones de Enfermería (NIC= Nursing Interventions Classification y la Clasificación de resultados de enfermería (NOC= Nursing Outcomes Classification

  6. Estudio de los efectos de agentes anticolinérgicos y de inhibidores de fosfodiesterasa-5 sobre la estructura pulmonar en un modelo experimental de enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica inducido por humo de tabaco en el cobayo

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    Domínguez Fandos, David

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    Tesi realitzada a l'Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS) / Fundació Clinic per la Recerca Biomèdica La enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC) es una patología prevenible caracterizada por una limitación al flujo aéreo progresiva y no completamente reversible, disnea, producción de esputo y tos crónica. La obstrucción al flujo aéreo se asocia a un proceso inflamatorio crónico en la vía aérea y el parénquima pulmonar en respuesta a partículas nocivas...

  7. Propuesta de cuidado de enfermería al paciente con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica según la taxonomía NANDA, NIC, NOC

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    Fanny Esperanza Acevedo Gamboa; Juan Carlos Díaz Álvarez; Consuelo Ortiz Suarez

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    El presente artículo de revisión temática sobre la enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica pretende ser una guía y orientación al profesional de enfermería en diferentes contextos de cuidado. En ella se incorporan aspectos epidemiológicos, clasificación, seguida de la valoración de enfermería, justificación y la identificación de diagnósticos enfermeros de la North American Nursing Diagnosis (NANDA) y los relaciona con la Clasificación de Intervenciones de Enfermería (NIC= Nursing Interventio...

  8. Qualidade de vida e bem-estar espiritual em pacientes com doença pulmonar obstrutiva crônica Calidad de vida y bien estar espiritual en pacientes con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica Quality of life and spiritual well-being in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients

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    Maíra Shiramizu da Silva

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    Full Text Available Este estudo teve como objetivos avaliar a qualidade de vida relacionada à saúde (QVRS e o bem-estar espiritual (BEE de pacientes com doença pulmonar obstrutiva crônica (DPOC e analisar as relações entre QVRS e BEE. As versões em português do Seattle Obstructive Lung Disease Questionnaire (SOLDQ e do Spiritual Well-Being Scale (SWBS foram aplicadas por entrevista a 70 pacientes com DPOC em tratamento ambulatorial. Os domínios do SOLDQ com menor e maior escores foram: Função Física (37,29±17,19 e Satisfação com o Tratamento (68,75±28,05. O escore médio de 94,87±13,56 indica um nível moderado de BEE. O escore total do SWBS e o da subescala Bem-Estar Religioso correlacionaram-se positivamente com o domínio Satisfação com o Tratamento (p=0,007 e p=0,002, respectivamente. Correlação negativa foi encontrada entre Bem-Estar Religioso e Função Física (p=0,05. Pacientes com maior bem-estar religioso estavam mais satisfeitos com o tratamento e tinham pior funcionamento físico.En este estudio se evaluaron la calidad de vida relacionada con la salud (CVRS y el bienestar espiritual (BEE de pacientes con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC y además la relación entre la CVRS y BEE. Setenta pacientes con EPOC en tratamiento ambulatorial fuerón entrevistados usando las versiones en portugués del Seattle Obstructive Lung Disease Questionnaire (SOLDQ y del Spiritual Well-Being Scale (SWBS. Las dimensiones del SOLDQ con puntuaciones más bajos y más altos fueron: Función Física (37,29 ± 17,19 y Satisfacción con el Tratamiento (68,75 ± 28,05. La puntuación media 94,87 ± 13,56 indica un nivel moderado de BEE. La puntuación total del Bienestar Religioso correlacionó positivamente con la Satisfacción con el Tratamiento (p = 0,007 y p = 0,002, respectivamente. Se encontró correlación negativa entre bienestar religioso y función físico (p = 0,05. Los pacientes con mayor bienestar religioso estaban más satisfechos

  9. Clinical observation of glucose metabolism disorders in elderly patients with obstructive sleep apnea disorder

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    2013-01-01

    Objective To explore the correlation between obstructive sleep apnea hypoventilation syndrome (OSAHS) and glucose metabolism disorders in patients without diabetes mellitus.Methods A total of 88 patients with OSAHS but without diabetes mellitus from 2009 to 2011 in

  10. Snoring and risk for obstructive sleep apnea among nigerians with heart failure: Prevalence and clinical correlates

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    Adeseye A Akintunde

    2013-01-01

    Conclusion: Heart failure seems to be associated with snoring and a high risk for obstructive sleep apnea among Africans with heart failure. Assessment for sleep disordered breathing should be incorporated into their routine clinical workup.

  11. Development of an apnea detector for neonates using diaphragmatic surface electromyography.

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    Ochoa, J Mauricio; Osorio, Juan S; Torres, Robinson; McLeod, Chris N

    2009-01-01

    Respiratory diseases are among the most important and serious conditions that can affect the newborn baby. A cessation of breathing, longer than 15 seconds, or accompanied by hypoxia or bradycardia, is called apnea of prematurity (AOP) and has been found in more than 50% of premature infants. An apnea detector used in infant monitoring has been designed and constructed and is intended to be applied in a clinical environment. Diaphragmatic surface EMG has been used as the technique for detecting apnea episodes due to a direct relation with the respiratory drive. Both obstructive and central apnea can be determined as well as heart rate. Good performance and feasibility have been shown by the prototype. PMID:19963943

  12. Effect of obstructive sleep apnea on mitral valve tenting.

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    Pressman, Gregg S; Figueredo, Vincent M; Romero-Corral, Abel; Murali, Ganesan; Kotler, Morris N

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    Obstructive apneas produce high negative intrathoracic pressure that imposes an afterload burden on the left ventricle. Such episodes might produce structural changes in the left ventricle over time. Doppler echocardiograms were obtained within 2 months of attended polysomnography. Patients were grouped according to apnea-hypopnea index (AHI): mild/no obstructive sleep apnea (OSA; AHI <15) and moderate/severe OSA (AHI ≥15). Mitral valve tenting height and area, left ventricular (LV) long and short axes, and LV end-diastolic volume were measured in addition to tissue Doppler parameters. Comparisons of measurements at baseline and follow-up between and within groups were obtained; correlations between absolute changes (Δ) in echocardiographic parameters were also performed. After a mean follow-up of 240 days mitral valve tenting height increased significantly (1.17 ± 0.12 to 1.28 ± 0.17 cm, p = 0.001) in moderate/severe OSA as did tenting area (2.30 ± 0.41 to 2.66 ± 0.60 cm(2), p = 0.0002); Δtenting height correlated with ΔLV end-diastolic volume (rho 0.43, p = 0.01) and Δtenting area (rho 0.35, p = 0.04). In patients with mild/no OSA there was no significant change in tenting height; there was a borderline significant increase in tenting area (2.20 ± 0.44 to 2.31 ± 0.43 cm(2), p = 0.05). Septal tissue Doppler early diastolic wave decreased (8.04 ± 2.49 to 7.10 ± 1.83 cm/s, p = 0.005) in subjects with moderate/severe OSA but not in in those with mild/no OSA. In conclusion, in patients with moderate/severe OSA, mitral valve tenting height and tenting area increase significantly over time. This appears to be related, at least in part, to changes in LV geometry. PMID:22264596

  13. Impaired Performance in Commercial Drivers: Role of Sleep Apnea and Short Sleep Duration

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    Pack, Allan I.; Maislin, Greg; Staley, Bethany; Pack, Frances M.; Rogers, William C.; George, Charles F. P.; Dinges, David F.

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    Sleepiness plays an important role in major crashes of commercial vehicles. Because determinants are likely to include inadequate sleep and sleep apnea, we evaluated the role of short sleep durations over 1 wk at home and sleep apnea in subjective sleepiness (Epworth Sleepiness Scale), objective sleepiness (reduced sleep latency as determined by the Multiple Sleep Latency Test), and neurobehavioral functioning (lapses in performance, tracking error in Divided Attention Driving Task) in commer...

  14. Application of Dual Mask for Postoperative Respiratory Support in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patient

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    Jahan Porhomayon; Gino Zadeii; Nader, Nader D; Bancroft, George R.; Alireza Yarahamadi

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    In some conditions continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) or bilevel positive airway pressure (BIPAP) therapy alone fails to provide satisfactory oxygenation. In these situations oxygen (O2) is often being added to CPAP/BIPAP mask or hose. Central sleep apnea and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are often present along with other chronic conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), congestive heart failure, pulmonary fibrosis, neuromuscular disorders, chronic narcotic us...

  15. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and obstructive sleep apnea: overlaps in pathophysiology, systemic inflammation, and cardiovascular disease.

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    McNicholas, Walter T

    2012-02-01

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome represent two of the most prevalent chronic respiratory disorders in clinical practice, and cardiovascular diseases represent a major comorbidity in each disorder. The two disorders coexist (overlap syndrome) in approximately 1% of adults but asymptomatic lower airway obstruction together with sleep-disordered breathing is more prevalent. Although obstructive sleep apnea syndrome has similar prevalence in COPD as the general population, and vice versa, factors such as body mass index and smoking influence relationships. Nocturnal oxygen desaturation develops in COPD, independent of apnea\\/hypopnea, and is more severe in the overlap syndrome, thus predisposing to pulmonary hypertension. Furthermore, upper airway flow limitation contributes to nocturnal desaturation in COPD without apnea\\/hypopnea. Evidence of systemic inflammation in COPD and sleep apnea, involving C-reactive protein and IL-6, in addition to nuclear factor-kappaB-dependent pathways involving tumor necrosis factor-alpha and IL-8, provides insight into potential basic interactions between both disorders. Furthermore, oxidative stress develops in each disorder, in addition to activation and\\/or dysfunction of circulating leukocytes. These findings are clinically relevant because systemic inflammation may contribute to the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases and the cell\\/molecular pathways involved are similar to those identified in COPD and sleep apnea. However, the pathophysiological and clinical significance of systemic inflammation in COPD and sleep apnea is not proven, and thus, studies of patients with the overlap syndrome should provide insight into the mechanisms of systemic inflammation in COPD and sleep apnea, in addition to potential relationships with cardiovascular disease.

  16. Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in an Edentulous Lower Jaw Patient with a Mandibular Advancement Device

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    Filiz Keyf; Bülent Çiftci; Selma Fırat Güven

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    Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common sleep-related breathing disorder with periodic reduction or cessation of airflow during sleep. It is associated with loud snoring, disrupted sleep, and witnessed apneas. Treatment of OSA varies from simple measures such as oral appliances and nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) to surgical procedures like uvulopalatopharyngoplasty and tracheostomy. Oral appliances are a viable nonsurgical treatment alternative in patients with OSA,...

  17. Making Sense of Oxidative Stress in Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Mediator or Distracter?

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    SigridVeasey; JingZhang

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    Obstructive sleep apnea is increasingly recognized as an important contributor to cognitive impairment, metabolic derangements and cardiovascular disease and mortality. Identifying the mechanisms by which this prevalent disorder influences health outcomes is now of utmost importance. As the prevalence of this disorder steadily increases, therapies are needed to prevent or reverse sleep apnea morbidities now more than ever before. Oxidative stress is implicated in cardiovascular morbidities o...

  18. Hindi translation of Berlin questionnaire and its validation as a screening instrument for obstructive sleep apnea

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    Ravi Gupta; Ramjan Ali; Mohan Dhyani; Sourav Das; Ashwini Pundir

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    Background: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a fairly common problem with adverse health consequences. However, any screening questionnaire is not available in Hindi to screen sleep apnea. Materials and Methods: Subjects undergoing video-synchronized in laboratory attended polysomnography were requested to participate in this study. They were screened with the help of Hindi version of Berlin questionnaire (BQ). Outcome of the BQ was tested against the gold standard polysomnography. Descriptiv...

  19. Prevalence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome and CPAP Adherence in the Elderly Chinese Population

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    Ng, Susanna S. S.; Chan, Tat-On; To, Kin-Wang; Chan, Ken K. P.; Ngai, Jenny; Tung, Alvin; Ko, Fanny W S; Hui, David S. C.

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    Background This study assessed the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and CPAP adherence in the elderly Chinese in Hong Kong. Methods We conducted a sleep questionnaire survey among the elders aged ≥60 years in the community centres followed by level 3 home sleep study (Embletta). Subjects with an apnea hypopnea index (AHI) ≥ 15/hr alone and those with AHI ≥ 5/hr plus either cardiovascular risk factors or Epworth Sleepiness Score (ESS) ≥ 10 were offered CPAP treatment. Resu...

  20. Sleep apnea in rheumatoid arthritis patients with occipitocervical lesions: the prevalence and associated radiographic features

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    Shoda, Naoki; Seichi, Atsushi; Takeshita, Katsushi; Chikuda, Hirotaka; Ono, Takashi; Oka, Hiroyuki; Kawaguchi, Hiroshi; Nakamura, Kozo

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    Since sleep apnea is a risk factor for high mortality of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, this study examined the prevalence in RA patients with occipitocervical lesions, and the associated radiographic features. Twenty-nine RA patients requiring surgery for progressive myelopathy due to occipitocervical lesions (3 males, 26 females, average age 65 years) were preoperatively evaluated. Twenty-three (79%) had sleep apnea defined as apnea–hypopnea index >5 events per hour measured by a porta...

  1. High Mallampati score, obesity and obstructive sleep apnea: triple insult to lung function?

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    Nazia Uzma

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available The paper assesses the combined effect of high Mallampati score, obesity and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA on lung function as measured by spirometry. Our results showed that the combination of sleep apnea, obesity and high Mallampati score resulted in a degree of restriction that was significantly greater than that produced by each factor alone. These observations underscore the importance of factoring in the Mallampati score in the assessment of respiratory disease.

  2. Data-Driven Phenotyping: Graphical models for model-based phenotyping of sleep apnea

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    Nemati, S; Orr, J.; Malhotra, A

    2014-01-01

    © 2010-2012 IEEE. Sleep apnea is a multifactorial disease with a complex underlying physiology, which includes the chemoreflex feedback loop controlling ventilation. The instability of this feedback loop is one of the key factors contributing to a number of sleep disorders, including Cheyne?Stokes respiration and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). A major limitation of the conventional characterization of this feedback loop is the need for labor-intensive and technically challenging experiments. ...

  3. Prevalence and Correlates of Insomnia and Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Chronic Kidney Disease

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    Shahbaj Ahmad; Manan Gupta; Ravi Gupta; Mohan Dhyani

    2013-01-01

    Background: Poor sleep quality, insomnia, and restless legs syndrome (RLS) and sleep apnea are common in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Clinical correlates of these problems are poorly understood. Aims: This study was to find out the prevalence and correlates of insomnia and subjects with ′high risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)′ in adults with chronic kidney disease. Materials and Methods: One hundred and four adults with CKD were included. Their demographic data, details re...

  4. Obstructive sleep apnea in combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder: a controlled polysomnography study

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    van Liempt, Saskia; Westenberg, Herman G.M.; Arends, Johan; Vermetten, Eric

    2011-01-01

    Background: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may be highly prevalent in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and may exacerbate PTSD complaints. Objective: Our objective was to determine whether the prevalence of OSA was high in a sample of Dutch veterans with PTSD as compared to age- and trauma-matched controls, and whether OSA was associated with more severe PTSD complaints. Methods: We determined the apnea hypopnea indices (AHI) with polysomnographic registrations in 20 veterans with PTSD, 24...

  5. Capnography improves detection of apnea during procedural sedation for percutaneous transhepatic cholangiodrainage

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    Schlag, Christoph; Wörner, Alexandra; Wagenpfeil, Stefan; Kochs, Eberhard F.; Schmid, Roland M; von Delius, Stefan

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    BACKGROUND: Capnography provides noninvasive monitoring of ventilation and can enable early recognition of altered respiration patterns and apnea.OBJECTIVE: To compare the detection of apnea and the prediction of oxygen desaturation and hypoxemia using capnography versus clinical surveillance during procedural sedation for percutaneous transhepatic cholangiodrainage (PTCD).METHODS: Twenty consecutive patients scheduled for PTCD were included in the study. All patients were sedated during the ...

  6. Lack of Impact of Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea on Sleepiness, Mood and Quality of Life

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    Quan SF; Budhiraja R; Batool-Anwar S; Gottlieb DJ; Eichling P; Patel S; Shen W; Walsh JK; Kushida CA

    2014-01-01

    Background and Objectives: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with sleepiness, depression and reduced quality of life. However, it is unclear whether mild OSA has these negative impacts. Using data from the Apnea Positive Pressure Long-term Efficacy Study (APPLES), this study determined whether participants with mild OSA had greater sleepiness, more depressive symptoms and poorer quality of life in comparison to those without OSA. Methods: 239 persons evaluated for participation ...

  7. The relationships of sleep apnea, hypertension, and resistant hypertension on chronic kidney disease

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    Chang, Chih-Ping; Li, Tsai-Chung; Hang, Liang-Wen; Liang, Shinn-Jye; Lin, Jen-Jyn; Chou, Che-Yi; Tsai, Jeffrey J.P.; Ko, Po-Yen; Chang, Chiz-Tzung

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    Abstract Hypertension, blood pressure variation, and resistant hypertension have close relations to sleep apnea, which lead to target organ damage, including the kidney. The complex relationships between sleep apnea and blood pressure cause their interactions with chronic kidney disease ambiguous. The aim of the study was to elucidate the separate and joint effects of sleep apnea, hypertension, and resistant hypertension on chronic kidney disease. A cross-sectional study was done to see the associations of sleep apnea, hypertension, and resistant hypertension with chronic kidney disease in 998 subjects underwent overnight polysomnography without device-therapy or surgery for their sleep-disordered breathing. Multivariate logistic regression was used to analyze the severity of SA, hypertension stage, resistant hypertension, and their joint effects on CKD. The multivariable relative odds (95% CI) of chronic kidney disease for the aged (age ≥65 years), severe sleep apnea, stage III hypertension, and resistant hypertension were 3.96 (2.57–6.09) (P < 0.001), 2.28 (1.13–4.58) (P < 0.05), 3.55 (1.70–7.42) (P < 0.001), and 9.42 (4.22–21.02) (P < 0.001), respectively. In subgroups analysis, the multivariable relative odds ratio of chronic kidney disease was highest in patients with both resistant hypertension and severe sleep apnea [13.42 (4.74–38.03)] (P < 0.001). Severe sleep apnea, stage III hypertension, and resistant hypertension are independent risk factors for chronic kidney disease. Patients with both severe sleep apnea and resistant hypertension have the highest risks. PMID:27281098

  8. Asthma Control and Its Relationship with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) in Older Adults

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    Mihaela Teodorescu; Polomis, David A.; Gangnon, Ronald E.; Fedie, Jessica E.; Flavia B. Consens; Chervin, Ronald D.; Teodorescu, Mihai C.

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    Background/Objectives. Asthma in older individuals is poorly understood. We aimed to characterize the older asthma phenotype and test its association with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Design. Cross-sectional. Setting. Pulmonary and Asthma/Allergy clinics. Participants. 659 asthma subjects aged 18–59 years (younger) and 154 aged 60–75 (older). Measurements. Sleep Apnea scale of Sleep Disorders Questionnaire (SA-SDQ), asthma severity step (1–4, severe if step 3 or 4), established OSA diagnosi...

  9. La obesidad, epidemia del siglo XXI

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    Riobo, Pilar; Floriano,Violeta

    2004-01-01

    Lo obesidad constituye un importante problema de salud pública, debido o su alta frecuencia pay a su papel como factor de riesgo de múltiples patologías, como lo diabetes mellitus de tipo 2, las dislipernios. lo hipertensión, el síndrome de apnea del sueño, lo enfermedad cardiovascular o las incapacidades derivados de lo artrosis. Su prevalencia aumento en el mundo occidental, hasta el punto de ser considerada la obesidad como uno epidemia. Recientemente, en el estudio SEEDO'97, lo ...

  10. Asistencia ventilatoria no invasiva domiciliaria nocturna en Pediatría PEDIATRIC NOCTURNAL NONINVASIVE VENTILATION ASSISTANCE AT HOME

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    FRANCISO PRADO A.; MARÍA L. BOZA C.; ANDÉS KOPPMANN A.

    2003-01-01

    La asistencia ventilatoria no invasiva domiciliaria nocturna (AVNIDN) se indica en insuficiencia respiratoria crónica (IRC), síndrome de apnea obstructiva del sueño (SAOS) y ocasionalmente por hipoventilación central y fibrosis quística. Se hace una revisión retrospectiva de 10 pacientes sometidos a esta técnica de soporte ventilatorio no invasivo durante un periodo de 6 años (1996-2002), describiendo las indicaciones, tipo de AVNIDN y el seguimiento. Sus edades fluctuaron entre 1 a 13 años; ...

  11. Análisis de los efectos metabólicos y nutricionales a largo plazo en la cirugía bariátrica

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    Aguado Pérez, Marta

    2015-01-01

    La obesidad constituye hoy en día uno de los principales problemas de salud pública en todos los países desarrollos debido al incremento de su prevalencia, al mayor riesgo de morbimortalidad por complicaciones médicas asociadas y al coste sanitario derivado de la misma. Es un importante factor de riesgo cardiovascular y se asocia con enfermedades como la diabetes mellitus, hipertensión arterial, dislipemia, síndrome de apnea obstructiva del sueño, ciertas formas de cáncer y es motivo de incap...

  12. Problems associated with the apnea test in the diagnosis of brain death

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    Full Text Available Background: Brain death is the absence of all cortical functions, including the brainstem. The apnea test (AT is a necessary requisite to complete this diagnosis. Anecdotal reports describing hypotension and acidosis due to apnea test have been reported. However, there are few studies that evaluate complications or difficulties related to this procedure. Objective: To analyze medical problems associated with the apnea test. Methods and Patients: We analyzed clinical features, potential risk conditions, and problems in 129 brain dead patients during the apnea test. The diagnosis of brain death was made according to the American Academy of Neurology recommendations. Results: Clinical problems during the apnea test were detected in more than two thirds of patients, including: arterial hypotension (12%, acidosis (68%, and hypoxemia (23%. Four patients developed major complications, including: pneumothorax, cardiac arrest, bradycardia, atrial fibrillation and myocardial infarction. Conclusion: The apnea test is not an innocuous procedure. Complications during the AT are more common than reported and limit organ procurement for transplantation. Guidelines for performing the AT should be followed in order to avoid clinical complications.

  13. Autonomous identification of matrices in the APNea system

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    The APNea System is a passive and active neutron assay device which features imaging to correct for nonuniform distributions of source material. Since the imaging procedure requires a detailed knowledge of both the detection efficiency and the thermal neutron flux for (sub)volumes of the drum of interest, it is necessary to identify which mocked-up matrix, to be used for detailed characterization studies, best matches the matrix of interest. A methodology referred to as the external matrix probe (EMP) has been established which links external measures of a drum matrix to those of mocked-up matrices. These measures by themselves are sufficient to identify the appropriate mock matrix, from which the necessary characterization data are obtained. This independent matrix identification leads to an autonomous determination of the required system response parameters for the assay analysis

  14. Relationship between central sleep apnea and Cheyne-Stokes Respiration.

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    Flinta, Irena; Ponikowski, Piotr

    2016-03-01

    Central sleep apnea (CSA) in patients with heart failure (HF) occurs frequently and shows a serious influence on prognosis in this population. The key elements in the pathophysiology of CSA are respiratory instability with chronic hyperventilation, changes of arterial carbon dioxide pressure (pCO2) and elongated circulation time. The main manifestation of CSA in patients with HF is Cheyne-Stokes Respiration (CSR). The initial treatment is the optimization of HF therapy. However, many other options of the therapeutic management have been studied, particularly those based on positive airway pressure methods. In patients with heart failure we often can observe the overlap of CSA and CSR; we will discuss the differences between these forms of breathing disorders during sleep. We will also discuss when CSA and CSR occur independently of each other and the importance of CSR occurring during the daytime in context of CSA during the nighttime. PMID:26961739

  15. Severe onychophagia and finger mutilation associated with obstructive sleep apnea.

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    Nino, Gustavo; Singareddy, Ravi

    2013-04-15

    Untreated obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can lead to important neurobehavioral consequences including cognitive deficits, hyperactivity/inattention, daytime sleepiness, and mood disturbances. Interestingly, the potential role of OSA in the pathogenesis of impulse-control disorders such as nail biting (onychophagia) is currently unknown. We present a case of a man with severe onychophagia and biting-induced finger mutilation that was completely resolved after diagnosis and treatment of severe OSA. Accordingly, this report represents an important clinical observation that suggests a connection between sleep physiology and the neurobiological circuits implicated in the regulation of impulse-control behaviors. Further research in this area may improve our current understanding of the neurobehavioral consequences of untreated OSA. PMID:23585754

  16. Prueba de caminata de carga progresiva (shuttle test en enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica grave Shuttle test in severe COPD patients

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    Martín Sívori

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    Full Text Available La prueba de caminata de carga progresiva (shuttle test, PCCP tiene escaso uso en nuestro país. Este estudio comparó diferentes variables de la PCCP con la de caminata de 6 minutos (PC6M y el consumo de oxígeno (VO2max en enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC grave. A 21 pacientes con EPOC grave estable (estadios GOLD III-IV, se les realizó PC6M, PCCP, y VO2max. Se evaluaron frecuencia cardíaca, saturación de oxígeno y escala de disnea (Borg. Se realizaron espirometría, gases en sangre y cuestionario de calidad de vida (CRQ. Se utilizaron prueba t de Student para datos apareados y coeficiente de correlación de Pearson (significación The shuttle test (ST is a maximal exercise field test with scarcely used in Argentina. Our objective was to compare different variables of exercise response to ST vs. other exercise tests such as six minute walking test (SMWT and cardiopulmonary with maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max in severe COPD patients. A total of 21 stable severe COPD patients (GOLD III and IV stages were evaluated with SMWT, ST and VO2max test. In all patients spirometry was performed with bronchodilator response, arterial gas and chronic respiratory questionnaire to evaluate quality of life. Cardiac frequency, oxygen saturation and dyspnea scale by Borg in response to exercise tests were evaluated. Paired T Student and Pearson tests were used, defining p < 0.05 as significant. COPD patients were 65.27 ± 12.72 years old and had severe airflow obstruction (FEV1: 33.23 ± 4.94%. The exercise response to SMWT was 297.85 ± 173.24 meters; ST: 318.8 ± 42.42 meters and VO2max test: 14.7 ± 5.44 ml/kg/min. The correlation between SMWT and ST was: r: 0.52(p < 0.00085; between ST and VO2max (l/min: r: 0.78 (p < 0.00079, and ST and VO2max (ml/kg/min: r: 0.81 (p < 0.00065. Moderate correlation was observed in final heart rate (r: 0.41, p < 0.00091, maximal Borg dyspnea scale (r: 0.47, p < 0.00099 and high correlation with final

  17. Intracerebroventricular injections of dronabinol, a cannabinoid receptor agonist, does not attenuate serotonin-induced apnea in Sprague-Dawley rats

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    Calik, Michael W.; Carley, David W

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    Background Evidence suggests that vagal nerve activity may play a role in sleep apnea induction. In anesthetized rats, dronabinol, a cannabinoid (CB) receptor agonist, injected into the nodose ganglia attenuates reflex apnea and increases genioglossus activity, and reflex apnea attenuation is blocked by systemic pre-treatment with cannabinoid type 1 and/or type 2 receptor antagonists. However, it is unclear whether dronabinol has similar effects in the central nervous system; CB receptors are...

  18. Measurement properties of a screening questionnaire of obstructive sleep apnea risk: Little information, great prediction?☆ ☆

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    Sargento, Paulo; Perea, Victoria; Ladera, Valentina; Lopes, Paulo; Oliveira, Jorge

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    Introduction Previous research had shown the suitability of several questionnaires predicting the obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Measurement properties of an online screening questionnaire were studied. Methods The sample consisted of 184 Portuguese adults (89 men and 95 women); 46 of them were polysomnographically diagnosed with the untreated obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. The participants were assessed with an online questionnaire of sleep apnea risk, from University of Maryland. Resu...

  19. Prevalence of sleep apnea and excessive day time sleepiness in patients with end-stage renal disease on dialysis

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    Sleep apnea (SA) and excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) are common sleep disorders among patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). This cross-sectional study, carried out in two dialysis centers in Saudi Arabia, assessed the prevalence of sleep apnea and sleepiness in Saudi patients with ESRD who are on maintenance dialysis with either peritoneal or hemodialysis. We used questionnaires to assess the prevalence of SA and EDS. The association between sleep apnea, EDS, and other sleep disord...

  20. Induced apnea enhances image quality and visualization of cardiopulmonary anatomic during contrastenhanced cardiac computerized tomographic angiography in children

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    Murali Chakravarthy; Gubbihalli Sunilkumar; Sumant Pargaonkar; Rajathadri Hosur; Chidananda Harivelam; Deepak Kavaraganahalli; Pradeep Srinivasan

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    Objective: The purpose of our study was to determine the effect of induced apnea on quality of cardiopulmonary structures during computerized tomographic (CT) angiography images in children with congenital heart diseases. Methods: Pediatric patients with congenital heart defects undergoing cardiac CT angiography at our facility in the past 3 years participated in this study. The earlier patients underwent cardiac CT angiography without induced apnea and while, later, apnea was induced in pati...

  1. Biomarkers associated with obstructive sleep apnea: A scoping review.

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    Canto, Graziela De Luca; Pachêco-Pereira, Camila; Aydinoz, Secil; Major, Paul W; Flores-Mir, Carlos; Gozal, David

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    The overall validity of biomarkers in the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) remains unclear. We conducted a scoping review to provide assessments of biomarkers characteristics in the context of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and to identify gaps in the literature. A scoping review of studies in humans without age restriction that evaluated the potential diagnostic value of biological markers (blood, exhaled breath condensate, salivary, and urinary) in the OSA diagnosis was undertaken. Retained articles were those focused on the identification of biomarkers in subjects with OSA, the latter being confirmed with a full overnight or home-based polysomnography (PSG). Search strategies for six different databases were developed. The methodology of selected studies was classified using an adaptation of the evidence quality criteria from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Additionally the biomarkers were classified according to their potential clinical application. We identified 572 relevant studies, of which 117 met the inclusion criteria. Eighty-two studies were conducted in adults, 34 studies involved children, and one study had a sample composed of both adults and children. Most of the studies evaluated blood biomarkers. Potential diagnostic biomarkers were found in nine pediatric studies and in 58 adults studies. Only nine studies reported sensitivity and specificity, which varied substantially from 43% to 100%, and from 45% to 100%, respectively. Studies in adults have focused on the investigation of IL-6, TNF-α and hsCRP. There was no specific biomarker that was tested by a majority of authors in pediatric studies, and combinatorial urine biomarker approaches have shown preliminary promising results. In adults IL-6 and IL-10 seem to have a favorable potential to become a good biomarker to identify OSA. PMID:25645128

  2. Effect of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Acute Coronary Syndrome.

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    Leão, Sílvia; Conde, Bebiana; Fontes, Paulo; Calvo, Teresa; Afonso, Abel; Moreira, Ilídio

    2016-04-01

    The effect of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) on clinical outcomes after acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is incompletely defined. We sought to determine the prevalence of OSA in patients with ACS and evaluate prognostic impact of OSA and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy in these patients. This was a prospective longitudinal cohort study of 73 patients admitted on cardiac intensive care unit for ACS. Cardiorespiratory sleep study and/or polysomnography were performed in all patients. CPAP was recommended if Apnea-Hypopnea Index ≥5. The main study outcome was a composite of death for any cause, myocardial infarction, and myocardial revascularization. OSA was diagnosed in 46 patients (63%). Age and cardiovascular risk factors were not significantly different between groups. OSA was classified as mild (m-OSA) in 14 patients (30%) and as moderate-to-severe (s-OSA) in 32 patients (70%). After a median follow-up of 75 months (interquartile range 71 to 79), patients with s-OSA had lower event-free survival rate. After adjustment for gender, patients with s-OSA showed a significantly higher incidence of the composite end point (hazard ratio 3.58, 95% CI 1.09 to 17.73, p = 0.035). Adherence to CPAP occurred in 19 patients (41%), but compliance to CPAP therapy did not reduce the risk of composite end point (hazard ratio 0.87, 95% CI 0.31 to 2.46, p = 0.798). In conclusion, OSA is an underdiagnosed disease with high prevalence in patients with ACS. It is urgent to establish screening protocols because those have high diagnostic yield and allow identifying a group of patients with manifestly unfavorable prognosis. PMID:26857162

  3. Early cardiovascular abnormalities in newly diagnosed obstructive sleep apnea

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    Jean-Philippe Baguet

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Jean-Philippe Baguet1, Marie Nadra1, Gilles Barone-Rochette1, Olivier Ormezzano1, Hélène Pierre1, Jean-Louis Pépin21Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, Grenoble, France; 2Sleep Laboratory, EFCR, University Hospital, Grenoble, FranceAbstract: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA is associated with high cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Recent studies have shown that it is associated with atherosclerosis and left ventricular dysfunction markers. The aim of this study was to assess the cardiovascular effects of OSA depending on its severity, in patients without clinically diagnosed cardiovascular disease. One hundred thirty newly diagnosed, nondiabetic OSA patients (mean age 49 ± 10 years, without vasoactive treatment were included. They underwent clinical and ambulatory blood pressure measurements, echocardiography, carotid ultrasound examination, and a carotid–femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV measurement. Seventy-five percent of the subjects were hypertensive according to the clinical or ambulatory measurement. More patients with the most severe forms (respiratory disturbance index >37/hour had a nondipper profile (52% vs 34%; P = 0.025 and their left ventricular mass was higher (40 ± 7 vs 36 ± 8 g/m, p = 0.014. This last parameter was independently and inversely associated with mean nocturnal oxygen saturation (P = 0.004. PWV and carotid intima-media thickness did not differ between one OSA severity group to another, but the prevalence of carotid hypertrophy was higher when mean SaO2 was below 93.5% (29.5 vs 16%; P = 0.05. Our study shows that in OSA patients without clinically diagnosed cardiovascular disease, there is a significant left ventricular and arterial effect, which is even more marked when OSA is severe.Keywords: obstructive sleep apnea, hypertension, left ventricular hypertrophy, intima-media thickness, arterial stiffness

  4. Predictors of obstructive sleep apnea in males with metabolic syndrome

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    Nikolaos Papanas

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Nikolaos Papanas1, Paschalis Steiropoulos2, Evangelia Nena2, Argyris Tzouvelekis2, Athanasios Skarlatos2, Maria Konsta2, Vasileios Vasdekis3, Efstratios Maltezos1, Demosthenes Bouros21Outpatient Clinic of Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolism, Second Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece; 2Sleep Laboratory, Department of Pneumonology, Medical School, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece; 3Department of Statistics, Athens University of Economic and Business, Athens, GreeceAbstract: The aim of the present study was to examine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS and its components among obstructive sleep apnea (OSA patients vs controls, as well as to investigate which of these components are strongly associated with the presence of OSA in subjects reporting symptoms indicating sleep-disordered breathing. Included were 83 consecutive male subjects, without known concomitant diseases, who visited an outpatient clinic of obesity, diabetes and metabolism. Based on polysomnography, these were divided into two groups: OSA patients (n = 53 and controls (n = 30. Parameters indicating MS, according to the NCEP ATP III criteria (blood pressure, waist circumference, glucose, triglycerides, and HDL-cholesterol levels were evaluated in both groups. The criteria for MS were fulfilled in 49 participants. Presence of MS was significantly correlated with the presence of OSA. However, after adjustment for BMI, only serum glucose was significantly associated with the presence of OSA (P = 0.002. Conversely, the presence of MS was associated with a significant reduction in percentage of slow-wave sleep (P = 0.030. In conclusion, these results provide further evidence for the association between OSA and MS. Between subjects with MS, elevated serum glucose levels indicate a higher probability for the presence of OSA. Keywords: diabetes mellitus, glucose, metabolic syndrome

  5. Obstructive sleep apnea and bone mineral density in obese patients

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    Mariani S

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Stefania Mariani,1 Daniela Fiore,1 Laura Varone,2 Sabrina Basciani,1 Agnese Persichetti,1 Mikiko Watanabe,1 Maurizio Saponara,3 Giovanni Spera,1 Costanzo Moretti,4 Lucio Gnessi11Department of Experimental Medicine, Section of Medical Physiopathology and Endocrinology, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; 2Department of Environmental Biology, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; 3Department of Otolaryngology, Audiology and Phonation, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; 4Division of Endocrinology, Department of System Medicine, Section of Reproductive Endocrinology University of TorVergata, Fatebenefratelli Hospital "San Giovanni Calibita" Rome, ItalyContext: Obesity and its co-morbidities may adversely affect bone mineral density (BMD. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA is a major complication of obesity. To date, the effects of OSA on BMD in obese patients have been poorly studied.Objective: To examine whether the severity of OSA independently correlates with BMD in obese patients.Methods: One hundred and fifteen obese subjects with OSA (Apnea/Hypopnea Index [AHI] ≥5 events per hour were included in the study. BMD was measured at lumbar spine, total hip, and femoral neck by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry. Body mass index, lean mass, and representative measures of metabolic syndrome (waist circumference, fasting plasma glucose, blood pressure, HDL-cholesterol, triglycerides and inflammation (ESR, CRP, fibrinogen were also evaluated.Results: BMD did not differ among obese individuals regardless of OSA severity. Correlation coefficient analysis for all the covariates showed a lack of association between AHI and BMD that was strongly influenced by age and weight.Conclusion: Our study does not support an independent association between AHI and BMD in obese patients. Controlled studies involving a greater number of patients are warranted.Keywords: obesity, polysomnography, metabolic syndrome

  6. Craniocervical Posture in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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    Piccin, Chaiane Facco; Pozzebon, Daniela; Scapini, Fabricio; Corrêa, Eliane Castilhos Rodrigues

    2016-01-01

    Introduction  Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is characterized by repeated episodes of upper airway obstruction during sleep. Objective  The objective of this study is to verify the craniofacial characteristics and craniocervical posture of OSA and healthy subjects, determining possible relationships with the apnea/hypopnea index (AHI). Methods  This case-control study evaluated 21 subjects with OSA, who comprised the OSA group (OSAG), and 21 healthy subjects, who constituted the control group (CG). Cephalometry analyzed head posture measurements, craniofacial measurements, and air space. Head posture was also assessed by means of photogrammetry. Results  The groups were homogeneous regarding gender (12 men and 9 women in each group), age (OSAG = 41.86 ± 11.26 years; GC = 41.19 ± 11.20 years), and body mass index (OSAG = 25.65 ± 2.46 kg/m2; CG = 24.72 ± 3.01 kg/m2). We found significant differences between the groups, with lower average pharyngeal space and greater distance between the hyoid bone and the mandibular plane in OSAG, when compared with CG. A positive correlation was found between higher head hyperextension and head anteriorization, with greater severity of OSA as assessed by AHI. Conclusion  OSAG subjects showed changes in craniofacial morphology, with lower average pharyngeal space and greater distance from the hyoid bone to the mandibular plane, as compared with healthy subjects. Moreover, in OSA subjects, the greater the severity of OSA, the greater the head hyperextension and anteriorization. PMID:27413397

  7. Valor del estudio celular del esputo en el seguimiento de las enfermedades inflamatorias de la vía aérea

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    Juan Antonio Mazzei

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available El análisis celular del esputo, espontáneo u obtenido mediante la técnica de esputo inducido, se ha transformado en una herramienta ampliamente difundida para la evaluación y orientación del tratamiento de las enfermedades inflamatorias de la vía aérea, principalmente asma, enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica y bronquitis eosinofílica. Se han aportado evidencias sobre la utilidad de la técnica del esputo inducido, validada y estandarizada, para ser empleada en pacientes con dificultades para expectorar. Numerosas investigaciones dieron cuenta de la efectividad de basar las decisiones terapéuticas en el componente inflamatorio de la vía aérea mediante el recuento de células en el esputo. Varios estudios mostraron que, en pacientes con asma el análisis celular de esputo guía en la determinación de estrategias para disminuir las exacerbaciones y para mejorar la función pulmonar, aun en pacientes con asma grave, para disminuir el remodelamiento; también se ha descrito su utilidad en pacientes con EPOC, para la disminución de las exacerbaciones.

  8. Prevalence and incidence of hypertension in obstructive sleep apnea patients and the relationship between obstructive sleep apnea and its confounders

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    FENG Jing; CHEN Bao-yuan

    2009-01-01

    @@ Based on available population-based studies, Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) associated with accompanying daytime sleepiness affects 3% to 7% of adult men and 2% to 5% of adult women in the general population. In some population subsets, like obese or older people, this prevalence is even higher. The health risk in OSA patients shows a strong association with acute cardiovascular events such as stroke, myocardial infarction and nocturnal sudden death.1,2 And with chronic conditions such as coronary artery disease, heart failure, and especially, systemic hypertension.3,4 In this review, prevalence and incidence of hypertension in OSA patients and the relationships between OSA and its confounders are considered, and of course, these confounders are also generally taken as risk factors for hypertension.

  9. Sleep Apnea Prevalence in Acute Myocardial Infarction - the Sleep Apnea in Post Acute Myocardial Infarction Patients (SAPAMI) Study

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    Ludka, Ondrej; Stepanova, Radka; Vyskocilova, Martina; Galkova, Lujza; Mikolaskova, Monika; Belehrad, Milos; Kostalova, Jana; Mihalova, Zuzana; Drozdova, Adela; Hlasensky, Jiri; Gacik, Michal; Pudilova, Lucie; Mikusova, Tereza; Fischerova, Blanka; Sert-Kuniyoshi, Fatima; Kara, Tomas; Spinar, Jindrich; Somers, Virend K.

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    Background While sleep apnea (SA) might be a modifiable cardiovascular risk factor, recent data suggest that SA is severely underdiagnosed in patients after acute myocardial infarction (MI). There is limited evidence about day-night variation of onset of MI on dependence of having SA. We therefore investigated the prevalence of SA and examined the day-night variation of onset of MI in acute MI patients. Methods We prospectively studied 782 consecutive patients admitted to the hospital with the diagnosis of acute MI. All subjects underwent sleep evaluations using a portable device after at least 48 hours post-admission. Using the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI), groups were defined as patients without SA (<5 events/hour), mild SA (5–15 events/hour), moderate SA (15–30 events/hour), and severe SA (≥30 events/hour). Results Almost all patients (98%) underwent urgent coronary angiography and 91% of patients underwent primary PCI. Using a threshold of AHI ≥ 5 events/hour, SA was present in 65.7% of patients after acute MI. Mild SA was present in 32.6%, moderate in 20.4% and severe in 12.7%. The day-night variation in the onset of MI in all groups of SA patients was similar to that observed in non-SA patients. From 6AM–12PM, the frequency of MI was higher in both SA and non-SA patients, as compared to the interval from 12AM–6AM (all p<0.05). Conclusion There is a high prevalence of SA in patients presenting with acute MI. Peak time of MI onset in SA patients was between 6AM–noon, similar to that in the general population. Whether diagnosis and treatment of SA after MI will significantly improve outcomes in these patients remains to be determined. PMID:25064202

  10. The Severity of Nocturnal Hypoxia but Not Abdominal Adiposity Is Associated with Insulin Resistance in Non-Obese Men with Sleep Apnea

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    Anne-Laure Borel; Denis Monneret; Renaud Tamisier; Jean-Philippe Baguet; Patrice Faure; Patrick Levy; Serge Halimi; Jean-Louis Pépin

    2013-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Beyond obesity, sleep apnea syndrome is frequently associated with excess abdominal adiposity that could contribute to the deteriorated cardiometabolic risk profile of apneic patients. METHODS: The present study addressed the respective contribution of the severity of sleep apnea syndrome and excess abdominal adiposity to the cardiometabolic risk profile of 38 non obese men with polysomnography-diagnosed sleep apnea syndrome (apnea-hypopnea index >15 events/hour). These otherwise ...

  11. [Hungarian Society for Sleep Medicine guideline for detecting drivers with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome].

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    Szakács, Zoltán; Ádám, Ágnes; Annus, János Kristóf; Csatlós, Dalma; László, Andrea; Kalabay, László; Torzsa, Péter

    2016-06-01

    Obstructive sleep apnea is the most frequent sleep-disordered breathing. The prevalence of sleep apnea in the general population is 2-4% and the main characteristics of the disease are the intermittent cessation or substantial reduction of airflow during sleep, which is caused by complete, or near complete upper airway obstruction. Decreased airflow is followed by oxygen desaturation and intermittent arousals. Untreated patients are 4-6 times more likely to cause traffic accidents than their healthy counterparts. The aims of the obstructive sleep apnea screening are to prevent and reduce the incidence of serious car accidents, which are often caused by one of the most dangerous sleep disorders. Since April 1, 2015 a modification of the 13/1992 regulation has been in force in Hungary which orders screening of obstructive sleep apnea during medical checkup of drivers. The Hungarian Society for Sleep Medicine made a guideline according to the regulation which was adapted to national circumstances and family doctors, occupational health specialists can more easily screen obstructive sleep apnea in suspected patients. In sleep ambulances the disease can be diagnosed and effective treatment can be started. Patients receiving appropriate treatment and with appropriate compliance can get their driving licence under regular care and control. Orv. Hetil., 2016, 157(23), 892-900. PMID:27233832

  12. Effect of caffeine citrate on the blood gas indexes in newborns with apnea

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    Chun-Yan Wu; Xiao-Jiao Wang; Yuan-Yuan Wang

    2015-01-01

    Objective:To explore the effect of caffeine citrate on the blood gas indexes in newborns with apnea.Methods: A total of 108 primary premature infants diagnosed with apnea were included in the study and randomized into the caffeine citrate treatment group and the aminophylline control group with 54 cases in each group. The apnea episode duration 72 h after medication, and the blood gas before medication and 24, 48, 72 h after medication between the two groups were compared.Results: The apnea episode duration 24, 48, 72 h after medication in the treatment group was significantly shorter than that in the control group. PaO2 24, 48, 72 h after medication in the treatment group was significantly higher than that in the control group, while PaCO2 was significantly reduced when compared with the control group.Conclusions:Caffeine citrate has achieved a significantly clinical effect in the treatment of newborn apnea, as a new therapeutic drug, is worthy of being widely recommended in the clinic.

  13. Computational Modeling of Airway Obstruction in Sleep Apnea in Down Syndrome: A Feasibility Study.

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    Mylavarapu, Goutham; Subramaniam, Dhananjay; Jonnagiri, Raghuvir; Gutmark, Ephraim J; Fleck, Robert J; Amin, Raouf S; Mahmoud, Mohamed; Ishman, Stacey L; Shott, Sally R

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    Current treatment options are successful in 40% to 60% of children with persistent obstructive sleep apnea after adenotonsillectomy. Residual obstruction assessments are largely subjective and do not clearly define multilevel obstruction. We endeavor to use computational fluid dynamics to perform virtual surgery and assess airflow changes in patients with Down syndrome and persistent obstructive sleep apnea. Three-dimensional airway models were reconstructed from respiratory-gated computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Virtual surgeries were performed on 10 patients, mirroring actual surgeries. They demonstrated how surgical changes affect airflow resistance. Airflow and upper airway resistance was calculated from computational fluid dynamics. Virtual and actual surgery outcomes were compared with obstructive apnea-hypopnea index values. Actual surgery successfully treated 6 of 10 patients (postoperative obstructive apnea-hypopnea index <5). In 8 of 10 subjects, both apnea-hypopnea index and the calculated upper airway resistance after virtual surgery decreased as compared with baseline values. This is a feasibility and proof-of-concept study. Further studies are needed before using these techniques in surgical planning. PMID:27048669

  14. Clinical consequences and economic costs of untreated obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

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    Melissa Knauert; Sreelatha Naik; M.Boyd Gillespie; Meir Kryger

    2015-01-01

    Objective: To provide an overview of the healthcare and societal consequences and costs of untreated obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.Data sources: PubMed database for English-language studies with no start date restrictions and with an end date of September 2014.Methods: A comprehensive literature review was performed to identify all studies that discussed the physiologic, clinical and societal consequences of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome as well as the costs associated with these consequences.There were 106 studies that formed the basis of this analysis.Conclusions: Undiagnosed and untreated obstructive sleep apnea syndrome can lead to abnormal physiology that can have serious implications including increased cardiovascular disease, stroke, metabolic disease, excessive daytime sleepiness, work-place errors, traffic accidents and death.These consequences result in significant economic burden.Both, the health and societal consequences and their costs can be decreased with identification and treatment of sleep apnea.Implications for practice: Treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, despite its consequences, is limited by lack of diagnosis, poor patient acceptance, lack of access to effective therapies, and lack of a variety of effective therapies.Newer modes of therapy that are effective, cost efficient and more accepted by patients need to be developed.

  15. Oxygen Saturation and RR Intervals Feature Selection for Sleep Apnea Detection

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    Antonio G. Ravelo-García

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available A diagnostic system for sleep apnea based on oxygen saturation and RR intervals obtained from the EKG (electrocardiogram is proposed with the goal to detect and quantify minute long segments of sleep with breathing pauses. We measured the discriminative capacity of combinations of features obtained from RR series and oximetry to evaluate improvements of the performance compared to oximetry-based features alone. Time and frequency domain variables derived from oxygen saturation (SpO2 as well as linear and non-linear variables describing the RR series have been explored in recordings from 70 patients with suspected sleep apnea. We applied forward feature selection in order to select a minimal set of variables that are able to locate patterns indicating respiratory pauses. Linear discriminant analysis (LDA was used to classify the presence of apnea during specific segments. The system will finally provide a global score indicating the presence of clinically significant apnea integrating the segment based apnea detection. LDA results in an accuracy of 87%; sensitivity of 76% and specificity of 91% (AUC = 0.90 with a global classification of 97% when only oxygen saturation is used. In case of additionally including features from the RR series; the system performance improves to an accuracy of 87%; sensitivity of 73% and specificity of 92% (AUC = 0.92, with a global classification rate of 100%.

  16. A new algorithm for detection of apnea in infants in neonatal intensive care units

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    Lee, Hoshik; Vergales, Brooke; Paget-Brown, Alix; Rusin, Craig; Moorman, Randall; Kattwinkel, John; Delos, John

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    Apnea is a very common problem for premature infants: apnea of prematurity (AOP) occurs in >50% of babies whose birth weight is less than 1500 g, and AOP is found in almost all babies who are < 1000 g at birth. Current respiration detectors often fail to detect apnea, and also give many false alarms. We have created a new algorithm for detection of apnea. Respiration is monitored by continuous measurement of chest impedance (CI). However, the pulsing of the heart also causes fluctuations in CI. We developed a new adaptive filtering system to remove heart activity from CI, thereby giving much more reliable measurements of respiration. The new approach is to rescale the impedance measurement to heartbeat-time, sampling 30 times per interbeat interval. We take the Fourier transform of the rescaled signal, bandstop filter at 1 per beat to remove fluctuations due to heartbeats, and then take the inverse transform. The filtered signal retains all properties except the impedance changes due to cardiac filling and emptying. We convert the variance of CI into an estimated likelihood of apnea. This work is supported by NICHD 5RCZHD064488.

  17. 21 CFR 872.5570 - Intraoral devices for snoring and intraoral devices for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.

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    ... devices for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. 872.5570 Section 872.5570 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG... Devices § 872.5570 Intraoral devices for snoring and intraoral devices for snoring and obstructive sleep... obstructive sleep apnea are devices that are worn during sleep to reduce the incidence of snoring and to...

  18. Urodynamic changes in a female case of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome with enuresis: 7 years' follow-up

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    CAO Xia; HU Ke; CHEN Xue-qin; XIANYU Yun-yan; Lü Sheng-qi; LI Qing-quan

    2010-01-01

    @@ Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is characterized by repetitive upper airway occlusion resulting in apnea lasting 10 seconds or more. Clinical manifestations include snoring, daytime somnolence,intellectual deficiency, sexual impotence, and nocturnal polyuria. Enuresis associated with OSAS is suggested to be more common in children than in adults.1

  19. Oropharyngeal examination as a predictor of obstructive sleep apnea: pilot study of gag reflex and palatal reflex

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    Juliana Spelta Valbuza

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA has high prevalence and may cause serious comorbities. The aim of this trial was to show if simple noninvasive methods such as gag reflex and palatal reflex are prospective multivariate assessments of predictor variables for OSA. METHOD: We evaluate gag reflex and palatal reflex, of fifty-five adult patients, and their subsequent overnight polysomnography. RESULTS: Forty-one participants presented obstructive sleep apnea. The most relevant findings in our study were: [1] absence of gag reflex on patients with severe obstructive apnea (p=0.001; [2] absence of palatal reflex on moderate obstructive apnea patients (p=0.02. CONCLUSION: Gag reflex and palatal reflex, a simple noninvasive test regularly performed in a systematic neurological examination can disclose the impact of the local neurogenic injury associated to snoring and/or obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.

  20. Obstructive sleep apnea in children: a critical update

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    Tan HL

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Hui-Leng Tan,1,2 David Gozal,1 Leila Kheirandish-Gozal1 1Sections of Pediatric Sleep Medicine and Pediatric Pulmonology, Department of Pediatrics, Comer Children's Hospital, Pritzker School of Medicine, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA; 2Department of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK Abstract: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA in children is a highly prevalent disorder caused by a conglomeration of complex pathophysiological processes, leading to recurrent upper airway dysfunction during sleep. The clinical relevance of OSA resides in its association with significant morbidities that affect the cardiovascular, neurocognitive, and metabolic systems. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently reiterated its recommendations that children with symptoms and signs suggestive of OSA should be investigated with polysomnography (PSG, and treated accordingly. However, treatment decisions should not only be guided by PSG results, but should also integrate the magnitude of symptoms and the presence or absence of risk factors and signs of OSA morbidity. The first-line therapy in children with adenotonsillar hypertrophy is adenotonsillectomy, although there is increasing evidence that medical therapy, in the form of intranasal steroids or montelukast, may be considered in mild OSA. In this review, we delineate the major concepts regarding the pathophysiology of OSA, its morbidity, diagnosis, and treatment. Keywords: adenotonsillar hypertrophy, polysomnography, pathophysiology, morbidity, treatment, pediatric sleep disordered breathing

  1. Serotnin as a possible biomarker in obstructive sleep apnea.

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    Lipford, Melissa C; Ramar, Kannan; Liang, Yao-Jen; Lin, Chii-Wann; Chao, Yun-Ting; An, Jen; Chiu, Chih-Hsien; Tsai, Yi-Ju; Shu, Chih-Hung; Lee, Fei-Peng; Chiang, Rayleigh Ping-Ying

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    Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a highly prevalent disease which carries substantial public health burden. Polysomnography is the standard procedure used to diagnose OSA. However cost, accessibility, technical requirements, and skilled interpretation needs constrain its widespread use and have a role in the under-diagnosis of sleep disordered breathing. There is a clinical need to develop expedient and widely accessible tools to detect this disorder., Several biochemical markers have recently been proposed as diagnostic tools in OSA. Numerous neurochemicals directly influence the activity of upper airway dilator motor neurons, which subsequently influence respiration during sleep. Serotonin (5-HT) is one such neurochemical that has a key role in ventilatory stimulation. Herein, we review the current evidence demonstrating relationships between multiple biomarkers and sleep disordered breathing and focus on relationships between OSA and 5-HT. We discuss the possibility of biomarker-driven detection technology in the future as a means of diagnosing and monitoring OSA. Finally, we explore the specific role 5-HT may have in the future in both the diagnosis and treatment of OSA. PMID:26694311

  2. Importance of cephalographs in diagnosis of patients with sleep apnea

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    Nimma Vijaya Laxmi

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA is considered to be a potentially life threatening disorder, which is characterized by repeated collapse of the upper airway during sleep with cessation of breathing. The cephalometric method despite being a static, two-dimensional evaluation of dynamic three-dimensional structures of the head and neck is useful in diagnosing patients with OSA, as they have shown that significant differences exist between asymptomatic controls and patients with OSA. Aims and Objectives: This study is designed to compare and validate the craniofacial morphology in patients with OSA using lateral cephalometry in both upright and supine position. Materials and Methods: Sixty subjects participated in the study of which 30 were patients with OSA diagnosed by questionnaire and 30 were healthy control group with age range of 25–45 years. Results: The study group demonstrated an increased ANB, mandibular plane angles (GoGn-SN, lower anterior facial height which are statistically significant with a significant P < 0.05. Significant decrease in posterior airway space, increased soft palate length, tongue length, and thickness suggesting reduced airway space in supine posture. Conclusion: Evaluation of craniofacial morphology in OSA patients using lateral cephalometry helps in recognizing the morphological changes induced by altered sleep pattern and for appropriate treatment planning.

  3. Sleep apnea and occupational accidents: Are oral appliances the solution?

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    Maria De Lourdes Rabelo Guimarães

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Dental practitioners have a key role in the quality of life and prevention of occupational accidents of workers with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS. Aim: The aim of this study was to review the impact of OSAS, the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP therapy, and the evidence regarding the use of oral appliances (OA on the health and safety of workers. Materials and Methods: Searches were conducted in MEDLINE (PubMed, Lilacs and Sci ELO. Articles published from January 1980 to June 2014 were included. Results: The research retrieved 2188 articles and 99 met the inclusion criteria. An increase in occupational accidents due to reduced vigilance and attention in snorers and patients with OSAS was observed. Such involvements were related to excessive daytime sleepiness and neurocognitive function impairments. The use of OA are less effective when compared with CPAP, but the results related to excessive sleepiness and cognitive performance showed improvements similar to CPAP. Treatments with OA showed greater patient compliance than the CPAP therapy. Conclusion: OSAS is a prevalent disorder among workers, leads to increased risk of occupational accidents, and has a significant impact on the economy. The CPAP therapy reduces the risk of occupational accidents. The OA can improve the work performance; but there is no scientific evidence associating its use with occupational accidents reduction. Future research should focus on determining the cost-effectiveness of OA as well as its influence and efficacy in preventing occupational accidents.

  4. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and obstructive sleep apnea.

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    Aron-Wisnewsky, Judith; Clement, Karine; Pépin, Jean-Louis

    2016-08-01

    Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and more importantly its hallmark, chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH), are established factors in the pathogenesis and exacerbation of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). This has been clearly demonstrated in rodent models exposed to intermittent hypoxia, and strong evidence now also exists in both paediatric and adult human populations. OSA and CIH induce insulin-resistance and dyslipidemia which are involved in NAFLD physiopathogenesis. CIH increases the expression of the hypoxia inducible transcription factor HIF1α and that of downstream genes involved in lipogenesis, thereby increasing β-oxidation and consequently exacerbating liver oxidative stress. OSA also disrupts the gut liver axis, increasing intestinal permeability and with a possible role of gut microbiota in the link between OSA and NAFLD. OSA patients should be screened for NAFLD and vice versa those with NAFLD for OSA. To date there is no evidence that treating OSA with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) will improve NAFLD but it might at least stabilize and slow its progression. Nevertheless, these multimorbid patients should be efficiently treated for all their metabolic co-morbidities and be encouraged to follow weight stabilization or weight loss programs and physical activity life style interventions. PMID:27324067

  5. Biomarkers of cardiovascular stress in obstructive sleep apnea.

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    Maeder, Micha T; Mueller, Christian; Schoch, Otto D; Ammann, Peter; Rickli, Hans

    2016-09-01

    Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep-related breathing disorder associated with "cardiovascular stress", i.e. cardiovascular risk factors, cardiovascular diseases, and an increased risk of heart failure, stroke, and death. Experimental and clinical studies have characterized potential underlying mechanisms including biventricular dysfunction, atherosclerosis, and arrhythmia. Assessment of these cardiovascular features of OSA requires a spectrum of clinical tools including ECG, echocardiography, exercise testing, and angiography. In contrast to many cardiovascular diseases, the role of blood biomarkers to characterize cardiovascular function and cardiovascular risk in OSA is poorly defined. In the present review we summarize the available data on biomarkers potentially providing information on cardiovascular features in OSA patients without overt cardiovascular disease. The vast majority of studies on biomarkers of cardiovascular stress in OSA evaluated B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP)/N-terminal-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), and cardiac troponins (cTn). Although some studies found significant associations between these cardiac biomarkers and the presence and severity of OSA, data remain conflicting. Also, the detailed pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the link between OSA and hemodynamic cardiac stress (BNP/NT-proBNP) and cardiomyocyte damage (cTn) are poorly understood. Major research efforts are required to establish the clinical role of cardiovascular biomarkers in patients with OSA. PMID:27380998

  6. Sleep Apnea and Other Sleep-Wake Disorders in Stroke.

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    Hermann, Dirk M.; Bassetti, Claudio L.

    2003-05-01

    Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and sleep-wake disturbances (SWD) are frequent in stroke patients. They deserve attention, because they may significantly influence rehabilitation process and functional outcome. In addition, SDB may increase the risk of stroke recurrence. More than 50% of stroke patients have SDB, mostly obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). In some patients, stroke recovery is accompanied by an improvement of SDB. The treatment of choice for OSA is continuous positive airway pressure. Oxygen, theophylline, and other forms of ventilation may be helpful in patients with other forms of SDB (eg, Cheyne-Stokes breathing). In at least 20% to 40% of stroke patients, SWD are present, mainly in form of increased sleep needs (hypersomnia), excessive daytime sleepiness, or insomnia. Depression, anxiety, SDB, stroke complications (eg, nocturia, dysphagia, and urinary or respiratory infections), and drugs may contribute to SWD and should be addressed first. In patients with SWD of primary neurologic origin, treatment with stimulants or dopaminergic drugs and hypnotics or sedating antidepressants, respectively, can be attempted. PMID:12670413

  7. Small B cell lymphocytic lymphoma presenting as obstructive sleep apnea

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    Chang Weng-Cheng

    2004-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Most lymphomas that involve the tonsil are large B cell lymphomas. Large B-cell lymphoma is a high grade malignancy which progresses rapidly. Tonsillar lymphoma usually presents as either a unilaterally enlarged palatine tonsil or as an ulcerative and fungating lesion over the tonsillar area. Small lymphocytic lymphomas (SLL of the Waldeyer's ring are uncommon. Case presentation We report a 41-year-old male who presented with a ten-year history of snoring. Physical examination revealed smooth bilateral symmetrically enlarged tonsils without abnormal surface change or cervical lymphadenopathy. Palatal redundancy and a narrowed oropharyngeal airway were also noted. The respiratory disturbance index (RDI was 66 per hour, and severe obstruction sleep apnea (OSA was suspected. No B symptoms, sore throat, odynophagia or dysphagia was found. We performed uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP and pathological examination revealed incidental small B-cell lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL. Conclusion It is uncommon for lymphoma to initially present as OSA. SLL is an indolent malignancy and is not easy to detect in the early stage. We conclude that SLL may be a contributing factor of OSA in the present case.

  8. Obstructive sleep apnea, pain, and opioids: is the riddle solved?

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    Lam, Karen K.; Kunder, Samuel; Wong, Jean; Doufas, Anthony G.; Chung, Frances

    2016-01-01

    Purpose of review Perioperative opioid-based pain management of patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may present challenges because of concerns over severe ventilatory compromise. The interaction between intermittent hypoxia, sleep fragmentation, pain, and opioid responses in OSA, is complex and warrants a special focus of perioperative outcomes research. Recent findings Life-threatening opioid-related respiratory events are rare. Epidemiologic evidence suggests that OSA together with other serious renal and heart disease, is among those conditions predisposing patients for opioid-induced ventilatory impairment (OIVI) in the postoperative period. Both intermittent hypoxia and sleep fragmentation, two distinct components of OSA, enhance pain. Intermittent hypoxia may also potentiate opioid analgesic effects. Activation of major inflammatory pathways may be responsible for the effects of sleep disruption and intermittent hypoxia on pain and opioid analgesia. Recent experimental evidence supports that these, seemingly contrasting, phenotypes of pain-increasing and opioid-enhancing effects of intermittent hypoxia, are not mutually exclusive. Although the effect of intermittent hypoxia on OIVI has not been elucidated, opioids worsen postoperative sleep-disordered breathing in OSA patients. A subset of these patients, characterized by decreased chemoreflex responsiveness and high arousal thresholds, might be at higher risk for OIVI. Summary OSA may complicate opioid-based perioperative management of pain by altering both pain processing and sensitivity to opioid effect. PMID:26545144

  9. The consolidation of implicit sequence memory in obstructive sleep apnea.

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    Eszter Csabi

    Full Text Available Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA Syndrome is a relatively frequent sleep disorder characterized by disrupted sleep patterns. It is a well-established fact that sleep has beneficial effect on memory consolidation by enhancing neural plasticity. Implicit sequence learning is a prominent component of skill learning. However, the formation and consolidation of this fundamental learning mechanism remains poorly understood in OSA. In the present study we examined the consolidation of different aspects of implicit sequence learning in patients with OSA. We used the Alternating Serial Reaction Time task to measure general skill learning and sequence-specific learning. There were two sessions: a learning phase and a testing phase, separated by a 10-hour offline period with sleep. Our data showed differences in offline changes of general skill learning between the OSA and control group. The control group demonstrated offline improvement from evening to morning, while the OSA group did not. In contrast, we did not observe differences between the groups in offline changes in sequence-specific learning. Our findings suggest that disrupted sleep in OSA differently affects neural circuits involved in the consolidation of sequence learning.

  10. Obstructive Sleep Apnea-Hypopnea Syndrome and Hearing in Children

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    HE Xiao-zheng; XU Yao-dong; CAI Qian; ZHENG Yi-qing

    2008-01-01

    Objective To explore the relationship between hypoxemia and hearing in children with obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome. Methods Auditory brainstem responses (ABRs) were recorded in 68 ears and distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs) in 60 ears in children with OSAHS and type "A" tympanograms, and in 30 ears in normal children. Results ABR latencies of waves Ⅰ, Ⅲ and Ⅴ, and Ⅰ-Ⅲ, Ⅲ-Ⅴ and Ⅰ-Ⅴ intervals were not statistically different between OSAHS and normal children. Wave Ⅰlatency was delayed in children with OSAHS compared to normal children3 (P<0.05). DPOAE amplitudes in children with mild OSAHS were lower than normal children at 8 kHz (P<0.05). DPOAEs were lower at 6 kHz and 8 kHz in children with moderate/severe OSAHS than normal children (P<0.05). Conclusion Cochlear function was affected when AHI was at or greater than lO/hour. ABR and DPOAE can be used to detect early changes in auditory function in children with OSAHS.

  11. Clinical application ultrafast MRI to the sleep apnea syndrome, 1

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    To evaluate the site of obstruction within upper airway, we observed the Turbo-fast low angle shot (FLASH) imaging, in 10 patients with sleep apnea syndrome (SAS) during wakefulness and sleep. After intravenous injection of Gd-DTPA (0.1 mmol/kg), sequential images of pharyngeal portion were obtained in midline sagittal section. An imaging protocol was 1.13s per image with a 1s delay between images, for a total of 30s. Then sequential images were displayed in a cine on C. R. T.. In eight patients, upper airway obstructions were present during sleep, while narrowings were present in four cases during awake. The sites of obstruction were located at the velopharynx exclusively in three cases, velopharynx plus glosspharynx in three cases, velopharynx plus glosspharynx in one case. Velopharynx plus hypopharynx in one case, respectively. It was concluded that ultrafast MRI had an important role in evaluating the sites of obstruction within upper airway in patients with SAS. (author)

  12. Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Kidney Disease: A Potential Bidirectional Relationship?

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    Abuyassin, Bisher; Sharma, Kumar; Ayas, Najib T; Laher, Ismail

    2015-08-01

    Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with high mortality rates and heavy economic and social burdens. Nearly 10% of the United States population suffer from CKD, with fatal outcomes increased by 16-40 times even before reaching end-stage renal disease. The prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is between 3% and 7% in the general population, and has increased dramatically during the last 2 decades along with increased rates of obesity. However, the prevalence of OSA is much greater in patients with CKD. In addition, aggressive dialysis improves OSA. The current literature suggests a bidirectional association between CKD and OSA through a number of potential pathological mechanisms, which increase the possibility of both diseases being possible risk factors for each other. CKD may lead to OSA through a variety of mechanisms, including alterations in chemoreflex responsiveness, pharyngeal narrowing due to fluid overload, and accumulation of uremic toxins. It is also being increasingly recognized that OSA can also accelerate loss of kidney function. Moreover, animals exposed to intermittent hypoxia suffer histopathological renal damage. Potential mechanisms of OSA-associated renal dysfunction include renal hypoxia, hypertension, endothelial dysfunction, activation of the sympathetic nervous system, and increased oxidative stress. PMID:25845900

  13. Neuroendocrine Alterations in Obese Patients with Sleep Apnea Syndrome

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    Fabio Lanfranco

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS is a serious, prevalent condition that has significant morbidity and mortality when untreated. It is strongly associated with obesity and is characterized by changes in the serum levels or secretory patterns of several hormones. Obese patients with OSAS show a reduction of both spontaneous and stimulated growth hormone (GH secretion coupled to reduced insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I concentrations and impaired peripheral sensitivity to GH. Hypoxemia and chronic sleep fragmentation could affect the sleep-entrained prolactin (PRL rhythm. A disrupted Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA axis activity has been described in OSAS. Some derangement in Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH secretion has been demonstrated by some authors, whereas a normal thyroid activity has been described by others. Changes of gonadal axis are common in patients with OSAS, who frequently show a hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. Altogether, hormonal abnormalities may be considered as adaptive changes which indicate how a local upper airway dysfunction induces systemic consequences. The understanding of the complex interactions between hormones and OSAS may allow a multi-disciplinary approach to obese patients with this disturbance and lead to an effective management that improves quality of life and prevents associated morbidity or death.

  14. Increased Ventricular Premature Contraction Frequency During REM Sleep in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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    Mari A. Watanabe

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available Background Patients with obstructive sleep apnea are reported to have a peak of sudden cardiac death at night, in contrast to patients without apnea whose peak is in the morning. We hypothesized that ventricular premature contraction (VPC frequency would correlate with measures of apnea and sympathetic activity.Methods Electrocardiograms from a sleep study of 125 patients with coronary artery disease were evaluated. Patients were categorized by apnea-hypopnea index (AHI into Moderate (AHI 15 apnea groups. Sleep stages studied were Wake, S1, S2, S34, and rapid eye movement (REM. Parameters of a potent autonomically-based risk predictor for sudden cardiac death called heart rate turbulence were calculated.Results There were 74 Moderate and 51 Severe obstructive sleep apnea patients. VPC frequency was affected significantly by sleep stage (Wake, S2 and REM, F=5.8, p<.005 and by AHI (F=8.7, p<.005. In Severe apnea patients, VPC frequency was higher in REM than in Wake (p=.011. In contrast, patients with Moderate apnea had fewer VPCs and exhibited no sleep stage dependence (p=.19. Oxygen desaturation duration per apnea episode correlated positively with AHI (r2=.71, p<.0001, and was longer in REM than in non-REM (p<.0001. The heart rate turbulence parameter TS correlated negatively with oxygen desaturation duration in REM (r2=.06, p=.014.Conclusions Higher VPC frequency coupled with higher sympathetic activity caused by longer apnea episodes in REM sleep may be one reason for increased nocturnal death in apneic patients.

  15. Screening of Obstructive Sleep Apnea with Empirical Mode Decomposition of Pulse Oximetry

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    Schlotthauer, Gastón; Larrateguy, Luis D; Milone, Diego H

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    Detection of desaturations on the pulse oximetry signal is of great importance for the diagnosis of sleep apneas. Using the counting of desaturations, an index can be built to help in the diagnosis of severe cases of obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome. It is important to have automatic detection methods that allows the screening for this syndrome, reducing the need of the expensive polysomnography based studies. In this paper a novel recognition method based on the empirical mode decomposition of the pulse oximetry signal is proposed. The desaturations produce a very specific wave pattern that is extracted in the modes of the decomposition. Using this information, a detector based on properly selected thresholds and a set of simple rules is built. The oxygen desaturation index constructed from these detections produces a detector for obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome with high sensitivity ($0.838$) and specificity ($0.855$) and yields better results than standard desaturation detection approach...

  16. A 45-year-old man with excessive daytime somnolence, and witnessed apnea at altitude

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    Welsh CH

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available A sleepy man without sleep apnea at 1609m (5280 feet had disturbed sleep at his home altitude of 3200m (10500 feet. In addition to common disruptors of sleep such as psychophysiologic insomnia, restless leg syndrome, alcohol and excessive caffeine use, central sleep apnea with periodic breathing can be a significant cause of disturbed sleep at altitude. In symptomatic patients living at altitude, a sleep study at their home altitude should be considered to accurately diagnose the presence and magnitude of sleep disordered breathing as sleep studies performed at lower altitudes may miss this diagnosis. Treatments options differ from those to treat obstructive apnea. Supplemental oxygen is considered by many to be first-line therapy.

  17. Preliminary evaluation of Wearable Wellness System for Obstructive Sleep Apnea detection.

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    Crupi, R; Faetti, T; Paradiso, R

    2015-08-01

    Several studies have proven how sleep deprivation has a negative impact on daily life, affecting people's psychophysical state. In this field, research is focusing on the improvement of unobtrusive sleep monitoring devices for promoting sleep hygiene and early detection of sleep disorders. This study aims to assess the use of a textile-based wearable system, with its associated apnea detection algorithm, in monitoring of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAs). The system has been compared through the simultaneous acquisition of physiological signals in parallel with polysomnograph in laboratory and home environments. Results show that such a wearable system could be successfully used for early detection of OSAs (Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome) and could stimulate people to a better self healthcare looking for a specialized medic examination and eventually undergoing to proper treatment avoiding the onset of OSAs co-morbidities. PMID:26737206

  18. Ultrafast CT in the diagnosis of sleep apnea during awake tidal breathing

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    With sleep there is normally a decrease in neural output to upper airway muscles. If this decrease is superimposed on a structurally abnormal airway, then sleep apnea may result. Ultrafast CT axially images the upper airway in near real time. The authors compared 11 awake patients with sleep apnea with 24 healthy volunteers during quiet tidal breathing. They found that apneic patients have a small oropharyngeal airway (31.3 mm2 +- 30.2 vs 134.2 mm2 +- 46.6[P=<.0001]). Apneic patients also have significant collapsibility of the nasopharynx (75% +- 18% vs 27% +- 14% [P=<.0001]). Ultrafast CT gives dynamic anatomic definition of the upper airway and provides a means to eulcidate further the pathogenesis of sleep apnea

  19. CT findings in adults with obstructive sleep apnea; Measurement of pharyngeal spaces with an image analyzer

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    Matsuda, Fumiaki; Asakura, Kohji; Nakano, Yuji; Shintani, Tomoko; Akita, Nobuto; Kataura, Akikatsu (Sapporo Medical Coll. (Japan))

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    The obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is characterized by recurrent obstruction of the upper airway during sleep. In this study, we performed CT scans in 20 adult OSAS patients and 6 control subjects, and measured the airspaces in the nasopharynx, mesopharynx and hypopharynx, using an image analyzer. The airspaces were significantly smaller at all sites of the pharynx in OSAS patients than in the control subjects, but they did not show a positive correlation with the apnea index or the body mass index. In good responders whose apnea indexes improved more than 50% after uvulo-palato-pharyngoplasty (UPPP), the nasopharyngeal and mesopharyngeal airspaces were significantly smaller, and the hypopharyngeal space tended to be larger than in poor responders. Our results suggest that CT scan is a helpful method for analyzing the area of the upper airway, especially in relation to the response to UPPP in adults with OSAS. (author).

  20. Sleep apnea in rheumatoid arthritis patients with occipitocervical lesions: the prevalence and associated radiographic features

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    Shoda, Naoki; Seichi, Atsushi; Takeshita, Katsushi; Chikuda, Hirotaka; Ono, Takashi; Oka, Hiroyuki; Nakamura, Kozo

    2009-01-01

    Since sleep apnea is a risk factor for high mortality of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, this study examined the prevalence in RA patients with occipitocervical lesions, and the associated radiographic features. Twenty-nine RA patients requiring surgery for progressive myelopathy due to occipitocervical lesions (3 males, 26 females, average age 65 years) were preoperatively evaluated. Twenty-three (79%) had sleep apnea defined as apnea–hypopnea index >5 events per hour measured by a portable monitoring device, and all of them were classified as the obstructive type. Among gender, age, bone mass index (BMI), and radiographic parameters related to occipitocervical lesions: atlantodental interval (ADI), cervical angles (O/C1, C1/2, and C2/6), and cervical lengths (O–C2 and O–C6), the ADI and cervical lengths were shown to be significantly associated with the presence of sleep apnea by parametric statistical analysis. Since there were positive correlations between the ADI and cervical lengths by Pearson’s test, we performed a multivariate logistic regression analysis after adjustment for confounding factors and found that small ADI was the principle parameter associated with sleep apnea. We therefore conclude that the prevalence of sleep apnea is higher than that in a general RA population that was reported previously, and believe that occipitocervical lesions are an independent risk factor for this condition. Small ADI and short neck, secondary to the vertical translocation by RA, may cause obstructive sleep apnea, probably through mechanical or neurological collapse of the upper airway. PMID:19365641

  1. Prevalence and correlates of insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea in chronic kidney disease

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    Shahbaj Ahmad

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Poor sleep quality, insomnia, and restless legs syndrome (RLS and sleep apnea are common in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD. Clinical correlates of these problems are poorly understood. Aims: This study was to find out the prevalence and correlates of insomnia and subjects with ′high risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA′ in adults with chronic kidney disease. Materials and Methods: One hundred and four adults with CKD were included. Their demographic data, details regarding kidney disease and hemodialysis (HD were recorded. Presence of insomnia and its severity was assessed. They were screened for sleep apnea using a validated questionnaire. Results: Average age was 54.17 (΁ 12.96 years. 89.4% had stage 5 nephropathy and 78.8% subjects were on regular HD. Males outnumbered females. Insomnia was reported by 35.5%. Among these, 50% had chronic insomnia. Insomnia subjects had higher prevalence of diabetes (P = 0.01 and depression (P < 0.001. Fifty-one percent subjects were at "high risk for sleep apnea". They had higher prevalence of diabetes (P < 0.001, coronary disease (P = 0.02, insomnia (P = 0.008, and experienced daytime symptoms of insomnia (P < 0.001. However, in the logistic regression, only male gender (odds ratio, OR = 13.59 and daytime symptoms of insomnia (OR = 7.34 were found to be associated with "higher risk for sleep apnea". Conclusion: Insomnia was prevalent in CKD. Nearly half of these patients are at high risk for sleep apnea and a third of them suffer from insomnia. Hence, these patients should be screened for sleep disorders.

  2. Clinical predictors of central sleep apnea evoked by positive airway pressure titration

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    Moro, Marilyn; Gannon, Karen; Lovell, Kathy; Merlino, Margaret; Mojica, James; Bianchi, Matt T

    2016-01-01

    Purpose Treatment-emergent central sleep apnea (TECSA), also called complex apnea, occurs in 5%–15% of sleep apnea patients during positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy, but the clinical predictors are not well understood. The goal of this study was to explore possible predictors in a clinical sleep laboratory cohort, which may highlight those at risk during clinical management. Methods We retrospectively analyzed 728 patients who underwent PAP titration (n=422 split-night; n=306 two-night). Demographics and self-reported medical comorbidities, medications, and behaviors as well as standard physiological parameters from the polysomnography (PSG) data were analyzed. We used regression analysis to assess predictors of binary presence or absence of central apnea index (CAI) ≥5 during split-night PSG (SN-PSG) versus full-night PSG (FN-PSG) titrations. Results CAI ≥5 was present in 24.2% of SN-PSG and 11.4% of FN-PSG patients during titration. Male sex, maximum continuous positive airway pressure, and use of bilevel positive airway pressure were predictors of TECSA, and rapid eye movement dominance was a negative predictor, for both SN-PSG and FN-PSG patients. Self-reported narcotics were a positive predictor of TECSA, and the time spent in stage N2 sleep was a negative predictor only for SN-PSG patients. Self-reported history of stroke and the CAI during the diagnostic recording predicted TECSA only for FN-PSG patients. Conclusion Clinical predictors of treatment-evoked central apnea spanned demographic, medical history, sleep physiology, and titration factors. Improved predictive models may be increasingly important as diagnostic and therapeutic modalities move away from the laboratory setting, even as PSG remains the gold standard for characterizing primary central apnea and TECSA. PMID:27555802

  3. Evidence of neurodegeneration in obstructive sleep apnea: Relationship between obstructive sleep apnea and cognitive dysfunction in the elderly.

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    Daulatzai, Mak Adam

    2015-12-01

    The incidence of dementia and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) increases with age. Late-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD) is an irreversible neurodegenerative disease of the elderly characterized by amyloid β (Aβ) plaques and neurofibrillary tangles. The disease involves widespread synaptic loss in the neocortex and the hippocampus. Rodent and clinical studies suggest that OSA impairs the structural integrity of several brain regions, including the medial temporal lobe. Indeed, hypoxia, hypertension, hypoperfusion, endothelial dysfunction, inflammation, and oxidative stress noted in OSA patients also occur in AD patients. This Review highlights pathological commonality, showing that OSA upregulates Aβ, tau hyperphosphorylation, and synaptic dysfunction. Indeed, OSA and hypertension trigger hypoperfusion and hypometabolism of brain regions, including cortex and hippocampus. Several studies show that hypertension-driven brain damage and pathogenic mechanisms lead to an Aβ increase. The pathophysiological mechanism by which OSA enhances hypertension may be linked to sympathoexcitation, oxidative stress, and endothelial dysfunction. Strong pathophysiological similarities that exist between OSA and AD are underscored here. For example, the hippocampus is negatively impacted in both OSA and AD. OSA promotes hippocampal atrophy, which is associated with memory impairment. Cognitive impairment, even in the absence of manifest dementia, is an important independent predictor of mortality. However, several pathophysiological mechanisms in OSA are reversible with appropriate therapy. OSA, therefore, is a modifiable risk factor of cognitive dysfunction, and treating OSA prior to mild cognitive impairment may be an effective prevention strategy to reduce risk for cognitive decline and AD in middle-aged persons and the elderly. PMID:26301370

  4. High Altitude, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, and Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Subjective Observations and Objective Data

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    Ginosar, Yehuda; Malhotra, Atul; Schwartz, Eli

    2013-01-01

    Ginosar, Yehuda, Atul Malhotra, and Eli Schwartz. High altitude, continuous positive airway pressure, and obstructive sleep apnea: Subjective observations and objective data. High Alt Med Biol 14:186–189, 2013.—We report observations made by one of the authors who ascended to the Thorang La pass (5416 m) in the Nepal Himalaya in October 2010, despite moderate-severe obstructive sleep apnea. We report the first recorded use of nasal CPAP to treat high altitude pulmonary edema (progressively se...

  5. Development of the Korean Version of the Sleep Apnea Quality of Life Index

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    Jang, Hyun-Uk; Park, Ki-Soo; Cheon, Sang-Myung; Lee, Ho-Won; Kim, Sung-Wan; Lee, Seung-Hoon; Kim, Jung-Soo

    2014-01-01

    Objectives Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a disorder characterized by repetitive partial or complete occlusion of the upper airway during sleep that affects quality of life. The aim of this study was to develop the Korean version of the sleep apnea quality of life index (K-SAQLI) and apply it in Korean patients with OSA. Methods Ninety-three patients with OSA completed the K-SAQLI. Its construct validity and responsiveness were tested by comparing the baseline and change scores obtained in ...

  6. Ambulatory Diagnosis and Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Screening Questionnaires, Diagnostic Tests, and the Care Team.

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    McEvoy, R Doug; Chai-Coetzer, Ching Li; Antic, Nick A

    2016-09-01

    Obstructive sleep apnea has increased in prevalence in recent years and despite the expansion in sleep medicine services there is a significant unmet burden of disease. This burden presents a challenge to specialists and requires a reappraisal of service delivery, including a move toward lower-cost, simplified methods of diagnosis and treatment, an expansion of the sleep apnea workforce to include suitably trained and equipped primary care physicians and nurses, and the incorporation of chronic disease management principles that link patients to relevant community resources and empower them through new technologies to engage more fully in their own care. PMID:27542873

  7. Induced apnea enhances image quality and visualization of cardiopulmonary anatomic during contrastenhanced cardiac computerized tomographic angiography in children

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    Murali Chakravarthy

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: The purpose of our study was to determine the effect of induced apnea on quality of cardiopulmonary structures during computerized tomographic (CT angiography images in children with congenital heart diseases. Methods: Pediatric patients with congenital heart defects undergoing cardiac CT angiography at our facility in the past 3 years participated in this study. The earlier patients underwent cardiac CT angiography without induced apnea and while, later, apnea was induced in patients, which was followed by electrocardiogram gated cardiac CT angiography. General anesthesia was induced using sleep dose of intravenous propofol. After the initial check CT, on request by the radiologist, apnea was induced by the anesthesiologist by administering 1 mg/kg of intravenous suxamethonium. Soon after apnea ensued, the contrast was injected, and CT angiogram carried out. CT images in the "apnea group" were compared with those in "nonapnea group." After the completion of the procedure, the patients were mask ventilated with 100% oxygen till the spontaneous ventilation was restored. Results: We studied 46 patients, of whom 36 with apnea and yet another 10 without. The quality of the image, visualization of structures such as cardiac wall, outflow tracts, lung field, aortopulmonary shunts, and coronary arteries were analyzed and subjected to statistical analysis (Mann-Whitney U, Fischer′s exact test and Pearson′s Chi-square test. In the induced apnea group, overall image quality was considered excellent in 89% (n = 33 of the studies, while in the "no apnea group," only 30% of studies were excellent. Absent or minimal motion artifacts were seen in a majority of the studies in apnea group (94%. In the nonapnea group, the respiratory and body motion artifacts were severe in 50%, moderate in 30%, and minimal in 20%, but they were significantly lesser in the apnea group. All the studied parameters were statistically significant in the apnea group in

  8. Colloidal cyst of the third ventricle. Case presentation Quiste coloide del tercer ventrículo. Presentación de un caso

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    Joan O Rojas Fuentes

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    Colloidal cysts are congenital intracranial benign lesions of the anterior superior portion of the third ventricle. They represent between the 0,2 and 2 % of all the intracranial tumours and represent the 15 or 20 % of all the intraventricular masses. They become symptomatic during the adolescence or early adulthood and start normally with migraine or symptoms of intracranial hypertension causing obstructive hydrocephaly. We present the case of a teenager of 18 years of age with history of migraine after two years and the symptoms worsened in intensity and frequency including vomiting and bilateral paresthesia; the diagnosis was obstructive hydrocephaly with colloidal cyst of the third ventricle. An appropriate practice was adopted due to the uncertain diagnosis in order to avoid neurological damage and death. We discussed the main characteristics of the colloidal cyst, its clinical presentation and radiological characteristics and we performed.

    Los quistes coloides son lesiones intracraneales congénitas benignas, de la porción antero-superior del tercer ventrículo. Suponen del 0,2 al 2 % de todos los tumores intracraneales y representan del 15 al 20 % de todas las masas intraventriculares. Comienzan a ser sintomáticos en la adolescencia o edad adulta temprana, generalmente con manifestaciones de cefalea o síntomas de hipertensión intracraneal al provocar hidrocefalia obstructiva. Se presenta una adolescente de 18 años con historia de cefalea de 2 años de evolución, cuyos síntomas fueron empeorando en intensidad y frecuencia, acompañados de vómitos y parestesias bilaterales; se le diagnosticó hidrocefalia obstructiva con quiste coloide del tercer ventrículo. Ante la sospecha del diagnóstico se tomó una conducta adecuada, para evitar el deterioro neurológico y la muerte. Se discutieron las principales características del quiste coloide, su cuadro clínico y radiológico.

  9. COGNITIVE AND EMOTIONAL IMPAIRMENT IN OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA SYNDROME

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    Bin Peng; Shun-wei Li; Hong Kang; Xi-zhen Huang

    2004-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the emotional and cognitive status in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS),using neuropsychological tests and evoked-related potential (P3).Methods Sixteen patients diagnosed of OSAS were tested by Hamilton rating scale for anxiety (HRSA) and Hamilton rating scale for depression (HRSD). Other three groups, OSAS patient group (n = 21), snoring group (n = 21), and control group (n = 21), were administered polysomnography (PSG), auditory evoked event-related potential (P3), and clinic memory test. The results were analyzed using general linear model (GLM) analysis and Post Hoc test.Results Twelve OSAS patients' scores of HRSA and HRSD were beyond the normal range, 26.42 ± 4.48 and 22.08 ±3.97 respectively. The auditory P3 latency in OSAS group was 363.1 ± 22.9 ms (Fz), 368.57 ± 28.03 ms (Cz), in snoring group 336.57 ± 31.08 ms (Fz), 339.81 ± 31.76 ms (Cz), in control group 340.8 ± 28.7 ms (Fz), 338.29 ± 29.21 ms (Cz).There were significant differences between OSAS group and snoring group, as well as control group (P < 0.05). No significant difference was seen between snoring group and control group. No significant difference was noted in P3 amplitude among three groups. Memory quotient (MQ) reduced in snoring group compared with control group.Conclusions Emotional disturbances are common clinical features in OSAS patients. Abnormal auditory P3 latency indicates the cognitive dysfunction in OSAS patients. Nocturnal hypoxaemia may play an important role on it. Snorers should be monitored because of the tendency to develop cognitive impairment.

  10. Topography-specific spindle frequency changes in Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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    V Suzana

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Sleep spindles, as detected on scalp electroencephalography (EEG, are considered to be markers of thalamo-cortical network integrity. Since obstructive sleep apnea (OSA is a known cause of brain dysfunction, the aim of this study was to investigate sleep spindle frequency distribution in OSA. Seven non-OSA subjects and 21 patients with OSA (11 mild and 10 moderate were studied. A matching pursuit procedure was used for automatic detection of fast (≥13Hz and slow (Hz spindles obtained from 30min samples of NREM sleep stage 2 taken from initial, middle and final night thirds (sections I, II and III of frontal, central and parietal scalp regions. Results Compared to non-OSA subjects, Moderate OSA patients had higher central and parietal slow spindle percentage (SSP in all night sections studied, and higher frontal SSP in sections II and III. As the night progressed, there was a reduction in central and parietal SSP, while frontal SSP remained high. Frontal slow spindle percentage in night section III predicted OSA with good accuracy, with OSA likelihood increased by 12.1%for every SSP unit increase (OR 1.121, 95% CI 1.013 - 1.239, p=0.027. Conclusions These results are consistent with diffuse, predominantly frontal thalamo-cortical dysfunction during sleep in OSA, as more posterior brain regions appear to maintain some physiological spindle frequency modulation across the night. Displaying changes in an opposite direction to what is expected from the aging process itself, spindle frequency appears to be informative in OSA even with small sample sizes, and to represent a sensitive electrophysiological marker of brain dysfunction in OSA.

  11. Perioperative sleep apnea: a real problem or did we invent a new disease? [version 1; referees: 2 approved

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    Sebastian Zaremba

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Depending on the subpopulation, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA can affect more than 75% of surgical patients. An increasing body of evidence supports the association between OSA  and perioperative complications, but some data indicate important perioperative outcomes do not differ between patients with and without OSA. In this review we will provide an overview of the pathophysiology of sleep apnea and the risk factors for perioperative complications related to sleep apnea. We also discuss a clinical algorithm for the identification and management of OSA patients facing surgery.

  12. Sleep apnea classification using ECG-signal wavelet-PCA features.

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    Rachim, Vega Pradana; Li, Gang; Chung, Wan-Young

    2014-01-01

    Sleep apnea is often diagnosed using an overnight sleep test called a polysomnography (PSG). Unfortunately, though it is the gold standard of sleep disorder diagnosis, a PSG is time consuming, inconvenient, and expensive. Many researchers have tried to ameliorate this problem by developing other reliable methods, such as using electrocardiography (ECG) as an observed signal source. Respiratory rate interval, ECG-derived respiration, and heart rate variability analysis have been studied recently as a means of detecting apnea events using ECG during normal sleep, but these methods have performance weaknesses. Thus, the aim of this study is to classify the subject into normal- or apnea-subject based on their single-channel ECG measurement in regular sleep. In this proposed study, ECG is decomposed into five levels using wavelet decomposition for the initial processing to determine the detail coefficients (D3-D5) of the signal. Approximately 15 features were extracted from every minute of ECG. Principal component analysis and a support vector machine are used for feature dimension reduction and classification, respectively. According to classification that been done from a data set consisting of thirty-five patients, the proposed minute-to-minute classifier specificity, sensitivity, and subject-based classification accuracy are 95.20%, 92.65%, and 94.3%, respectively. Furthermore, the proposed system can be used as a basis for future development of sleep apnea screening tools. PMID:25226993

  13. Detection of cognitive impairment in patients with obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome using mismatch negativity

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    Xiaohui Wen; Ningyu Wang; Jinfeng Liu; Zhanfeng Yan; Zhonghai Xin

    2012-01-01

    In this experiment, 97 patients with obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome were divided into three groups (mild, moderate, severe) according to minimum oxygen saturation, and 35 healthy subjects were examined as controls. Cognitive function was determined using the mismatch negativity paradigm and the Montreal Cognitive Assessment. The results revealed that as the disease worsened, the mismatch negativity latency was gradually extended, and the amplitude gradually declined in patients with obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome. Importantly, mismatch negativity latency in severe patients with a persistent time of minimum oxygen saturation 60 seconds. Correlation analysis revealed a negative correlation between minimum oxygen saturation latency and Montreal Cognitive Assessment scores. These findings indicate that intermittent night-time hypoxemia affects mismatch negativity waveforms and Montreal Cognitive Assessment scores. As indicators for detecting the cognitive functional status of obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome patients, the sensitivity of mismatch negativity is 82.93%, the specificity is 73.33%, the accuracy rate is 81.52%, the positive predictive value is 85.00%, the negative predictive value is 70.21%, the positive likelihood ratio is 3, and the negative likelihood ratio is 0.23. These results indicate that mismatch negativity can be used as an effective tool for diagnosis of cognitive dysfunction in obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome patients.

  14. Available techniques for objective assessment of upper airway narrowing in snoring and sleep apnea

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    Faber, Christian; Grymer, Luisa

    2003-01-01

    A number of techniques are available to determine the level of obstructive predominance in snoring and in the obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS): lateral cephalography, awake endoscopy, awake endoscopy with the Müller maneuver, endoscopy during sleep, endoscopy with nasal continuous...

  15. Myosin heavy chain proteins are responsible for the development of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

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    Šedý, Jiří; Horká, E.; Pavlíková, G.; Bulík, O.; Foltán, R.

    2009-01-01

    Roč. 73, č. 6 (2009), s. 1014-1016. ISSN 0306-9877 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z50390512 Keywords : obstructive sleep apnea syndrome * MHC Subject RIV: FH - Neurology Impact factor: 1.393, year: 2009

  16. Using the Pathophysiology of Obstructive Sleep Apnea to Teach Cardiopulmonary Integration

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    Levitzky, Michael G.

    2008-01-01

    Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disorder of upper airway obstruction during sleep. The effects of intermittent upper airway obstruction include alveolar hypoventilation, altered arterial blood gases and acid-base status, and stimulation of the arterial chemoreceptors, which leads to frequent arousals. These arousals disturb sleep…

  17. Low-frequency oscillations and vasoreactivity of cortical vessels in obstructive sleep apnea during wakefulness

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    Schytz, Henrik Winther; Jensen, Benedicte Ersted; Jennum, Poul;

    2013-01-01

    Effective nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy reduces the cardiovascular outcomes associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), but the mechanism behind this effect is unclear. We investigated if OSA patients during wakefulness showed signs of increased sympathetic activity...... and decreased vasoreactivity in cerebral cortical vessels as measured with near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), and if this may be reversed by CPAP treatment....

  18. Complications of hyoid suspension in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.

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    Richard, W.; Timmer, F.C.A.; Tinteren, H. van; Vries, N de

    2011-01-01

    The objectives of the study are to assess adverse events and complications of hyoid suspension (HS) as a treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). The study design was cohort. Thirty-nine patients with OSAS and obstruction at tongue base level, as assessed by sleep endoscopy, underwent H

  19. Craniofacial, craniocervical, and pharyngeal morphology in bilateral cleft lip and palate and obstructive sleep apnea patients

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    Oosterkamp, B.C.M.; Remmelink, H.J.; Pruim, G.J.; Hoekema, A.; Dijkstra, P.U.

    2007-01-01

    Objective: The aim of this study was to analyze craniofacial, craniocervical, and pharyngeal morphology in surgically treated bilateral cleft lip and palate (BCLP) men, untreated men with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and a reference group of men. Subjects and methods: Lateral cephalograms were obt

  20. Radiation necrosis causing failure of automatic ventilation during sleep with central sleep apnea

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    Udwadia, Z.F.; Athale, S.; Misra, V.P.; Wadia, N.H.

    1987-09-01

    A patient operated upon for a midline cerebellar hemangioblastoma developed failure of automatic respiration during sleep, together with central sleep apnea syndrome, approximately two years after receiving radiation therapy to the brain. Clinical and CT scan findings were compatible with a diagnosis of radiation necrosis as the cause of his abnormal respiratory control.

  1. Radiation necrosis causing failure of automatic ventilation during sleep with central sleep apnea

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    A patient operated upon for a midline cerebellar hemangioblastoma developed failure of automatic respiration during sleep, together with central sleep apnea syndrome, approximately two years after receiving radiation therapy to the brain. Clinical and CT scan findings were compatible with a diagnosis of radiation necrosis as the cause of his abnormal respiratory control

  2. Association of adiponectin genotype polymorphisms at positions 45 and 276 with obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome

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    Mei Su; Xilong Zhang; Shicheng Su

    2009-01-01

    Objective: To investigate the relationship between adiponectin genotype polymorphisms and obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). Methods: Using the TaqMan polymerase chain reaction(PCR) method, the single nucleotide polymorphisms(SNP)at positions 45 and 276 in the adiponectin gene were determined in Chinese of the Han nationality in the Nanjing district. The OSAHS group consisted of 78 patients, and the control group contained 40 subjects. The association of adiponectin genotype polymorphisms at positions 45 and 276 with obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome was analyzed. Results: No evidence of a direct association was found between OSAHS and adiponectin genotype SNP at positions 45 and 276(P> 0.05). However, compared with those OSAHS patients having G/T+T/T genotype at position 276, the OSAHS patients with the G/G genotype showed a greater neck circumference(NC), a prolonged duration of the longest apnea event, and elevated levels of blood cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol(P < 0.05). Conclusion: No direct association was detected between OSAHS and adiponectin genotype distribution at positions 45 and 276 in Chinese of Han nationality in the Nanjing district. However, OSAHS patients with the adiponectin GIG genotype at position 276 had a larger NC and the longest apnea event compared to those having the adiponectin SNP276 G/T +T/T genotype. This may have an indirect influence on the development of OSAHS.

  3. Maxillomandibular Advancement in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome Patients: a Restrospective Study on the Sagittal Cephalometric Variables

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    Paolo Ronchi

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: The present retrospective study analyzes sagittal cephalometric changes in patients affected by obstructive sleep apnea syndrome submitted to maxillomandubular advancement. Material and Methods: 15 adult sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS patients diagnosed by polysomnography (PSG and treated with maxillomandubular advancement (MMA were included in this study. Pre- (T1 and postsurgical (T2 PSG studies assessing the apnea/hypopnea index (AHI and the lowest oxygen saturation (LSAT level were compared. Lateral cephalometric radiographs at T1 and T2 measuring sagittal cephalometric variables (SNA, SNB, and ANB were analyzed, as were the amount of maxillary and mandibular advancement (Co-A and Co-Pog, the distance from the mandibular plane to the most anterior point of the hyoid bone (Mp-H, and the posterior airway space (PAS.Results: Postoperatively, the overall mean AHI dropped from 58.7 ± 16 to 8.1 ± 7.8 events per hour (P < 0.001. The mean preoperative LSAT increased from 71% preoperatively to 90% after surgery (P < 0.001. All the patients in our study were successfully treated (AHI < 20 or reduced by 50%. Cephalometric analysis performed after surgery showed a statistically significant correlation between the mean SNA variation and the decrease in the AHI (P = 0.01. The overall mean SNA increase was 6°.Conclusions: Our findings suggest that the improvement observed in the respiratory symptoms, namely the apnea/hypopnea episodes, is correlated with the SNA increase after surgery. This finding may help maxillofacial surgeons to establish selective criteria for the surgical approach to sleep apnea syndrome patients.

  4. Long-term facilitation in obstructive sleep apnea patients during NREM sleep.

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    Aboubakr, S E; Taylor, A; Ford, R; Siddiqi, S; Badr, M S

    2001-12-01

    Repetitive hypoxia followed by persistently increased ventilatory motor output is referred to as long-term facilitation (LTF). LTF is activated during sleep after repetitive hypoxia in snorers. We hypothesized that LTF is activated in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients. Eleven subjects with OSA (apnea/hypopnea index = 43.6 +/- 18.7/h) were included. Every subject had a baseline polysomnographic study on the appropriate continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). CPAP was retitrated to eliminate apnea/hypopnea but to maintain inspiratory flow limitation (sham night). Each subject was studied on 2 separate nights. These two studies are separated by 1 mo of optimal nasal CPAP treatment for a minimum of 4-6 h/night. The device was capable of covert pressure monitoring. During night 1 (N1), study subjects used nasal CPAP at suboptimal pressure to have significant air flow limitation (>60% breaths) without apneas/hypopneas. After stable sleep was reached, we induced brief isocapnic hypoxia [inspired O(2) fraction (FI(O(2))) = 8%] (3 min) followed by 5 min of room air. This sequence was repeated 10 times. Measurements were obtained during control, hypoxia, and at 5, 20, and 40 min of recovery for ventilation, timing (n = 11), and supraglottic pressure (n = 6). Upper airway resistance (Rua) was calculated at peak inspiratory flow. During the recovery period, there was no change in minute ventilation (99 +/- 8% of control), despite decreased Rua to 58 +/- 24% of control (P changes compared with N1 during the recovery period. In conclusion, 1) reduced Rua in the recovery period indicates LTF of upper airway dilators; 2) lack of hyperpnea in the recovery period suggests that thoracic pump muscles do not demonstrate LTF; 3) we speculate that LTF may temporarily stabilize respiration in OSA patients after repeated apneas/hypopneas; and 4) nasal CPAP did not alter the ability of OSA patients to elicit LTF at the thoracic pump muscle. PMID:11717243

  5. Heart rate responses to autonomic challenges in obstructive sleep apnea.

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    Full Text Available Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA is accompanied by structural alterations and dysfunction in central autonomic regulatory regions, which may impair dynamic and static cardiovascular regulation, and contribute to other syndrome pathologies. Characterizing cardiovascular responses to autonomic challenges may provide insights into central nervous system impairments, including contributions by sex, since structural alterations are enhanced in OSA females over males. The objective was to assess heart rate responses in OSA versus healthy control subjects to autonomic challenges, and, separately, characterize female and male patterns. We studied 94 subjects, including 37 newly-diagnosed, untreated OSA patients (6 female, age mean ± std: 52.1 ± 8.1 years; 31 male aged 54.3 ± 8.4 years, and 57 healthy control subjects (20 female, 50.5 ± 8.1 years; 37 male, 45.6 ± 9.2 years. We measured instantaneous heart rate with pulse oximetry during cold pressor, hand grip, and Valsalva maneuver challenges. All challenges elicited significant heart rate differences between OSA and control groups during and after challenges (repeated measures ANOVA, p<0.05. In post-hoc analyses, OSA females showed greater impairments than OSA males, which included: for cold pressor, lower initial increase (OSA vs. control: 9.5 vs. 7.3 bpm in females, 7.6 vs. 3.7 bpm in males, OSA delay to initial peak (2.5 s females/0.9 s males, slower mid-challenge rate-of-increase (OSA vs. control: -0.11 vs. 0.09 bpm/s in females, 0.03 vs. 0.06 bpm/s in males; for hand grip, lower initial peak (OSA vs. control: 2.6 vs. 4.6 bpm in females, 5.3 vs. 6.0 bpm in males; for Valsalva maneuver, lower Valsalva ratio (OSA vs. control: 1.14 vs. 1.30 in females, 1.29 vs. 1.34 in males, and OSA delay during phase II (0.68 s females/1.31 s males. Heart rate responses showed lower amplitude, delayed onset, and slower rate changes in OSA patients over healthy controls, and impairments may be more pronounced in

  6. Obstructive sleep apnea screening by integrating snore feature classes

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    Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious sleep disorder with high community prevalence. More than 80% of OSA suffers remain undiagnosed. Polysomnography (PSG) is the current reference standard used for OSA diagnosis. It is expensive, inconvenient and demands the extensive involvement of a sleep technologist. At present, a low cost, unattended, convenient OSA screening technique is an urgent requirement. Snoring is always almost associated with OSA and is one of the earliest nocturnal symptoms. With the onset of sleep, the upper airway undergoes both functional and structural changes, leading to spatially and temporally distributed sites conducive to snore sound (SS) generation. The goal of this paper is to investigate the possibility of developing a snore based multi-feature class OSA screening tool by integrating snore features that capture functional, structural, and spatio-temporal dependences of SS. In this paper, we focused our attention to the features in voiced parts of a snore, where quasi-repetitive packets of energy are visible. Individual snore feature classes were then optimized using logistic regression for optimum OSA diagnostic performance. Consequently, all feature classes were integrated and optimized to obtain optimum OSA classification sensitivity and specificity. We also augmented snore features with neck circumference, which is a one-time measurement readily available at no extra cost. The performance of the proposed method was evaluated using snore recordings from 86 subjects (51 males and 35 females). Data from each subject consisted of 6–8 h long sound recordings, made concurrently with routine PSG in a clinical sleep laboratory. Clinical diagnosis supported by standard PSG was used as the reference diagnosis to compare our results against. Our proposed techniques resulted in a sensitivity of 93±9% with specificity 93±9% for females and sensitivity of 92±6% with specificity 93±7% for males at an AHI decision threshold of 15 events

  7. A study on correlation of obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome and perihematoma edema of hypertensive cerebral hemorrhage

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    2013-01-01

    Objective To analyse the correlation of obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) and perihematoma edema of hypertensive cerebral hemorrhage.Methods One hundred and forty-four patients with hypertensive cerebral hemorrhage were collected and 78 of

  8. Aspectos psicológicos de la rehabilitación pulmonar en el paciente con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica Psychological aspects of pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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    Full Text Available Se realiza una revisión de la literatura sobre los aspectos psicológicos de la rehabilitación pulmonar en pacientes con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC. La revisión está organizada en cuatro temas centrales. Primero, se presentan las manifestaciones psicológicas más habituales descritas en pacientes con EPOC, en particular trastornos depresivos y ansiosos. Segundo, se discuten algunos factores psicosociales que pueden influir en el tratamiento y curso de la enfermedad, incluyendo las siguientes: apoyo social, creencias de enfermedad, autoeficacia y autogestión en salud. Tercero, se presentan los tratamientos y las intervenciones que se consideran son más efectivas para el manejo de estos trastornos psicológicos en pacientes con EPOC y se discute su evidencia. El capítulo termina con una discusión sobre la influencia de la rehabilitación pulmonar en la sintomatología psicológica y psiquiátrica de estos pacientes.We present a review of the literature available on the psychological issues of the rehabilitation of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD. The review is organized around four main themes. First, we present the more commonly psychological manifestations described among patients with COPD, in particular depression and anxiety. Second, we discuss some psychosocial factors that may influence the treatment and course of the disease, including the following: social support, illness beliefs, self-efficacy and self- management (human agency. Third, we present treatments and interventions that are considered to be effective for the management of these psychological disorders in patients with COPD and discuss the evidence. The chapter ends with a discussion about the influence of the pulmonary rehabilitation on the psychological and psychiatric symptoms that these patients present.

  9. Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome with bilateral papilledema and vision loss in a 3-year-old child.

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    Quinn, Anthony G; Gouws, Pieter; Headland, Sophie; Oades, Patrick; Pople, Ian; Taylor, David; Benton, J Sarah; Buncic, J Raymond; Henderson, John; Fleming, Peter

    2008-04-01

    We describe bilateral papilledema and vision loss in a 3-year-old child with obstructive sleep apnea. Although lumbar puncture initially disclosed a normal opening pressure, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure monitoring during sleep confirmed intermittent episodes of elevated intracranial pressure corresponding to increased airway resistance. The association of obstructive sleep apnea and raised intracranial pressure is recognized in children with craniosynostosis but has not been reported in its absence. PMID:18289895

  10. TRANSPYLORIC TUBE FEEDING IN VERY LOW BIRTHWEIGHT INFANTS WITH SUSPECTED GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX: IMPACT ON APNEA AND BRADYCARDIA

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    Malcolm, WF; Smith, PB; Mears, S.; Goldberg, RN; Cotten, CM

    2009-01-01

    OBJECTIVE Our aim was to assess safety and efficacy of transpyloric tube feeding as a therapeutic option to reduce apnea and bradycardia in hospitalized very low birthweight infants with clinical signs suggestive of gastroesophageal reflux. PATIENTS AND METHODS This was a retrospective single center cohort study of VLBW infants hospitalized from 2001–2004 with signs of GER who received transpyloric enteral tube feedings. Apnea (>10 sec) and bradycardia (

  11. Quality of life impairment in patients of obstructive sleep apnea and its relation with the severity of disease

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    Naveen Dutt; Ashok Kumar Janmeja; Prasanta Raghab Mohapatra; Anup Kumar Singh

    2013-01-01

    Background: Several studies have demonstrated considerable impairment of quality of life (QOL) in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients, but its relation with severity of OSA is yet unclear. Study Objectives: To investigate the effects of OSA on the QOL and its association with the disease severity. Design and Setting: Observational, prospective case-control study. Materials and Methods: QOL of 69 OSA patients and 41 healthy controls were assessed using the Calgary sleep apnea quality of lif...

  12. Aromatherapy with Rosa Damascenes in Apnea, Bradycardia and Spo2 of Preterm Infants; a Randomized Clinical Trial

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    Saeideh Aghagoli; Amrollah Salimi; Mona Salimi; Zohreh Ghazavi; Maryam Marofi; Abolfazl Mohammadbeigi

    2016-01-01

    Background  Apnea is one of the most common problems in preterm neonates. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of aromatherapy on the reduction of apnea, bradycardia, and Pulse Oximetry (SPO2) in premature infants. Materials and Methods In a clinical trial study, 60 preterm neonates randomly divided in two groups and exposed to aromatherapy with Rosa damascenes distillate or distilled water beside the routine treatment. In experimental group, two drops of 10% Rosa damascenes distill...

  13. Postoperative apnea after inguinal hernia repair in formerly premature infants: impacts of gestational age, postconceptional age and comorbidities

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    Özdemir, Tunç; Arıkan, Ahmet

    2013-01-01

    Purpose It is common practice for premature infants undergoing elective inguinal hernia (IH) repair to be hospitalized for postoperative apnea monitoring. This study evaluated the risk of apnea after IH repair with regard to gestational age (GA) and postconceptional age (PCA) in formerly premature infants. Methods Formerly premature infants who had undergone elective IH repair between 01/2000 and 12/2012 were reviewed retrospectively in terms of GA, PCA, body weight, and comorbidities. All po...

  14. Correlation between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in a general population in Iran

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    Babak Amra

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate epidemiological relationship between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and sleep apnea syndrome in a sample of Persian population. Methods: As a part of a population-based cross-sectional study, 3900 randomly selected individuals aged 15 years or older were invited to take part in the survey; 3770 individuals (96.6% agreed to fill out the respiratory and sleep questionnaire. Those subjects suspected to have either chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and/or obstructive sleep apnea underwent spirometry and polysomnography test if indicated. Spirometric measurements were performed on 420 invited responders. Polysomnography measurements were performed on 25 of the responders. Results: Prevalence rates for sleep apnea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and current asthma were 4.98%, 5.7% and 3.1%, respectively. Logistic regression showed independent associations between sleep apnea and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. There was no significant independent association between sleep apnea symptoms and current asthma and wheeze ever. Conclusions: These observations indicated relationship between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and obstructive sleep apnea. These observations indicated the necessity of further studies to explain the possible common pathogenic mechanisms involved in two disease entities.

  15. Development of sleep apnea syndrome screening algorithm by using heart rate variability analysis and support vector machine.

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    Nakayama, Chikao; Fujiwara, Koichi; Matsuo, Masahiro; Kano, Manabu; Kadotani, Hiroshi

    2015-08-01

    Although sleep apnea syndrome (SAS) is a common sleep disorder, most patients with sleep apnea are undiagnosed and untreated because it is difficult for patients themselves to notice SAS in daily living. Polysomnography (PSG) is a gold standard test for sleep disorder diagnosis, however PSG cannot be performed in many hospitals. This fact motivates us to develop an SAS screening system that can be used easily at home. The autonomic nervous function of a patient changes during apnea. Since changes in the autonomic nervous function affect fluctuation of the R-R interval (RRI) of an electrocardiogram (ECG), called heart rate variability (HRV), SAS can be detected through monitoring HRV. The present work proposes a new HRV-based SAS screening algorithm by utilizing support vector machine (SVM), which is a well-known pattern recognition method. In the proposed algorithm, various HRV features are derived from RRI data in both apnea and normal respiration periods of patients and healthy people, and an apnea/normal respiration (A/N) discriminant model is built from the derived HRV features by SVM. The result of applying the proposed SAS screening algorithm to clinical data demonstrates that it can discriminate patients with sleep apnea and healthy people appropriately. The sensitivity and the specificity of the proposed algorithm were 100% and 86%, respectively. PMID:26738189

  16. Importancia de la producción local de reactantes de fase aguda mayores en la patogenia de la enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica

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    Rojano Broz, Belén

    2016-01-01

    Falta palabras clave Los reactantes de fase aguda (RFA) mayores, proteína C reactiva (PCR) y amiloide A sérico (AAS), tiene un papel relevante durante la reacción aguda del organismo ante diversos estímulos nocivos. La inducción de la expresión de estas moléculas (PCR y AAS), cuya concentración se multiplica por 1000 durante una agresión aguda, se realiza principalmente a nivel hepático a través de un complejo sistema de interacción mediado por diversas citoquinas entre las que tiene...

  17. Variation of the anal resting pressure induced by postexpiratory apnea effort in patients with constipation

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    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available CONTEXT: Intestinal constipation - a common symptom among the general population - is more frequent in women. It may be secondary to an improper diet or organic or functional disturbances, such as dyskinesia of the pelvic floor. This is basically characterized by the absence of relaxation or paradoxical contraction of the pelvic floor and anal sphincter during evacuation. OBJECTIVE: To analyze, by manometric data, the anal pressure variation at rest, during evacuation effort by using the Valsalva maneuver and forced post-expiratory apnea in subjects with secondary constipation. METHODS: Twenty-one patients (19 females - 90.4% with a mean age of 47.5 years old (23-72 were studied. The diagnosis was performed using anorectal manometry, with a catheter containing eight channels disposed at the axial axis, measuring the proximal (1 and distal (2 portions of the anal orifice. The elevation of the pressure values in relation to the resting with the evacuation effort was present in all patients. The Agachan score was used for clinical evaluation of constipation. The variables studied were: mean anal pressure of the anal orifice for 20 seconds at rest, the effort of evacuation using Valsalva maneuver and the effort of evacuation during apnea after forced expiration, as well as the area under the curve of the manometric tracing at moments Valsalva and apnea. RESULTS: The analysis of the mean values of the anal pressure variation at rest evidenced difference between proximal and distal channels (P = 0.007, independent of the moment and tendency to differ during moments Valsalva and apnea (P = 0.06. The mean of values of the area under the manometric tracing curve showed differences between moments Valsalva and apnea (P = 0.0008, either at the proximal portion or at the distal portion of the anal orifice. CONCLUSION: The effort of evacuation associated with postexpiratory apnea, when compared with the effort associated with the Valsalva maneuver, provides

  18. Prevalence of Treatment Choices for Snoring and Sleep Apnea in an Australian Population

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    Marshall, Nathaniel S.; Bartlett, Delwyn J; Matharu, Kabir S; Williams, Anthony; Grunstein, Ronald R

    2007-01-01

    Objectives: To assess the prevalence of treatment and diagnosis of snoring and sleep apnea in the population of New South Wales Australia. Methods: Postal survey of 10,000 people randomly selected from the electoral roll, half aged 18 to 24 and half aged 25 to 64, with telephone follow-up for some nonresponders. Weighted prevalences are reported. Results The overall response rate was 35.6% (18–24 n = 1421 and 25–64 n = 1879). One hundred and fifty-nine respondents reported seeking medical help for snoring or sleep apnea (6.3%, 95% confidence interval 5.46–7.12%), with 133 of these being aged 25 to 64. Fifty-one respondents reported subsequent treatment (2.0%; 95% CI 1.49–2.43), with some reporting more than 1 treatment. Continuous positive airway pressure was received in 17 cases, mandibular advancement splints in 9 cases, and upper airway or nasal surgery in 31 cases. Eighty-six reported receiving an overnight sleep study (polysomnography). Most surgical patients did not report having their sleep measured with a sleep study (22/31). Conclusions: The population of New South Wales has had the longest potential exposure to continuous positive airway pressure. However, few of those in even the middle-aged group reported ever being recommended continuous positive airway pressure treatment. It is more common to have a surgical intervention for snoring or sleep apnea. Surprisingly, most surgical patients do not report any associated sleep study to quantify their snoring or sleep apnea or measure the efficacy of surgery. Since a substantial proportion of patients who experience snoring and sleep apnea are not assessed via a sleep study, it is necessary to increase awareness of undergoing such clinical procedures. Citation: Marshall NS; Bartlett DJ; Matharu KS; Williams A; Grunstein RR. Prevalence of treatment choices for snoring and sleep apnea in an Australian population. J Clin Sleep Med 2007;3(7):695–699. PMID:18198802

  19. ¿Puede un programa de ocho semanas basado en técnicas hipopresivas producir cambios en la función del suelo pélvico y composición corporal de jugadoras de rugby?

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    Álvarez Sáez, Myrian Marta; Rial Rebullido, Tamara; Chulvi Medrano, Iván; García Soidán, José Luis; Cortell Tormo, Juan Manuel

    2016-01-01

    La Técnica Hipopresiva (TH) se basa en posturas de estiramiento sostenidas mientras se realizan respiraciones torácicas y apneas intermitentes. Existe poca evidencia sobre sus efectos en la musculatura abdominal y del Suelo Pélvico (SP), así como en otras variables cineantropométricas, especialmente en mujeres deportistas. El objetivo del estudio fue describir los efectos de un programa basado en la TH sobre la composición corporal, contracción del transverso del abdomen (TA) y función muscul...

  20. High altitude, continuous positive airway pressure, and obstructive sleep apnea: subjective observations and objective data.

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    Ginosar, Yehuda; Malhotra, Atul; Schwartz, Eli

    2013-06-01

    We report observations made by one of the authors who ascended to the Thorang La pass (5416 m) in the Nepal Himalaya in October 2010, despite moderate-severe obstructive sleep apnea. We report the first recorded use of nasal CPAP to treat high altitude pulmonary edema (progressively severe dyspnea at rest and severe orthopnea, with tachycardia and tachypnea) that occurred at 4400 meters, when snow and darkness made safe evacuation difficult. We also present objective longitudinal data of the effects of altitude on auto-adjusting CPAP delivered via a portable nasal CPAP device, and on the apnea hypopnea index measured during sleep while using the device. OSA may be a risk factor for the development of high altitude pulmonary edema and we suggest that a nasal CPAP device located in high altitude trekking stations may provide an additional or alternative treatment option for managing high altitude pulmonary edema until evacuation is possible. PMID:23795742

  1. Pulmonary hypertension due to obstructive sleep apnea in a child with Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome

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    Hyung Soon Choi

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome (RTS is characterized by peculiar facies, mental retardation, broad thumbs, and great toes. Approximately onethird of the affected individuals have a variety of congenital heart diseases. They can also have upper airway obstruction during sleep, due to hypotonia and the anatomy of the oropharynx and airway, which make these patients susceptible to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA. In our case, pulmonary hypertension was caused, successively, by congenital heart defects (a large patent ductus arteriosus and arch hypoplasia and obstructive sleep apnea during early infancy. The congenital heart defects were surgically corrected, but persistent pulmonary hypertension was identified 2 months after the operation. This pulmonary hypertension was due to OSA, and it was relieved by nasal continuous positive airway pressure. This case is the first report of pulmonary hypertension from OSA in a young infant with RTS.

  2. Pulmonary hypertension due to obstructive sleep apnea in a child with Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome.

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    Choi, Hyung Soon; Yu, Jeong Jin; Kim, Young-Hwue; Ko, Jae-Kon; Park, In-Sook

    2012-06-01

    Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome (RTS) is characterized by peculiar facies, mental retardation, broad thumbs, and great toes. Approximately one-third of the affected individuals have a variety of congenital heart diseases. They can also have upper airway obstruction during sleep, due to hypotonia and the anatomy of the oropharynx and airway, which make these patients susceptible to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). In our case, pulmonary hypertension was caused, successively, by congenital heart defects (a large patent ductus arteriosus and arch hypoplasia) and obstructive sleep apnea during early infancy. The congenital heart defects were surgically corrected, but persistent pulmonary hypertension was identified 2 months after the operation. This pulmonary hypertension was due to OSA, and it was relieved by nasal continuous positive airway pressure. This case is the first report of pulmonary hypertension from OSA in a young infant with RTS. PMID:22745646

  3. Application of Dual Mask for Postoperative Respiratory Support in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patient

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    Jahan Porhomayon

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available In some conditions continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP or bilevel positive airway pressure (BIPAP therapy alone fails to provide satisfactory oxygenation. In these situations oxygen (O2 is often being added to CPAP/BIPAP mask or hose. Central sleep apnea and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA are often present along with other chronic conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD, congestive heart failure, pulmonary fibrosis, neuromuscular disorders, chronic narcotic use, or central hypoventilation syndrome. Any of these conditions may lead to the need for supplemental O2 administration during the titration process. Maximization of comfort, by delivering O2 directly via a nasal cannula through the mask, will provide better oxygenation and ultimately treat the patient with lower CPAP/BIPAP pressure.

  4. Application of dual mask for postoperative respiratory support in obstructive sleep apnea patient.

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    Porhomayon, Jahan; Zadeii, Gino; Nader, Nader D; Bancroft, George R; Yarahamadi, Alireza

    2013-01-01

    In some conditions continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) or bilevel positive airway pressure (BIPAP) therapy alone fails to provide satisfactory oxygenation. In these situations oxygen (O2) is often being added to CPAP/BIPAP mask or hose. Central sleep apnea and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are often present along with other chronic conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), congestive heart failure, pulmonary fibrosis, neuromuscular disorders, chronic narcotic use, or central hypoventilation syndrome. Any of these conditions may lead to the need for supplemental O2 administration during the titration process. Maximization of comfort, by delivering O2 directly via a nasal cannula through the mask, will provide better oxygenation and ultimately treat the patient with lower CPAP/BIPAP pressure. PMID:23662212

  5. Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in an Edentulous Lower Jaw Patient with a Mandibular Advancement Device

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    Filiz Keyf

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA is the most common sleep-related breathing disorder with periodic reduction or cessation of airflow during sleep. It is associated with loud snoring, disrupted sleep, and witnessed apneas. Treatment of OSA varies from simple measures such as oral appliances and nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP to surgical procedures like uvulopalatopharyngoplasty and tracheostomy. Oral appliances are a viable nonsurgical treatment alternative in patients with OSA, of which mandibular advancement devices are most common. Edentulism which contributes to the worsening of OSA reduces the number of available therapeutic strategies and is considered a contraindication to oral appliance therapy. This clinical report describes the treatment of a 63-year-old edentulous OSA patient for whom a mandibular advancement device was designed.

  6. [Prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in a group of obese workers].

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    Nicosia, C; Vigna, L; Monsellato, S; Patrini, L; Consonni, D; Bertazzi, P A; Riboldi, L

    2012-01-01

    The Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) is a quite diffused in workers disease, mainly in obese or overweight subjects. This syndrome can cause cardiovascular and cerebral complications and have negative effects on job performances. We evaluated 214 obese/overweight workers referred from different job areas. A diagnosis of OSAS was pre-existent in about 5% of the examined subjects, and clinical elements suggesting suspect of OSAS were present in about 15% of the sample. The risk of development Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome seems to be linear correlated with BMI, neck and waist circumference. We did not find any correlation between OSAS risk and job area. We strongly suggest that health surveillance should include the evaluation of the possible presence of sleep disorders to reduce the risks associated and the negative consequences on job performances. PMID:23405669

  7. Data-Driven Multimodal Sleep Apnea Events Detection : Synchrosquezing Transform Processing and Riemannian Geometry Classification Approaches.

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    Rutkowski, Tomasz M

    2016-07-01

    A novel multimodal and bio-inspired approach to biomedical signal processing and classification is presented in the paper. This approach allows for an automatic semantic labeling (interpretation) of sleep apnea events based the proposed data-driven biomedical signal processing and classification. The presented signal processing and classification methods have been already successfully applied to real-time unimodal brainwaves (EEG only) decoding in brain-computer interfaces developed by the author. In the current project the very encouraging results are obtained using multimodal biomedical (brainwaves and peripheral physiological) signals in a unified processing approach allowing for the automatic semantic data description. The results thus support a hypothesis of the data-driven and bio-inspired signal processing approach validity for medical data semantic interpretation based on the sleep apnea events machine-learning-related classification. PMID:27194241

  8. Continuous positive airway pressure ameliorated severe pulmonary hypertension associated with obstructive sleep apnea.

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    Ogawa,Aiko

    2006-06-01

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    A 52-year-old obese woman was admitted to our institution for evaluation of dyspnea and pulmonary hypertension (PH. Polysomnography revealed severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA with an apnea hypopnea index of 99.8. Treatment with nocturnal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP resulted in correction of daytime hypoxemia, hypercapnia, and near-normalization of pulmonary artery pressure. To our knowledge, this is the most severe case of OSA-associated PH (approximately70 mmHg reported to date, and it was successfully treated with nocturnal CPAP. This case demonstrates that OSA should be considered and polysomnography performed in all patients with PH, irrespective of severity, and that nocturnal CPAP has therapeutic effects on both OSA and daytime PH.

  9. Diagnostic and therapeutic approach to coexistent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and obstructive sleep apnea

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    Sanja Jelic

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Sanja JelicDivision of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, USAAbstract: The high prevalence of both obstructive sleep apnea (OSA and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD in Western societies is well documented. However, OSA frequently remains unrecognized and untreated among patients with COPD. Patients with both conditions have a greater risk for fatal and nonfatal cardiovascular events compared with patients with COPD or OSA alone. Efficacious treatment with continuous positive airway pressure reduces the risk of cardiovascular complications in patients with OSA. The aim of the present review is to discuss the diagnostic approach to patients with both conditions and to delineate the benefits of timely ecognition and treatment of OSA in patients with COPD.Keywords: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, obstructive sleep apnea, continuous positive airway pressure, nocturnal arterial oxyhemoglobin desaturation

  10. Relationships between enuresis and sleep parameters in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

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    Özlem Abakay

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Objective: This study was aimed to investigate the obstructivesleep apnea syndrome (OSAS in patients withenuresis the relationship between polysomnographic parameters.Methods: A total of 67 OSAS patients included. Datataken knowledge were recorded standard form that allpatients with night polysomnographic recordings parametersand the presence of enuresis.Results: The mean age of patients was 45.0 ± 11.7 years.54% of the patients were male and 46% female. Themean apnea-hypopnea index of the patients was 13.07events/h. Frequency of enuresis was found 19%, nocturiafrequency was found to be 55%. Arousal index, periodicleg movement index and oxygen desaturation index werefound different (p<0.05 between enuresis group and nonenuresisgroup.Conclusion: In our study was found to be associated thefrequency of nocturia and enuresis severity of oxygen desaturationin OSAS patients. J Clin Exp Invest 2013; 4(3: 313-317Key words: OSAS, enuresis, polysomnography

  11. Five cases of a Joseph disease family with non-REM sleep apnea and MRI study

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    Kitamura, Junichi; Tsuruta, Kazuhito; Yamamura, Yoshinori; Kurihara, Teruyuki; Matsukura, Shigeru

    1987-09-01

    Four male and one female patients of a new Joseph disease family in southern Kyushu are presented. This disorder is inherited by autosomal dominant trait. The clinical symptoms are characterized by bulging eyes, ophthalmoplegia, dysarthria, rigospasticity of the lower limbs, marked dystonia and bradykinesia. In our cases, extrapyramidal symptoms were improved by amantadine and L-dopa therapy. CSF homovanilic acid (HVA) was markedly reduced. Muscle biopsy and electromyographic studies revealed neurogenic changes. MRI revealed mild atrophy of frontal lobe and cerebellum, and marked atrophy of brain stem. These findings were consistent with the clinical manifestations. Our case had central type sleep apnea by sleep EEG and polygraphic studies. This is the first report about sleep apnea and MRI of Joseph disease.

  12. Five cases of a Joseph disease family with non-REM sleep apnea and MRI study

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    Four male and one female patients of a new Joseph disease family in southern Kyushu are presented. This disorder is inherited by autosomal dominant trait. The clinical symptoms are characterized by bulging eyes, ophthalmoplegia, dysarthria, rigospasticity of the lower limbs, marked dystonia and bradykinesia. In our cases, extrapyramidal symptoms were improved by amantadine and L-Dopa therapy. CSF homovanilic acid (HVA) was markedly reduced. Muscle biopsy and electromyographic studies revealed neurogenic changes. MRI revealed mild atrophy of frontal lobe and cerebellum, and marked atrophy of brain stem. These findings were consistent with the clinical manifestations. Our case had central type sleep apnea by sleep EEG and polygraphic studies. This is the first report about sleep apnea and MRI of Joseph disease. (author)

  13. Automated detection of sleep apnea from electrocardiogram signals using nonlinear parameters

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    Sleep apnoea is a very common sleep disorder which can cause symptoms such as daytime sleepiness, irritability and poor concentration. To monitor patients with this sleeping disorder we measured the electrical activity of the heart. The resulting electrocardiography (ECG) signals are both non-stationary and nonlinear. Therefore, we used nonlinear parameters such as approximate entropy, fractal dimension, correlation dimension, largest Lyapunov exponent and Hurst exponent to extract physiological information. This information was used to train an artificial neural network (ANN) classifier to categorize ECG signal segments into one of the following groups: apnoea, hypopnoea and normal breathing. ANN classification tests produced an average classification accuracy of 90%; specificity and sensitivity were 100% and 95%, respectively. We have also proposed unique recurrence plots for the normal, hypopnea and apnea classes. Detecting sleep apnea with this level of accuracy can potentially reduce the need of polysomnography (PSG). This brings advantages to patients, because the proposed system is less cumbersome when compared to PSG

  14. Fluoroscopic and computed tomographic features of the pharyngeal airway in obstructive sleep apnea.

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    Suratt, P M; Dee, P; Atkinson, R L; Armstrong, P; Wilhoit, S C

    1983-04-01

    Because it has been suggested that patients with obstructive sleep apnea have a narrower pharyngeal airway than normal persons, we performed lateral fluoroscopy and computed tomographic (CT) scans of the pharynx in patients with this syndrome. Fluoroscopy in 6 sleeping patients showed that the obstruction always began during inspiration when the soft palate touched the tongue and posterior pharyngeal wall. The CT scans in 9 awake subjects demonstrated that the narrowest section of the airway in patients and in control subjects was the region posterior to the soft palate. The cross-sectional area of this region was significantly narrower in patients than it was in control subjects (p less than 0.001). Because a narrow airway would be more likely to collapse during inspiration than a normal one would (Bernoulli's Principle), we conclude that the narrow airways we observed in awake patients may be an important contributing factor in the pathogenesis of obstructive sleep apnea. PMID:6838055

  15. Whole blood hypoxia-related gene expression reveals novel pathways to obstructive sleep apnea in humans.

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    Perry, Juliana C; Guindalini, Camila; Bittencourt, Lia; Garbuio, Silverio; Mazzotti, Diego R; Tufik, Sergio

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    In this study, our goal was to identify the key genes that are associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Thirty-five volunteers underwent full in-lab polysomnography and, according to the sleep apnea hypopnea index (AHI), were classified into control, mild-to-moderate OSA and severe OSA groups. Severe OSA patients were assigned to participate in a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) protocol for 6 months. Blood was collected and the expression of 84 genes analyzed using the RT(2) Profiler™ PCR array. Mild-to-moderate OSA patients demonstrated down-regulation of 2 genes associated with induction of apoptosis, while a total of 13 genes were identified in severe OSA patients. After controlling for body mass index, PRPF40A and PLOD3 gene expressions were strongly and independently associated with AHI scores. This research protocol highlights a number of molecular targets that might help the development of novel therapeutic strategies. PMID:23994550

  16. Apnea-Induced Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Disruption Impairs Human Spatial Navigational Memory

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    Varga, Andrew W.; Kishi, Akifumi; Mantua, Janna; Lim, Jason; Koushyk, Viachaslau; Leibert, David P.; Osorio, Ricardo S.; Rapoport, David M.; Ayappa, Indu

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    Hippocampal electrophysiology and behavioral evidence support a role for sleep in spatial navigational memory, but the role of particular sleep stages is less clear. Although rodent models suggest the importance of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep in spatial navigational memory, a similar role for REM sleep has never been examined in humans. We recruited subjects with severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who were well treated and adherent with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). Restric...

  17. Diet, Body Fat Distribution, and Serum Leptin in Young Men with Undiagnosed Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome

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    Jones, Emily Taylor

    2008-01-01

    Background and Purpose: Little is known about influences of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) on dietary intake and body composition. The purpose of this study was to evaluate dietary status, body fat distribution and leptin in overweight young men with and without OSAS in comparison to published values for normal weight counterparts. Methods: Groups were comprised of 24 sedentary overweight young men with and without OSAS, who had a body mass index (BMI) greater than 25 kg/m2. Serum ...

  18. Detection of sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome with ECG derived respiration in Chinese population

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    Tong, Guang-Ming; Zhang, Hai-Cheng; Guo, Ji-Hong; Han, Fang

    2014-01-01

    Evaluation of sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (SAHS) is mainly based on the polysomnogram (PSG), which is considered as the golden diagnostic criteria. As a novel noninvasive and low cost alternative method to detect SAHS patients, the diagnostic power of ECG-derived respiration (EDR) hasn’t been well determined. In light of this, we tested whether EDR can be utilized as a feasible tool to diagnose SAHS in Chinese patients. Overnight sleep investigation was performed in 120 subjects using polys...

  19. Analysis of cerebral and autonomic response to respiratory events in patients with Sleep Apnea Syndrome

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    Milioli, Giulia

    2015-01-01

    The arousal scoring in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) is important to clarify the impact of the disease on sleep but the currently applied American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) definition may underestimate the subtle alterations of sleep. The aims of the present study were to evaluate the impact of respiratory events on cortical and autonomic arousal response and to quantify the additional value of cyclic alternating pattern (CAP) and pulse wave amplitude (PWA) for a more ac...

  20. Pulmonary hypertension due to obstructive sleep apnea in a child with Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome

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    Hyung Soon Choi; Jeong Jin Yu; Young-Hwue Kim; Jae-Kon Ko; In-Sook Park

    2012-01-01

    Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome (RTS) is characterized by peculiar facies, mental retardation, broad thumbs, and great toes. Approximately one-third of the affected individuals have a variety of congenital heart diseases. They can also have upper airway obstruction during sleep, due to hypotonia and the anatomy of the oropharynx and airway, which make these patients susceptible to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). In our case, pulmonary hypertension was caused, successively, by congenital heart defect...

  1. Patient Perspective on Use of an Interactive Website for Sleep Apnea

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    Carl Stepnowsky; Christine Edwards; Tania Zamora; Robert Barker; Zia Agha

    2013-01-01

    Incomplete patient adherence with nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) limits the effectiveness of treatment and results in suboptimal obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) outcomes. An interactive website specifically designed for patients with OSA was designed and utilized in a randomized clinical trial to test its effect on increasing CPAP adherence. The goal of this paper is to report on CPAP adherence, internet use, privacy concerns and user satisfaction in using the website. The ori...

  2. Cone-beam CT analysis of patients with obstructive sleep apnea compared to normal controls

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    Buchanan, Allison; Cohen, Ruben; Looney, Stephen; Kalathingal, Sajitha; De Rossi, Scott

    2016-01-01

    Purpose To evaluate the upper airway dimensions of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and control subjects using a cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) unit commonly applied in clinical practice in order to assess airway dimensions in the same fashion as that routinely employed in a clinical setting. Materials and Methods This was a retrospective analysis utilizing existing CBCT scans to evaluate the dimensions of the upper airway in OSA and control subjects. The CBCT data of sixteen OSA and sixte...

  3. An evaluation of a novel mask in four patients with obstructive sleep apnea and overlap syndromes.

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    Yarahmadi, Alireza; Nader, Nader D; Zadeii, Gino; Porhomayon, Jahan

    2013-01-01

    We present four cases of adults with obstructive sleep apnea in whom positive airway pressure therapy alone failed to provide adequate oxygenation. We have previously reported the use of dual mask for ventilatory support of a patient postoperatively (Porhomayon et al., 2013). Here, we report an evaluation of the dual mask in four patients with overlap syndromes. Application of dual mask provided adequate oxygenation with lower continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)/bilevel positive airway pressure (BIPAP) pressure levels. PMID:23970903

  4. An Evaluation of a Novel Mask in Four Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Overlap Syndromes

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    Alireza Yarahmadi; Nader, Nader D; Gino Zadeii; Jahan Porhomayon

    2013-01-01

    We present four cases of adults with obstructive sleep apnea in whom positive airway pressure therapy alone failed to provide adequate oxygenation. We have previously reported the use of dual mask for ventilatory support of a patient postoperatively (Porhomayon et al., 2013). Here, we report an evaluation of the dual mask in four patients with overlap syndromes. Application of dual mask provided adequate oxygenation with lower continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)/bilevel positive airway...

  5. An Evaluation of a Novel Mask in Four Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Overlap Syndromes

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    Alireza Yarahmadi

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available We present four cases of adults with obstructive sleep apnea in whom positive airway pressure therapy alone failed to provide adequate oxygenation. We have previously reported the use of dual mask for ventilatory support of a patient postoperatively (Porhomayon et al., 2013. Here, we report an evaluation of the dual mask in four patients with overlap syndromes. Application of dual mask provided adequate oxygenation with lower continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP/bilevel positive airway pressure (BIPAP pressure levels.

  6. Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and fatty liver: Association or causal link?

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    Mohamed; H; Ahmed; Christopher; D; Byrne

    2010-01-01

    Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a complex disorder that consists of upper airway obstruction, chronic intermittent hypoxia and sleep fragmentation. OSA is well known to be associated with hypoxia, insulin resistance and glucose intolerance, and these factors can occur in the presence or absence of obesity and metabolic syndrome. Although it is well established that insulin resistance, glucose intolerance and obesity occur frequently with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), it is now becoming apparen...

  7. Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Hypoxia, and Metabolic Syndrome in Psychiatric and Nonpsychiatric Settings

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    Yarlagadda, Atmaram; Kaushik, Shaifali; Clayton, Anita H.

    2008-01-01

    Obesity continues to be a serious cause of morbidity and mortality globally and particularly in North America. Primary manifestations of obesity include obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and depression associated with a decrease in immune defense mechanisms, possibly related to increased cytokine levels. Secondary manisfestations of obesity possibly result from a cascade of events and include insulin resistance/ hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension—all of which comprise metabolic syndr...

  8. Relationship between obesity with symptoms and findings of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

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    Ünlü, Murat; İriz, Ayşe; Doğan, Berçem Ayçiçek; Dinç, A. Seçil Kayalı; Dursun, Engin; Eryılmaz, Adil; Acar, Aydın

    2014-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate the effect of obesity on obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) by means of objective and subjective data. Methods: A total of 70 patients were divided into obese (n=38; BMI>35 kg/m2) and non-obese patient groups (n=32; BMI Results: Obese patients had an average Mallampati score of Class III while the non-obese study participants had...

  9. Rapid Resolution of Intense Suicidal Ideation after Treatment of Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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    Krahn, Lois E.; Miller, Bernard W.; Bergstrom, Larry R.

    2008-01-01

    Patients with insomnia may develop suicidal ideation; however, we know of no reports of suicidal ideation associated with obstructive sleep apnea. We report on a 74-year-old man who presented to his primary care physician with excessive daytime sleepiness, poor quality nocturnal sleep, depressed mood, and suicidal ideation with active suicide plans. An emergency outpatient psychiatry consultation was arranged. The patient declined psychiatric hospitalization. He agreed to a trial of continuou...

  10. Normal-tension glaucoma and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: a prospective study

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    Bilgin, Gorkem

    2014-01-01

    Background Today, identified risk factors for normal-tension glaucoma (NTG) include abnormal ocular blood flow, abnormal blood coagulation, systemic hypotension, ischemic vascular disorders, and autoimmune diseases. However, pathogenesis of the condition remains unclear. On the other hand, there are also a few studies suggesting that the obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) may compromise optic nerve head perfusion and cause glaucomatous optic neuropathy by creating transient hypoxemia and...

  11. Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with higher healthcare utilization in elderly patients

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    Karla Diaz; Paola Faverio; Angela Hospenthal; Marcos I. Restrepo; Amuan, Megan E; Pugh, Mary Jo V.

    2014-01-01

    Background: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is an important cause of morbidity in the elderly population. Limited data are available regarding the healthcare utilization and predisposing conditions related to OSA in the elderly. Our aim was to evaluate the healthcare utilization and the conditions associated with new and chronic diagnosis of OSA in a large cohort of elderly patients in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Materials and Methods: This retrospective cohort study used inpa...

  12. Contemporary Insights and Novel Treatment Approaches to Central Sleep Apnea Syndrome in Heart Failure

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    Grayburn, Ryan L.; Kaka, Yaquta; Wilson Tang, W. H.

    2014-01-01

    Central sleep apnea (CSA) is a common and under-diagnosed condition commonly associated with Cheyne-Stokes respiration. It is particularly prevalent in the heart failure population affecting up to 40% of all patients with heart failure. The pathophysiology associated with CSA is based on the underlying effects of hypoventilation and hyperventilation, with neurologic dysregulation of respiratory control as the primary defect. However, therapeutic options are limited due to the prevailing perce...

  13. Prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea in Asian adults: a systematic review of the literature

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    Mirrakhimov Aibek E; Sooronbaev Talant; Mirrakhimov Erkin M

    2013-01-01

    Abstract Background Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disease, affecting approximately 2% of women and 4% of men residing in Western communities. No systematically reviewed data are available about the prevalence of this disease in Asia, the most heavily populated continent. Methods PubMed/Medline, Scopus and Google Scholar were searched for articles published from 1993 to May 2012 that reported the prevalence of OSA diagnosed via sleep monitoring and the prevalence of patients at ris...

  14. Prevalence of symptoms and risk of sleep apnea in Dubai, UAE

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    Mahboub B; Afzal S; Alhariri H; Alzaabi A; Vats M; Soans A

    2013-01-01

    Bassam Mahboub, Shahid Afzal, Hassan Alhariri, Ashraf Alzaabi, Mayank Vats, Annie SoansSleep Disorders Center, Department of Medicine, Rashid Hospital, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, United Arab EmiratesPurpose: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) ranks 18th on the 2007 Forbes list of fattest countries with 68.3% of its citizens with an unhealthy weight and it is well known that weight gain and obesity are important determinants in the progression of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). The pu...

  15. Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Pregnancy: Reliability of Prevalence and Prediction Estimates

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    Antony, Kathleen M.; Agrawal, Alpna; Arndt, Melanie E.; Murphy, Adrienne M.; Alapat, Philip M.; Guntupalli, Kalpalatha K.; Aagaard, Kjersti M.

    2014-01-01

    Objective We sought to ascertain the validity of two screening scales for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in pregnancy and to establish the prevalence of OSA in pregnancy. Study Design In this prospective observational study, two screening scales were administered. Screen positive subjects were referred for diagnostic polysomnography (PSG); if admitted for antepartum care, screen positive subjects underwent a modified study with a type 3 device (T3D). Result 1509 subjects underwent OSA screenin...

  16. High prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea in patients with moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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    Soler, X; Gaio, E.; Powell, FL; Ramsdell, JW; Loredo, JS; Malhotra, A; Ries, AL

    2015-01-01

    Copyright © 2015 by the American Thoracic Society. Rationale: When obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) coexist in the so-called "overlap" syndrome,a high risk formortalityandmorbidity hasbeenreported.There is controversy about the prevalence of OSA in people affected by COPD. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate objective meaures of sleep-disordered breathing in patients with moderate to severe COPD to test the hypothesis that COP...

  17. Prevalence and Diagnostic Approach to Sleep Apnea in Hemodialysis Patients: A Population Study

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    Valentina Forni Ogna; Adam Ogna; Menno Pruijm; Isabelle Bassi; Emilie Zuercher; Georges Halabi; Olivier Phan; Roberto Bullani; Daniel Teta; Thierry Gauthier; Anne Cherpillod; Claudine Mathieu; Alexandra Mihalache; Francoise Cornette; José Haba-Rubio

    2015-01-01

    Background. Previous observations found a high prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in the hemodialysis population, but the best diagnostic approach remains undefined. We assessed OSA prevalence and performance of available screening tools to propose a specific diagnostic algorithm. Methods. 104 patients from 6 Swiss hemodialysis centers underwent polygraphy and completed 3 OSA screening scores: STOP-BANG, Berlin’s Questionnaire, and Adjusted Neck Circumference. The OSA predictors were...

  18. Clinical Features of Obstructive Sleep Apnea That Determine Its High Prevalence in Resistant Hypertension

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    Min, Hyun Jin; Cho, Yang-Je; Kim, Chang-Hoon; Kim, Da Hee; Kim, Ha Yan; Choi, Ji In; Lee, Jeung-Gweon; Park, Sungha; Cho, Hyung-ju

    2015-01-01

    Purpose Resistant hypertension (HTN) occurs in 15-20% of treated hypertensive patients, and 70-80% of resistant hypertensive patients have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The characteristics of resistant HTN that predispose patients to OSA have not been reported. Therefore, we aimed to determine the clinical, laboratory, and polysomnographic features of resistant HTN that are significantly associated with OSA. Materials and Methods Hypertensive patients (n=475) who underwent portable polysomno...

  19. Prevalence of Primary Open Angle Glaucoma in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome

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    Mohammad Raza Besharati; Masoud Reza Manaviat; Ali Reza Azarpeikan

    2014-01-01

    Background: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is partial or complete recurrent upper airway obstructions during sleep. Reduction in blood flow of the optic nerve head is an important causative factor in glaucoma. The objective of this study is to determine the prevalence of primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) in OSA patients. Materials and Methods: From September 2009 to January 2010 in this descriptive-analytic cross sectional study, 90 cases of patients with OSA referred to Yazd Shah...

  20. High risk for obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep disorders among overweight and obese pregnant women

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    Rice, JR; Larrabure-Torrealva, GT; Luque Fernandez, MA; Grande, M; Motta, V.; Barrios, YV; Sanchez, S.; Gelaye, B; Williams, MA

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a common and serious disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops during sleep, is associated with excess weight and obesity. Little is known about the co-occurrence of OSA among pregnant women from low and middle-income countries. METHODS: We examined the extent to which maternal pre-pregnancy overweight or obesity status are associated with high risk for OSA, poor sleep quality, and excessive daytime sleepiness in 1032 pregnant women in Lima, Peru....

  1. High risk for obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep disorders among overweight and obese pregnant women

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    Rice, Jayne R.; Larrabure-Torrealva, Gloria T.; Fernandez, Miguel Angel Luque; Grande, Mirtha; Motta, Vicky; Barrios, Yasmin V; Sanchez, Sixto; Gelaye, Bizu; Williams, Michelle A.

    2015-01-01

    Background: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a common and serious disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops during sleep, is associated with excess weight and obesity. Little is known about the co-occurrence of OSA among pregnant women from low and middle-income countries. Methods: We examined the extent to which maternal pre-pregnancy overweight or obesity status are associated with high risk for OSA, poor sleep quality, and excessive daytime sleepiness in 1032 pregnant women in Lima, Peru....

  2. Adherence to Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Implications for Future Interventions

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    Weaver, Terri E; Sawyer, Amy M.

    2010-01-01

    Adherence to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a critical problem with adherence rates ranging from 30–60%. Poor adherence to CPAP is widely recognized as a significant limiting factor in treating OSA, reducing the overall effectiveness of the treatment and leaving many OSA patients at heightened risk for comorbid conditions, impaired function and quality of life. The extant literature examining adherence to CPAP provides critical insigh...

  3. Assessment of the impact on compliance of a new CPAP system in obstructive sleep apnea

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    Wimms, Alison J.; Richards, Glenn N.; Benjafield, Adam V.

    2012-01-01

    Background Despite the efficacy of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), compliance with therapy remains suboptimal. The aim of this study was to determine whether the use of S9TM increased compliance in established CPAP users. Methods Subjects with OSA (50) were recruited into the study. When subjects entered the study, 28 days of respective compliance data were downloaded from the patient's usual CPAP device. Subjects trialled the S9 ...

  4. Prevalence and risks of habitual snoring and obstructive sleep apnea symptoms in adult dental patients

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    Al-Jewair, Thikriat S; Mohammed A. Nazir; Naif N. Al-Masoud; Nasser D. Alqahtani

    2016-01-01

    Objectives: To determine the prevalence of habitual snoring and risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) among dental patients and investigate factors associated with high-risk OSA. Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed at the Department of Preventive Dental Sciences, College of Dentistry, University of Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, between October and December 2014. A total of 200 consecutive female and male dental patients were included in this study. Subjective and objectiv...

  5. Age Differences in the Association of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Risk with Cognition and Quality of Life

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    Addison-Brown, Kristin J.; Letter, Abraham J.; Yaggi, Klar; McClure, Leslie A.; Unverzagt, Frederick W.; Howard, Virginia J.; Lichtman, Judith H.; Wadley, Virginia G.

    2013-01-01

    Using a sample of 2925 stroke-free participants drawn from a national population-based study, we examined cross-sectional associations of obstructive sleep apnea risk (OSA) with cognition and quality of life and whether these vary with age, while controlling for demographics and co-morbidities. Included participants from the REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke Study were aged 47-93. OSA risk was categorized as high or low based on responses to the Berlin Sleep Questionnair...

  6. A combined neuropsychological and brain imaging study of obstructive sleep apnea.

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    Yaouhi, Khalid; Bertran, Françoise; Clochon, Patrice; Mézenge, Florence; Denise, Pierre; Foret, Jean; Eustache, Francis; Desgranges, Béatrice

    2009-01-01

    Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) show neuropsychological impairments ranging from vigilance decrements, attentional lapses and memory gaps to decreased motor coordination, but their cognitive profile, and the origin of the impairments, remain unclear. We sought to establish the neuropsychological profile of 16 newly diagnosed apneics and to highlight both their morphological and functional brain abnormalities. We used an extensive neuropsychological test battery to investigate atte...

  7. Physiology in Medicine: Obstructive sleep apnea pathogenesis and treatment—considerations beyond airway anatomy

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    Dempsey, Jerome A.; Xie, Ailiang; Patz, David S.; Wang, David

    2013-01-01

    We review evidence in support of significant contributions to the pathogenesis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) from pathophysiological factors beyond the well-accepted importance of airway anatomy. Emphasis is placed on contributions from neurochemical control of central respiratory motor output through its effects on output stability, upper airway dilator muscle activation, and arousability. In turn, we consider the evidence demonstrating effective treatment of OSA via approaches that addre...

  8. Impact Of Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure On Excessive Daytime Sleepiness In Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients

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    Geetha Kandasamy

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: To study the impact of nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP on excessive daytime sleepiness in obstructive sleep apnea patients (OSA. Method: Patient’s data were collected through direct patient interview and polysomnographic reports. Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS was assessed by using Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS at baseline and after six months of nCPAP treatment. Results: This prospective study was conducted from August 2008 to June 2012. A total of 141patients were diagnosed as OSA based on Apnea Hypopnea Index. The study group (n=141 was further categorized based on AHI as Mild, Moderate and Severe. AHI 17.71% (31 had mild OSA (AHI 5-14.9, 33.14% (24 had moderate (AHI 15-29.9 Events/hourand 49.14% (86 were found to have severe OSA (AHI≥30. Evaluation of demographic data revealed that among the 141 patients, 121 were male (85.81% and 20 were female (14.48% and the mean age was 51.82±11.77 years. The mean ESS Score for mild OSA, moderate OSA, and severe obstructive sleep apnea groups were 8.13±1.78, 13.45±3.14, 15.48±5.22 respectively. The ESS score was significantly higher in severe obstructive sleep apnea patients as compared to mild and moderate OSA. ESS scores at baseline were 12.48±3.12 and after nCPAP treatment were 6.42±2.92. Significantly improved after 6 months of nCPAP treatment. Conclusion: Nasal CPAP reduces daytime sleepiness, resulting in an increased daytime activity. Subjective sleepiness was also (Excessive daytime sleepiness significantly improved after 6 months of nCPAP treatment.

  9. Association of Serum Hepcidin Levels with the Presence and Severity of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome

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    Liu, Yu; Yu, Zhengang; Hua, Defeng; Yan CHEN; Zheng, Shiliang; Wang, Leqiang

    2015-01-01

    Background Inflammation is thought to be involved in the pathogenesis of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). Hepcidin, a 25-kD peptide hormone produced by the liver, modulates acute inflammatory responses. This study aimed to determine the association of serum levels of hepcidin with the presence and severity of OSAS. Material/Methods We enrolled 184 patients with OSAS and 110 healthy subjects. Serum levels of hepcidin were evaluated using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) method...

  10. Mitochondrial DNA mutation screening of male patients with obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome

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    HUANG Xiao-ying; Li, Hong; XU, XIAO-MEI; Wang, Liang-xing

    2014-01-01

    The aim of the present study was to analyze the differences between the genes of the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) displacement loop (D-loop) region and the Cambridge Reference sequence, in order to screen the mutation sites and investigate the correlation between mutations, clinical parameters and complications associated with obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). mtDNA was obtained from male patients with OSAHS in the Zhejiang Province. In total, 60 male patients with OSAHS and 102...

  11. Treatment of Insomnia, Insomnia Symptoms, and Obstructive Sleep Apnea During and After Menopause: Therapeutic Approaches

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    Tal, Joshua Z.; Suh, Sooyeon A.; Dowdle, Claire L.; Nowakowski, Sara

    2015-01-01

    Understanding sleep complaints among menopausal women is an emerging area of clinical and research interest. Several recent reviews have focused on mechanisms of menopausal insomnia and symptoms. In this review, we present a discussion on the most relevant and recent publications on the treatment of sleep disorders for menopausal women, with a focus on menopause-related insomnia, insomnia symptoms, and obstructive sleep apnea. We discuss both nonpharmacological and pharmacological treatments,...

  12. The More the Merrier? Working Towards Multidisciplinary Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Comorbid Insomnia

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    Ong, Jason C.; Crisostomo, M. Isabel

    2013-01-01

    Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep-related breathing disorder that is associated with negative cardiovascular consequences and adverse events from excessive daytime sleepiness. Insomnia is the inability to initiate or maintain sleep accompanied by daytime dysfunction. OSA and insomnia co-occur at a high rate, and such patients appear to have distinct clinical features of both disorders. Although empirically supported treatments are now available for OSA and insomnia independently, there...

  13. Evaluation of Ocular Surface Health in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome

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    Emine Esra Karaca; Hanife Tuba Akçam; Feyzahan Uzun

    2016-01-01

    Objectives: To evaluate ocular surface health in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and to investigate the tendency of these patients toward dry eyes. Materials and Methods: Fifty patients who underwent polysomnography and were diagnosed with OSAS and 50 normal control subjects were compared with respect to ocular surface disease index (OSDI), Schirmer I test and tear film break-up time (TBUT) values. Results: Patients were grouped as mild (n=15, 30%), moderate (n=15, 30%) an...

  14. Serum S100B levels in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

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    Gülfer Öztürk; Zeynep Giniş; Berna Arlı; Şule Bilen; Gönül Erden; Ersin Kasım Ulusoy; Cevdet Züngün

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    Objectives: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS)which is characterized by recurrent pharyngeal narrowingand breathing disturbances, can affect central neuralsystem (CNS). S100B, which exerts neurotrophic andgliotrophic features, is a calcium binding protein. The aimof this study was to evaluate serum levels of S100B inpatients with OSAS.Materials and methods: Clinical and laboratory assessmentwere performed in 26 patients (5 women and 21men) with OSAS and 28 (8 women and 20 men) age-,body ...

  15. Serum S100B levels in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

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    Öztürk, Gülfer; Giniş, Zeynep; Arlı, Berna; Bilen, Şule; ERDEN, GÖNÜL; Ulusoy, Ersin Kasım; Züngün, Cevdet

    2012-01-01

    Objectives: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) which is characterized by recurrent pharyngeal narrowing and breathing disturbances, can affect central neural system (CNS). S100B, which exerts neurotrophic and gliotrophic features, is a calcium binding protein. The aim of this study was to evaluate serum levels of S100B in patients with OSAS. Materials and methods: Clinical and laboratory assessment were performed in 26 patients (5 women and 21 men) with OSAS and 28 (8 women and 20 me...

  16. Polymorphisms in nitric oxide synthase and endothelin genes among children with obstructive sleep apnea

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    Chatsuriyawong, Siriporn; Gozal, David; Kheirandish-Gozal, Leila; Bhattacharjee, Rakesh; Khalyfa, Ahamed A.; Wang, Yang; Sukhumsirichart, Wasana; Khalyfa, Abdelnaby

    2013-01-01

    Background Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with adverse and interdependent cognitive and cardiovascular consequences. Increasing evidence suggests that nitric oxide synthase (NOS) and endothelin family (EDN) genes underlie mechanistic aspects of OSA-associated morbidities. We aimed to identify single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the NOS family (3 isoforms), and EDN family (3 isoforms) to identify potential associations of these SNPs in children with OSA. Methods A pediatric ...

  17. Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Oxidative Stress, and Cardiovascular Disease: Evidence from Human Studies

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    Hans-Joachim Eisele; Philipp Markart; Richard Schulz

    2015-01-01

    Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a frequent disease mainly affecting obese people and caused by repetitive collapse of the upper airways during sleep. The increased morbidity and mortality of OSA are mainly thought to be the consequence of its adverse effects on cardiovascular (CV) health. In this context, oxidative stress induced by nocturnal intermittent hypoxia has been identified to play a major role. This is suggested by biomarker studies in OSA patients showing excessively generated rea...

  18. Sleep Perception in Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Study Using Polysomnography and the Multiple Sleep Latency Test

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    Nam, Hyunwoo; Lim, Jae-Sung; Kim, Jun-Soon; Lee, Keon-Joo; Koo, Dae Lim; Lee, Chulhee

    2016-01-01

    Background and Purpose Discrepancies between objectively measured sleep and subjective sleep perception in patients with insomnia have been reported. However, few studies have investigated sleep-state misperception in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). We designed this study to 1) delineate the factors that could affect this discrepancy and 2) infer an underlying mechanism in patients with OSA. Methods We recruited patients who visited our sleep clinic for the evaluation of their sn...

  19. More severe hypoxemia is associated with better subjective sleep quality in obstructive sleep apnea

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    Wu, Meng-Ni; Lai, Chiou-Lian; Liu, Ching-Kuan; Liou, Li-Min; Yen, Chen-Wen; Chen, Sharon Chia-Ju; Hsieh, Cheng-Fang; Hsieh, Sun-Wung; Lin, Feng-Cheng; Hsu, Chung-Yao

    2015-01-01

    Background Perceived sleep quality may play an important role in diagnosis and therapy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). However, few studies have assessed factors that are associated with perceived sleep quality in OSA patients. Hypoxemia depresses the central nervous system and attenuates the perceived respiratory load in asthmatic patients. This study aimed to investigate the factors related to perceived sleep quality, focusing on the role of hypoxemia. Methods Polysomnography studies of ...

  20. Relationship between the quality of life and the severity of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

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    C. Lopes

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available The effects of sleep disorders on the quality of life (QOL have been documented in the literature. Excessive sleepiness and altered circadian rhythms may negatively affect ability to learn, employment, and interpersonal relations, and directly degrade QOL. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the impact of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome of varying severity on QOL. The study was conducted on 1892 patients aged 18 years or older referred by a physician to the Sleep Institute, São Paulo, with complaints related to apnea (snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness, hyperarousal, and fatigue. They were submitted to overnight polysomnography for the diagnosis of sleep disorders from August 2005 through April 2006. The patients completed the Epworth Sleepiness Scale and QOL SF-36 sleep questionnaires. They were classified as non-physically active and physically active and not-sleepy and sleepy and the results of polysomnography were analyzed on the basis of the apnea hypopnea index (AHI. The apneic subjects showed a reduction in QOL which was proportional to severity. There was a significant decrease in all domains (physical functioning, role physical problems, bodily pain, general health perceptions, vitality, social functioning, emotional problems, general mental health for apneics with AHI >30, who generally were sleepy and did not participate in physical activities (P < 0.05. The present study provides evidence that the impact of sleep disorders on QOL in apneics is not limited to excessive daytime sleepiness and that physical activity can contribute to reducing the symptoms. Thus, exercise should be considered as an adjunct interventional strategy in the management of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.