Prevalence of clinical symptoms of sleep apnea hyponea syndrome during pregnancy

Background: Women appear to be increasingly susceptible to snoring and sleep disorders breathing during pregnancy. However pregnant women with obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) are less likely to be assessed or to receive a diagnosis.Objective: the aim of this report was to evaluate the prevalence of common symptoms of OSAHS in pregnant women and secondarily to seek a link with Pregnancy-induced blood hypertension and intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR).Method: An observational study of 120 pregnant women who responded to a predetermined questionnaire 24 hours after giving birth in a maternity.Results: the mean age was 28±5,6 years, the mean parity was 1.88±1,1 and the average duration of pregnancy was 39.33±1,6 weeks. IUGR, Pregnancy-induced blood hypertension and gestational diabetes mellitus was identified in 4.2%; 2.5% and 1.7% of participants, respectively. No women had developed eclampsia or pre-eclampsia. The most 3 frequently reported sleep-related symptoms were nycturia (84.2%), poor sleep quality (55%) and sleep onset insomnia (38.3%). Snoring occurred in 17.5%of the patients while 98,2% of them did not snore before pregnancy. The prevalence of this symptom was significantly higher in eldest women (p
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: 4.2 Sleep and Control of Breathing Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 31 March 2020Source: Materials Today: ProceedingsAuthor(s): K. Senthil Kannan, S. Gayathri Devi, Prithiviraj Nagarajan, G. Flora, R. Ranadevan
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Authors: Ventura CG, Roque FL, Sousa IQ, Lobo RD, Luders C Abstract INTRODUCTION: Chronic hemodialysis (HD) patients are considered to be at high risk for infection. Here, we describe the clinical outcomes of chronic HD patients with influenza A (H1N1) infection and the strategies adopted to control an outbreak of influenza A in a dialysis unit. METHODS: Among a total of 62 chronic HD patients, H1N1 infection was identified in 12 (19.4%). Of the 32 staff members, four (12.5%) were found to be infected with the H1N1 virus. Outcomes included symptoms at presentation, comorbidities, occurrence of hypoxemia, hospit...
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In this report, we describe two patients with anticentriole antibodies-positive SSc-PAH who were treated with pulmonary vasodilators. Both cases were elderly women with poor physical conditions and clinical findings of SSc. Case 1 was resistant to combination therapy with pulmonary vasodilators; in Case 2, hemodynamic improvement was obtained by upfront combination therapy at an early stage. Because anticentriole antibodies-positive SSc-PAH rapidly deteriorates, careful hemodynamic observation and timely aggressive use of pulmonary vasodilators should be considered. PMID: 32224603 [PubMed - in process]
Source: International Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Heart J Source Type: research
Authors: Sugimoto K, Yoshihisa A, Nakazato K, Yokokawa T, Misaka T, Oikawa M, Kobayashi A, Yamaki T, Kunii H, Ishida T, Takeishi Y Abstract Pulmonary hypertension (PH) caused by left-sided heart disease (LHD-PH) is classified into 2 types: isolated post-capillary PH (Ipc-PH) and combined pre- and post-capillary PH (Cpc-PH). However, the impact of pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) or diastolic pressure gradient (DPG) on the prognosis of LHD-PH has varied among previous studies. Thus, we verified the significance of PVR or DPG on the prognosis of LHD-PH in our series.We analyzed 243 consecutive LHD-PH patients. The...
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Source: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: RENAL IMMUNOLOGY AND PATHOLOGY: Edited by Agnes B. Fogo Source Type: research
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