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Conclusions:Hypopnea definition has a major effect on AHI and on OSA prevalence in the general population and, hence, important implications for public health policies. There is a twofold difference in the threshold above which an association with diabetes, hypertension, and metabolic syndrome is observed using AASM2007 compared to AASM1999 or AASM2012 criteria.Citation:Hirotsu C, Haba-Rubio J, Andries D, Tobback N, Marques-Vidal P, Vollenweider P, Waeber G, Heinzer R. Effect of three hypopnea scoring criteria on OSA prevalence and associated comorbidities in the general population.J Clin Sleep Med. 2019;15(2):183–194.
Study Objectives:Overnight pulse oximetry (OPO) is commonly used as a screening test for obstructive sleep apnea. Heart rate variability (HRV) correlates well with apnea-hypopnea index during polysomnography (PSG). We hypothesized that visual correlation of episodic increase in HRV with minimal oxygen desaturations on normal OPO (oxygen desaturation index less than 5 events/h) is predictive of OSA.Methods:A retrospective analysis of patients undergoing OPO and PSG in 1 year was performed. We included only OPO performed on room air and interpreted as normal. Visual correlation between simultaneous increase in HRV and minima...
Study Objectives:The aim of this study was to determine whether severity measures of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are associated with arterial stiffness and central blood pressure (two important cardiovascular risk factors) in a large group of patients with OSA.Methods:Baseline data from six studies on OSA in which arterial stiffness and central aortic blood pressure measures were determined using applanation tonometry were pooled. Associations between measures of arterial stiffness (heart rate corrected augmentation index [AI75]), central aortic blood pressure (central systolic pressure [CSP] and heart rate corrected cen...
Conclusions:Albuminuria and levels of three serum markers of AKI (cystatin C, NGAL, IL-18) were positively correlated with OSA severity, and good adherence with CPAP treatment decreased albuminuria and interleukin-18 levels. These results may provide additional tools for assessing early renal injury in patients with OSA.Citation:Chuang LP, Lin SW, Lee LA, Chang CH, Huang HY, Hu HC, Kao KC, Hsieh MJ, Yang CT, Li HY, Chen NH. Elevated serum markers of acute kidney injury in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.J Clin Sleep Med. 2019;15(2):207–213.
Conclusions:Sleep quality was positively associated with FIMT among adolescents, whereas physical activity and adiposity did not mediate this process.Citation:Cayres SU, Vanderlei LC, Machado-Rodrigues AM, Werneck AO, Barbosa MF, Fernandes RA. Adiposity and physical activity do not mediate the longitudinal association between sleep quality and arterial thickness among adolescents.J Clin Sleep Med. 2019;15(2):215–221.
Conclusions:Data showed that the coexistence of insomnia and CMP results in greater pain intensity and alterations in sleep homeostasis. Collectively, the data indicate that there is a bidirectional and directly proportional relationship between sleep duration and pain intensity in women who are postmenopausal with insomnia. This result strongly suggests that both sleep and pain conditions should be targeted in the treatment of women who are postmenopausal.Citation:Frange C, Hachul H, Hirotsu C, Tufik S, Andersen ML. Temporal analysis of chronic musculoskeletal pain and sleep in postmenopausal women.J Clin Sleep Med. 2019;15(2):223–234.
This study utilized data from the annual, cross-sectional 2016 US National Health and Wellness Survey. Respondents self-reporting an OSA diagnosis were categorized as having ES (Epworth Sleepiness Scale [ESS] score≥ 11) or not having ES (ESS score
Conclusions:CMS adherence criteria affecting PAP coverage are restrictive and can result in the withholding of therapy in many patients who otherwise might become adherent.Clinical Trial Registration:Registry: ClinicalTrials.gov, Title: Remote Monitoring in Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Identifier: NCT01678560, URL:https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01678560Citation:Naik S, Al-Halawani M, Kreinin I, Kryger M. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services positive airway pressure adherence criteria may limit treatment to many medicare beneficiaries.J Clin Sleep Med. 2019;15(2):245–251.
Conclusions:Results point to a possible overlap in brain mechanisms involved in nightmare dysphoria (during sleep) and distress (during wakefulness) among individuals who frequently recall nightmares. They provide partial support for a neurocognitive model of nightmares.Commentary:A commentary on this article appears in this issue on page 179.Citation:Marquis LP, Julien SH, Baril AA, Blanchette-Carrière C, Paquette T, Carr M, Soucy JP, Montplaisir J, Nielsen T. Nightmare severity is inversely related to frontal brain activity during waking state picture viewing.J Clin Sleep Med. 2019;15(2):253–264.