Increased frequency of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in Beh çet's syndrome patients with superior vena cava syndrome.

Increased frequency of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in Behçet's syndrome patients with superior vena cava syndrome. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2019 Nov-Dec;37 Suppl 121(6):132-136 Authors: Gokturk A, Esatoglu SN, Atahan E, Hamuryudan V, Yazici H, Seyahi E Abstract OBJECTIVES: Superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) is a medical emergency which can also be seen in Behçet's syndrome (BS). Having noted that BS patients with SVCS frequently complained of sleep disturbances, snoring and sleep apnea, suggesting obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), we formally surveyed the risk for OSA among BS patients. METHODS: We studied 28 patients, all male, with SVCS (Group 1), 129 with vascular involvement without a SVCS (Group 2) and 151 with no vascular involvement (Group 3). In addition, 100 apparently healthy individuals (Group 4) were studied. The Berlin questionnaire (BQ), a validated screening tool with a high sensitivity and modest specificity that identifies individuals with high-risk for OSA, was administered to all study participants. RESULTS: The study groups were similar with regard to age (Group 1, mean age: 44.3±9.7; Group 2, mean age: 41.5±8.7, Group 3, mean age: 40.4±9.4 and Group 4, mean age: 42.1±9.4) mean body mass index and the frequency of hypertension and other comorbidities. The frequency of those patients at high-risk for OSA according to the BQ was 57%, 17%, 17% and 11% in Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4, respectively (p
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