Subclinical left ventricular systolic dysfunction detected in obstructive sleep apnea with automated function imaging and its association with nocturnal hypoxia
AbstractBackgroundEarly detection of left ventricular (LV) dysfunction is crucial in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) due to its close relationship with cardiovascular diseases. Global longitudinal strain (GLS) derived from automated function imaging (AFI) can precisely assess global longitudinal function. The aim of this study was to determine if LV GLS was reduced in patients with OSA and a normal LV ejection fraction (LVEF) and to assess any associated determinants.MethodsPolysomnography (PSG) and echocardiography were done in consecutive patients with  suspected OSA and normal LVEF in this prospective study. Patients...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - March 7, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Prevalence of signs and symptoms of  temporo-mandibular disorder in patients with sleep apnea
Sleep Breath. 2021 Mar 5. doi: 10.1007/s11325-021-02337-9. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTPURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to detect the prevalence of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) in patients with untreated obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and to compare the results with healthy controls, matched for sex and age.METHODS: Forty-one consecutive patients with OSA were prospectively recruited from the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at the A. Gemelli Hospital prior to undergoing any treatment for OSA and independently of OSA severity. All patients underwent a complete TMD examination according to the diagnostic cri...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - March 6, 2021 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Anna Alessandri-Bonetti Emanuele Scarano Antonella Fiorita Massimo Cordaro Patrizia Gallenzi Source Type: research

Levels of trace blood elements associated with severe sleep disturbance in maintenance hemodialysis patients
Sleep Breath. 2021 Mar 5. doi: 10.1007/s11325-021-02336-w. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTPURPOSE: Sleep disturbance is frequently observed in patients on maintenance hemodialysis (MHD), and this population usually presents imbalances in trace elements. We investigated the association between blood trace element levels and sleep quality in patients on MHD.METHODS: This cross-sectional and single-center study was performed in September 2019. Patients regularly undergoing hemodialysis for> 3 months at our center were recruited, and demographic, clinical, and laboratory parameters were recorded. The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - March 5, 2021 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Shilin Xu De'e Zou Ruiying Tang Shuting Li Wenxuan Chen Luona Wen Yun Liu Yan Liu Xiaoshi Zhong Source Type: research

A distinct endotype trait of obstructive sleep apnea in US military veterans? A preliminary observation
Sleep Breath. 2021 Mar 5. doi: 10.1007/s11325-021-02339-7. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33666837 | DOI:10.1007/s11325-021-02339-7 (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - March 5, 2021 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Patrick G Belvitch Jimmy Doumit Israel Rubinstein Source Type: research

Prevalence of signs and symptoms of  temporo-mandibular disorder in patients with sleep apnea
AbstractPurposeThe aim of the present study was to detect the prevalence of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) in patients with  untreated obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and to compare the results with healthy controls, matched for sex and age.MethodsForty-one consecutive patients with  OSA were prospectively recruited from the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at the A. Gemelli Hospital prior to undergoing any treatment for OSA and independently of OSA severity. All patients underwent a complete TMD examination according to the diagnostic criteria for temporomandibular disorders (DC/TMD) protocol. The same examina...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - March 5, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Levels of trace blood elements associated with severe sleep disturbance in maintenance hemodialysis patients
AbstractPurposeSleep disturbance is frequently observed in  patients on maintenance hemodialysis (MHD), and this population usually presents imbalances in trace elements. We investigated the association between blood trace element levels and sleep quality in patients on MHD.MethodsThis cross-sectional and single-center study was performed in September 2019. Patients regularly undergoing hemodialysis for> 3 months at our center were recruited, and demographic, clinical, and laboratory parameters were recorded. The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) was applied to define sleep disturbance. Blood trace element...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - March 5, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

A distinct endotype trait of obstructive sleep apnea in US military veterans? A preliminary observation
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Source: Sleep and Breathing - March 5, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Comorbid insomnia and sleep apnea: characterization of the syndrome and understanding its associations with comorbid sleep conditions
CONCLUSIONS: Insomnia is extremely prevalent in our population of patients with OSA, accompanied by daytime sleepiness and symptoms of PPI, GER, and RL. Further study is needed to determine the interactions between symptoms and OSA treatments in these patients.PMID:33661467 | DOI:10.1007/s11325-021-02331-1 (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - March 4, 2021 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Shyam Subramanian Sean E Hesselbacher Phillip Nye Akshar A Aiyer Salim R Surani Source Type: research

Comorbid insomnia and sleep apnea: characterization of the syndrome and understanding its associations with comorbid sleep conditions
CONCLUSIONS: Insomnia is extremely prevalent in our population of patients with OSA, accompanied by daytime sleepiness and symptoms of PPI, GER, and RL. Further study is needed to determine the interactions between symptoms and OSA treatments in these patients.PMID:33661467 | DOI:10.1007/s11325-021-02331-1 (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - March 4, 2021 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Shyam Subramanian Sean E Hesselbacher Phillip Nye Akshar A Aiyer Salim R Surani Source Type: research

Comorbid insomnia and sleep apnea: characterization of the syndrome and understanding its associations with comorbid sleep conditions
ConclusionsInsomnia is extremely prevalent in our population of patients with OSA, accompanied by daytime sleepiness and symptoms of PPI, GER, and RL. Further study is needed to determine the interactions between symptoms and OSA treatments in these patients. (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - March 4, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Sleep quality and its predictors among hospital-based nurses: a cross-sectional study
This study aimed to investigate the level of sleep quality and its possible associated factors among hospital-based nurses in Jordan.METHODS: A cross-sectional design targeting Jordanian hospital-based nurses. In addition to demographics and work habits, the outcome measures included Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire (NMQ), and Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS). Data were analyzed descriptively and by a multiple variable linear regression analysis to identify predictors of sleep quality.RESULTS: In total, 597 nurses with a mean age of 32.1 (± 5.7) years participated in ...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - February 28, 2021 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Khader A Almhdawi Hassan Alrabbaie Donia S Obeidat Saddam F Kanaan Moh'd Rami Alahmar Zaid Modhi Mansour Alaa O Oteir Source Type: research

Sleep quality and its predictors among hospital-based nurses: a cross-sectional study
This study aimed to investigate the level of sleep quality and its possible associated factors among hospital-based nurses in Jordan.METHODS: A cross-sectional design targeting Jordanian hospital-based nurses. In addition to demographics and work habits, the outcome measures included Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire (NMQ), and Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS). Data were analyzed descriptively and by a multiple variable linear regression analysis to identify predictors of sleep quality.RESULTS: In total, 597 nurses with a mean age of 32.1 (± 5.7) years participated in ...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - February 28, 2021 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Khader A Almhdawi Hassan Alrabbaie Donia S Obeidat Saddam F Kanaan Moh'd Rami Alahmar Zaid Modhi Mansour Alaa O Oteir Source Type: research

Sleep quality and its predictors among hospital-based nurses: a cross-sectional study
This study aimed to investigate the level of sleep quality and its possible associated factors among hospital-based nurses in Jordan.METHODS: A cross-sectional design targeting Jordanian hospital-based nurses. In addition to demographics and work habits, the outcome measures included Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire (NMQ), and Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS). Data were analyzed descriptively and by a multiple variable linear regression analysis to identify predictors of sleep quality.RESULTS: In total, 597 nurses with a mean age of 32.1 (± 5.7) years participated in ...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - February 28, 2021 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Khader A Almhdawi Hassan Alrabbaie Donia S Obeidat Saddam F Kanaan Moh'd Rami Alahmar Zaid Modhi Mansour Alaa O Oteir Source Type: research

Sleep quality and its predictors among hospital-based nurses: a cross-sectional study
This study aimed to investigate the level of sleep quality and its possible associated factors among hospital-based nurses in Jordan.METHODS: A cross-sectional design targeting Jordanian hospital-based nurses. In addition to demographics and work habits, the outcome measures included Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire (NMQ), and Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS). Data were analyzed descriptively and by a multiple variable linear regression analysis to identify predictors of sleep quality.RESULTS: In total, 597 nurses with a mean age of 32.1 (± 5.7) years participated in ...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - February 28, 2021 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Khader A Almhdawi Hassan Alrabbaie Donia S Obeidat Saddam F Kanaan Moh'd Rami Alahmar Zaid Modhi Mansour Alaa O Oteir Source Type: research

Sleep quality and its predictors among hospital-based nurses: a cross-sectional study
This study aimed to investigate the level of sleep quality and its possible associated factors among hospital-based nurses in Jordan.MethodsA cross-sectional design targeting Jordanian hospital-based nurses. In addition to demographics and work habits, the outcome measures included Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire (NMQ), and Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS). Data were analyzed descriptively and by a multiple variable linear regression analysis to identify predictors of sleep quality.ResultsIn total, 597 nurses with a mean age of 32.1 ( ± 5.7) years participated in thi...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - February 28, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Impact of counterclockwise rotation of the occlusal plane on the mandibular advancement, pharynx morphology, and polysomnography results in maxillomandibular advancement surgery for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea patients
Sleep Breath. 2021 Feb 26. doi: 10.1007/s11325-020-02279-8. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTPURPOSE: Evaluate the impact of counterclockwise rotation of the occlusal plane (CCWROP) on pharynx morphology and polysomnography in maxillomandibular advancement (MMA) surgery to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients.METHODS: Prospective clinical trial of patients with OSA treated by MMA. Computed tomography and polysomnography were performed pre- and postoperatively and the parameters were compared. The surgery classified the patients into two groups: with (R) and without (NR) CCWROP.RESULTS: The study sample comprised 38 in...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - February 27, 2021 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Mariana Christino Pedro Pileggi Vinha Ana C élia Faria Denny Marcos Garcia Francisco Ver íssimo de Mello-Filho Source Type: research

Impact of counterclockwise rotation of the occlusal plane on the mandibular advancement, pharynx morphology, and polysomnography results in maxillomandibular advancement surgery for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea patients
Sleep Breath. 2021 Feb 26. doi: 10.1007/s11325-020-02279-8. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTPURPOSE: Evaluate the impact of counterclockwise rotation of the occlusal plane (CCWROP) on pharynx morphology and polysomnography in maxillomandibular advancement (MMA) surgery to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients.METHODS: Prospective clinical trial of patients with OSA treated by MMA. Computed tomography and polysomnography were performed pre- and postoperatively and the parameters were compared. The surgery classified the patients into two groups: with (R) and without (NR) CCWROP.RESULTS: The study sample comprised 38 in...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - February 27, 2021 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Mariana Christino Pedro Pileggi Vinha Ana C élia Faria Denny Marcos Garcia Francisco Ver íssimo de Mello-Filho Source Type: research

Impact of counterclockwise rotation of the occlusal plane on the mandibular advancement, pharynx morphology, and polysomnography results in maxillomandibular advancement surgery for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea patients
AbstractPurposeEvaluate the impact of counterclockwise rotation of the occlusal plane (CCWROP) on pharynx morphology and polysomnography in maxillomandibular advancement (MMA) surgery to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients.MethodsProspective clinical trial of patients  with OSA treated by MMA. Computed tomography and polysomnography were performed pre- and postoperatively and the parameters were compared. The surgery classified the patients into two groups: with (R) and without (NR) CCWROP.ResultsThe study sample comprised 38 individuals: R (n = 19) and NR (n = 19). An anterior mandible advancement of 0.71 mm...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - February 26, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Diagnosing narcolepsy in the active duty military population
CONCLUSION: Diagnostic testing for narcolepsy may be influenced by the presence of comorbid sleep disorders including sleep-disordered breathing, insufficient sleep duration, and circadian misalignment which are common in active military personnel. This study emphasizes the importance of excluding these comorbid diagnoses in this population.PMID:33629215 | DOI:10.1007/s11325-020-02163-5 (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - February 25, 2021 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Bernadette Villarreal Tyler Powell Matthew S Brock Shana Hansen Source Type: research

Behavioral and exercise interventions for sleep dysfunction in the elderly: a brief review and future directions
Sleep Breath. 2021 Feb 25:1-8. doi: 10.1007/s11325-021-02329-9. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTPURPOSE: The impact of sleep-related changes and disorders in the geriatric populations are of utmost concern due to health consequences and increased risk of injury as well as injuring others as a result of poor sleep. The purpose of this paper is to provide a brief review of the current state of the literature with regard to sleep, aging, common non-pharmacological interventions, and the potential use of exercise in combination with behavioral interventions.METHODS: Initially, this manuscript focuses on a brief (nonsystematic) r...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - February 25, 2021 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Amy Gencarelli Anne Sorrell Cassandra M Everhart Taylor Zurlinden D Erik Everhart Source Type: research

Diagnosing narcolepsy in the active duty military population
CONCLUSION: Diagnostic testing for narcolepsy may be influenced by the presence of comorbid sleep disorders including sleep-disordered breathing, insufficient sleep duration, and circadian misalignment which are common in active military personnel. This study emphasizes the importance of excluding these comorbid diagnoses in this population.PMID:33629215 | DOI:10.1007/s11325-020-02163-5 (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - February 25, 2021 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Bernadette Villarreal Tyler Powell Matthew S Brock Shana Hansen Source Type: research

Behavioral and exercise interventions for sleep dysfunction in the elderly: a brief review and future directions
Sleep Breath. 2021 Feb 25. doi: 10.1007/s11325-021-02329-9. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTPURPOSE: The impact of sleep-related changes and disorders in the geriatric populations are of utmost concern due to health consequences and increased risk of injury as well as injuring others as a result of poor sleep. The purpose of this paper is to provide a brief review of the current state of the literature with regard to sleep, aging, common non-pharmacological interventions, and the potential use of exercise in combination with behavioral interventions.METHODS: Initially, this manuscript focuses on a brief (nonsystematic) revie...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - February 25, 2021 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Amy Gencarelli Anne Sorrell Cassandra M Everhart Taylor Zurlinden D Erik Everhart Source Type: research

Behavioral and exercise interventions for sleep dysfunction in the elderly: a brief review and future directions
AbstractPurposeThe impact of sleep-related changes and disorders in the  geriatric populations are of utmost concern due to health consequences and increased risk of injury as well as injuring others as a result of poor sleep. The purpose of this paper is to provide a brief review of the current state of the literature with regard to sleep, aging, common non-pharmacolo gical interventions, and the potential use of exercise in combination with behavioral interventions.MethodsInitially, this manuscript focuses on a  brief (nonsystematic) review of sleep parameters and physiology that are associated with the aging p...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - February 25, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Diagnosing narcolepsy in the active duty military population
ConclusionDiagnostic testing for narcolepsy may be influenced by the presence of comorbid sleep disorders including sleep-disordered breathing, insufficient sleep duration, and circadian misalignment which are common in active military personnel. This study emphasizes the importance of excluding these comorbid diagnoses in this population. (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - February 25, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Perceived stress and sleep quality before oocyte pick-up, embryo transfer, and pregnancy test in women receiving in vitro fertilization treatment
This study investigated the relationship between perceived stress and sleep quality before oocyte pick-up, in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer, and pregnancy test in women receiving in vitro fertilization treatment.MATERIAL AND METHODS: This prospective, longitudinal study was conducted between January and May 2020. One hundred fifty-seven women receiving infertility treatment were included in the study. A personal information form, the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) were used to collect data.RESULTS: The relationship between the Perceived Stress Scale scores and the Pittsbur...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - February 24, 2021 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Nurcan Kirca Meryem Ongen Source Type: research

Association of BST1 polymorphism with idiopathic restless legs syndrome in Chinese population
Sleep Breath. 2021 Feb 24. doi: 10.1007/s11325-021-02326-y. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Parkinson's disease (PD) and restless legs syndrome/Willis-Ekbom disease (RLS/WED) are both common movement disorders. Based on their clinical overlap, association studies of PD and RLS/WED have been conducted for many years.OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether or not the genetic risk factor of PD was also associated with RLS/WED.SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We included 102 idiopathic RLS/WED patients and 189 matched controls from southeast China. The clinical data included the International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group Rating...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - February 24, 2021 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Yumeng Huang Pei Wang Qi Luo Jianfang Ma Source Type: research

Perceived stress and sleep quality before oocyte pick-up, embryo transfer, and pregnancy test in women receiving in vitro fertilization treatment
This study investigated the relationship between perceived stress and sleep quality before oocyte pick-up, in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer, and pregnancy test in women receiving in vitro fertilization treatment.MATERIAL AND METHODS: This prospective, longitudinal study was conducted between January and May 2020. One hundred fifty-seven women receiving infertility treatment were included in the study. A personal information form, the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) were used to collect data.RESULTS: The relationship between the Perceived Stress Scale scores and the Pittsbur...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - February 24, 2021 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Nurcan Kirca Meryem Ongen Source Type: research

Association of BST1 polymorphism with idiopathic restless legs syndrome in Chinese population
Sleep Breath. 2021 Feb 24. doi: 10.1007/s11325-021-02326-y. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Parkinson's disease (PD) and restless legs syndrome/Willis-Ekbom disease (RLS/WED) are both common movement disorders. Based on their clinical overlap, association studies of PD and RLS/WED have been conducted for many years.OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether or not the genetic risk factor of PD was also associated with RLS/WED.SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We included 102 idiopathic RLS/WED patients and 189 matched controls from southeast China. The clinical data included the International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group Rating...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - February 24, 2021 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Yumeng Huang Pei Wang Qi Luo Jianfang Ma Source Type: research

Association of BST1 polymorphism with idiopathic restless legs syndrome in Chinese population
AbstractBackgroundParkinson ’s disease (PD) and restless legs syndrome/Willis-Ekbom disease (RLS/WED) are both common movement disorders. Based on their clinical overlap, association studies of PD and RLS/WED have been conducted for many years.ObjectiveTo investigate whether or not the genetic risk factor of PD was also associated with RLS/WED.Subjects and methodsWe included 102 idiopathic RLS/WED patients and 189 matched controls from southeast China. The clinical data included the International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group Rating Scale, the subtypes of RLS/WED symptoms (painful or other discomfort), the comor...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - February 24, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Identification of hub genes correlated with sleep deprivation using co-expression analysis
CONCLUSIONS: These genes and pathways might become therapeutic targets with clinical usefulness in the future.PMID:33619665 | DOI:10.1007/s11325-021-02321-3 (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - February 23, 2021 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Hao-Jie Xu Shi-Zhu Lin Kai Shi Jin-Jia Qiu Jia-Min Hu Zeng-Gui Yu Dong-Sheng Dai Na Zhang Min Liang Hong-da Cai Kai Zeng Xiao-Dan Wu Source Type: research

Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and Alzheimer's disease pathology: may continuous positive airway pressure treatment delay cognitive deterioration?
CONCLUSION: These findings highlight the clinical potential of treating OSAS with CPAP to delay cognitive deterioration in patients with MCI or ADD.PMID:33619666 | DOI:10.1007/s11325-021-02320-4 (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - February 23, 2021 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Claudio Liguori Riccardo Cremascoli Michelangelo Maestri Mariana Fernandes Francesca Izzi Gloria Tognoni Federica Scarpina Gabriele Siciliano Nicola Biagio Mercuri Lorenzo Priano Enrica Bonanni Fabio Placidi Source Type: research

Perceived stress and sleep quality before oocyte pick-up, embryo transfer, and pregnancy test in women receiving in vitro fertilization treatment
This study investigated the relationship between perceived stress and sleep quality before oocyte pick-up, in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer, and pregnancy test in women receiving in vitro fertilization treatment.Material and methodsThis  prospective, longitudinal study was conducted between January and May 2020. One hundred fifty-seven women receiving infertility treatment were included in the study. A personal information form, the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) were used to collect da ta.ResultsThe relationship between the Perceived Stress Scale scores and the Pitts...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - February 23, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Identification of hub genes correlated with sleep deprivation using co-expression analysis
ConclusionsThese genes and pathways might become therapeutic targets with clinical usefulness in the future.Graphical abstract (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - February 22, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and Alzheimer ’s disease pathology: may continuous positive airway pressure treatment delay cognitive deterioration?
ConclusionThese findings highlight the clinical potential of treating OSAS with CPAP to delay cognitive deterioration in patients with MCI or ADD. (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - February 22, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Postural stability and fall risk in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: a cross-sectional study
This study investigates the effect of disease severity on postural stability and whether or not it poses a fall risk in individuals with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).METHODS: Forty-nine patients with OSA diagnosed by all-night polysomnography (apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) ≥ 5) and aged 51.4 ± 7.2 years were included in the study. The patients were divided into two groups as severe OSA (AHI ≥ 30, n = 24) and non-severe OSA (5 ≤ AHI ≤ 30, n = 25). All patients were subjected to testing for postural stability (PS), limits of stability (LOST), and the stability index for fall risk (fall risk SI) with the Biod...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - February 20, 2021 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Gulhan Yilmaz Gokmen H Nilgun Gurses Melih Zeren Semiramis Ozyilmaz Abdullah Kansu Muhammed Emin Akkoyunlu Source Type: research

Postural stability and fall risk in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: a cross-sectional study.
This study investigates the effect of disease severity on postural stability and whether or not it poses a fall risk in individuals with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). METHODS: Forty-nine patients with OSA diagnosed by all-night polysomnography (apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) ≥ 5) and aged 51.4 ± 7.2 years were included in the study. The patients were divided into two groups as severe OSA (AHI ≥ 30, n = 24) and non-severe OSA (5 ≤ AHI ≤ 30, n = 25). All patients were subjected to testing for postural stability (PS), limits of stability (LOST), and the stability index for fall risk (fall r...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - February 20, 2021 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Yilmaz Gokmen G, Gurses HN, Zeren M, Ozyilmaz S, Kansu A, Akkoyunlu ME Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research

Postural stability and fall risk in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: a cross-sectional study
This study investigates the effect of disease severity on postural stability and whether or not  it poses a fall risk in individuals with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).MethodsForty-nine patients with  OSA diagnosed by all-night polysomnography (apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) ≥ 5) and aged 51.4 ± 7.2 years were included in the study. The patients were divided into two groups as severe OSA (AHI ≥ 30,n = 24) and non-severe OSA (5 ≤ AHI ≤ 30,n = 25). All patients were subjected to testing for postural stability (PS), limits of stability (LOST), and the stability index for fall risk (fall risk SI) ...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - February 20, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

The utility of preoperative echocardiography in pediatric obstructive sleep apnea.
CONCLUSION: Preoperative echocardiogram abnormalities are not commonly found in children with OSA and presence of abnormalities does not predict postoperative adverse events. O2 saturation nadir measured on preoperative PSG is a significant predictor of postoperative adverse events and should be examined as a clinical indicator of OSA severity. PMID: 33606183 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - February 19, 2021 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Pettitt-Schieber B, Tey CS, Hill R, Vaughn W, Pakanati V, Leu R, Raol N Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research

The utility of preoperative echocardiography in pediatric obstructive sleep apnea
ConclusionPreoperative echocardiogram abnormalities are not commonly found in children with OSA and presence of abnormalities does not predict postoperative adverse events. O2 saturation nadir measured on preoperative PSG is a significant predictor of postoperative adverse events and should be examined as a clinical indicator of OSA severity. (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - February 19, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of exercise on sleep and cardiopulmonary parameters in patients with pulmonary artery hypertension.
CONCLUSION: These results suggest that aerobic training has a positive effect on three risk factors for mortality in patients with PAH, namely sleep quality, decline in exercise capacity, and right ventricular remodeling. CLINICAL TRIALS REGISTRATION: Clinical trial registered in ClinicalTrials.gov , ID: NCT04337671. PMID: 33604801 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - February 18, 2021 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Atef H, Abdeen H Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research

Characteristics of pharyngeal paraesthesia symptoms in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea.
This study aimed to investigate pharyngeal paraesthesia symptoms in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients with snoring and suspected OSA as well as age-matched controls were recruited. All participants underwent nocturnal polysomnography (PSG) and pharyngeal paraesthesia assessment using the Glasgow-Edinburgh throat scale (GETS). The incidence and severity of pharyngeal paraesthesia symptoms were compared between the groups. RESULTS: A total of 280 patients who snored or were suspected of having OSA and 35 healthy, age-matched controls were recruited. The total pharynge...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - February 18, 2021 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: An Y, Gao F, Su X, Zhou C, Huang J, Chen S, Liu T, Lu Z Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research

Effect of exercise on sleep and cardiopulmonary parameters in patients with pulmonary artery hypertension
ConclusionThese results suggest that aerobic training has a positive effect on three risk factors for mortality in patients with  PAH, namely sleep quality, decline in exercise capacity, and right ventricular remodeling.Clinical trials registrationClinical trial registered inClinicalTrials.gov, ID: NCT04337671. (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - February 18, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Characteristics of pharyngeal paraesthesia symptoms in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea
This study aimed to investigate pharyngeal paraesthesia symptoms in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA).Material and methodsPatients with snoring and suspected OSA as well as age-matched controls were recruited. All participants underwent nocturnal polysomnography (PSG) and pharyngeal paraesthesia assessment using the Glasgow-Edinburgh throat scale (GETS). The incidence and severity of pharyngeal paraesthesia symptoms were compared between the groups.ResultsA total of 280 patients  who snored or were suspected of having OSA and 35 healthy, age-matched controls were recruited. The total pharyngeal paraesthesia...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - February 18, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Advice for COVID-19 vaccination: get some sleep.
PMID: 33598782 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - February 17, 2021 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Zhu J, Zhang M, Sanford LD, Tang X Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research

Advice for COVID-19 vaccination: get some sleep
(Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - February 17, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Proof of principle study: diagnostic accuracy of a novel algorithm for the estimation of sleep stages and disease severity in patients with sleep-disordered breathing based on actigraphy and respiratory inductance plethysmography.
CONCLUSION: The algorithm shows a moderate diagnostic accuracy for the estimation of sleep. In addition, the algorithm determines the AHI with good agreement with the manual scoring and it shows good diagnostic accuracy in estimating wake-sleep transition. The presented algorithm seems to be an appropriate tool to increase the diagnostic accuracy of portable monitoring. The validated diagnostic algorithm promises a more appropriate and cost-effective method if integrated in out-of-center (OOC) testing of patients with suspicion for SDB. PMID: 33594617 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - February 16, 2021 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Dietz-Terjung S, Martin AR, Finnsson E, Ágústsson JS, Helgason S, Helgadóttir H, Welsner M, Taube C, Weinreich G, Schöbel C Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research

Proof of principle study: diagnostic accuracy of a novel algorithm for the estimation of sleep stages and disease severity in patients with sleep-disordered breathing based on actigraphy and respiratory inductance plethysmography
ConclusionThe algorithm shows a moderate diagnostic accuracy for the estimation of sleep. In addition, the algorithm determines the AHI with good agreement with the manual scoring and it shows good diagnostic accuracy in estimating wake-sleep transition. The presented algorithm seems to be an appropriate tool to increase the diagnostic accuracy of portable monitoring. The validated diagnostic algorithm promises a more appropriate and cost-effective method if integrated in out-of-center (OOC) testing of patients with suspicion for SDB. (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - February 16, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with lower adiponectin and higher cholesterol levels independently of traditional factors and other sleep disorders in middle-aged adults: the ELSA-Brasil cohort.
Abstract PURPOSE: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may contribute to metabolic and inflammatory deregulation but previous studies failed to consider sleep duration, sleep fragmentation, insomnia, and daytime sleepiness as potential confounders. METHODS: Consecutive non-diabetic middle-aged participants from the ELSA-Brasil cohort were invited to perform a clinical evaluation, home sleep study for 1 night, and wrist actigraphy for 7 days. OSA was defined by an apnea-hypopnea index ≥ 15 events/h. Participants were stratified according to the presence of OSA measuring the following markers: fasting glucose,...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - February 15, 2021 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Silva WA, Almeida-Pititto B, Santos RB, Aielo AN, Giatti S, Parise BK, Souza SP, Vivolo SF, Lotufo PA, Bensenor IM, Drager LF Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research

Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with lower adiponectin and higher cholesterol levels independently of traditional factors and other sleep disorders in middle-aged adults: the ELSA-Brasil cohort
AbstractPurposeObstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may contribute to metabolic and inflammatory deregulation but previous studies failed to consider sleep duration, sleep fragmentation, insomnia, and daytime sleepiness as potential confounders.MethodsConsecutive non-diabetic middle-aged participants from the ELSA-Brasil cohort  were invited to perform a clinical evaluation, home sleep study for 1 night, and wrist actigraphy for 7 days. OSA was defined by an apnea-hypopnea index ≥ 15 events/h. Participants were stratified according to the presence of OSA measuring the following markers: fasting glucose, glucose toleranc e...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - February 15, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Association between physical activity and risk of obstructive sleep apnea.
CONCLUSION: This study found that three dimensions of physical activity, including LTPA, transport activity, and occupational activity, were not associated with any risk of OSA. Future studies with longitudinal design are needed. PMID: 33585989 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - February 13, 2021 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Duan X, Zheng M, He S, Lao L, Huang J, Zhao W, Lao XQ, Deng H, Liu X Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research