Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and autonomic dysfunction in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Abstract PURPOSE: Cardiac and respiratory involvement constitutes serious complications of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). We hypothesized that obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) may play a role in cardiac autonomic dysfunction in DMD. We sought to assess the presence of cardiac autonomic function in patients with DMD by analyzing heart rate variability (HRV) during polysomnography (PSG). METHODS: In a prospective study, all participants had whole-night PSG recorded and scored according to American Academy of Sleep Medicine guidelines. HRV analysis was performed on electrocardiography recordings from ...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - August 1, 2020 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Senel GB, Arkali NB, Kilic H, Incesu G, Saltik S, Yalcinkaya C, Karadeniz D Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research

Serum vitamin D levels in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and level changes after continuous positive airway pressure therapy.
CONCLUSIONS: Patients with OSAS who demonstrated good CPAP adherence showed significantly higher 25(OH)D levels after 1 year compared with those not adequately using CPAP. Long-term good CPAP adherence and highly daily CPAP usage positively affected 25(OH)D levels in patients with OSAS. PMID: 32740855 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - August 1, 2020 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Siachpazidou DI, Kotsiou OS, Stavrou V, Pastaka C, Gogou E, Kechagia M, Varsamas C, Economou NT, Zouridis S, Patrikioy E, Seitanidis G, Pinaka M, Sistou A, Hatzoglou C, Gourgoulianis KI Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research

Serum vitamin D levels in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and level changes after continuous positive airway pressure therapy
ConclusionsPatients with OSAS who demonstrated good CPAP adherence showed significantly higher 25(OH)D levels after 1 year compared with those not adequately using CPAP. Long-term good CPAP adherence and highly daily CPAP usage positively affected 25(OH)D levels in patients with OSAS. (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - August 1, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and autonomic dysfunction in Duchenne muscular dystrophy
AbstractPurposeCardiac and respiratory involvement constitutes serious complications of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). We hypothesized that obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) may play a role in cardiac autonomic dysfunction in DMD. We sought to assess the presence of cardiac autonomic function in patients with DMD by analyzing heart rate variability (HRV) during polysomnography (PSG).MethodsIn a prospective study, all participants had whole-night PSG recorded and scored according to American Academy of Sleep Medicine guidelines. HRV analysis was performed on electrocardiography recordings from PSG recordings.Resul...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - August 1, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

The differences of carotid atherosclerosis among non-OSAHS and OSAHS patients of different severities: a cross-sectional study.
The objective of this article is to investigate the differences of carotid atherosclerosis patients with or without OSAHS by a cross-sectional research. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients diagnosed with carotid atherosclerosis by ultrasonography were recruited. They were requested to fill the primary screening OSAHS questionnaire. Patients with high tendency of OSAHS underwent polysomnography (PSG) tests into OSAHS group, and patients without OSAHS were into non-OSAHS group. Blood tests and medical history were collected. Carotid atherosclerosis severity was analyzed by carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT), c...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - July 27, 2020 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Hao Z, Qin L, Tong J, Li N, Zhai Y, Zhao Y Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research

Association between sleep duration and sleep quality with sugar and sugar-sweetened beverages intake among university students.
Abstract BACKGROUND AND AIM: Both short sleep duration and intake of sugar or sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) are associated with weight gain; but the linkage between sleep characteristics and sugar or SSBs intake was less studied. We aimed to evaluate the associations of sleep duration and sleep quality with sugar and SSBs intake among Iranian adults. METHOD: This cross-sectional study consisted of 395 adults chosen among students of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, based on a multistage cluster random sampling method. Sleep characteristics and dietary intakes and were assessed using the Pittsburgh S...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - July 27, 2020 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Boozari B, Saneei P, Safavi SM Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research

Association between sleep duration and sleep quality with sugar and sugar-sweetened beverages intake among university students
AbstractBackground and aimBoth short sleep duration and intake of sugar or sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) are associated with weight gain; but the linkage between sleep characteristics and sugar or SSBs intake was less studied. We aimed to evaluate the associations of sleep duration and sleep quality with sugar and SSBs intake among Iranian adults.MethodThis cross-sectional study consisted of 395 adults chosen among students of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, based on a multistage cluster random sampling method. Sleep characteristics and dietary intakes and were assessed using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - July 27, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

The differences of carotid atherosclerosis among non-OSAHS and OSAHS patients of different severities: a cross-sectional study
The objective of this article is to investigate the differences of carotid atherosclerosis patients with or without OSAHS by a cross-sectional research.Materials and methodsPatients diagnosed with carotid atherosclerosis by ultrasonography were recruited. They were requested to fill the primary screening OSAHS questionnaire. Patients with high tendency of  OSAHS underwent polysomnography (PSG) tests into OSAHS group, and patients without OSAHS were into non-OSAHS group. Blood tests and medical history were collected. Carotid atherosclerosis severity was analyzed by carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT), carotid ...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - July 27, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

The utility of proinflammatory markers in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.
CONCLUSION: This study showed increases in proinflammatory state as illustrated by plasma TNF-α and IL-6 levels among recently diagnosed OSA patients, but there were no changes in these inflammatory markers following 1-month CPAP therapy. PMID: 32705528 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - July 23, 2020 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Wali SO, Al-Mughales J, Alhejaili F, Manzar MD, Alsallum F, Almojaddidi H, Gozal D Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research

Development and psychometric evaluation of the Motivation to Use CPAP Scale (MUC-S) using factorial structure and Rasch analysis among patients with obstructive sleep apnea before CPAP treatment is initiated.
CONCLUSIONS: The MUC-S seems to be a valid tool with robust psychometric properties suitable for use at CPAP clinics. Future studies should focus on how motivation changes over time and if MUC-S can predict objective long-term CPAP adherence. PMID: 32705529 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - July 23, 2020 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Broström A, Ulander M, Nilsen P, Lin CY, Pakpour AH Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research

Predictors of sleep quality among university students: the use of advanced machine learning techniques.
CONCLUSIONS: Six predictors of poor sleep quality were identified in university students in which 2 of them were protective and 3 were risk factors. The results of this study can be used to promote health and well-being in university students, improve their academic performance, and assist in developing appropriate interventions. PMID: 32700289 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - July 23, 2020 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Alghwiri AA, Almomani F, Alghwiri AA, Whitney SL Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research

Development and psychometric evaluation of the Motivation to Use CPAP Scale (MUC-S) using factorial structure and Rasch analysis among patients with obstructive sleep apnea before CPAP treatment is initiated
ConclusionsThe MUC-S seems to be a valid tool with robust psychometric properties suitable for use at CPAP clinics. Future studies should focus on how motivation changes over time and if MUC-S can predict objective long-term CPAP adherence. (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - July 23, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

The utility of proinflammatory markers in patients with obstructive sleep apnea
ConclusionThis study showed increases in proinflammatory state as illustrated by plasma TNF- α and IL-6 levels among recently diagnosed OSA patients, but there were no changes in these inflammatory markers following 1-month CPAP therapy. (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - July 23, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Predictors of sleep quality among university students: the use of advanced machine learning techniques
ConclusionsSix predictors of poor sleep quality were identified in university students in which 2 of them were protective and 3 were risk factors. The results of this study can be used to promote health and well-being in university students, improve their academic performance, and assist in developing appropriate interventions. (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - July 23, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Weight loss in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: an interventional procedure.
PMID: 32700286 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - July 22, 2020 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Kawada T Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research

Effects of central apneas on sympathovagal balance and hemodynamics at night: impact of underlying systolic heart failure.
CONCLUSION: Effects of central apneas on SVB during sleep depend on underlying systolic heart failure, with neutral effects in heart failure and increased sympathetic drive in idiopathic central apneas. PMID: 32700287 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - July 22, 2020 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Spiesshoefer J, Hegerfeld N, Gerdes MF, Klemm S, Gorbachevski M, Radke R, Tuleta I, Passino C, Jiang X, Sciarrone P, Randerath W, Dreher M, Boentert M, Giannoni A Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research

Possible sequelae in post-SARS-CoV-2 patients: effects on sleep and general health condition.
PMID: 32700288 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - July 22, 2020 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Vitti-Ruela BV, Dokkedal-Silva V, Rosa DS, Tufik S, Andersen ML Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research

Effects of central apneas on sympathovagal balance and hemodynamics at night: impact of underlying systolic heart failure
ConclusionEffects of central apneas on SVB during sleep depend on underlying systolic heart failure, with neutral effects in heart failure and increased sympathetic drive in idiopathic central apneas. (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - July 22, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Possible sequelae in post-SARS-CoV-2 patients: effects on sleep and general health condition
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Source: Sleep and Breathing - July 22, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Weight loss in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: an interventional procedure
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Source: Sleep and Breathing - July 22, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Prospective associations of sleep apnea, periodic limb movements, and plasma fibrinogen level.
Abstract PURPOSE: Our previous cross-sectional study showed that periodic limb movements during sleep (PLMS) were frequently found in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and that both OSA and PLMS were associated with higher plasma fibrinogen levels. We explored the longitudinal relationships among these factors. METHODS: Plasma fibrinogen levels were measured in 333 consecutive patients who underwent polysomnography to diagnose OSA. Patients who initiated continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) underwent follow-up polysomnography after 3 months of CPAP use. They were categorized into groups w...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - July 20, 2020 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Murase K, Azuma M, Tachikawa R, Minami T, Matsumoto T, Hamada S, Nakatsuka Y, Takahashi N, Takeyama H, Tanizawa K, Oga T, Handa T, Hirai T, Chin K Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research

Prospective associations of sleep apnea, periodic limb movements, and plasma fibrinogen level
AbstractPurposeOur previous cross-sectional study showed that periodic limb movements during sleep (PLMS) were frequently found in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and that both OSA and PLMS were associated with higher plasma fibrinogen levels. We explored the longitudinal relationships among these factors.MethodsPlasma fibrinogen levels were measured in 333 consecutive patients who underwent polysomnography to diagnose OSA. Patients who initiated continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) underwent follow-up polysomnography after 3  months of CPAP use. They were categorized into groups with good or poor ad...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - July 20, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

The effect of nocturnal "meat" versus "vegetarian" dinners on sleep quality and daily functioning.
CONCLUSION: The findings of this study indicate that, contrary to popular belief, consuming a meat dinner may not affect a person's quality of sleep, or their ability to function the morning after, differently than a vegetarian dinner. Future studies should further examine the relationship between sleep and nutrition. TRIAL REGISTRATION: The clinical trial is registered under the number 0010-18ASMC. PMID: 32681417 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - July 17, 2020 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Amit G, Simona S, Nohar S, Niv M, Yaron D Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research

The effect of nocturnal “meat” versus “vegetarian” dinners on sleep quality and daily functioning
ConclusionThe findings of this study indicate that, contrary to popular belief, consuming a meat dinner may not affect a person ’s quality of sleep, or their ability to function the morning after, differently than a vegetarian dinner. Future studies should further examine the relationship between sleep and nutrition.Trial registrationThe clinical trial is registered under the number 0010-18ASMC. (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - July 17, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Association between habitual physical activity (HPA) and sleep quality in patients with cystic fibrosis.
CONCLUSION: Besides younger age and higher FEV1, daily activity in higher intensities influences sleeping behavior of CF patients in a positive way. Patients with poor sleep quality and sleep disturbances possibly benefit from an intensification of physical activity in the home environment. TRAIL REGISTRATION: number: 14-6117-BO (University Duisburg-Essen) and NCT03518697 (clinical trials). PMID: 32661789 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - July 14, 2020 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Dietz-Terjung S, Gruber W, Sutharsan S, Taube C, Olivier M, Mellies U, Koerner-Rettberg C, Dillenhöfer S, Stehling F, Welsner M Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research

Association between habitual physical activity (HPA) and sleep quality in patients with cystic fibrosis
ConclusionBesides younger age and higher FEV1, daily activity in higher intensities influences sleeping behavior of CF patients in a positive way. Patients with poor sleep quality and sleep disturbances possibly benefit from an intensification of physical activity in the home environment.Trail registrationnumber: 14 –6117-BO (University Duisburg-Essen) and NCT 03518697 (clinical trials). (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - July 14, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Vitamin D deficiency in patients evaluated for obstructive sleep apnea: is it associated with disease severity?
Abstract PURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to assess vitamin D levels in a large cohort of OSA patients and to investigate possible correlations with clinical and polysomnographic parameters. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 685 consecutive patients underwent type 1 polysomnography (PSG) for OSA diagnosis. They were grouped according to apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) as mild, moderate, and severe. Patients with AHI 
Source: Sleep and Breathing - July 10, 2020 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Bouloukaki I, Tsiligianni I, Mermigkis C, Bonsignore MR, Markakis M, Pataka A, Steiropoulos P, Ermidou C, Alexaki I, Tzanakis N, Schiza S Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research

Vitamin D deficiency in patients evaluated for obstructive sleep apnea: is it associated with disease severity?
AbstractPurposeThe aim of the present study was to assess vitamin D levels in a large cohort of OSA patients and to investigate possible correlations with clinical and polysomnographic parameters.MethodsIn this cross-sectional study, 685 consecutive patients underwent type 1 polysomnography (PSG) for OSA diagnosis. They were grouped according to apnea –hypopnea index (AHI) as mild, moderate, and severe. Patients with AHI 
Source: Sleep and Breathing - July 10, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Validity and reliability of the Persian version of the Insomnia Diurnal Impact Scale (IDIS).
CONCLUSION: The Persian version of the IDIS was shown to be a valid and reliable clinical tool in evaluating the daytime consequences of insomnia in Iranians. PMID: 32648184 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - July 9, 2020 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Doos Ali Vand H, AhmadianVargahan F, Charkhabi M, Ghaleh Bandi MF, Sadeghniiat Haghighi K, Habibi M Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research

Impact of rapid palatal expansion on the internal nasal valve and obstructive nasal symptoms in children.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the impact of rapid palatal expansion (RPE) on the nasal airway subjectively by utilizing patient-reported outcome measures (PROM) and objectively by evaluating validated internal nasal valve (INV) measurements obtained from cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) in pediatrics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, subjects who underwent RPE from March to December 2018 with cone beam CT and Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation (NOSE) scores were included. Exclusion criteria included craniofacial deformity, allergies, asthma,...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - July 9, 2020 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Yoon A, Abdelwahab M, Liu S, Oh J, Suh H, Trieu M, Kang K, Silva D Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research

Validity and reliability of the Persian version of the Insomnia Diurnal Impact Scale (IDIS)
ConclusionThe Persian version of the IDIS was shown to be a valid and reliable clinical tool in evaluating the daytime consequences of insomnia in Iranians. (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - July 9, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Impact of rapid palatal expansion on the internal nasal valve and obstructive nasal symptoms in children
AbstractObjectiveThe aim of this study is to evaluate the impact of rapid palatal expansion (RPE) on the nasal airway subjectively by  utilizing patient-reported outcome measures (PROM) and objectively by evaluating validated internal nasal valve (INV) measurements obtained from cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) in pediatrics.Materials and methodsIn this retrospective cohort study, subjects who underwent RPE from March to December 2018 with cone beam CT and Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation (NOSE) scores were included. Exclusion criteria included craniofacial deformity, allergies, asthma, recent nasal traum...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - July 9, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Association between lung function decline and obstructive sleep apnoea: the ALEC study.
CONCLUSION: In the general population, a high probability of obstructive sleep apnoea was related to faster lung function decline in the previous decade. This was driven by a higher BMI and more OSA symptoms among these subjects. The association between OSA symptoms and lung function decline was stronger among asthmatics. PMID: 32632893 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - July 6, 2020 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Emilsson ÖI, Sundbom F, Ljunggren M, Benediktsdottir B, Garcia-Aymerich J, Bui DS, Jarvis D, Olin AC, Franklin KA, Demoly P, Lindberg E, Janson C, Aspelund T, Gislason T Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research

Association between lung function decline and obstructive sleep apnoea: the ALEC study
ConclusionIn the general population, a high probability of obstructive sleep apnoea was related to faster lung function decline in the previous decade. This was driven by a higher BMI and more OSA symptoms among these subjects. The association between OSA symptoms and lung function decline was stronger among asthmatics. (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - July 6, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Diagnosis and treatment of isolated snoring-open questions and areas for future research.
CONCLUSION: Several major gaps in the literature on the diagnosis and treatment of isolated snoring were identified. For the majority of diagnostic and therapeutic measures for snoring, high-level scientific evidence is still lacking. PMID: 32623557 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - July 4, 2020 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Hofauer B, Braumann B, Heiser C, Herzog M, Maurer JT, Plößl S, Sommer JU, Steffen A, Verse T, Stuck BA Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research

Diagnosis and treatment of isolated snoring —open questions and areas for future research
ConclusionSeveral major gaps in the literature on the diagnosis and treatment of isolated snoring were identified. For the majority of diagnostic and therapeutic measures for snoring, high-level scientific evidence is still lacking. (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - July 4, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Knowledge and attitude of primary care physicians towards obstructive sleep apnea in the Middle East and North Africa region.
CONCLUSION: There were gaps in knowledge and attitudes regarding managing patients with OSA. Training in managing patients with OSA is needed. PMID: 32613491 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - July 1, 2020 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Al-Khafaji H, Bilgay IB, Tamim H, Hoteit R, Assaf G Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research

Knowledge and attitude of primary care physicians towards obstructive sleep apnea in the Middle East and North Africa region
ConclusionThere were gaps in knowledge and attitudes regarding managing patients with OSA. Training in managing patients with OSA is needed. (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - July 1, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical features and risk factors in patients with asthma complicated with obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome: a hospital-based study.
Abstract PURPOSE: The current study was conducted to explore the clinical features and risk factors of patients with asthma complicated by obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). METHODS: Patients with asthma who underwent polysomnography in our hospital from August 2017 to December 2019 were enrolled in the study. Data on demographics, pulmonary function testing, polysomnography, blood gases, mean pulmonary artery pressure, and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) were compared between the two groups. RESULTS: Of 238 patients with asthma, 93 who also had OSAHS formed the observation grou...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - June 27, 2020 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Lin JL, Feng XK, Zhang DM, Sun HY Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research

Clinical features and risk factors in patients with asthma complicated with obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome: a hospital-based study
AbstractPurposeThe current study was conducted to explore the clinical features and risk factors of patients with asthma complicated by obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS).MethodsPatients with asthma who underwent polysomnography in our hospital from August 2017 to December 2019 were enrolled in the study. Data on demographics, pulmonary function testing, polysomnography, blood gases, mean pulmonary artery pressure, and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) were compared between the two groups.ResultsOf 238 patients with asthma, 93 who also had OSAHS formed the observation group and were subclassified int...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - June 27, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Correction to: Telmisartan attenuates kidney apoptosis and autophagy-related protein expression levels in an intermittent hypoxia mouse model.
Abstract In the article that appeared on Page: 341-348, Vol 23 (15 September 2018) of the Sleep and breathing [1], one error was discovered in Figure 3. The picture of Normoxia and CIH in 100X is the same one. The corrected version of Figure 3 is presented here. PMID: 32592020 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - June 26, 2020 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Zhang XB, Cai JH, Yang YY, Zeng YM, Zeng HQ, Wang M, Cheng X, Luo X, Ewurum HC Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research

The examination of sleep quality for frontline healthcare workers during the outbreak of COVID-19.
CONCLUSIONS: Poor sleep quality and stress are common during the COVID-19 crisis. Approximately, 60% of both FLHCW and NFLHCW have poor sleep quality combined with moderate-severe stress. PMID: 32592021 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - June 26, 2020 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Jahrami H, BaHammam AS, AlGahtani H, Ebrahim A, Faris M, AlEid K, Saif Z, Haji E, Dhahi A, Marzooq H, Hubail S, Hasan Z Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research

The examination of sleep quality for frontline healthcare workers during the outbreak of COVID-19
ConclusionsPoor sleep quality and stress are common during the COVID-19 crisis. Approximately, 60% of both FLHCW and NFLHCW have poor sleep quality combined with moderate-severe stress. (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - June 26, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Correction to: Telmisartan attenuates kidney apoptosis and autophagy-related protein expression levels in an intermittent hypoxia mouse model
In the article that appeared on Page: 341-348, Vol 23 (15 September 2018) of theSleep and breathing [1], one error was discovered in Figure 3. The picture of Normoxia and CIH in 100X is the same one. The corrected version of Figure 3 is presented here. (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - June 26, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of new PLM scoring rules on PLM rate in relation to sleep and resting wake for RLS and healthy controls.
CONCLUSION: The results confirmed that that the 2016 compared to the 2006 criteria generally decreased the PLM rates with particularly large decreases for the conditions with more random non-PLM events, e.g. wake times and normal healthy controls. This supported the view that the new criteria succeeded in increasing the specificity of PLM detection. Moreover, the changes in PLM rates were generally small for the conditions with relatively few random LM, e.g. RLS and sleep. Thus the bulk of existing PLMS research does not require reconsideration of results, with possible exception of special situations with relatively more ...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - June 25, 2020 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Elena H, Leslie B, Skeba P, Wang A, Earley CJ, Allen RP Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research

Tooth loss as a potential risk factor for deficient sleep: an analysis of a nationally representative sample of adults in the USA.
CONCLUSIONS: Tooth loss was significantly associated with deficient sleep and posterior tooth loss appeared to be the main contributor. Although further research is needed to clarify the nature of this association, our results suggest that improving oral health might have an impact on overall health and quality of life. PMID: 32583273 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - June 25, 2020 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Al-Zahrani MS, Alhassani AA, Zawawi KH Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research

Voice disorders in severe obstructive sleep apnea patients and comparison of two acoustic analysis software programs: MDVP and Praat.
CONCLUSIONS: Patients with OSAHS were prone to vibration irregularity, incomplete glottal closure, hoarseness, and other vocal problems. The two acoustic software programs present different values of acoustic measures. There was a strong correlation and consistency between the parameters calculated by the two software programs. PMID: 32583274 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - June 25, 2020 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Wei M, Du J, Wang X, Lu H, Wang W, Lin P Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research

Voice disorders in severe obstructive sleep apnea patients and comparison of two acoustic analysis software programs: MDVP and Praat
ConclusionsPatients with OSAHS were prone to vibration irregularity, incomplete glottal closure, hoarseness, and other vocal problems. The two acoustic software programs present different values of acoustic measures. There was a strong correlation and consistency between the parameters calculated by the two software programs. (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - June 25, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Tooth loss as a potential risk factor for deficient sleep: an analysis of a nationally representative sample of adults in the USA
ConclusionsTooth loss was significantly associated with deficient sleep and posterior tooth loss appeared to be the main contributor. Although further research is needed to clarify the nature of this association, our results suggest that improving oral health might have an impact on overall health and quality of life. (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - June 25, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of new PLM scoring rules on PLM rate in relation to sleep and resting wake for RLS and healthy controls.
ConclusionThe results confirmed that that the 2016 compared to the 2006 criteria generally decreased the PLM rates with particularly large decreases for the conditions with more random non-PLM events, e.g. wake times and normal healthy controls. This supported the view that the new criteria succeeded in increasing the specificity of PLM detection. Moreover, the changes in PLM rates were generally small for the conditions with relatively few random LM, e.g. RLS and sleep. Thus the bulk of existing PLMS research does not require reconsideration of results, with possible exception of special situations with relatively more ra...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - June 25, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research