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Magdalena Kostrzewska, Tomasz Trafas, Barbara Bromińska, Halina Batura-Gabryel, Sławomir Michalak, Beata Brajer-Luftmann, Agata Nowicka, Marcin Grabicki, Przemysław Guzik, Tomasz Piorunek
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition of breathing pathology occurring during sleep, characterized by repeated episodes of upper airway obstruction. The aim of the study was to determine the occurrence of airway obstruction in smoking males with OSA in whom lung function tests had not been performed before. One hundred and four current smokers selected from 1241 patients were enrolled for the research. The subjects included in the study smoked minimum 20 cigarettes a day for at least 10 years. The diagnosis of OSA was confirmed by polysomnography (PSG) in the Sleep Laboratory and subjects were assigned to one of three groups, depending on the severity of OSA...
March 22, 2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Timon M Fabius, Jeffrey R Benistant, Lindsey Bekkedam, Job van der Palen, Frans H C de Jongh, Michiel M M Eijsvogel
INTRODUCTION: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is common, and diagnosis requires expensive and laborious testing to assess the apnea hypopnea index (AHI). We performed an analysis to explore the relationship between the oxygen desaturation index (ODI) as measured with pulse oximetry and the AHI in our large portable monitoring (PM) database to find an optimal cutoff value for the ODI in order to be able to exclude AHI ≥ 5 on PM. METHODS: Three thousand four hundred thirteen PM recordings were randomly divided into a training set (N = 2281) and a test set (N = 1132)...
March 21, 2018: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
Do-Yang Park, Hyo Jin Chung, Sang Chul Park, Jin Won Kim, Joo-Heon Yoon, Jeung-Gweon Lee, Chang-Hoon Kim, Hyung-Ju Cho
PURPOSE: Considerable number of patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) failed to respond to positive airway pressure therapy and so turned to surgical procedures. A wide variety of surgical procedures have been developed and advanced, according to obstruction and target site through nasal cavity to trachea. We introduced our overlapping lateral pharyngoplasty (OLP) technique as a surgical option for OSA and evaluated its surgical outcomes both with and without endoscope-guided coblator tongue base resection (CobTBR)...
March 21, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Nicole Haddock, Mary Ellen Wells
STUDY OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were (1) to determine the association between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and depression and (2) to identify if treated or untreated OSA affects depression levels, in a sample of 51 patients. METHODS: Participants were 18 years old or older, who were diagnosed with some form of OSA. A survey was administered at a local sleep clinic and via social media, Facebook. A Patient Health Questionnaire Depression Scale (PHQ-8) was used to assess depression...
2018: Neurodiagnostic Journal
Hira Arshad, Tahira Mohsin Ali, Abid Hasnain
The effect of the partial or total substitution of gum arabic (GA) with native (NA), octenyl succinic anhydride (OSA) and succinylated (SUC) sorghum starches on microencapsulation of nutmeg oleoresin was studied using spray drying technique. The oleoresin with 10% load is emulsified by using three different combinations of GA along with native and modified sorghum starches. The proportion of GA and sorghum starch was fixed at 75:25, 50:50, and 25:75. Most of the feed emulsions were having good emulsion stability and lower emulsion viscosity...
March 17, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Maurits Boon, Colin Huntley, Armin Steffen, Joachim T Maurer, J Ulrich Sommer, Richard Schwab, Erica Thaler, Ryan Soose, Courtney Chou, Patrick Strollo, Eric J Kezirian, Stanley Chia, Kirk Withrow, Mark Weidenbecher, Kingman Strohl, Karl Doghramji, Benedikt Hofauer, Clemens Heiser
Objective Upper airway stimulation (UAS) is an alternative treatment option for patients unable to tolerate continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Studies support the safety and efficacy of this therapy. The aim of this registry is to collect retrospective and prospective objective and subjective outcome measures across multiple institutions in the United States and Germany. To date, it represents the largest cohort of patients studied with this therapy...
March 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Jennifer H Walsh, Carolyn Visser, Kathleen Maddison, Chrianna Bharat, David R Hillman, Peter R Eastwood
PURPOSE: To determine the effect of temazepam on assessment of the severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) by polysomnography (PSG). METHODS: Analysis of diagnostic laboratory-PSG studies was performed in OSA patients who were administered temazepam (10 mg) to facilitate sleep ("temazepam group", n = 73) and in OSA patients (matched for age, gender, body mass index and study date) in whom temazepam was not administered ("control group", n = 73)...
March 19, 2018: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
Ruifang Dong, Zhiling Dong, Hongmei Liu, Fangkun Shi, Junfeng Du
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is known to increase the risk of cerebrovascular disease (CVD), and patients with CVD have high incidence of OSA. The study aimed to systematically evaluate the prevalence of OSA in patients with CVD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medline, Embase, Science Citation Index, Wanfang, CNKI, and Wiley Online Library were thoroughly searched to identify relevant studies. Random-effects models were used to calculate the pooled rate estimates...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
Charlene E Gamaldo, Alyssa A Gamaldo, Laurence T Hou, Aadi Kalloo, Daniel Hexter, Brian Salter, Molly Price, Maya Carter, Rachel Marie E Salas
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility and utility of a private community neurology practice-initiated home sleep apnea testing (HSAT) program. METHODS: A private community neurology practice conducted HSAT on patients clinically identified as high risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). An academic board-certified sleep specialist performed all study interpretations. The presence and severity of OSA and its association with patient demographics (eg, sex, age) and comorbid health conditions relevant to OSA were evaluated...
April 2018: Sleep Health
Süheyl Haytoğlu, Osman Kürşat Arikan, Nuray Bayar Muluk, Birgül Tuhanioğlu, Mustafa Çörtük
We prospectively compared the efficacy of anterior palatoplasty and the uvulopalatal flap procedure for the treatment of patients with mild and moderate obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). Our study group was made up of 45 patients who had been randomly assigned to undergo one of the two procedures. Palatoplasty was performed on 22 patients-12 men and 10 women, aged 28 to 49 years (mean: 39.2)-and the flap procedure was performed on 23 patients-14 men and 9 women, aged 28 to 56 years (mean: 41.3). Our primary outcomes measure was the difference in pre- and postoperative apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) as determined by polysomnography at 6 months after surgery...
March 2018: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
Fu-Chao Yu, Chu-Xiao Yuan, Jia-Yi Tong, Guang-Hao Zhang, Fang-Ping Zhou, Fang Yang
Intermittent hypoxia (IH) induced by obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the key factor in oxidative stress and the concomitant inflammation of endothelial cells (ECs). In recent years, the lipid sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) has been reported to probably play a central role in inflammatory diseases. However, its role in IH-induced endothelial injury remains uncertain. In this study, we investigated the IH-induced ECs inflammation and apoptosis, as well as the role of S1P in both. First, human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were treated with IH to explore the mechanism of S1P and S1P microbubbles (S1P-MBs) in HUVECs with altered function...
March 16, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
J O Frimpong, E S K Ofori, S Yeboah, D Marri, B K Offei, F Apaatah, J O Sintim, E Ofori-Ayeh, M Osae
This study evaluated three herbicides active ingredients: Paraquat, Glyphosate and 2,4-D Amine in commercial formulations as Frankoquat, Roundup and Agriherb respectively under field conditions to determine their influence on soil dwelling macrobes and the physical state of soil. Herbicides were serially diluted to three treatment concentrations for each plus three controls. Herbicide concentrations were applied to the demarcated field on three consecutive occasions in splits. Macrobes extraction from soil was done under a stereo microscope at 20 × magnification...
March 15, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
Kiminobu Tanizawa, Kazuo Chin
Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is characterized by repetitive episodes of decreased or arrested respiratory airflow during sleep. SDB is common and affects approximately 20% of the Japanese general population. Most traits of normal sleep and SDB show familial aggregation, suggesting significant effects of genetic factors. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common type of SDB and has a high heritability. Regardless of high heritability, no risk locus for OSA has reached a genome-wide level of significance (P < 5×10-8 ) in linkage or candidate gene analysis...
March 2018: Respiratory Investigation
Nuria Farré, Ramon Farré, David Gozal
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) has emerged as a highly prevalent public health problem that imposes important mid-term and long-term consequences, namely cardiovascular, metabolic, cognitive and cancer-related alterations. OSA is characterized by increased upper airway resistance, alveolar hypoventilation, and recurrent upper airway obstruction during sleep. Recurrent collapse of the upper airway develops with sleep onset, and is associated with both intermittent hypoxemia and sleep fragmentation. The microbiome is a vast and complex polymicrobial ecosystem that coexists with the human organism, and has been identified as playing significant roles in the development of host immunological phenotypes...
March 13, 2018: Chest
Ayako Fukui, Meiho Nakayama, Naoko Sakamoto, Sachie Arima, Shintaro Sato, Motohiko Suzuki, Shingo Murakami
OBJECTIVE: This was a first cross-sectional single-center study to research the relation between globus pharyngeus, OSA and GERD. Since previous clinical studies have demonstrated a relationship between globus phayrngeus and GERD, however, no reported study on the relation between globus pharyngeus, sleep disorders including OSA, and GERD. METHODS: Seventeen patients underwent general and otorhinolaryngological examinations and responded to several questionnaires (ESS, PSQI, HADS, and Globus pharyngeus VAS score) at their first visit, and underwent a gastroesophageal test for 24-h pH monitoring and in-laboratory PSG one to two months later...
March 12, 2018: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
Dominik Linz, R Doug McEvoy, Martin R Cowie, Virend K Somers, Stanley Nattel, Patrick Lévy, Jonathan M Kalman, Prashanthan Sanders
Importance: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common clinically significant breathing abnormality during sleep. It is highly prevalent among patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), and it promotes arrhythmogenesis and impairs treatment efficacy. Observations: The prevalence of OSA ranges from 3% to 49% in population-based studies and from 21% to 74% in patients with AF. Diagnosis and treatment of OSA in patients with AF requires a close interdisciplinary collaboration between electrophysiologists, cardiologists, and sleep specialists...
March 14, 2018: JAMA Cardiology
Janki Shah, Jonathon O Russell, Tina Waters, Alan H Kominsky, Douglas Trask
OBJECTIVES: Hypoglossal nerve stimulation (HNS) therapy is an emerging surgical treatment for select patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This study aims to compare outcomes in patients with moderate to severe OSA who underwent HNS surgery (Inspire Medical Systems) and those who underwent traditional airway reconstructive surgery, specifically uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP). METHODS: Patients who underwent HNS implantation (n = 20), all with moderate to severe OSA, inability to adhere to positive pressure therapy, and compliant with previously published inclusion criteria, were compared to a historical cohort that were intolerant of CPAP with similar inclusion criteria who all underwent UPPP (n = 20) with some also undergoing additional procedures such as septoplasty/turbinate reduction...
March 2, 2018: American Journal of Otolaryngology
Julio Cesar Castellanos-Ramírez, Alvaro J Ruíz, Patricia Hidalgo-Martínez, Liliana Otero-Mendoza
Sleep studies conducted at an altitude that is different from the home altitude can yield misleading results regarding the severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The objective of the present study was to determine the sleep characteristics of a patient undergoing polysomnography (PSG) in three Colombian cities at different altitudes (Bogotá, at 2,640 m above sea level [ASL]; Bucaramanga, at 959 m ASL; and Santa Marta, at 15 m ASL). The patient was an obese man with diabetes and suspected OSA. All PSG recordings were scored and interpreted in accordance with American Academy of Sleep Medicine criteria...
January 2018: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
Clara Gregori-Pla, Gianluca Cotta, Igor Blanco, Peyman Zirak, Martina Giovannella, Anna Mola, Ana Fortuna, Turgut Durduran, Mercedes Mayos
MOTIVATION: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can impair cerebral vasoreactivity and is associated with an increased risk of cerebrovascular disease. Unfortunately, an easy-to-use, non-invasive, portable monitor of cerebral vasoreactivity does not exist. Therefore, we have evaluated the use of near-infrared diffuse correlation spectroscopy to measure the microvascular cerebral blood flow (CBF) response to a mild head-of-bed position change as a biomarker for the evaluation of cerebral vasoreactivity alteration due to chronic OSA...
2018: PloS One
Suat Bilici, Ozgur Yigit, Ozlem Onerci Celebi, Ahmet Gorkem Yasak, Aytul Hande Yardimci
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationship between the hyoid-related cephalometric measurements and the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) in patients diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). METHODS: A total of 56 subjects were evaluated by lateral cephalometric radiography and polysomnography (PSG). The OSA diagnosis was made according to the patients' AHI. Included were 13 primary snoring, 16 mild OSA, 10 moderate OSA, and 17 severe OSA. C3-hyoid distance and mentum-hyoid distance were measured on lateral cephalogram...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
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