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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432207/prevalence-of-comorbid-conditions-pre-existing-and-diagnosed-at-a-tertiary-care-pediatric-weight-management-clinic
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Griselle Leon, Elizabeth de Klerk, Josephine Ho, Michelle Jackman, Raylene A Reimer, Kimberly E Connors, Paola Luca
BACKGROUND: Childhood obesity places individuals at risk for a multitude of physical and mental health problems. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of obesity related comorbidities diagnosed prior to and after attending a tertiary care pediatric weight management clinic. METHODS: A cross sectional retrospective chart review of patients 2-17 years old seen in the weight management clinic at Alberta Children's Hospital from May 2012 to May 2014. RESULTS: A total of 199 patients were included in the review...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425583/prevalence-of-sleep-disordered-breathing-in-japanese-medical-students-based-on-type-3-out-of-center-sleep-test
#2
Tsuguo Nishijima, Tetsuya Kizawa, Keisuke Hosokawa, Fumiyo Endo, Yoshihiko Kasai, Yoshihiro Yamashiro, Shigeu Sakurai
BACKGROUND: Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), especially obstructive sleep apnea disorder (OSA), is thought to mainly affect men over the age of 40. Following findings that Asian people are more likely to experience severe OSA, regardless of obesity, we investigated the prevalence of SDB and OSA in a larger sample and in more younger age groups than those described in previous reports. METHODS: Between 2011 and 2016, 487 medical students (358 males, mean age 24...
January 2018: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425355/an-initial-report-of-sleep-disorders-in-women-in-the-u-s-military
#3
Dale C Capener, Matthew S Brock, Shana L Hansen, Panagiotis Matsangas, Vincent Mysliwiec
Introduction: Sleep disorders are increasingly recognized in active duty service members (ADSM). While there are multiple studies in male ADSM, there are limited data regarding sleep disorders in women in the military. The purpose of this study was to characterize sleep disorders in female ADSM referred for clinical evaluation to provide a better understanding of this unique population. Materials and Methods: We conducted a retrospective review of female ADSM who underwent a sleep medicine evaluation and an attended polysomnogram (PSG)...
February 7, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415800/short-sleep-duration-is-weakly-associated-with-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-adolescents
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Jade Wing Sum Li, Chun Ting Au, Kate Ching Ching Chan, Ping Chook, Yun Kwok Wing, Albert Martin Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between sleep duration and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) in adolescents. We hypothesized that short sleep duration was associated with an increased CIMT. STUDY DESIGN: This was a cross-sectional study. Healthy participants aged 10-18 years were recruited from a school-based cohort established to examine the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea in Hong Kong. All participants completed a prospective 7-day sleep diary, underwent anthropometric measurements, overnight polysomnography, and CIMT assessment...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408974/the-impact-of-sleep-disorders-on-driving-safety-findings-from-the-shrp-2-naturalistic-driving-study
#5
Shu-Yuan Liu, Miguel A Perez, Nathan Lau
Study Objectives: This study investigated the association between driving safety and seven sleep disorders amongst 3,541 participants of the Second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) naturalistic driving study. Methods: SHRP 2 collected naturalistic driving data from participants between 16 to 98 years old by instrumenting participants' vehicles. The analyses used logistic regression to determine the likelihood of crash/near-crash involvement, Poisson log-linear regression to assess crash/near-crash rate, and ordinal logistic regression to assess driver maneuver appropriateness and crash/near-crash severity...
February 2, 2018: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29405840/changes-in-transcranial-ultrasound-velocities-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disease-undergoing-adenotonsillectomy
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Griffin Santarelli, Sarah C DeShields, Stacey L Ishman, Michael Randall, Tina D Cunningham, Cristina M Baldassari
Objectives (1) To assess for changes in cerebral blood flow velocity in children with sickle cell disease and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) following adenotonsillectomy. (2) To determine if clinical factors such as OSA severity affect cerebral blood flow velocity values. Study Design Case series with chart review over 10 years. Settings Two tertiary children's hospitals. Subjects and Methods Children aged 2 to 18 years with a history of sickle cell disease and OSA, as defined by an apnea hypopnea index (AHI) >1 on polysomnography, were eligible for inclusion...
January 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29392572/the-influence-of-gender-on-symptoms-associated-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Carlos Alberto Nigro, Eduardo Dibur, Eduardo Borsini, Silvana Malnis, Glenda Ernst, Ignacio Bledel, Sergio González, Anabella Arce, Facundo Nogueira
BACKGROUND: It has been reported that the clinical expression of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may differ in women and men. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the influence of gender on reported OSA-related symptoms in a large clinical population of patients. METHODS: The database from the sleep laboratory of a tertiary care center was examined. Adult patients who had undergone a diagnostic polysomnography and completed the Berlin questionnaire, a sleep questionnaire, and the Epworth sleepiness scale were selected...
February 1, 2018: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29388045/igf-1-based-screening-reveals-a-low-prevalence-of-acromegaly-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Daniel A Heinrich, Claudia Reinholz, Maximilian Bauer, Amanda Tufman, Richard Frohner, Jochen Schopohl, Martin Bidlingmaier, Robert P Kosilek, Martin Reincke, Harald J Schneider
PURPOSE: Recent epidemiologic studies suggest a high prevalence of acromegaly. The prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) in acromegaly patients ranges from 47 to 70%. A recent study identified 2 patients with acromegaly among 567 OSAS patients. However, it remains unclear whether screening for acromegaly among OSAS patients is necessary. The aim was to screen for acromegaly among OSAS patients by measuring IGF-1 levels and performing confirmatory tests if necessary. METHODS: We performed a prospective cross-sectional diagnostic study on the prevalence of acromegaly in patients with OSAS...
January 31, 2018: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387255/comparison-of-positional-and-rapid-eye-movement-dependent-sleep-apnea-syndromes
#9
Fatih Uzer, Asli Bostancı Toptas, Ummuhan Okur, Selen Bozkurt, Ebru Dogrul, Murat Turhan, Aykut Cilli
AIM: We aimed to compare the clinical, epidemiological, and polysomnographic features of rapid eye movement (REM)-dependent obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and positional OSAS which are two separate clinical entities. METHODS: Between January 2014 and December 2015, at the Akdeniz University Medical Faculty Hospital, patients who were diagnosed REM-dependent and positional OSAS with polysomnography were retrospectively studied. RESULTS: In this study, 1727 patients were screened consecutively...
January 2018: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29359203/rare-undiagnosed-primary-amyloidosis-unmasked-during-surgical-treatment-of-primary-hyperparathyroidism-a-case-report
#10
Kathleen C Gallagher, Ariana B Geromes, John Stokes, India A Reddy, James S Lewis, Naira Baregamian
Primary amyloidosis (PA) is a protein deposition disorder that presents with localized or multisystemic disease. The incidence is low in the general public, ranging from three to eight cases per million, and with nonspecific presenting symptoms typically occurring later in life. Due to late presentation, substantial and irreversible damage has usually already occurred by the time of the diagnosis. However, if inadvertent diagnosis occurs before irreversible damage has taken place, as it did in the following case, some patients may benefit from the disease-arresting treatment...
February 1, 2018: Journal of the Endocrine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357521/intermittent-hypoxia-in-utero-damages-postnatal-growth-and-cardiovascular-function-in-rats
#11
Ling Chen, Zahra Heidari Zadi, Jin Zhang, Steven M Scharf, Eung-Kwon Pae
PURPOSE: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is common in pregnancy, and may compromise fetal and even postnatal development. We developed an animal model to determine if maternal OSA could have lasting effects in offspring. METHODS: Pregnant Sprague Dawley rats were exposed to reduced ambient O2 from 21 to 4-5 %, approximately once/minute (chronic intermittent hypoxia - CIH) for 8 hours/day during gestation days 3-19. Similarly-handled animals exposed to ambient air served as controls (HC)...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352360/quality-of-life-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-is-related-to-female-gender-and-comorbid-insomnia
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Mehmet Sezai Tasbakan, Canan Gunduz, Sebnem Pirildar, Ozen K Basoglu
PURPOSE: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep disorder affecting health-related quality of life (QoL), and OSA severity is not a reliable indicator for QoL. The aim of this study was (1) to evaluate the impact of gender on QoL and (2) to identify the predictors of QoL in OSA patients. METHODS: World Health Organization Quality of Life Scale short form (WHOQOL-Bref) was used for evaluating QoL in OSA patients undergoing polysomnography in sleep laboratory of a university hospital...
January 19, 2018: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351818/obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-patients-with-congenital-central-hypoventilation-syndrome-ventilated-by-diaphragm-pacing-without-tracheostomy
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Annie Wang, Sheila Kun, Bonnie Diep, Sally L Davidson Ward, Thomas G Keens, Iris A Perez
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To determine presence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in patients with congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS) ventilated by diaphragm pacing (DP) without tracheostomy, and to determine if OSA can be improved by DP setting changes. METHODS: We reviewed polysomnography (PSG) results of 15 patients with CCHS from October 2001 to April 2014, age 15.4 ± 7.8 years, body mass index 22.0 ± 6.0 kg/m2, and 60% female. RESULTS: Of the 22 PSG results obtained for the 15 patients with CCHS, 9 were performed with tracheostomy capped, and 13 were performed after patients underwent decannulation...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339206/objective-sleep-measures-in-subacute-stroke-inpatients-associated-with-levels-and-improvements-in-activities-of-daily-living
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Ren-Jing Huang, Ching-Hsiang Lai, Shin-Da Lee, Fang-Yu Pai, Shen-Wen Chang, Ai-Hui Chung, Yi-Fang Chang, Hua Ting
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether objective polysomnographic measures of prevalent sleep problems such as sleep-disordered-breathing (SDB) and insomnia are associated with activities of daily living levels in inpatients at rehabilitation units DESIGN: Retrospective and observational study SETTING: Single rehabilitation center PARTICIPANTS: One hundred twenty-three enrolled subacute stroke inpatients (61.6 ± 13.1 years; 23.8 ± 3.4 kg/m2; 33% female; 90.5 ± 36.7 days post-stroke) underwent a one-night polysomnography study and one-month-long inpatient rehabilitation program...
January 12, 2018: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338353/developing-a-tailored-website-for-promoting-awareness-about-obstructive-sleep-apnea-osa-among-blacks-in-community-based-settings
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Rebecca Robbins, Yalini Senathirajah, Natasha J Williams, Carly Hutchinson, David M Rapoport, John P Allegrante, Alwyn Cohall, April Rogers, Olugbenga Ogedegbe, Girardin Jean-Louis
Blacks are at greater risk for lower sleep quality and higher risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) than other racial groups. In this study, we summarize the development of a tailored website including visuals, key messages, and video narratives, to promote awareness about sleep apnea among community-dwelling blacks. We utilized mixed methods, including in-depth interviews, usability-testing procedures, and brief surveys (n = 9, 55% female, 100% black, average age 38.5 years). Themes from the qualitative analysis illuminated varied knowledge regarding OSA symptoms and prevalent self-reported experience with sleep disturbance and OSA symptoms (e...
January 17, 2018: Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325335/-association-between-serum-adipocyte-fatty-acid-binding-protein-level-and-insulin-resistance-in-patients-with-osas
#16
Y B Wang, X F Li, R Chen, J H Shen, Y H Zhang
Objective: To investigate the association between serum adipocyte fatty acid binding protein (A-FABP) level and insulin resistance in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndromes (OSAS). Methods: Eighty patients with snoring were monitored by overnight polysomnography (PSG) from September 2015 to July 2017, and there were 59 males and 21 females, aged from 22 to 77 years old (mean age 47±14 years old). Based on the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI), these patients were divided into three groups: primary snoring group (AHI<5/h, n=19), mild-moderate OSAS groups (5/h≤AHI≤30/h, n=23) and severe OSAS groups (AHI>30/h, n=38)...
December 26, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325332/-gender-differences-of-rem-related-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome
#17
M Xie, R Ren, J M He, X F Xue, T M Li, L Tan, F Lei, X D Tang, L H Yang
Objective: To explore the gender differences of rapid-eye-movement (REM) related obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). Methods: Consecutive patients with primary complaint of snoring from Sleep Medicine Center of West China Hospital between January 2016 and November 2016 were included in the study. All participants underwent one night polysomnography (PSG) and Epworth sleep scale (ESS) was estimated. The patients diagnosed with OSAHS were classified as REM related OSAHS (REM-OSAHS group) and non-rapid-eye-movement (NREM) related OSAHS (NREM-OSAHS group) based on the PSG parameters...
December 26, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322708/high-prevalence-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-among-people-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-a-tertiary-care-center
#18
Vijay Viswanathan, Indira Priyadarshini Ramalingam, Nagarajan Ramakrishnan
Purpose: Untreated obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a risk factor for hypertension and cardiac events, and is associated with increased mortality. Recent studies indicate that majority of people with type 2 diabetes also has OSA. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and severity of OSA and risk factors contributing to it among people with chronic and severe type 2 diabetes. Methods: A total of 203 people with type 2 diabetes (mean age: 54±8 years, 145 males, 58 females, HbA1c ≥7% [53mmol/mol]) attending a diabetes specialty hospital were included in the study; all were subjected to comprehensive diabetic evaluation and Apnea Hypopnea Index (AHI) was used to evaluate OSA...
November 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322383/bmi-35%C3%A2-kg-m2-does-not-fit-everyone-a-modified-stop-bang-questionnaire-for-sleep-apnea-screening-in-the-chinese-population
#19
Ming Xia, Su Liu, Ningning Ji, Jianguo Xu, Zhiqiang Zhou, Jianhua Tong, Yongmei Zhang
PURPOSE: The STOP-Bang questionnaire is the most widely used to detect surgical patients at high risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). However, the body mass index (BMI) cutoff value in the original STOP-Bang questionnaire is 35 kg/m2; the BMI in the Chinese population is lower than that. We aimed to establish a more appropriate BMI cutoff value in the STOP-Bang questionnaire for Chinese patients. METHODS: A total of 790 consecutive patients scheduled to undergo surgery at our hospital were included in this prospective study...
January 10, 2018: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298526/comparison-of-radiofrequency-and-transoral-robotic-surgery-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-treatment
#20
Engin Aynacı, Murat Karaman, Burak Kerşin, Mahmut Ozan Fındık
INTRODUCTION: Radiofrequency tissue ablation (RFTA) and transoral robotic surgery (TORS) are the methods used in OSAS surgery. We also aimed to compare the advantages and disadvantages of RF and TORS as treatment methods applied in OSAS patients in terms of many parameters, especially apnea hypopnea index (AHI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients were classified by performing a detailed examination and evaluation before surgery. 20 patients treated with anterior palatoplasty and uvulectomy -/+ tonsillectomy + RFTA (17 males, 3 females) and 20 patients treated with anterior palatoplasty and uvulectomy -/+  tonsillectomy + TORS (16 males, 4 females) were included in the study...
January 3, 2018: Acta Oto-laryngologica
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