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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432297/high-probability-of-comorbidities-in-bronchial-asthma-in-germany
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S Heck, S Al-Shobash, D Rapp, D D Le, A Omlor, A Bekhit, M Flaig, B Al-Kadah, W Herian, R Bals, S Wagenpfeil, Q T Dinh
Clinical experience has shown that allergic and non-allergic respiratory, metabolic, mental, and cardiovascular disorders sometimes coexist with bronchial asthma. However, no study has been carried out that calculates the chance of manifestation of these disorders with bronchial asthma in Saarland and Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Using ICD10 diagnoses from health care institutions, the present study systematically analyzed the co-prevalence and odds ratios of comorbidities in the asthma population in Germany...
April 21, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426387/characterization-of-bimodal-chronotype-and-its-association-with-sleep-a-population-based-study
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Priscila Farias Tempaku, Juliana Ramirez Arruda, Diego Robles Mazzotti, Bruno S B Gonçalves, Mário Pedrazzoli, Lia Bittencourt, Sergio Tufik
The circadian system coordinates internal events in a daily schedule to make sure that the body systems are synchronized to environmental time and internal cues. One important behavioral aspect of the circadian system is the chronotype. It is usually assessed through subjective questionnaires, being the Horne-Ostberg Morningness-Eveningness Questionnaire (MEQ) one of the most used. It classifies individuals into three major categories: morning, evening, and intermediate types. Recently, it has been hypothesized the existence of a fourth chronotype, the bimodal type, through an algorithm derived from the MEQ responses...
2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408141/the-effects-of-heel-height-on-head-position-long-term-average-spectra-and-perceptions-of-female-singers
#3
Amelia A Rollings
Female singers often wear high heels for auditions and performances. Heel height research in non-singing contexts indicates that wearing heels can affect body alignment and head position. Studies in orthodontics, sleep apnea, and voice science suggest that head and neck positioning can alter the vocal tract. The purpose of this study was to assess the effects, if any, of heel height (barefoot, 10.16-cm stilettos) on three angles of singer head position (calculated from C7-tragus-nasion), long-term average spectra data, and perceptual data (questionnaire) acquired from female (N = 30) soloists during alternating periods of silence and singing...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393717/leptin-levels-in-children-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome
#4
Ayhan Söğüt, Şerefden Açıkgöz, Lokman Uzun, Mehmet Birol Uğur, Remzi Altın, Elif Dağlı, Athanasios Kaditis, Refika Ersu
Introduction: The aim of this study is to assess the effect of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) severity on leptin levels in children. Patients and Methods: Children with habitual snoring underwent overnight polysomnography. Fasting venous blood samples were obtained between 8 AM and 9 AM, following the night of the sleep study. Children with an apnea-hypopnea index of ≥ 5/h were included in the moderate-to-severe OSAS group while those with an apnea-hypopnea index of < 5/h formed the mild OSAS/primary snoring group...
December 2016: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391439/one-anastomosis-gastric-bypass-first-407-patients-in-1%C3%A2-year
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Yonatan Lessing, Niv Pencovich, Marian Khatib, Shai Meron-Eldar, Joseph Koriansky, Subhi Abu-Abeid
BACKGROUND: One-anastomosis gastric bypass (OAGB) is a promising laparoscopic procedure with various benefits including shorter operating times and less operative complications. That said, it is yet to gain widespread acceptance. Here, we describe our first-year experience with OAGB in our department, in particular the safety and efficacy of this procedure. METHODS: This study is a retrospective analysis of all patients who underwent OAGB between March 2015 and March 2016 by our bariatric surgery unit...
April 8, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366143/-where-do-we-perform-sleep-test-in-the-laboratory-or-at-home
#6
Handan İnönü Köseoğlu, Asiye Kanbay, Turan Acıcan
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is an important public health problem seen in 14.3% of male, and 5% of female population which leads to higher morbidity, and mortality rates because of its outcomes effecting many organ systems including cardiovascular, and cerebrovascular systems. Despite its higher prevalence in community, sleep laboratories both in our country, and in the world remain incapable of diagnosing these patients, and 80-90% of the cases with OSAS can not be diagnosed. As an alternative to gold standard polysomnographic examinations this desperate condition revived the use of more practical, and less expensive portable monitorization devices which can be used at home without the need for help of a technician...
December 2016: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366141/-leptin-levels-in-children-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome
#7
Ayhan Söğüt, Şerefden Açıkgöz, Lokman Uzun, Mehmet Birol Uğur, Remzi Altın, Elif Dağlı, Athanasios Kaditis, Refika Ersu
Introduction: The aim of this study is to assess the effect of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) severity on leptin levels in children. Patients and Methods: Children with habitual snoring underwent overnight polysomnography. Fasting venous blood samples were obtained between 8 AM and 9 AM, following the night of the sleep study. Children with an apnea-hypopnea index of ≥ 5/h were included in the moderate-to-severe OSAS group while those with an apnea-hypopnea index of < 5/h formed the mild OSAS/primary snoring group...
December 2016: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364492/neuropsychological-function-in-patients-with-acute-tetraplegia-and-sleep-disordered-breathing
#8
Rachel Schembri, Jo Spong, Marnie Graco, David J Berlowitz
Study objectives: To investigate the relationship between apnea severity and neuropsychological function in patients with acute-onset tetraplegia and sleep disordered breathing. Methods: Polysomnography and neuropsychological testing were performed on 104 participants (age M = 45.60, SD = 16.38; 10 female) across 11 international sites, 2 months postinjury (M = 60.70 days, SD = 39.48). Neuropsychological tests assessed attention, information processing, executive function, memory, learning, mood, and quality of life...
February 1, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364475/tailored-behavioral-intervention-among-blacks-with-metabolic-syndrome-and-sleep-apnea-results-of-the-metso-trial
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Girardin Jean-Louis, Valerie Newsome, Natasha J Williams, Ferdinand Zizi, Joseph Ravenell, Gbenga Ogedegbe
Study Objectives: To assess effectiveness of a culturally and linguistically tailored telephone-delivered intervention to increase adherence to physician-recommended evaluation and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) among blacks. Methods: In a two-arm randomized controlled trial, we evaluated effectiveness of the tailored intervention among blacks with metabolic syndrome, relative to those in an attention control arm (n = 380; mean age = 58 ± 13; female = 71%)...
January 1, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363478/influence-of-gender-on-the-qt-interval-variability-and-duration-in-different-wake-sleep-stages-in-non-sleep-apneic-individuals-analysis-of-polysomnographic-recordings
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Moonika Viigimae, Deniss Karai, Kristjan Pilt, Olli Polo, Heini Huhtala, Kalju Meigas, Jyri Kaik
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the study was to determine the influence of gender and sleep stages, especially rapid eye movement sleep (REM), on QT interval variability and duration in normal subjects. METHODS: Polysomnographic recordings of 24 male and 24 female patients without obstructive sleep apnea were analyzed. In each patient, the QT interval variability index (QTVI) and the corrected QT interval (QTc) values were calculated as means of 2 awake, 4 non-rapid eye movement sleep (NREM) and 3 REM episodes, 300s each...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355751/-accuracy-of-berlin-questionnaire-with-different-body-mass-index-cutoff-values-in-the-screening-of-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#11
Z Li, X D Tang
Objective: To evaluate the accuracy of Berlin questionnaire in the screening of patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), after using different body mass index (BMI) cutoff values. Methods: The data were collected from September, 2011 to May, 2012 at the Sleep Medicine Center of West China Hospital, Sichuan University (Chengdu, China). A total of 350 consecutive patients (302 males and 48 females, 19-68 years old, average (42.9±11.0) years old) with suspected OSA who underwent an overnight polysomnography (PSG) were recruited into this study...
March 28, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345544/retinal-vascular-morphological-changes-in-patients-with-extremely-severe-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome
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Xiao-Yi Wang, Shuang Wang, Xue Liu, Xiu Ding, Meng Li, De-Min Han
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) has been shown to generate hypertension and endothelial dysfunction. Retinal vessel is the only vessel that can be observed directly and noninvasively; retinal vascular abnormalities can serve as a predictive marker for the occurrence, clinical course, and prognosis of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. The objective of this study was to identify the effect of OSAS severity on the morphological changes of retinal vessels. METHODS: Adult patients complained of snoring were included in this study...
April 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325005/dynamic-modeling-of-apnea-induced-concurrent-variations-in-arterial-blood-pressure-and-cerebral-blood-flow-velocity
#13
Raichel Alex, Rong Zhang, Donald E Watenpaugh, Khosrow Behbehani
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is characterized by partial (hypopnea) or complete cessation (apnea) of airflow to the lungs during sleep. It has been previously reported that apnea episodes lead to significant rise in instantaneous blood pressure concomitant with a rise in cerebral blood flow velocity, indicating loss of cerebral autoregulation during the episodes. In this study, we have used Auto Regressive Moving Average model (ARMA (na, nb, nk)) to quantify OSA induced dynamic changes in cerebral blood flow velocity (CBFV) with beat to beat blood pressure (BP) as an input...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300569/obesity-as-an-effect-modifier-in-sleep-disordered-breathing-and-post-cardiac-surgery-atrial-fibrillation
#14
Roop Kaw, Samer El Zarif, Lu Wang, James Bena, Eugene Blackstone, Reena Mehra
INTRODUCTION: As the inter-relationships of objectively-ascertained sleep disordered breathing (SDB), post-cardiac surgery atrial fibrillation (PCSAF) and obesity remain unclear; we aimed to further investigate in a clinic-based cohort. METHODS: Patients with polysomnography (PSG) and cardiac surgery (coronary artery bypass surgery and/or valvular surgery) within 3 years, from January 2009 to January 2014 were identified excluding those with pre-existing AF. Logistic models were used to determine the association of SDB (apnea hypopnea index (AHI) per 5 unit increase) and secondary predictors [central sleep apnea (CSA) (central apnea index>5) and oxygen desaturation index (ODI)] with PCSAF...
March 11, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299255/changes-in-posterior-airway-space-and-mandibular-plane-hyoid-distance-following-mandibular-advancement-do
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Pushpa Kumari, S K Roy, Indranil Dev Roy, A K Rajput, M P Prasanna Kumar, Sanjeev Datana, Serat Rahman
AIM: To study the changes in posterior airway space (PAS) and mandibular plane hyoid (MPH) distance following mandibular advancement using distraction osteogenesis (DO). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A prospective study was conducted at a tertiary care dental center from May 2009 to May 2014. Twenty-five consecutively operated patients of mandibular hypoplasia who underwent mandibular advancement using distraction with at least 12 months follow-up were included in the study...
July 2016: Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279153/the-association-between-biochemical-control-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-acromegaly
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John D Carmichael, Michael S Broder, Dasha Cherepanov, Eunice Chang, Adam Mamelak, Qayyim Said, Maureen P Neary, Vivien Bonert
BACKGROUND: The study aim was to estimate the proportion of acromegaly patients with various comorbidities and to determine if biochemical control was associated with reduced proportion of cardiovascular risk factors. METHODS: Data were from a single-center acromegaly registry. Study patients were followed for ≥12 months after initial treatment. Study period was from first to last insulin-like growth factor-I and growth hormone tests. RESULTS: Of 121 patients, 55% were female...
March 9, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269229/a-study-of-apnea-induced-covariations-of-cerebral-blood-flow-and-exhaled-co2
#17
Varun Kanal, Raichel Alex, Nazaneen Mousavi, Kevin Jepsen, Donald E Watenpaugh, Rong Zhang, Khosrow Behbehani
Sleep apnea is identified by repetitive reduction or complete cessation of breathing during sleep. Sleep apnea affects cerebral hemodynamics and it is important to study this effect. Measuring cerebral blood flow during sleep is challenging due to the need to maintain a contact between the flow probe and the skull. It is hypothesized that there exists a relationship between the variations in the exhaled CO2 and Cerebral Blood Flow during sleep apnea. To test this hypothesis, the present study was conducted in two parts: simulated and nocturnal sleep study...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255913/body-composition-anthropometric-indices-and-hydration-status-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-patients-can-cachexia-coexist-with-obesity
#18
Barbara Kuźnar-Kamińska, Marcin Grabicki, Tomasz Trafas, Monika Szulińska, Szczepan Cofta, Tomasz Piorunek, Beata Brajer-Luftmann, Agata Nowicka, Barbara Bromińska, Halina Batura-Gabryel
The aim of this study was to elucidate body composition, anthropometric indices, and hydration status in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients, taking into account different disease stages, gender, and the possibility of the presence of cachexia. There were 98 OSA patients and 23 control subjects enrolled into the study. All study participants underwent polysomnography examination. Body mass index (BMI), fat mass index (FMI), fat free mass, muscle mass, body cell mass, total body water, and extracellular and intracellular water were evaluated...
March 3, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227461/dynamic-modeling-of-apnea-induced-concurrent-variations-in-arterial-blood-pressure-and-cerebral-blood-flow-velocity
#19
Raichel Alex, Rong Zhang, Donald E Watenpaugh, Khosrow Behbehani, Raichel Alex, Rong Zhang, Donald E Watenpaugh, Khosrow Behbehani, Raichel Alex, Rong Zhang, Khosrow Behbehani, Donald E Watenpaugh
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is characterized by partial (hypopnea) or complete cessation (apnea) of airflow to the lungs during sleep. It has been previously reported that apnea episodes lead to significant rise in instantaneous blood pressure concomitant with a rise in cerebral blood flow velocity, indicating loss of cerebral autoregulation during the episodes. In this study, we have used Auto Regressive Moving Average model (ARMA (na, nb, nk)) to quantify OSA induced dynamic changes in cerebral blood flow velocity (CBFV) with beat to beat blood pressure (BP) as an input...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227460/a-study-of-apnea-induced-covariations-of-cerebral-blood-flow-and-exhaled-co2
#20
Varun Kanal, Raichel Alex, Nazaneen Mousavi, Kevin Jepsen, Donald E Watenpaugh, Rong Zhang, Khosrow Behbehani, Varun Kanal, Raichel Alex, Nazaneen Mousavi, Kevin Jepsen, Donald E Watenpaugh, Rong Zhang, Khosrow Behbehani, Raichel Alex, Rong Zhang, Khosrow Behbehani, Donald E Watenpaugh, Kevin Jepsen, Varun Kanal, Nazaneen Mousavi
Sleep apnea is identified by repetitive reduction or complete cessation of breathing during sleep. Sleep apnea affects cerebral hemodynamics and it is important to study this effect. Measuring cerebral blood flow during sleep is challenging due to the need to maintain a contact between the flow probe and the skull. It is hypothesized that there exists a relationship between the variations in the exhaled CO2 and Cerebral Blood Flow during sleep apnea. To test this hypothesis, the present study was conducted in two parts: simulated and nocturnal sleep study...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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