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Sleep apnea and women

Joanne Avraam, Rosie Bourke, John A Trinder, Christian L Nicholas, Danny Brazzale, Fergal J O'Donoghue, Peter D Rochford, Amy S Jordan
Respiratory magnetometers are increasingly being used in sleep studies to measure changes in end expiratory lung volume (EELV), including in obese obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients. Despite this, the accuracy of magnetometers has not been confirmed in obese patients, nor compared between genders. Thus, we compared spirometer-measured and magnetometer-estimated lung volume and tidal volume changes during voluntary end-expiratory lung volume changes of 1.5L, 1L, and 0.5L above, and 0.5L below, functional respiratory capacity (FRC) in supine normal weight (BMI<25kg/m(2)) and healthy obese (BMI>30kg/m(2)) men and women...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Applied Physiology
Anna G Mirer, Terry Young, Mari Palta, Ruth M Benca, Amanda Rasmuson, Paul E Peppard
OBJECTIVE: Menopause is widely believed to be an established cause of sleep disorders, but evidence for this theory is inconclusive. Attributing any sleep problem to normal processes of menopause may lead to underdiagnosis of treatable sleep disorders in midlife women. This study uses detailed longitudinal data on sleep and menopausal health from participants in the Sleep in Midlife Women Study to investigate whether risk and severity of sleep-disordered breathing increase with progression through menopause, accounting for changes in age and body habitus...
October 10, 2016: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
Paula C Jordani, Letícia B Campi, Gabriela Z Circeli, Corine Visscher, Marcelo E Bigal, Daniela A G Gonçalves
We conducted a clinical cross-sectional study to evaluate the association between obesity and the presence of painful temporomandibular disorders (TMD), controlling for age, gender, presence of migraine, depression, non-specific somatic symptoms and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) in an adult population METHODS: A total of 299 individuals (76.6% women) with a mean age of 36.8 ± 12.8 years were evaluated. TMD were classified using the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (RDC/TMD)...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
Emmanuelle Berthelot, David Montani, Vincent Algalarrondo, Céline Dreyfus, Raed Rifai, Anouar Benmalek, Xavier Jais, Amir Bouchachi, Laurent Savale, Gerald Simonneau, Denis Chemla, Marc Humbert, Olivier Sitbon, Patrick Assayag
BACKGROUND: Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a frequent cause of pulmonary hypertension (PH) that is not easy to differentiate from precapillary PH. We aimed to determine whether the characteristic features of the patients may help differentiate between HFpEF and precapillary-PH. METHODS AND RESULTS: Clinical and echocardiographic parameters were analyzed in 156 patients referred to our PH referral center. Right heart catheterization identified 78 PH-HFpEF patients and 78 precapillary-PH...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Cardiac Failure
I M Madaeva, O N Berdina, N V Semenova, L A Grebenkina, V V Madaev, L I Kolesnikova
AIM: To reveal gender characteristics of the sleep structure in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) during polysomnographic monitoring (PSGM). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: According to the results of a pre-survey using an apnea screening questionnaire, the investigation included 58 women (body mass index (BMI), 38.2±2.1 kg/m2) and 75 men (BMI, 34.2±1.8 kg/m2), aged 50-55 years, who complained about snoring, sleep apnea, and daytime hypersomnia. Copy-pair groups were formed and compared after objectively confirming the diagnosis by PSGM made at a specialized sleep laboratory, by applying the GRASS-TELEFACTOR Twin PSG system (Comet) with an integrated SPM-1 sleep module (USA) in accordance with the standard procedure...
2016: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
Alison Wimms, Holger Woehrle, Sahisha Ketheeswaran, Dinesh Ramanan, Jeffery Armitstead
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has traditionally been seen as a male disease. However, the importance of OSA in women is increasingly being recognized, along with a number of significant gender-related differences in the symptoms, diagnosis, consequences, and treatment of OSA. Women tend to have less severe OSA than males, with a lower apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) and shorter apneas and hypopneas. Episodes of upper airway resistance that do not meet the criteria for apneas are more common in women. Prevalence rates are lower in women, and proportionally fewer women receive a correct diagnosis...
2016: BioMed Research International
Jinkwan Kim, Seok Jun Lee, Kyung-Mee Choi, Seung Ku Lee, Dae Wui Yoon, Seung Gwan Lee, Chol Shin
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA) has been recognized as a common health problem, and increasing obesity rates have led to further remarkable increases in the prevalence of OSA, along with more prominent cardiovascular morbidities. Though previous studies have reported an independent relationship between elevated high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) levels and OSA, the issue remains controversial owing to inadequate consideration of obesity and various confounding factors. So far, few population based studies of association between OSA and hsCRP levels have been published...
2016: PloS One
Sana Salah, Mariem Rekik, Soumaya Boudokhane, Houda Migaou, Anis Jellad, Zohra Ben Salah Frih
OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of sleep disorders (SD) in ischemic stroke (IS) patients followed in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PMR) and to compare this prevalence to that found in a control population. MATERIAL/PATIENTS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted over a period of 8 months. We enrolled IS patients and case controls matched for age and sex and who met the inclusion criteria. The data studied were epidemiological and clinical...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Wojciech Kuczyński, Agata Gabryelska, Łukasz Mokros, Piotr Białasiewicz
The prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) ranges from 4 to 7% in men and from 2 to 5% in women. Its deleterious consequences such as traffic accidents, cardiovascular complications increasing morbidity and mortality, make it a major health problem. Apart from obesity (a major risk factor for OSAHS), hypothyroid patients are prone to reveal this phenotype. Although hypothyroidism seems an acknowledged risk factor for OSAHS, some authors report the lack of clinically relevant association...
2016: Pneumonologia i Alergologia Polska
Seitaro Suzuki, Yuki Kojima, Atsushi Takayanagi, Koichi Yoshino, Yoichi Ishizuka, Ryouichi Satou, Naoko Takahashi, Masakazu Tazaki, Hideyuki Kamijo, Naoki Sugihara
The purpose of this study based on a cross-sectional internet survey was to investigate the relationship between risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and self-assessed oral health status. The participants, who comprised individuals registered with an online research company, were required to complete a self-reported questionnaire. Those answering in the affirmative to both of the following two questions were placed in the OSA-risk group, while those answering in the negative were assigned to the control group: 'Have other people noticed pauses in your breathing while you are sleeping?' and 'Do you feel excessively sleepy during the daytime?'...
2016: Bulletin of Tokyo Dental College
Thania Galvan, Julia Camuso, Kathryn Sullivan, Semmie Kim, David White, Susan Redline, Hadine Joffe
OBJECTIVE: Women's risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) increases substantially during and after the menopausal transition, when depression risk is also elevated, raising the possibility that estrogen withdrawal contributes to OSA vulnerability, in turn contributing to mood disturbance. We examined the association between estradiol levels and OSA in depressed peri- and postmenopausal women. METHODS: Thirty depressed peri-/postmenopausal women (mean body mass index [BMI] 30...
September 19, 2016: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
Ali M Hashmi, Shashi K Bhatia, Subhash K Bhatia, Imran S Khawaja
UNLABELLED: Sleep disturbances are common in pregnancy. Insomnia is a frequent sleep disturbance experienced by pregnant women which can be primary or due to co-morbid conditions. The differential diagnosis of insomnia in pregnancy includes anxiety disorders, mood disorders, breathing related sleep disorders and restless legs syndrome. Early interventions to treat the sleep disturbance are recommended to avoid adverse pregnancy outcomes. Management strategies include improving sleep hygiene, behavioral therapies, and pharmacotherapy...
July 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
Andreea L Seritan, Kyoungmi Kim, Ian Benjamin, Ioana Seritan, Randi J Hagerman
Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) is a late-onset neurodegenerative disease with motor, psychiatric, and cognitive manifestations that occurs in carriers of the fragile X mental retardation 1 (FMR1) gene premutations. This was a retrospective chart review of 196 individuals (127 men and 69 women) with FXTAS. Forty-six (23%) participants were cognitively impaired, of whom 19 (10%) had dementia. Risk factors for dementia were examined (CGG repeat size; alcohol, benzodiazepine, and opioid use; diabetes; hyperlipidemia; hypertension; hypothyroidism; obesity; sleep apnea; surgeries with general anesthesia; depression; family history of dementia)...
September 19, 2016: Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology
A Kassir
BACKGROUND: Iron plays an essential role in balancing the various metabolism in the body. It is also involved in the synthesis of several neurotransmitters. Nutritional iron deficiency is one of the most widespread worldwide; it poses a great health challenge due to the consequences it entails. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this research study is to explore the percentage of psychiatric patients who have a deficiency in iron. In addition, the study investigates the efficacy of iron administered by oral treatment on psychiatric symptomatology among iron deficient patients...
September 16, 2016: L'Encéphale
Jaana I Halonen, Tea Lallukka, Jaana Pentti, Sari Stenholm, Naja H Rod, Marianna Virtanen, Paula Salo, Mika Kivimäki, Jussi Vahtera
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To examine whether change in job strain lead to change in insomnia symptoms. METHODS: Among 24,873 adults (82% women, mean age 44 years) who participated in a minimum of three consecutive study waves (2000-2012), job strain was assessed at the first and second wave and insomnia symptoms at all three waves. We analyzed observational data as a "pseudo-trial" including participants with no job strain in the first wave and no insomnia symptoms in the first and second wave (n=7354) to examine whether the onset of job strain between the first and second waves predicted the onset of insomnia symptoms in the third wave...
September 9, 2016: Sleep
Defne Kecik
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationship between palatal morphology and pharyngeal airway morphology in patients who have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and compare with a nonsnoring and nonapneic control group. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three-dimensional maxillary dental cast measurements from 25 OSA patients (6 women, 19 men) with a mean age of 41.5 (4.8) years, and 25 control group participants (14 women, 11 men) without any symptom of OSA with a mean age of 38.3 (3...
September 13, 2016: Angle Orthodontist
Camila Hirotsu, Rachel G Albuquerque, Heloisa Nogueira, Helena Hachul, Lia Bittencourt, Sergio Tufik, Monica L Andersen
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Although inflammatory markers may mediate this association, it is unknown the influence of gender in this mechanism. Thus, we aimed to evaluate the interaction effects between OSA and gender on metabolic and inflammatory profile in a population sample. This study is part of EPISONO cohort, in which 1042 participants underwent polysomnography, answered questionnaires, and had their blood collected for analysis of fasting glucose, total cholesterol and fractions, leptin, ghrelin, liver transaminases, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, interleukin (IL)-6, and C-reactive protein...
September 9, 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
Anne-Marie Gabrielsen, Torbjørn Omland, Mette Brokner, Jan Magnus Fredheim, Jens Jordan, Sverre Lehmann, May Brit Lund, Jøran Hjelmesæth, Dag Hofsø
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a major risk factor for obstructive sleep apnea, impaired pulmonary function and heart failure, but obesity is also associated with paradoxically low levels of serum N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP). In subjects with severe obesity undergoing weight loss treatment, we assessed the associations between changes in severity of obstructive sleep apnea, pulmonary function and serum NT-proBNP levels. METHODS: One-year non-randomized controlled clinical trial...
2016: BMC Research Notes
Katerina Westlake, Andrea Plihalova, Martin Pretl, Zuzana Lattova, Jan Polak
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is highly prevalent in patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus representing an additional risk factor for already increased cardiovascular mortality. As cardiovascular diseases are the main cause of death in this population, there is a need to identify patients with moderate to severe OSA indicated for treatment. We aimed to evaluate the performance of the Berlin, STOP, and STOP-Bang screening questionnaires in a population of patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus...
August 24, 2016: Sleep Medicine
Ulla Anttalainen, Mirja Tenhunen, Ville Rimpilä, Olli Polo, Esa Rauhala, Sari-Leena Himanen, Tarja Saaresranta
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a well-recognized disorder conventionally diagnosed with an elevated apnea-hypopnea index. Prolonged partial upper airway obstruction is a common phenotype of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), which however is still largely underreported. The major reasons for this are that cyclic breathing pattern coupled with arousals and arterial oxyhemoglobin saturation are easy to detect and considered more important than prolonged episodes of increased respiratory effort with increased levels of carbon dioxide in the absence of cycling breathing pattern and repetitive arousals...
2016: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
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