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Sleep disordered breathing & women

Judette M Louis, Matthew A Koch, Uma M Reddy, Robert M Silver, Corette B Parker, Francesca L Facco, Susan Redline, Chia-Ling Nhan-Chang, Judith H Chung, Grace W Pien, Robert C Basner, William A Grobman, Deborah A Wing, Hyagriv N Simhan, David M Haas, Brian M Mercer, Samuel Parry, Daniel Mobley, Benjamin Carper, George R Saade, Frank P Schubert, Phyllis C Zee
BACKGROUND: Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is common in pregnancy, but there are limited data on predictors. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to develop predictive models of sleep-disordered breathing during pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN: Nulliparous women completed validated questionnaires to assess for symptoms related to snoring, fatigue, excessive daytime sleepiness, insomnia, and restless leg syndrome. The questionnaires included questions regarding the timing of sleep and sleep duration, work schedules (eg, shift work, night work), sleep positions, and previously diagnosed sleep disorders...
February 2, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Devin L Brown, Chengwei Li, Ronald D Chervin, Erin Case, Nelda M Garcia, Susan D Tower, Lynda D Lisabeth
Background: We sought to investigate the frequency of wake-up stroke (WUS) and its association with sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) in women. Methods: Within a population-based study, women with acute ischemic stroke were asked about their stroke symptom onset time. SDB screening was performed with the well-validated ApneaLink Plus device; SDB was defined by a respiratory event index ≥10. Logistic regression was used to test the association between SDB presence and severity and WUS unadjusted and adjusted for potential confounders including prestroke depression and sleep duration...
February 2018: Neurology. Clinical Practice
Mollie McDermott, Devin L Brown, Chengwei Li, Nelda M Garcia, Erin Case, Ronald D Chervin, Lewis B Morgenstern, Lynda D Lisabeth
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), an independent risk factor for stroke, is associated with worse post-stroke outcomes. Differences in the relationship between SDB and stroke may exist for women versus men. In this population-based study, we compared the prevalence of both pre- and post-stroke SDB by sex. We also explored whether menopausal status is related to post-stroke SDB. PATIENTS/METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study of subjects enrolled in the Brain Attack Surveillance in Corpus Christi (BASIC) project...
March 2018: Sleep Medicine
Nicole T Brown, Jessica M Turner, Sailesh Kumar
BACKGROUND: Sleep-disordered breathing is an increasingly common condition in non-obstetric populations and is associated with significant morbidity. The incidence of sleep-disordered breathing in pregnancy is unknown and it is likely that many cases go undiagnosed. OBJECTIVE: A systematic review and meta-analysis was undertaken to determine if pregnant women diagnosed with sleep-disordered breathing are more likely to have adverse intrapartum and perinatal outcomes compared to controls...
February 15, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fiona C Baker, Massimiliano de Zambotti, Ian M Colrain, Bei Bei
A substantial number of women experience sleep difficulties in the approach to menopause and beyond, with 26% experiencing severe symptoms that impact daytime functioning, qualifying them for a diagnosis of insomnia. Here, we review both self-report and polysomnographic evidence for sleep difficulties in the context of the menopausal transition, considering severity of sleep complaints and links between hot flashes (HFs) and depression with poor sleep. Longitudinal population-based studies show that sleep difficulties are uniquely linked with menopausal stage and changes in follicle-stimulating hormone and estradiol, over and above the effects of age...
2018: Nature and Science of Sleep
Danielle L Wilson, Susan P Walker, Alison M Fung, Gabrielle Pell, Fergal J O'Donoghue, Maree Barnes, Mark E Howard
Sleep-disordered breathing is more common in hypertensive disorders during pregnancy; however, most studies have not adequately accounted for the potential confounding impact of obesity. This study evaluated the frequency of sleep-disordered breathing in women with gestational hypertension and pre-eclampsia compared with body mass index- and gestation-matched normotensive pregnant women. Women diagnosed with gestational hypertension or pre-eclampsia underwent polysomnography shortly after diagnosis. Normotensive controls body mass index-matched within ±4 kg m-2 underwent polysomnography within ±4 weeks of gestational age of their matched case...
January 25, 2018: Journal of Sleep Research
Kimberly Truong, Christian Guilleminault
Numerous physiologic and anatomic changes during pregnancy exacerbate or unmask obstructive sleep apnea in women. Left untreated, upper airway flow limitation during pregnancy may lead to dire maternal and fetal health consequences. Areas covered: This review outlines the relationship between sleep disordered breathing (SDB) and gestational hypertension, preeclampsia, and gestational diabetes. It also discusses the implications of SDB on fetal and maternal health and concludes with a review of the emerging literature of treatment options for SDB in pregnancy and its benefit...
March 2018: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
Michael Auer, Birgit Frauscher, Margarethe Hochleitner, Birgit Högl
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that women have less access or longer waiting times to high-tech medicine compared with men. This study aimed to detect possible gender differences in access to the diagnostic high-tech method of polysomnography (PSG). Furthermore, the study explored gender differences in prevalence of specific sleep diseases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Source data of n = 1000 patients, who underwent PSG at the Medical University of Innsbruck, were reviewed...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Women's Health
Rupinder Deol, Kathryn A Lee, Namratha R Kandula, Alka M Kanaya
Aims: To examine the association between glycaemia status and the risk for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) in a cohort of South Asians living in the United States. Methods: A secondary analysis of a community based cohort of 899 participants from the Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA) study. The Berlin Questionnaire was used to screen for OSA. Results: Almost one in four (24%) South Asians was at high risk for OSA...
March 2018: Obes Med
Franziska Di Pauli, Ambra Stefani, Evi Holzknecht, Elisabeth Brandauer, Thomas Mitterling, Brigitte Holzinger, Birgit Högl
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Few studies have addressed dreaming in patients with sleep apnea. We hypothesized that respiratory events and subsequent oxygen desaturation act as an important physiological trigger and may thus influence dream content in patients with a sleep-related breathing disorder. METHODS: Seventy-six patients (28 women, mean age 54 years, range 20-82) who underwent polysomnography because of suspected sleep apnea participated in this study. Dream reports and dream questionnaires were collected immediately after first morning awakening, at 5:30 AM, at the sleep laboratory...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Marina Tyan, Fernando Espinoza-Cuadros, Rubén Fernández Pozo, Doroteo Toledano, Eduardo Lopez Gonzalo, Jose Daniel Alcazar Ramirez, Luis Alfonso Hernandez Gomez
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep disorder characterized by frequent cessation of breathing lasting 10 seconds or longer. The diagnosis of OSA is performed through an expensive procedure, which requires an overnight stay at the hospital. This has led to several proposals based on the analysis of patients' facial images and speech recordings as an attempt to develop simpler and cheaper methods to diagnose OSA. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to analyze possible relationships between OSA and speech and facial features on a female population and whether these possible connections may be affected by the specific clinical characteristics in OSA population and, more specifically, to explore how the connection between OSA and speech and facial features can be affected by gender...
November 6, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
Claire E Kim, Sangah Shin, Hwi-Won Lee, Jiyeon Lim, Jong-Koo Lee, Daehee Kang
Studies regarding the association between snoring and metabolic abnormalities have been inconsistent. We examine whether snoring frequency and obstructive sleep apnea markers are associated with metabolic syndrome (MetS) among Koreans aged 40-69 years. A total of 72,885 subjects (24,856 men, 48,029 women) from the Health Examinees Gem study between 2009 and 2013 were included. Snoring frequency was grouped into five categories (never, 1-3/month, 1-3/week, 4-5/week, 6+/week). Obstructive sleep apnea markers included breathing interruptions and awakenings...
October 26, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Martin Gerlach, Bernd Sanner
Sleep related breathing disorders include central sleep apnea (CSA), obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), sleep-related hypoventilation, and sleep-related hypoxia. These disorders are frequent and growing in clinical relevance. The related chapter of the S3 guideline "Non-restorative sleep/Sleep disorders", published by the German Sleep Society (DGSM), has recently been updated in November 2016. Epidemiology, diagnostics, therapeutic procedures, and classification of sleep related disorders have been revised. Concerning epidemiology, a considerably higher mortality rate among pregnant women with OSA has been emphasized...
October 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
Audrius Alonderis, Nijole Raskauskiene, Vaidute Gelziniene, Narseta Mickuviene, Julija Brozaitiene
BACKGROUND: There is still insufficient knowledge on the potential effect of mild to moderate sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) that is widely prevalent, often asymptomatic, and largely undiagnosed in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD). SDB affects 34% of men and 17% of women aged between 30 and 70. The objective of this study was to evaluate the association between SDB and left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy as well as structural remodeling in stable CAD patients. METHODS: The study was based on a cross-sectional design...
September 18, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
Yue Leng, Claire T McEvoy, Isabel E Allen, Kristine Yaffe
Importance: Growing evidence suggests an association between sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and cognitive decline in elderly persons. However, results from population-based studies have been conflicting, possibly owing to different methods to assess SDB or cognitive domains, making it difficult to draw conclusions on this association. Objective: To provide a quantitative synthesis of population-based studies on the relationship between SDB and risk of cognitive impairment...
October 1, 2017: JAMA Neurology
D K L Tay, K P Pang
Clinical and radiographic characteristics of a subset of South East Asian temporomandibular disorder (TMD) patients with comorbid upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS) were documented in a multi-center prospective series of 86 patients (26 men and 60 women / mean age 35.7 years). All had excessive daytime sleepiness, high arousal index and Apnoea-Hypopnoea Index (AHI) <5. The mean body mass index was 20·1, mean arousal index 16·2, mean respiratory disturbance index 19·6, mean AHI 3·9 while the mean Epworth Sleepiness Scale was 14·8...
January 2018: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
Josephe A Honorat, Lars Komorowski, Keith A Josephs, Kai Fechner, Erik K St Louis, Shannon R Hinson, Sabine Lederer, Neeraj Kumar, Avi Gadoth, Vanda A Lennon, Sean J Pittock, Andrew McKeon
OBJECTIVE: To describe the phenotypes, treatment response, and outcome of IgLON5 autoimmunity. METHODS: Archived serum and CSF specimens from 367 patients known to harbor unclassified antibodies which stained neural synapses diffusely (mimicking amphiphysin-IgG) were reevaluated by indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFA) using a composite of mouse tissues and recombinant IgLON5-transfected cell-based assay (CBA, Euroimmun). RESULTS: Available specimens (serum, 25; CSF, 9) from 26/367 patients (7%) had identical IFA appearance and robust IgLON5 CBA positivity...
September 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
Ville Rimpilä, Riina Jernman, Katariina Lassila, Jukka Uotila, Heini Huhtala, Johanna Mäenpää, Olli Polo
OBJECTIVE: Sleep during pregnancy involves a physiological challenge to provide sufficient gas exchange to the fetus. Enhanced ventilatory responses to hypercapnia and hypoxia may protect from deficient gas exchange, but sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) may predispose to adverse events. The aim of this study was to analyze sleep and breathing in healthy pregnant women compared to non-pregnant controls, with a focus on CO2 changes and upper-airway flow limitation. METHODS: Healthy women in the third trimester and healthy non-pregnant women with normal body mass index (BMI) were recruited for polysomnography...
August 2017: Sleep Medicine
Patricia Tung, Yamini S Levitzky, Rui Wang, Jia Weng, Stuart F Quan, Daniel J Gottlieb, Michael Rueschman, Naresh M Punjabi, Reena Mehra, Suzie Bertisch, Emelia J Benjamin, Susan Redline
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have documented a high prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) in individuals with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Central sleep apnea (CSA) has been associated with AF in patients with heart failure. However, data from prospective cohorts are sparse and few studies have distinguished the associations of obstructive sleep apnea from CSA with AF in population studies. METHODS AND RESULTS: We assessed the association of obstructive sleep apnea and CSA with incident AF among 2912 individuals without a history of AF in the SHHS (Sleep Heart Health Study), a prospective, community-based study of existing ("parent") cohort studies designed to evaluate the cardiovascular consequences of sleep disordered breathing...
July 1, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
Luu V Pham, Catherine H Miele, Noah G Schwartz, Rafael S Arias, Adi Rattner, Robert H Gilman, J Jaime Miranda, Vsevolod Y Polotsky, William Checkley, Alan R Schwartz
Associations between sleep disordered breathing (SDB) and cardiometabolic outcomes have not been examined in highlanders.We performed nocturnal polygraphy in Peruvian highlanders (3825 m). Multivariable linear regression models examined associations between SDB metrics and haemoglobin, glucose tolerance (haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)), fasting glucose, homeostatic model-based assessments of insulin resistance and β-cell function (HOMA-IR and HOMA-β, respectively), blood pressure, and lipids, while adjusting for age, sex, body mass index (BMI) and wake oxygenation...
June 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
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