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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913367/a-new-method-for-self-estimation-of-the-severity-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-using-easily-available-measurements-and-neural-fuzzy-evaluation-system
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Ming-Feng Wu, Wei-Chang Huang, Chia-Feng Juang, Kai-Ming Chang, Chih-Yu Wen, Yu-Hsuan Chen, Ching-Yi Lin, Yi-Chan Chen, Ching-Cheng Lin
This paper proposes a neural fuzzy evaluation system (NFES) with significant variables selected from stepwise regression to predict apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) for evaluating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The variables considered are the change statuses of blood pressure (BP) before going to sleep and early in the morning as well as other five easily available measurements (age, body mass index (BMI) etc.) so that users can use the system for self-evaluation of OSA. A total of 150 subjects are reviewed retrospectively and categorized as training (120 subjects) and validation (30 subjects) sets by a five-fold cross validation scheme with stratified sampling based on the OSA severity...
December 1, 2016: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909549/patients-presenting-for-colonoscopy-a-great-opportunity-to-screen-for-sleep-apnea
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Glenn Harvin, Eslam Ali, Amit Raina, William Leland, Sabeen Abid, Zahid Vahora, Hossein Movahed, Sumyra Kachru, Rick Tee
AIM: To discover the prevalence and the feasibility of screening for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in patients presenting for routine colonoscopy. METHODS: Adult patients having a colonoscopy for routine indications at our outpatient endoscopy center were eligible if they did not carry a diagnosis of OSA or had not had a prior sleep study. All patients were administered the Berlin questionnaire prior to the procedure. Mallampati, neck circumference, height, weight, and BMI were obtained for each patient...
November 16, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909488/atrial-fibrillation-and-sleep-apnea-considerations-for-a-dual-epidemic
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REVIEW
Patricia Tung Md, Elad Anter Md
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and shares many of the same risk factors as another common clinical condition, sleep apnea. The estimated prevalence of sleep apnea has increased over the past decade, and reflects a parallel increase in the most prominent risk factors of obesity and overweight. Both obstructive and central sleep apnea have been associated with AF in multiple studies, with the risk of AF increasing 2-4-fold compared to those without sleep breathing disorder. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) has been shown to reduce the rate of AF recurrence following catheter ablation in patients with sleep apnea...
April 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904537/diagnosis-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-in-adults-a-brief-review-of-existing-data-for-practice-in-iran
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REVIEW
Moein Foroughi, Hossein Razavi, Majid Malekmohammad, Parisa Adimi Naghan, Hamidreza Jamaati
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disorder associated with major comorbidities. It is estimated that 5-35% of the adult population in Iran are at high risk for OSA. This review article is designed to assist sleep medicine specialists as well as general practitioners in Iran to screen for OSA. It summarizes empirical data for diagnosing OSA including history taking, physical examination, diagnostic testing, and diagnostic criteria with regards to existing sleep medicine centers and availability of diagnostic tests in Iran...
2016: Tanaffos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899687/reliability-and-validity-of-the-pittsburgh-sleep-quality-index-serbian-translation
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Martin B Popević, Aleksandar P S Milovanović, Srdjan Milovanović, Ljudmila Nagorni-Obradović, Dejan Nešić, Marija Velaga
The aim of this study was translating and exploring psychometric properties of Serbian Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) in a sample of "good" and "bad" sleepers suffering from depression or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Formal translation and validation were performed on a sample of healthy controls, patients with untreated OSA, and with diagnosed major depressive disorder with evaluation of internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and construct and criterion validity. Controls and OSA subgroups were recruited from a larger sample of commercial drivers...
November 28, 2016: Evaluation & the Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898430/an-update-on-the-various-practical-applications-of-the-stop-bang-questionnaire-in-anesthesia-surgery-and-perioperative-medicine
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Mahesh Nagappa, Jean Wong, Mandeep Singh, David T Wong, Frances Chung
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The present review aims to provide an update on the various practical applications of the STOP-Bang questionnaire in anesthesia, surgery, and perioperative medicine. RECENT FINDINGS: The STOP-Bang questionnaire was originally validated as a screening tool to identify surgical patients who are at high-risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). A recent meta-analysis confirmed that STOP-Bang is validated for use in the sleep clinic, surgical, and general population...
November 24, 2016: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886561/the-stop-bang-questionnaire-improves-the-detection-of-epilepsy-patients-at-risk-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Anumeha Sharma, Jennifer Molano, Brian D Moseley
Patients with epilepsy and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are at risk for worsened seizure control and quality of life. We performed a quality improvement project, evaluating for improvements in the screening of OSA in epilepsy patients using the STOP-BANG questionnaire. The electronic medical records of patients seen in our epilepsy clinic were screened for 4 months prior to the intervention. We subsequently implemented the STOP-BANG questionnaire for 3 months. Only 22/664 patients (3.3%) had their sleeping habits explored during the pre-intervention period; 11 (1...
November 18, 2016: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879596/sleep-architecture-linked-to-airway-obstruction-and-intracranial-hypertension-in-children-with-syndromic-craniosynostosis
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Bart Spruijt, Irene M J Mathijssen, Hansje H Bredero-Boelhouwer, Perumpillichira J Cherian, Linda J A Corel, Marie-Lise van Veelen, Richard D Hayward, Robert C Tasker, Koen F M Joosten
BACKGROUND: Children with syndromic craniosynostosis often have obstructive sleep apnea and intracranial hypertension. The authors aimed to evaluate (1) sleep architecture, and determine whether this is influenced by the presence of obstructive sleep apnea and/or intracranial hypertension; and (2) the effect of treatment on sleep architecture. METHODS: This study included patients with syndromic craniosynostosis treated at a national referral center, undergoing screening for obstructive sleep apnea and intracranial hypertension...
December 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864041/apnea-hypopnea-index-prediction-through-an-assessment-of-autonomic-influence-on-heart-rate-in-wakefulness
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Da Woon Jung, Yu Jin Lee, Do-Un Jeong, Kwang Suk Park
With the high prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea, the issue of developing a practical tool for obstructive sleep apnea screening has been raised. Conventional obstructive sleep apnea screening tools are limited in their ability to help clinicians make rational decisions due to their inability to predict the apnea-hypopnea index. Our study aimed to develop a new prediction model that can provide a reliable apnea-hypopnea index value during wakefulness. We hypothesized that patients with more severe obstructive sleep apnea would exhibit more attenuated waking vagal tone, which may result in lower effectiveness in decreasing heart rate as a response to deep inspiration breath-holding...
November 15, 2016: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855742/using-the-berlin-questionnaire-to-predict-obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-the-general-population
#10
Adeline Tan, Jason D C Yin, Linda W L Tan, Rob M van Dam, Yan Yi Cheung, Chi-Hang Lee
STUDY OBJECTIVES: The Berlin questionnaire is a self-administered questionnaire that was developed to identify subjects with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in primary care settings. This study evaluated the performance of the questionnaire to predict OSA in the general population. METHODS: A sample of 242 subjects in a population-based cohort completed a home-based sleep study with an Embletta device (type 3 monitor). Subjects completed the Berlin questionnaire on the evening just prior to the sleep study...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832234/stop-bang-questionnaire-translation-to-portuguese-and-cross-cultural-adaptation-for-use-in-brazil
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Lorena Barbosa de Moraes Fonseca, Erika Aparecida Silveira, Nathalia Meireles Lima, Marcelo Fouad Rabahi
Objective: To translate and perform a cross-cultural adaptation of the Snoring, Tiredness, Observed apnea, high blood Pressure, Body mass index, Age, Neck circumference, and Gender (STOP-Bang) questionnaire so that it can be used as a screening tool for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea in Brazil. Methods: Based on the principles of good practice for the translation and cross-cultural adaptation of such instruments, the protocol included the following steps: acquisition of authorization from the lead author of the original questionnaire; translation of the instrument to Brazilian Portuguese, carried out by two translators; reconciliation; back-translation to English, carried out by two English teachers who are fluent in Portuguese; review of the back-translation; harmonization; review and approval of the questionnaire by the original author; cognitive debriefing involving 14 patients who completed the questionnaire; analysis of the results; and review and preparation of the final version of the instrument approved by the review committee...
July 2016: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823725/screening-diagnosis-and-management-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-dangerous-goods-truck-drivers-to-be-aware-or-not
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Sergio Garbarino, Ottavia Guglielmi, Claudio Campus, Barbara Mascialino, Domenico Pizzorni, Lino Nobili, Gian Luigi Mancardi, Luigi Ferini-Strambi
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were: to evaluate a homogeneous sample of truck drivers of dangerous goods (TDDGs) in order to assess the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and to verify the secondary risk of motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) and near miss accidents (NMAs) in this population. METHODS: A sample of 283 male TDDGs was evaluated. None of the subjects reported OSA symptoms before screening. Clinical and physical evaluation, Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), and the items on OSA from the Sleep Disorder Score (SDS) questionnaire were used to select subjects with suspicion of OSA...
September 2016: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823709/the-utility-of-perioperative-polygraphy-in-the-diagnosis-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Ivan Cundrle, Milos Belehrad, Milan Jelinek, Lyle J Olson, Ondrej Ludka, Vladimir Sramek
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is highly prevalent and often undiagnosed in surgical patients. The aim of this study was to compare polygraphy (PG) performed on sedated patients during surgery to overnight polysomnography (PSG). It was hypothesized that perioperative PG may be used to diagnose OSA. PATIENTS/METHODS: Overnight PSG was performed three days prior to surgery. For surgery, spinal anesthesia and sedation with propofol infusion were used...
September 2016: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821309/sleepiness-driving-and-motor-vehicle-accidents-a-questionnaire-based-survey
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Daniel Zwahlen, Christian Jackowski, Matthias Pfäffli
In Switzerland, the prevalence of an excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) in drivers undergoing a driving capacity assessment is currently not known. In this study, private and professional drivers were evaluated by means of a paper-based questionnaire, including Epworth Sleepiness Scale, Berlin Questionnaire, and additional questions to sleepiness-related accidents, near-miss accidents, health issues, and demographic data. Of the 435 distributed questionnaires, 128 completed were returned. The response rate was 29%...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811597/predictors-of-at-home-arterial-oxygen-desaturation-events-in-ambulatory-surgical-patients
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Chuck Biddle, Charles Elam, Laura Lahaye, Gordon Kerr, Laura Chubb, Brad Verhulst
OBJECTIVES: Little is known about the early recovery phase occurring at-home after anesthesia and surgery in ambulatory surgical patients. We studied quantitative oximetry and quality-of-life metrics in the first 48 hours after same-day orthopedic surgery examining the association between the recovery metrics and specific patient and procedural factors. METHODS: We used the STOP-Bang score to quantify patient risk for obstructive sleep apnea in 50 adult patients at 2 centers using continuous portable oximetry and patient journaling...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810127/-prevalence-of-symptoms-and-risk-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-assessed-by-the-berlin-questionnaire-among-professionals-of-a-health-facility
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G Cadelis, O E Fayad Y Monteagudo
BACKGROUND: Few data exist on the prevalence of symptoms and risk of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) among professionals of a health facility, or they often work in shift schedule and night. Under these conditions, an undetected OSAS may affect alertness and attention in professional acts. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors of OSAS among professionals of a health facility. METHODS: It is a descriptive cross-sectional study conducted among 773 participants working at the university hospital of Pointe-à-Pitre and volunteers to answer the Berlin questionnaire...
December 2016: Revue D'épidémiologie et de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810015/pediatric-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#17
REVIEW
Zarmina Ehsan, Stacey L Ishman
Screening for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with in-laboratory polysomnography is recommended for children with sleep disordered breathing. Adenotonsillectomy is the first-line therapy for pediatric OSA, although intranasal steroids and montelukast can be considered for those with mild OSA and continuous positive airway pressure for those with moderate to severe OSA awaiting surgery, poor surgical candidates or persistent OSA. Bony or soft tissue upper airway surgery is reasonable for children failing medical management or those with persistent OSA following adenotonsillectomy...
December 2016: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801937/self-reported-sleep-apnea-and-dementia-risk-findings-from-the-prevention-of-alzheimer-s-disease-with-vitamin-e-and-selenium-trial
#18
Xiuhua Ding, Richard J Kryscio, Joshua Turner, Gregory A Jicha, Gregory Cooper, Allison Caban-Holt, Frederick A Schmitt, Erin L Abner
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association between baseline sleep apnea and risk of incident dementia in the Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease with Vitamin E and Selenium (PREADViSE) study and to explore whether the association depends on apolipoprotein E (APOE) ɛ4 allele status. DESIGN: Secondary analysis based on data collected during PREADViSE. SETTING: Participants were assessed at 128 local clinical study sites during the clinical trial phase and later were followed by telephone from a centralized location...
November 1, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792352/obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-associated-attrition-active-component-u-s-armed-forces-january-2004-may-2016
#19
Amy E Rogers, Shauna Stahlman, Devin J Hunt, Gi-Taik Oh, Leslie L Clark
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a growing health concern in both civilian and military populations. Individuals who suffer from OSA have increased rates of cardiovascular disease, chronic fatigue, motor vehicle accidents, cognitive impairment, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Data from the Defense Medical Surveillance System (DMSS) were utilized to examine the incidence of OSA and associated attrition from service in active component military members from 1 January 2004 through 31 May 2016. The study identified 223,731 incident cases of OSA with an overall incidence rate of 139...
October 2016: MSMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792079/obesity-hypoventilation-syndrome-sleep-apnea-overlap-syndrome-perioperative-management-to-prevent-complications
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Raviraj Raveendran, Jean Wong, Mandeep Singh, David T Wong, Frances Chung
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The prevalence of sleep disordered breathing (SDB) is increasing proportional to the prevalence of obesity. Although anesthesiologists are familiar with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) - the most common SDB, anesthesiologists may not be aware of other SDB such as obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) and overlap syndrome (combination of OSA and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). The present review provides an update of information regarding the perioperative management of OHS and overlap syndrome...
October 26, 2016: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
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