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Obstructive Sleep Apnea screening

Christophe Colas-Ribas, Isabelle Signolet, Samir Henni, Mathieu Feuillloy, Frédéric Gagnadoux, Pierre Abraham
The prevalence of pulmonary disease in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) has not been extensively studied. Recent evidence has shown that ∼20% of the patients have an atypical chest transcutaneous oxygen pressure (TcpO2) pattern during exercise, which suggests walking-induced hypoxemia. The main objectives of this study were to: (1) describe in a retrospective way the characteristics of the patients suffering from claudication, who attended a treadmill testing in our laboratory, (2) assess the prevalence of known or unknown pulmonary disease...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Sairam Parthasarathy, Mary A Carskadon, Girardin Jean-Louis, Judith Owens, Adam Bramoweth, Daniel Combs, Lauren Hale, Elizabeth Harrison, Chantelle N Hart, Brant P Hasler, Sarah M Honaker, Elisabeth Hertenstein, Samuel Kuna, Clete Kushida, Jessica C Levenson, Caitlin Murray, Allan I Pack, Vivek Pillai, Kristi Pruiksma, Azizi Seixas, Patrick Strollo, Saurabh S Thosar, Natasha Williams, Daniel Buysse
A wealth of scientific knowledge is being generated in sleep and circadian science. In order for us to realize the return on investment for such scientific knowledge and to improve the health of the nation, we need to disseminate and implement research findings into practice. An implementation gap - termed a "quality chasm" by the Institutes of Medicine - separates the scientific knowledge we possess and the implementation of such knowledge into preventative interventions or healthcare treatments. It is frequently reported that a time lag of 17 years transpires before medical research reaches clinical practice...
October 10, 2016: Sleep
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
Mark I Boulos, Sara Elias, Anthony Wan, James Im, Fadi Frankul, Mina Atalla, Sandra E Black, Vincenzo S Basile, Arun Sundaram, Julia J Hopyan, Karl Boyle, David J Gladstone, Richard H Swartz, Brian J Murray
BACKGROUND: Home sleep apnea testing (HSAT) is an alternative to polysomnography for the detection of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). We assessed the feasibility of HSAT as an unattended screening tool for patients with a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). AIMS: The primary outcome was the feasibility of unattended HSAT, as defined by analyzability of the data. Secondary outcomes included determining (1) predictors of obtaining nonanalyzable sleep data and (2) time to OSA detection and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) initiation...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
Naghmeh Radhakrishna, Tunn Ren Tay, Fiona Hore-Lacy, Robert Stirling, R Hoy, Eli Dabscheck, Mark Hew
Objective Multiple extra-pulmonary comorbidities contribute to difficult asthma, but their diagnosis can be challenging and time consuming. Previous data on comorbidity detection have focused on clinical assessment, which may miss certain conditions. We aimed to locate relevant validated screening questionnaires to identify extra-pulmonary comorbidities that contribute to difficult asthma, and evaluate their performance during a difficult asthma evaluation. Methods MEDLINE was searched to identify key extra-pulmonary comorbidities that contribute to difficult asthma...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
Soo Kweon Koo, Soon Bok Kwon, Yang Jae Kim, J I Seung Moon, Young Jun Kim, Sung Hoon Jung
Snoring is a sign of increased upper airway resistance and is the most common symptom suggestive of obstructive sleep apnea. Acoustic analysis of snoring sounds is a non-invasive diagnostic technique and may provide a screening test that can determine the location of obstruction sites. We recorded snoring sounds according to obstruction level, measured by DISE, using a smartphone and focused on the analysis of formant frequencies. The study group comprised 32 male patients (mean age 42.9 years). The spectrogram pattern, intensity (dB), fundamental frequencies (F 0), and formant frequencies (F 1, F 2, and F 3) of the snoring sounds were analyzed for each subject...
October 5, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Jens Acker, K Richter, A Piehl, J Herold, J H Ficker, G Niklewski
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to determine the prevalence of clinical depression as defined by ICD-10 criteria in all patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) referred to a sleep center. METHODS: Prospective general and sleep evaluations were conducted in 447 consecutive patients referred to our sleep center during the first quarter of 2008. Inclusion criteria were Apnea Hypopnea Index (AHI) > 9, completion of the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-II) with a score ≥14 and World Health Organization WHO-5 Well-Being Index (WHO-5) ≤ 13...
October 5, 2016: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
Maria Korre, Luiz Guilherme G Porto, Andrea Farioli, Justin Yang, David C Christiani, Costas A Christophi, David A Lombardi, Richard J Kovacs, Ronald Mastouri, Siddique Abbasi, Michael Steigner, Steven Moffatt, Denise Smith, Stefanos N Kales
Left ventricular (LV) mass is a strong predictor of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events; increased LV mass is common among US firefighters and plays a major role in firefighter sudden cardiac death. We aim to identify significant predictors of LV mass among firefighters. Cross-sectional study of 400 career male firefighters selected by an enriched randomization strategy. Weighted analyses were performed based on the total number of risk factors per subject with inverse probability weighting. LV mass was assessed by echocardiography (ECHO) and cardiac magnetic resonance, and normalized (indexed) for height...
August 31, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
Katerina Westlake, Jan Polak
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Frontiers in Endocrinology
Jesper Roed Sorensen, Kristian Hillert Winther, Steen Joop Bonnema, Christian Godballe, Laszlo Hegedus
BACKGROUND: Hypothyroidism has been associated with increased pulmonary morbidity and overall mortality. We conducted a systematic review to identify the prevalence and underlying mechanisms of respiratory problems among patients with thyroid insufficiency. METHODS: PubMed and EMBASE databases were searched for relevant literature from January 1950 through January 2015 with study eligibility criteria: English-language publications; Adult subclinical or overt hypothyroid patients; Intervention, observational or retrospective studies; and respiratory manifestations...
September 27, 2016: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
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
Samuel E Dixon, Shelia A Haas, Audrey Klopp, Judy Carlson
BACKGROUND: The lack of a preoperative screening tool to detect obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may lead to an increase in postoperative complications. AIM: The aim of the study was to implement a prescreening tool to identify diagnosed or undiagnosed OSA before a surgical procedure. SETTING: The study was conducted in the surgical admission center and postanesthesia care unit at a military treatment facility in Hawaii. PARTICIPANTS: Participants of the study included military personnel, military family members, veterans, and veteran beneficiaries...
October 2016: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
Steven R Olmos
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article explains the high comorbidity of craniofacial pain (chronic face pain, temporomandibular disorders, and primary headaches) with obstructive sleep breathing disorders and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). It is recommended that physicians treating OSA should be aware of the concurrent chronic pain that affects the quality of sleep, and also dentists treating chronic pain be aware of a sleep breathing origin so that proper reciprocal referrals be made for optimal patient treatment outcome...
November 2016: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
Esengul Keleş, Arzu Gebeşçe, Filiz Turan, Fatma Fidan, Hamza Yazgan, Bülent Baştürk, Mehmet Demirdöven, Alparslan Tonbul, Mahmut Kaya
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2016: Iranian Journal of Public Health
T Pincez, L Calamy, Z Germont, A Lemoine, A-A Lopes, A Massiot, J Tencer, C Thivent, A Hadchouel
Acute and chronic pulmonary complications are frequent in sickle cell disease (SCD), with different spectrum and characteristics in children and adults. Chronic hypoxia is frequent and plays a role in several respiratory complications in SCD. Furthermore, hypoxia has been associated with a higher risk of cerebral ischemia. Despite differing oxygen affinity between hemoglobin A and S, standard pulse oximetry was shown to be accurate in diagnosing hypoxia in SCD patients. Whereas acute hypoxia management is similar to non-SCD patients, chronic hypoxia treatment is mainly based on a transfusion program rather than long-term oxygen therapy...
October 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
Robert J Adams, Sarah L Appleton, Andrew Vakulin, Patrick J Hanly, Stephen P McDonald, Sean A Martin, Carol J Lang, Anne W Taylor, R Doug McEvoy, Nick A Antic, Peter G Catcheside, Andrew D Vincent, Gary A Wittert
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To determine the relationship between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Previous population studies of the association are sparse, conflicting and confined largely to studies of administrative data. METHODS: Cross-sectional analysis in unselected participants of the Men Androgens Inflammation Lifestyle Environment and Stress (MAILES) study, aged >40 y. Renal data were available on 812 men without a prior OSA diagnosis who underwent full in-home polysomnography (Embletta X100) in 2010-2011...
September 9, 2016: Sleep
Stacey Ishman, Christine Heubi, Todd Jenkins, Marc Michalsky, Narong Simakajornboon, Thomas Inge
OBJECTIVE: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is reported in 70% of adolescents who present for bariatric surgery. The Pediatric Sleep Questionnaire (PSQ) was developed to identify children at risk for OSA but is not validated in adolescents with obesity. The aims of this study were: (1) to assess validity of the PSQ to detect OSA and (2) to determine the correlation between anthropometric and polysomnography measurements. METHODS: A cross-sectional assessment of Teen-Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery participants at high risk for OSA was performed...
September 15, 2016: Obesity
Itthiphat Arunsurat, Swita Luengyosluechakul, Krittin Prateephoungrat, Pittayapoom Siripaupradist, Sukanya Khemtong, Kunranan Jamcharoensup, Narin Thanapatkaiporn, Panita Limpawattana, Supawan Laohasiriwong, Somdej Pinitsoontorn, Sirintip Boonjaraspinyo, Kittisak Sawanyawisuth
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a common disease associated with major cardiovascular diseases. Male subjects are more at higher risk for OSA than female subjects. The Berlin questionnaire is a beneficial screening tool for OSA and has 14 items. The Berlin questionnaire may need some adjustment for Thai or Asian populations. We aimed to find items that should be asked in the Berlin questionnaire to identify high risk for obstructive sleep apnea among Thai male healthcare workers. This study was performed in Thai male healthcare workers over the age of 35 and currently working at the Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University...
September 2016: Journal of UOEH
Jean-Philippe Baguet
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disease, often present in "cardiovascular or metabolic patients". OSA favours the occurrence of arterial lesions, all the more if severe. There is a strong relationship between OSA and acute aortic syndromes (AAS). This relationship is in part explained by aortic dilatation linked to OSA. The presence of repeated episodes of sudden variation of transmural pressure applied on aortic wall seems to play a major role in this dilatation. All OSA patients should have a search of aortic dilatation by ultrasound (at a thoracic and abdominal level)...
September 7, 2016: La Presse Médicale
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
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