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insomnia, osa, asthma,

Ozen K Basoglu, Mehmet Sezai Tasbakan
PURPOSE: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is underdiagnosed in females due to different clinical presentation. We aimed to determine the effect of gender on clinical and polysomnographic features and identify predictors of OSA in women. METHODS: Differences in demographic, clinical, and polysomnographic parameters between 2052 male and 775 female OSA patients were compared. RESULTS: In female OSA patients, age (56.1 ± 9.7 vs. 50.4 ± 11...
March 2018: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
Michael H Smolensky, Lee Di Milia, Maurice M Ohayon, Pierre Philip
Sleep disorders and various common acute and chronic medical conditions directly or indirectly affect the quality and quantity of one's sleep or otherwise cause excessive daytime fatigue. This article reviews the potential contribution of several prevalent medical conditions - allergic rhinitis, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, rheumatoid arthritis/osteoarthritis - and chronic fatigue syndrome and clinical sleep disorders - insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, periodic limb movement of sleep, and restless legs syndrome - to the risk for drowsy-driving road crashes...
March 2011: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
Hadil Alotair, Ahmed Bahammam
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) remains under-recognized in women possibly due to differences in clinical presentation, difference in tolerance to symptoms, and rate of usage and referral to sleep services. No reports have addressed OSA in women in the Middle Eastern (Arab) population. Therefore, we conducted this study to assess the differences in demographics, clinical presentation, and polysomnographic (PSG) findings between Saudi women and men diagnosed to have (OSA). The study group comprised 191 consecutive Saudi women and 193 consecutive men who were referred to the Sleep Disorders Centre and were found by in-laboratory PSG to have OSA...
November 2008: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
Vishesh K Kapur, Susan Redline, F Javier Nieto, Terry B Young, Anne B Newman, Jeffrey A Henderson
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To determine whether chronic sleep deprivation, sleep disruption, sleepiness, insomnia, and OSA are associated with increased healthcare use in a community-based population. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING/PARTICIPANTS: 6440 Sleep Heart Health Study (SHHS) participants recruited from ongoing cohort studies. INTERVENTIONS: N/A. MEASUREMENTS: Polysomnography results (Apnea Hypopnea Index (AHI), percent of sleep time with oxyhemoglobin saturation below 90% (CT90), arousal index) as well as data on sleep related symptoms, medication use, and chronic illness...
May 1, 2002: Sleep
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