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Christian M Horvath, Juri Jossen, Dino Kröll, Philipp C Nett, Florent Baty, Anne-Kathrin Brill, Sebastian R Ott
PURPOSE: Bariatric surgery (BS) is a treatment option for morbid obesity leading to substantial and sustained weight loss in adults. As obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is highly prevalent in obese subjects and may increase the perioperative risk, screening for OSA is recommended prior to BS. In clinical routine, BS is performed more frequently in women. Therefore, we sought to assess the gender-specific performance of four sleep questionnaires (Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS), STOPBang, and NoSAS) to predict moderate to severe OSA in the morbidly obese population...
April 4, 2018: Obesity Surgery
Aj Larner, Ziso B
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February 2018: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
Barney T J Isaac, Sarah E Clarke, Mohammad Saiful Islam, Johnson T Samuel
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), which is often overlooked in patients presenting to primary and secondary care, is an increasingly common comorbidity. The prevalence of OSA has not been studied in the unselected acute medical take. The aim of this study was to screen for the prevalence of undiagnosed OSA using the STOPBANG Questionnaire and the Epworth sleepiness scale (ESS) score in an unselected acute medical take. This was a cross-sectional study in a busy UK general hospital. Patient demographics, comorbidities, ESS and STOPBANG scores on unselected acute medical takes were reviewed and analysed to assess the prevalence of OSA...
December 2017: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
Michael J McMahon, Karen L Sheikh, Teotimo F Andrada, Aaron B Holley
BACKGROUND: The STOPBANG questionnaire is used to predict the presence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). We sought to assess the performance of the STOPBANG questionnaire in younger, thinner patients referred to a sleep medicine clinic. METHODS: We applied the STOPBANG questionnaire to patients referred for level I polysomnography (PSG) at our sleep center. We calculated likelihood ratios and area under the receiver operator characteristic (AUROC) curve and performed sensitivity analyses...
December 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
Shameem Mahmood, Milind Sovani, Peter Smith, Leena George, Christina C Quarta, Sajitha Sachchithanantham, Marianna Fontana, Carol J Whelan, Helen J Lachmann, Julian D Gillmore, Philip N Hawkins, Ashutosh D Wechalekar
OBJECTIVES: Cardiac involvement and/or macroglossia with soft tissue deposits are risk factors for central sleep apnoea (CSA) and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), and common features of systemic AL amyloidosis. Little data exist on the occurrence of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) or recurrent nocturnal hypoxia in amyloidosis, which this study sought to investigate. METHODS: A total of 72 consecutive patients with systemic amyloidosis (mean age 69 years and mean BMI 25) were evaluated for occurrence of SDB, by overnight continuous pulse oximetry, and completed Epworth Sleepiness Score (ESS) and STOPBANG questionnaires...
April 2017: Sleep Medicine
Lisa Sangkum, Ikrita Klair, Chok Limsuwat, Sabrina Bent, Leann Myers, Supat Thammasitboon
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to evaluate whether adding the item of "apple body type" to the STOP-BANG questionnaire enhances diagnostic performance of the questionnaire for detecting obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Sleep center setting. PATIENTS: Two hundred and eight subjects who were referred for an evaluation of possible OSA at Tulane Comprehensive Sleep Center...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Michiel M Eijsvogel, Sytske Wiegersma, Winfried Randerath, Johan Verbraecken, Esther Wegter-Hilbers, Job van der Palen
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To develop and evaluate a screening questionnaire and a two-step screening strategy for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) in healthy workers. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study of 1,861 employees comprising healthy blue- and white-collar workers in two representative plants in the Netherlands from a worldwide consumer electronic company who were approached to participate. Employees were invited to complete various sleep questionnaires, and undergo separate single nasal flow recording and home polysomnography on two separate nights...
April 15, 2016: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Lyndave Francis, Tariq Cheema, Daniel Shade, Dan Easley, Kimberly Wiles, Anil Singh
SESSION TITLE: COPD 30-Day ReadmissionSESSION TYPE: Original Investigation SlidePRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 11:00 AM - 12:15 PMPURPOSE: To compare COPD Assessment Test (CAT) scores & OSA STOPBANG scores with severe, oxygen dependant COPD patients while enrolled in a home respiratory program focused on readmission reduction. METHODS: The Discharge, Assessment, and Summary @ Home (D.A.S.H., Klingensmith HealthCare, Ford City, PA) program was implemented for home oxygen dependent patients throughout Western Pennsylvania...
October 1, 2014: Chest
Athanasia Pataka, Euphemia Daskalopoulou, George Kalamaras, Katalin Fekete Passa, Parakevi Argyropoulou
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Different clinical models and questionnaires have been used to evaluate patients with the highest OSAHS probability. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical utility of five different questionnaires--STOP, STOPBang (SB), Berlin Questionnaire (BQ), Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), and 4-Variable Screening Tool (4-V) - in a sleep clinic in order to identify patients at risk for OSAHS and to assess the best possible combination of these tools...
July 2014: Sleep Medicine
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