Ann Thorac Med 2018 Jan-Mar;13(1):42-47
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Akdeniz University School of Medicine, Antalya, Turkey.
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Sleep Med 2006 Aug 5;7(5):424-30. Epub 2006 Jun 5.
Critical Care and Pulmonary Services, Medical School, Sleep Disorders Center, Evangelismos Hospital, University of Athens, Athens, Greece.
Background And Purpose: Studies from North American clinics have reported that females with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) are about the same age as males but are heavier, have less severe apnea and make up a much smaller proportion of cases. We examined polysomnographic differences between Greek men and women with OSAS in order to study the influence of gender on clinical presentation and laboratory findings.
Patients And Methods: This retrospective study included a cohort of 1,010 Greek patients (844 males, 166 females) diagnosed with OSAS by overnight polysomnography (PSG), who were referred to the Sleep Disorders Center of Evangelismos Hospital, Athens Medical School, University of Athens. Read More
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2013 Sep 30;270(10):2759-62. Epub 2013 Apr 30.
Ankara Education and Research Hospital, ENT Clinic, Ankara, Turkey.
To our knowledge, no studies up to date have investigated the correlation of rapid eye movement (REM) dependent obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and Muller maneuver. The aim of this study is to investigate whether REM-dependent OSAS is predicted by the findings of the Muller maneuver. The study was conducted on 149 patients with witnessed apnea and daytime sleepiness. Read More
Clin Exp Otorhinolaryngol 2012 Dec 13;5(4):218-21. Epub 2012 Nov 13.
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Objectives: The purpose of this study is to find out associations between positional dependency and obstructive levels based on sleep videofluoroscopy (SVF) in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS).
Methods: Retrospective review was made of 91 OSAS patients who underwent polysomnography and SVF from August 2009 through June 2010. Polysomnography variables including apnea-hypopnea index (AHI), supine AHI, non-supine AHI, time spent in supine sleep position of the total sleep time and positional dependency (PD) were analyzed. Read More
J Bras Pneumol 2016 Jan-Feb;42(1):48-54
Pulmonology Department, School of Medicine, Yuzuncu Yil University, Van, Turkey.
Objective: To determine whether there are significant differences between rapid-eye-movement (REM)-related obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and non-REM (NREM)-related OSA, in terms of the demographic, anthropometric, and polysomnographic characteristics of the subjects.
Methods: This was a retrospective study of 110 patients (75 males) with either REM-related OSA (n = 58) or NREM-related OSA (n = 52). To define REM-related and NREM-related OSA, we used a previously established criterion, based on the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI): AHI-REM/AHI-NREM ratio > 2 and ≤ 2, respectively. Read More