obstructive sleep apnea | definition

sleep disorder defined by episodes when breathing stops during sleep as a result of blockage of the airway


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Research Article: Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Cluster Analysis at Time of Diagnosis

Date Published: June 17, 2016 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Sébastien Bailly, Marie Destors, Yves Grillet, Philippe Richard, Bruno Stach, Isabelle Vivodtzev, Jean-Francois Timsit, Patrick Lévy, Renaud Tamisier, Jean-Louis Pépin, Friedemann Paul. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0157318 Abstract: The classification of obstructive sleep apnea is on the basis of sleep study criteria that may not adequately capture disease … Continue reading

Research Article: Prevalence of several somatic diseases depends on the presence and severity of obstructive sleep apnea

Date Published: February 23, 2018 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Ragnhild L. Tveit, Sverre Lehmann, Bjørn Bjorvatn, Manlio Milanese. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0192671 Abstract: The objective was to investigate the prevalence of heart attack, angina pectoris, stroke, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma and obesity in relation to the presence and severity of obstructive sleep … Continue reading

Research Article: Cardiorespiratory Phase-Coupling Is Reduced in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Date Published: May 13, 2010 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Muammar M. Kabir, Hany Dimitri, Prashanthan Sanders, Ral Antic, Eugene Nalivaiko, Derek Abbott, Mathias Baumert, Keertan Dheda. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0010602 Abstract: Cardiac and respiratory rhythms reveal transient phases of phase-locking which were proposed to be an important aspect of cardiorespiratory interaction. The aim of this study was … Continue reading

Research Article: Atrial fibrillation among patients under investigation for suspected obstructive sleep apnea

Date Published: February 8, 2017 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Tijn Hendrikx, Martin Sundqvist, Herbert Sandström, Carin Sahlin, Morteza Rohani, Faris Al-Khalili, Rolf Hörnsten, Anders Blomberg, Per Wester, Mårten Rosenqvist, Karl A. Franklin, Carmine Pizzi. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0171575 Abstract: Obstructive sleep apnea is common among patients with atrial fibrillation, but the prevalence and risk factors for … Continue reading

Research Article: Increased microcirculatory heterogeneity in patients with obstructive sleep apnea

Date Published: September 1, 2017 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Lukas Ruzek, Karolina Svobodova, Lyle J. Olson, Ondrej Ludka, Ivan Cundrle, Andrea Romigi. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0184291 Abstract: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common form of sleep disordered breathing and has been associated with major cardiovascular comorbidities. We hypothesized that the microcirculation is impaired in … Continue reading

Research Article: Is obstructive sleep apnea associated with difficult airway? Evidence from a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective and retrospective cohort studies

Date Published: October 4, 2018 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Mahesh Nagappa, David T. Wong, Crispiana Cozowicz, Satya Krishna Ramachandran, Stavros G. Memtsoudis, Frances Chung, Shahrad Taheri. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0204904 Abstract: Difficult airway management and obstructive sleep apnea may contribute to increased risk of perioperative morbidity and mortality. The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis … Continue reading

Research Article: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Alters Sleep Stage Transition Dynamics

Date Published: June 28, 2010 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Matt T. Bianchi, Sydney S. Cash, Joseph Mietus, Chung-Kang Peng, Robert Thomas, Pedro Antonio Valdes-Sosa. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0011356 Abstract: Enhanced characterization of sleep architecture, compared with routine polysomnographic metrics such as stage percentages and sleep efficiency, may improve the predictive phenotyping of fragmented sleep. One approach involves … Continue reading

Research Article: Obstructive sleep apnea in patients surviving acute hypercapnic respiratory failure is best predicted by static hyperinflation

Date Published: October 25, 2018 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Dan Adler, Elise Dupuis-Lozeron, Jean Paul Janssens, Paola M. Soccal, Frédéric Lador, Laurent Brochard, Jean-Louis Pépin, Pei-Lin Lee. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0205669 Abstract: Acute hypercapnic respiratory failure (AHRF) treated with non-invasive ventilation in the ICU is frequently caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations and obesity-hypoventilation … Continue reading

Research Article: Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea Associated with Cardiovascular and All-Cause Mortality?

Date Published: July 25, 2013 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Xiahui Ge, Fengfeng Han, Yanxi Huang, Yue Zhang, Tianyun Yang, Chong Bai, Xuejun Guo, Annette Sterr. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0069432 Abstract: Studies have reported inconsistent findings regarding the association between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and future risks of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality. We conducted a meta-analysis to … Continue reading

Research Article: Screening for obstructive sleep apnea among hospital outpatients

Date Published: May 30, 2018 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Michel Hug, Katrin Uehli, Stig Solbach, Stefanie Brighenti-Zogg, Selina Dürr, Sabrina Maier, Jörg Daniel Leuppi, David Miedinger, Thomas Penzel. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0198315 Abstract: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is common in adults. People with OSAS have a higher risk of experiencing traffic accidents and occupational injuries … Continue reading