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Comorbidities Associated with Obstructive Sleep Apnea: a Retrospective Study

Overview of attention for article published in International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology, March 2016
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Title
Comorbidities Associated with Obstructive Sleep Apnea: a Retrospective Study
Published in
International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology, March 2016
DOI 10.1055/s-0036-1579546
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José Antonio Pinto, Davi Knoll Ribeiro, Andre Freitas da Silva Cavallini, Caue Duarte, Gabriel Santos Freitas

Abstract

Introduction Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is characterized by partial or complete recurrent upper airway obstruction during sleep. OSA brings many adverse consequences, such as hypertension, obesity, diabetes mellitus, cardiac and encephalic alterations, behavioral, among others, resulting in a significant source of public health care by generating a high financial and social impact. The importance of this assessment proves to be useful, because the incidence of patients with comorbidities associated with AOS has been increasing consistently and presents significant influence in natural disease history. Objective The objective of this study is to assess major comorbidities associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and prevalence in a group of patients diagnosed clinically and polysomnographically with OSA. Methods This is a retrospective study of 100 charts from patients previously diagnosed with OSA in our service between October 2010 and January 2013. Results We evaluated 100 patients with OSA (84 men and 16 women) with a mean age of 50.05 years (range 19-75 years). The prevalence of comorbidities were hypertension (39%), obesity (34%), depression (19%), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) (18%), diabetes mellitus (15%), hypercholesterolemia (10%), asthma (4%), and no comorbidities (33%). Comorbidities occurred in 56.2% patients diagnosed with mild OSA, 67.6% with moderate OSA, and 70% of patients with severe OSA. Conclusion According to the current literature data and the values obtained in our paper, we can correlate through expressive values obesity with OSA and their apnea hypopnea index (AHI) values. However, despite significant prevalence of OSA with other comorbidities, our study could not render expressive significance values able to justify their correlations.

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Country Count As %
Brazil 2 1%
Unknown 162 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 23 14%
Researcher 22 13%
Student > Bachelor 20 12%
Other 12 7%
Student > Postgraduate 9 5%
Other 37 23%
Unknown 41 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 65 40%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 8%
Psychology 5 3%
Neuroscience 5 3%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 2%
Other 23 14%
Unknown 50 30%
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