We found that peripapillary RNFL, CCT and IOP did not change with the severity of OSAS
. We also found no correlation between apnea severity (AHI), lowest oxygen saturation (LAST) and BMI and RNFL, CCT and IOP.
Among the available questionnaires, The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is a validated tool to assess the daytime sleepiness and can be used for the screening of the OSA
However, there was a statistically significant difference in the presence of nocturia between patients with and without OSAS
(p[less than or equal to]0.001).
Compared to women, men would report a greater variety of OSA
experience both overall and for the arousal-oriented OSAs
Although extensive attention has been paid to the relationship of OSA
with DR, no consistent conclusion has been obtained.
In a second screen, the following criteria were used to identify potentially suitable studies: (1) studies were written fully in English; (2) enrolled subjects were adults, above 18 years old; (3) OSA
patients did not have major comorbidities; (4) the study included a control group; (5) OSA
was diagnosed by polysomnography; (6) the study reported at least one of the measures of RV function and RV remodeling.
is a common disorder of repetitive pharyngeal collapse during sleep.
The aim of this study was to compare the differences in the craniofacial shape of Turkish patients with OSAS
and a non-OSAS control group.
However, this is difficult without reliable objective evidence of OSA
, as symptom-based questionnaire screening has been shown to be unreliable at predicting OSA
Among the various investigations used to diagnose OSA
, polysomnography (PSG) is considered as the most reliable method of detecting the frequency of apneic and hypopneic events during sleep.
Patients completed the self-report questionnaires twice at baseline examination after the diagnosis of OSA
and three months after CPAP therapy via telephone.