Obstructive sleep apnea is common in patients with interstitial lung disease

Pihtili A., Bingol Z., Kiyan E., Cuhadaroglu Ç. , Issever H., Gulbaran Z.

SLEEP AND BREATHING, vol.17, no.4, pp.1281-1288, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11325-013-0834-3
  • Title of Journal : SLEEP AND BREATHING
  • Page Numbers: pp.1281-1288
  • Keywords: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, Interstitial lung disease, Obstructive sleep apnea, Scleroderma, Sarcoidosis, OXYGEN DESATURATION, CAPACITY, OBESITY, VOLUME


The incidence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in interstitial lung disease (ILD) has been reported at different frequencies in several studies. The aims of our study were to evaluate the frequency of OSA in ILD and to analyze the relationship between polysomnography (PSG) findings and pulmonary function, disease severity, parenchymal involvement, and Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) scores.