Sleep apnea in adult myotonic dystrophy patients who have no excessive daytime sleepiness


Kiyan E., Okumus G., Cuhadaroglu Ç. , Deymeer F.

SLEEP AND BREATHING, cilt.14, ss.19-24, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 14 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s11325-009-0270-6
  • Dergi Adı: SLEEP AND BREATHING
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.19-24

Özet

Sleep apnea is common in myotonic dystrophy (MD) and may cause respiratory failure. Most of the sleep studies have been performed in patients with excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), which is a characteristic and strong predictor of sleep apnea. Therefore, we investigated the prevalence of sleep apnea in adult MD patients who have no EDS.