Bronchial hyperreactivity and airway wall thickening in obstructive sleep apnea patients


Sariman N., Levent E., Cubuk R., Yurtlu S., Aksungar F.

SLEEP AND BREATHING, cilt.15, ss.341-350, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 15 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s11325-010-0387-7
  • Dergi Adı: SLEEP AND BREATHING
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.341-350

Özet

Hypoxia/reoxygenation episodes in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) results in the alteration of the oxidative balance, leading to the development of inflammation. Airway wall thickening and inflammatory changes are suggested as a primary cause of the airway hyperresponsiveness in asthmatics. Bronchial hyperreactivity (BH) may also occur in patients with OSA. We investigated the presence of BH and airway wall thickness in OSA and correlations with inflammatory markers.