Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) causes burden to the sufferer, the healthcare system, and society. Most studies have focused on cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) after a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS); however, the overall morbidity prior to an SDB diagnosis has not been evaluated. The aim of this study was to identify morbidity prior to a SDB diagnosis to identify patients at risk for having/developing SDB.
Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 2013, Vol 9, Issue 2, p. 103-8
Adult; Age Distribution; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Cardiovascular Diseases; Case-Control Studies; Comorbidity; Confidence Intervals; Denmark; Early Diagnosis; Female; Humans; Incidence; Male; Middle Aged; Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome; Odds Ratio; Polysomnography; Prognosis; Registries; Risk Assessment; Severity of Illness Index; Sex Distribution; Sleep Apnea Syndromes; Sleep Apnea, Obstructive; Survival Rate; Time Factors; Young Adult; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't