1 Section of Neurology, Psychiatry and Sensory Sciences, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Københavns Universitet2 Department of Clinical Medicine, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Københavns Universitet3 unknown4 Department of Clinical Medicine, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Københavns Universitet
A Controlled National Study
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