TITLE

LUNG ALERT: Rhinitis and the severity of OSA

AUTHOR(S)
Michael, P.
PUB. DATE
August 2004
SOURCE
Thorax;Aug2004, Vol. 59 Issue 8, p661
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
There is controversy regarding whether nasal congestion is a risk factor for the obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS). Non-allergic Rhinitis with Eosinophilia (NARES) is a rare form of rhinitis, presenting with typical symptoms of perennial disease in the presence of eosinophilic nasal inflammation but negative tests of atopy. This research paper aimed to assess whether OSAS was more severe in patients with NARES than controls without nasal inflammation, matched for age and BMI. OSAS was confirmed by polysomnography.
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14197042

 

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