TITLE

Measuring quality of life in patients with sleep apnoea: whose life is it anyway?

AUTHOR(S)
Flemons, W. W.
PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
Thorax;Jun2004, Vol. 59 Issue 6, p457
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
Patients suspected of suffering from sleep apnea present to primary care physicians with several typical symptoms including habitual snoring, waking feeling unrefreshed, daytime sleepiness, or fatigue. The disorder is increasingly being recognized in patients who are hypertensive, obese, or who have unexplained respiratory failure. Randomized placebo controlled trials have proved that sleep apnea has an adverse impact on mood, quality of life, functional status, and vigilance, and that treatment with continuous positive airway pressure results in statistically significant improvements.
ACCESSION #
13599824

 

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