Adriana Salvaggio7
Oreste Marrone6
Anna Lo Bue6
7Adriana Salvaggio
6Oreste Marrone
6Anna Lo Bue
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Workers in the transportation industry are at greater risk of an incorrect diet and sedentary behavior. The aim of our study was to characterize a population of professional bus drivers with regard to clinical and demographic variables, lipid profile, and the presence of cardiovascular risk factors. Data from 659 interstate bus drivers collected(More)
BACKGROUND The increasing prevalence of obesity in both developed and developing countries is one of the most serious public health problems and has led to a global epidemic. Obesity is one of the greatest risk factors of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which is found in 60 to 70% of obese patients mainly due to the buildup of fat tissue in the upper portion(More)
Patients with COPD may show slow, progressive deteriorations in arterial blood gases during the night, particularly during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. This is mainly due to hypoventilation, while a deterioration of ventilation/perfusion mismatch plays a minor role. The severity of gas exchanges alterations is proportional to the degree of impairment of(More)
  • Andreina Bruno, Carina Gabriela Uasuf, Giuseppe Insalaco, Rocco Barazzoni, Antonella Ballacchino, Mark Gjomarkaj +1 other
  • 2016
Preservation of nutritional status and of fat-free mass (FFM) and/or preventing of fat mass (FM) accumulation have a positive impact on well-being and prognosis in asthma patients. Physical inactivity is identified by World Health Organization as the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality. Physical activity (PA) may contribute to limit FM(More)
  • Nina Teixeira Fonseca, Jessica Julioti Urbano, Sergio Roberto Nacif, Anderson Soares Silva, Roger Andre Oliveira Peixoto, Giovanni Julioti Urbano +5 others
  • 2016
The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic review of the available evidence on sleep disorders in patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) undergoing hemodialysis (HD). [Subjects and Methods] Two independent reviewers performed a computer-assisted search of the MEDLINE, SciELO, LILACS, and BIREME Virtual Health Library medical databases from(More)
  • Ezequiel Fernandes Oliveira, Sergio R. Nacif, Nixon Alves Pereira, Nina Teixeira Fonseca, Jéssica Julioti Urbano, Eduardo Araújo Perez +5 others
  • 2015
[Purpose] This systematic review evaluated the presence of sleep-disordered breathing in patients with myasthenia gravis and clarified the role of physiotherapy. [Subjects and Methods] We followed the PRISMA declaration criteria. The evaluation was performed in accordance with the STROBE statement for observational and cross-sectional studies and the(More)
BACKGROUND Perceived Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) is impaired in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). To our knowledge, no study has analyzed the effect of OSA diagnosis communication on HRQoL. We evaluated self-perceived HRQoL in patients afferent to our sleep center, in order to examine the effect of the diagnosis disclosure on their HRQoL. METHODS(More)
A 20% increase in REM sleep duration has been proposed as a threshold to identify REM rebound in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who start continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment. We describe the case of one patient with OSA who showed an unexpectedly high degree of REM rebound during titration of CPAP. A 34-year-old man was(More)
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is characterized by recurrent episodes of partial or complete upper-airway obstruction during sleep. Although cardiac autonomic impairment is involved in the development of cardiovascular disease in OSAS, the mechanism underlying this derangement is rather unknown. It can be assessed by a recently introduced analysis(More)
BACKGROUND Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a high prevalence sleep disorder characterized by upper airway obstruction during sleep, nocturnal intermittent hypoxemia, poor sleep quality, risk for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. The adherence to CPAP is the key for an effective management of these patients.The aim of the study was to assess the(More)