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BACKGROUND Although incident snoring is common in pregnant women and has been proposed as a potential risk factor for adverse maternal-fetal outcomes, the development of sleep-disordered breathing during pregnancy has not been prospectively described. METHODS Using the Apnea Symptom Score from the Multivariable Apnea Prediction Index and the Epworth(More)
Excluding the presence of obstructive sleep apnea in commercial drivers is valuable, as the syndrome may increase their risk of sleepiness-related accidents. Using polysomnography as the criterion standard, we prospectively compared accuracies of five strategies in excluding the presence of severe sleep apnea and, secondarily, any sleep apnea among 406(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of sleep-related breathing disorder (SRBD) and insomnia symptoms increases considerably with advancing age, but little is known about their cooccurrence and their effects on daytime functioning when present together. METHODS Older adults with (cases, n = 99) and without (controls, n = 100) symptoms of insomnia underwent 2 nights(More)
Sleep apnea among commercial drivers may increase the risk of fall-asleep crashes, which incur large expenses. Drivers of passenger cars whose apnea is treated experience lower crash risk. Among community-based holders of commercial driver's licenses, we considered three methods for identifying sleep apnea syndrome: (1) in-lab polysomnography; (2) selective(More)
BACKGROUND Sleep problems are common in lung cancer survivors, yet little is known about the prevalence, determinants, and effects on quality of life (QoL) of these sleep problems in long-term lung cancer survivors. METHODS A case-control study design comparing 76 elderly lung cancer survivors (LCS, >5 years post diagnosis with mean survival time of 8(More)
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