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PURPOSE Several symptoms are described in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), including excessive daytime sleepiness, depressive mood and neurocognitive dysfunction. However, few studies examined the relationship between objective physical activity, quality of life and sleep parameters. The purpose of this study was to determine sleep parameters (evaluated by(More)
PURPOSE To determine the effect of bronchodilation on airway indexes reflecting airway disease in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and to determine the minimum number of segmental and subsegmental airways required. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study was approved by the local ethical committee, and written informed consent was(More)
To date, the clinical use of unattended home-based polysomnography (PSG) is not recommended. To assess whether sleep efficiency is better at home, we have performed a prospective, crossover, single-blind study comparing unattended home- versus attended in-hospital PSG in a population referred for high clinical suspicion of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome(More)
Recently, portable sleep recording devices became an accepted alternative to polysomnography (PSG) for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) diagnosis in patients with a high pre-test probability of moderate to severe OSA but home polysomnography (H-PSG) was not recommended because there were insufficient data. The present review has analysed six prospective(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess, using complete polysomnography as the gold standard, the capability of Heasys(®), an innovative wireless bed monitoring assistance to record body movements and presence and to infer bed-exit events and body position changes at night. DESIGN Descriptive study. SETTINGS Sleep laboratory for patient's recording and home for healthy(More)
PURPOSE Home-polysomnography (HPSG) has been proposed as a cost-effective alternative for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) diagnosis. We assessed, in a feasibility study, whether telematic transmission using the Dream® and Sleepbox® technologies was associated with low HPSG failure rate. METHODS Patients referred by chest physicians for clinical suspicion of(More)
Sleep deteriorates with age. The menopause is often a turning point for women's sleep, as complaints of insomnia increase significantly thereafter. Insomnia can occur as a secondary disorder to hot flashes, mood disorders, medical conditions, psychosocial factors, underlying intrinsic sleep disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) or restless legs(More)
UNLABELLED Questionnaires play a key place in the assessment of asthma control. Different questionnaires have been developed. However, it remains largely unknown whether they can be used interchangeably. We wondered whether the panel of frequently used scores would give similar measurement of asthma control. The present study aimed to assess the agreement(More)
INTRODUCTION In stable COPD, we studied the factors determining six-minute walking distance and dyspnea at the end of the test. METHODS Patients were evaluated by tests of lung function, St Georges' respiratory questionnaire (SGRQ) and 6MWT with inspiratory capacity measurements (IC) and continuous oxymetry. RESULTS Eighty-two patients (mean FEV(1):(More)
BACKGROUND Several phenotypes are described in COPD. OBJECTIVES To assess if COPD patients with Hoover's sign (HS) belong to a particular phenotype. METHODS All consecutive COPD patients with varying degree of airflow obstruction that came for lung function testing in one university hospital were prospectively assessed, using clinical and magnetometer(More)