Nilofar J Ali

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Parents of 996 children aged 4-5 years identified consecutively from the Oxford health visitor register were asked to complete a questionnaire about breathing disorders during sleep. A total of 782 (78.5%) was returned. Ninety five (12.1%) children were reported to snore on most nights. Habitual snoring was significantly associated with daytime sleepiness,(More)
BACKGROUND Neck circumference has been suggested to be more predictive of obstructive sleep apnoea than general obesity, but the statistical validity of this conclusion has been questioned. Combining neck circumference with other signs and symptoms may allow the clinical diagnosis or exclusion of sleep apnoea to be made with reasonable confidence. This(More)
Children on the adenotonsillectomy waiting list aged 6 years or more were screened by questionnaire and overnight sleep monitoring to identify 12 with a moderate sleep and breathing disorder (SBD) group. They were matched by age and sex with 11 children who had a similar history of snoring and sleep disturbance but without an obvious sleep and breathing(More)
In 1989-90 a survey was carried out of the prevalence of snoring and related symptoms in 782 4 to 5 year old children. Two years later, in 1992, the same group of children was studied to gather information on the natural history of snoring and the related behaviour problems. A total of 507/782 (64.8%) completed questionnaires were received. Comparison of(More)
During obstructive sleep apnea, transient arousal at the resumption of breathing is coincident with a substantial rise in blood pressure. To assess the hemodynamic effect of arousal alone, 149 transient stimuli were administered to five normal subjects. Two electroencephalograms (EEG), an electrooculogram, a submental electromyogram (EMG), and beat-to-beat(More)
We have measured blood pressure continuously with a digital artery blood pressure monitor in eight patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) during 30 min each of wakefulness, OSA, OSA with added oxygen to keep saturation above 96 percent at all times (OSA+O2), and nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. Mean blood pressures were(More)
Most types of sporadic gastrointestinal (GI) polyps vastly outnumber their syndromic counterparts. In contrast, the incidence of sporadic Peutz-Jeghers polyps (PJP) is unknown. We examined all potential PJP seen at our hospital over a 22-year (y) period to assess the incidence of sporadic PJP. The pathology database of a large hospital was searched for(More)
The clinical, radiographic and microbiological data of 47 patients with Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection admitted to three Norfolk hospitals during a 20-month period between 1982 and 1983 have been reviewed. Thirty-nine presented with pneumonia and eight with non-pulmonary infection. The M. pneumoniae specific IgM test was positive in 42 of 45 patients(More)
BACKGROUND Although osteoporosis is a well known side effect of long term prednisolone, the effects of a short course are less clear. Biochemical markers of bone turnover were therefore studied in 10 men with chronic obstructive airways disease who required assessment of "steroid reversibility" (mean age 65 years, mean FEV1 1.2 1). METHOD Patients(More)
We report the relationship between periodic leg movements during sleep and recurrent rises in systemic blood pressure in a patient with narcolepsy. The mean increase in systolic blood pressure following leg movements was 23%, which is of the same order as the rises seen in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Following treatment with temazepam, the swings(More)