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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)
[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 Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of the most serious public health problems. The increasing prevalence of CKD in developed and developing countries has led to a global epidemic. The hypothesis proposed is that patients undergoing dialysis would experience a marked negative influence on physiological variables of sleep and autonomic nervous(More)
  • Glauber Sá Brandão, Antônia Adonis, +13 authors Resumo Introdução
  • 2014
Analysis of heart rate variability in the measurement of the activity of the autonomic nervous system: technical note. Análise da variabilidade da frequência cardíaca na mensuração da atividade do sistema nervoso autônomo: nota técnica. Abstract Introduction: The analysis of heart rate variability (HRV) has been used as a resource for the measurement of(More)
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)
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