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Epidemiology of obstructive sleep apnea: a population health perspective.
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Evidence from methodologically strong cohort studies indicates that undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea, with or without symptoms, is independently associated with increased likelihood of hypertension, cardiovascular disease, stroke, daytime sleepiness, motor vehicle accidents, and diminished quality of life.
Increased prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing in adults.
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The prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing in the United States for the periods of 1988-1994 and 2007-2010 is estimated using data from the Wisconsin Sleep Cohort Study, an ongoing community-based study with participants randomly selected from an employed population of Wisconsin adults.
Longitudinal study of moderate weight change and sleep-disordered breathing.
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The data indicate that clinical and public health programs that result in even modest weight control are likely to be effective in managing SDB and reducing new occurrence of SDB.
Prospective study of the association between sleep-disordered breathing and hypertension.
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A dose-response association between sleep-disordered breathing at base line and the presence of hypertension four years later was found that was independent of known confounding factors and suggest that sleep- disordered breathing is likely to be a risk factor for hypertension and consequent cardiovascular morbidity in the general population.
Risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea in adults.
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Recent findings from populationbased epidemiology studies on risk factors for OSA in adults are reviewed to review recent findings from large population studies in different countries during the last decade.
Population-based study of sleep-disordered breathing as a risk factor for hypertension.
TLDR
There is a dose-response relationship between sleep-disordered breathing and blood pressure, independent of known confounding factors and this relationship could account for hypertension in a substantial number of adults in the United States.
Sleep disordered breathing and mortality: eighteen-year follow-up of the Wisconsin sleep cohort.
TLDR
The findings of a significant, high mortality risk with untreated Sleep-disordered breathing, independent of age, sex, and BMI underscore the need for heightened clinical recognition and treatment of SDB, indicated by frequent episodes of apnea and hypopnea, irrespective of symptoms of sleepiness.
Sleep spindle detection: crowdsourcing and evaluating performance of experts, non-experts, and automated methods
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It is shown that crowdsourcing the scoring of sleep data is an efficient method to collect large data sets, even for difficult tasks such as spindle identification, and further refinements to spindle detection algorithms are needed for middle- to older-aged subjects.
Excess weight and sleep-disordered breathing.
TLDR
If the expanding epidemic of obesity seen in the United States continues, the prevalence of SDB will almost certainly increase, along with the proportion ofSDB attributable to obesity.
Burden of sleep apnea: rationale, design, and major findings of the Wisconsin Sleep Cohort study.
TLDR
The history and need for a population approach to understanding sleep apnea are outlined and a review of the first longitudinal population study of this disorder is provided to illustrate the population burden ofSleep apnea.
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