Ryuujirou Sasanabe

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Severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a typical 'lifestyle-related disease' characterized by a high incidence of cardiovascular risk factors, such as obesity, smoking, hypertriglyceridemia, and diabetes mellitus. Patients with OSAS tend to have eating disorders as a result of efforts to overcome the intolerable sleepiness. Treatment of OSAS(More)
The oral appliance (OA) is considered to be an effective treatment modality for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). Upper airway enlargement during OA therapy is critical, and lateral cephalometry has been used for the two-dimensional evaluation of upper airway form during this therapy. However, this method cannot provide an accurate three-dimensional (3D) view(More)
An obese 23-year-old man with sleep-disordered breathing and primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) had been administered oral beraprost sodium, anticoagulant warfarin, and home oxygen therapy, at another hospital as treatment for the PPH, but he had not experienced any symptomatic improvement. The patient had a body mass index of 32.4kg/m2, and complained of(More)
Four of the 708 snorers (0.56%), referred to our sleep breathing disorders clinic for the past 2 years were diagnosed as having narcolepsy-cataplexy. Detecting HLA DRB1*1501/DQB1*0602 positive was informative for differentiating genuine narcolepsy from non-sleep apnea syndrome (non-SAS) hypersomnia in our clinic. A non-SAS obese boy, diagnosed as having(More)
We investigated the prevalence of ischemic heart disease (IHD) in sleep apnea syndrome (SAS) and the presence of coronary risk factors involved in the onset of IHD in 386 subjects with suspected SAS due to heavy snoring. The prevalence of IHD among patients with untreated SAS was found to be 23.8%, and the percentage of patients having SAS complicated with(More)
Thirty-seven patients (35 men and two women) with obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) without any known cardiovascular and lung diseases were examined by Doppler echocardiography. Eight of the 37 (21.6%) patients experienced daytime pulmonary hypertension (PH), and all of them had severe OSAHS with an apnea-hypopnea index of > 30. The study(More)
After documenting the presence of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) through polysomnographic monitoring, we performed simultaneous ambulatory recordings of electrocardiogram, oronasal airflow, and pulse oximetry on 12 OSAS patients with normal autonomic nervous function for a period of 24 hours. The power spectrum of heart rate variability was(More)
Seven patients (one man and six women) with a diagnosis of pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) were examined by polysomnography in order to clarify the relationship between sleep-related breathing disorders and PTE. In the chronic stage of PTE, sleep apnea syndrome (SAS) was recognized in two patients (a man and a woman) among the subjects. Four of the five(More)
In six patients with chronic bradydysrhythmias, polysomnographies were performed before cardiac pacemaker implantation and over the week following implantation. A patient with third-degree atrioventricular block (AVB) and two patients with sinus node dysfunction (SND) were associated with sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). Their cardiac pacemaker therapies,(More)
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