[Sleep apnea in myasthenia gravis].

  title={[Sleep apnea in myasthenia gravis].},
  author={Robert Stepansky and Giovanna Weber and Josef Zeitlhofer},
  journal={Wiener medizinische Wochenschrift},
  volume={146 9-10},
19 middle-aged patients with myasthenia gravis (MG) and 10 age-matched controls underwent overnight polysomnography and neuropsychological testing, in order to assess the frequency, degree, type and risk factors of sleep apneas in MG and to show their influence on sleep profile and neuropsychological variables. We observed in 60% of the myasthenics, low grade central type of sleep apneas and hypopneas with resulting oxygen desaturations, occasionally occurring during REM-sleep without influence… CONTINUE READING