A stepped approach for prediction of obstructive sleep apnea in overtly asymptomatic obese subjects: a hospital based study.

@article{Sharma2004ASA,
  title={A stepped approach for prediction of obstructive sleep apnea in overtly asymptomatic obese subjects: a hospital based study.},
  author={Surendra K Sharma and Seira Kurian and Vinod Malik and Alladi Mohan and Amit Banga and Ravindra Mohan Pandey and Kumud Kumar Handa and Sumi Mukhopadhyay},
  journal={Sleep medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={351-7}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is high in obese subjects, many of whom may not be overtly symptomatic. Polysomnography (PSG) is a costly and time-consuming investigation. Since it is not feasible to subject all obese individuals to PSG, it is useful to define predictors of OSA among these subjects. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred and eighteen obese subjects [body mass index (BMI)> or =25 kg/m(2)] presenting to the hospital with non-sleep related complaints… CONTINUE READING