Clinical significance of daytime plasma orexin-A-like immunoreactivity concentrations in patients with obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome.

BACKGROUND Polysomnography (PSG) tests are very complicated and time consuming, despite their clinical benefits in the diagnosis of patients with obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). A plasma marker would be desirable to select patients suspected of OSAHS for further PSG studies. We have recently reported that orexin-A concentrations in plasma… (More)