Effects of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome on serum aminotransferase levels in obese patients.

@article{Chin2003EffectsOO,
  title={Effects of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome on serum aminotransferase levels in obese patients.},
  author={Kazuo Chin and Takaya Nakamura and Kenichi Takahashi and Kensuke Sumi and Yoshihiro Ogawa and Hiroaki Masuzaki and Shigeo Muro and Noboru Hattori and Hisako Matsumoto and Akio Niimi and Tsutomu Chiba and Kazuwa Nakao and Michiaki Mishima and Motoharu Ohi and Takashi Nakamura},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={114 5},
  pages={370-6}
}
PURPOSE Obesity has been associated with obstructive sleep apnea and hepatic steatosis. We investigated the effects of obstructive sleep apnea and treatment with nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) on serum aminotransferase levels in obese patients. METHODS We studied 40 obese men with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. None had hepatitis B antigen or C antibody, autoimmune disease, or an excessive intake of alcohol. Serum levels of aspartate aminotransferase, alanine… CONTINUE READING
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