High prevalence of patients with a high risk for obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome after kidney transplantation--association with declining renal function.

@article{Molnar2007HighPO,
  title={High prevalence of patients with a high risk for obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome after kidney transplantation--association with declining renal function.},
  author={Miklos Z Molnar and Andr{\'a}s Szentkir{\'a}lyi and Anett Virag Lindner and M{\'a}ria Eszter Czira and Andr{\'a}s Gergő Szab{\'o} and Istvan Mucsi and M{\'a}rta Nov{\'a}k},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 9},
  pages={
          2686-92
        }
}
BACKGROUND Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) is much more prevalent in patients on dialysis than in the general population. Our aim was to assess for the first time the prevalence of patients with a high risk for OSAS and its clinical correlates in a large sample of kidney transplanted patients. We also wanted to compare the prevalence of the disorder between waitlisted dialysis patients (WL) and kidney transplanted patients (Tx). METHODS One thousand sixty-seven kidney transplanted… CONTINUE READING
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