Natural evolution of sleep apnoea syndrome: a five year longitudinal study.

  title={Natural evolution of sleep apnoea syndrome: a five year longitudinal study.},
  author={Emilia Sforza and G Addati and Fabio Cirignotta and Elio Lugaresi},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  volume={7 10},
We wanted to investigate the natural evolution of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (OSAS). We therefore followed 58 patients who refused any treatment at the time of diagnosis. Of the eligible patients 32 subjects enrolled in instrumental follow-up. The effects on daytime somnolence, daytime lung function and nocturnal respiratory disturbances were retrospectively evaluated by repeating Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT), spirometry and polysomnography after a follow-up period of at least 5… CONTINUE READING
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