Nocturnal intermittent hypoxia as an associated risk factor for microalbuminuria in Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

@article{Furukawa2013NocturnalIH,
  title={Nocturnal intermittent hypoxia as an associated risk factor for microalbuminuria in Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.},
  author={Shinya Furukawa and Isao Saito and Shin Yamamoto and Teruki Miyake and Teruhisa Ueda and Tetsuji Niiya and Masamoto Torisu and Teru Kumagi and Takenori Sakai and Hisaka Minami and Hiroaki Miyaoka and Susumu Sakurai and Bunzo Matsuura and Morikazu Onji and Takeshi Tanigawa},
  journal={European journal of endocrinology},
  year={2013},
  volume={169 2},
  pages={239-46}
}
OBJECTIVE We estimated the prevalence of nocturnal intermittent hypoxia, a surrogate marker of obstructive sleep apnoea, among type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients and examined the association between nocturnal intermittent hypoxia and microvascular diseases. DESIGN AND METHODS We recruited 513 Japanese patients (292 men and 221 women) with T2DM. Nocturnal intermittent hypoxia was diagnosed using the 3% oxygen desaturation index, with less than five events per hour corresponding to normal… CONTINUE READING
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