Polysomnography before and after weight loss in obese patients with severe sleep apnea

  title={Polysomnography before and after weight loss in obese patients with severe sleep apnea},
  author={J B Dixon and Linda M. Schachter and Paul E O'Brien},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
OBJECTIVE:While obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is strongly related to obesity, few studies have examined polysomnographic (PSG) changes with major weight loss. We examined the effect of weight loss following laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) on the PSG changes in patients with severe OSA. In addition, we studied daytime sleepiness, the metabolic syndrome and quality of life (QOL).METHODS:A prospective study was conducted of 25 severely obese patients (17 men, eight women) with… CONTINUE READING


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