Prevalence and incidence of high risk for obstructive sleep apnea in World Trade Center-exposed rescue/recovery workers

@article{Webber2010PrevalenceAI,
  title={Prevalence and incidence of high risk for obstructive sleep apnea in World Trade Center-exposed rescue/recovery workers},
  author={Mayris P Webber and Roy Lee and Jackie Soo and Jackson Gustave and Charles B. Hall and Kerry Kelly and David J. Prezant},
  journal={Sleep and Breathing},
  year={2010},
  volume={15},
  pages={283-294}
}
World Trade Center (WTC)-exposed rescue/recovery workers continue to have high rates of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), chronic rhinosinusitis, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. This study examines the relationship between these WTC-related conditions and being at high risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) performs periodic health evaluations on FDNY members every 12 to 18 months. Evaluations consist of physician… CONTINUE READING

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