Sleep-disordered breathing and nocturnal hypoxemia in young adults with sickle cell disease.

@article{Whitesell2016SleepdisorderedBA,
  title={Sleep-disordered breathing and nocturnal hypoxemia in young adults with sickle cell disease.},
  author={Peter L. Whitesell and Oluwakemi Owoyemi and Patricia Oneal and Mehdi S Nouraie and E. S. Klings and Angela Rock and Thomas Alan Mellman and T Berihun and J Lavella and Robert Emory Taylor and Susan P. Perrine},
  journal={Sleep medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={22},
  pages={47-49}
}
Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is reported in up to 69% of adolescents and children with sickle cell disease (SCD) [1], but data regarding the prevalence of SDB in adults with SCD are limited. In order to obtain a preliminary assessment of the frequency and degree of sleep-related hypoxemia and potential associations with cardiovascular function in adults with SCD, we conducted overnight sleep studies, 6-min walk tests, echocardiograms, and hematologic and chemistry panels, calculated the… CONTINUE READING
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