Sleep-disordered breathing following acute stroke.

  title={Sleep-disordered breathing following acute stroke.},
  author={Joseph Harbison and Gary A. Ford and Oliver F. W. James and Grant Gibson},
  journal={QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians},
  volume={95 11},
BACKGROUND The reported prevalence of sleep apnoea following stroke varies between 44% and 72%, but its course and relations are unclear. AIM To determine the prevalence and course of sleep-disordered breathing in acute stroke in-patients, and its relation to age, stroke subtype, pre-stroke handicap and post-stroke outcome. DESIGN Prospective uncontrolled observational study. METHODS Paired respiratory sleep studies were performed at week 2 and week 6-9 following stroke. Pre- and post… CONTINUE READING
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