Treatment of obese patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS): effect of weight loss and interference of otorhinolaryngoiatric pathology.

@article{Pasquali1990TreatmentOO,
  title={Treatment of obese patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS): effect of weight loss and interference of otorhinolaryngoiatric pathology.},
  author={R. Pasquali and Philip Colella and Fabio Cirignotta and Susanna Mondini and Roberto Gerardi and P. Buratti and Alberto Rinaldi Ceroni and F Tartari and Mario Schiavina and Nazario Melchionda},
  journal={International journal of obesity},
  year={1990},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={207-17}
}
The role of weight loss in the therapy of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) was investigated in 23 affected patients with various degrees of obesity (body mass index range 26.6-61.0) free of cranio-facial malformations. Weight loss resulted 18.5 +/- 14.7 (s.d.) kg and was significantly correlated with baseline BMI value (r = 0.94; P less than 0.0001). Weight loss significantly reduced the number of apneas + hypopneas per hour of sleep ((A + H)I) from 66.5 +/- 23.0 to 33.0 +/- 26.2 (P less… CONTINUE READING

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