Vascular impairment in Alzheimer's disease: the role of obstructive sleep apnea.

  title={Vascular impairment in Alzheimer's disease: the role of obstructive sleep apnea.},
  author={Laura Buratti and Giovanna Viticchi and Lorenzo Falsetti and Claudia Cagnetti and Simona Luzzi and Marco Bartolini and Leandro Provinciali and Mauro Silvestrini},
  journal={Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD},
  volume={38 2},
Epidemiological studies have suggested a pathophysiological link between obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and Alzheimer's disease (AD). The mechanism by which sleep disturbance can affect cognitive impairment is not clear. The aim of this study was to investigate whether AD patients with OSAS have an impairment in cerebrovascular disease markers. We included 69 patients without OSAS and 93 patients with OSAS. They underwent an ultrasonographic assessment of common carotid arteries intima… CONTINUE READING
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