Vitamin D Deficiency in Patients Referred for Evaluation of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

  title={Vitamin D Deficiency in Patients Referred for Evaluation of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.},
  author={Banu Musaffa Salepçi and Benan Çağlayan and Payam Nahid and Elif Torun Parmaksiz and Nesrin Kiral and Ali Kemal Fidan and Sevda Sener Comert and Coşkun Doğan and Gulten Aktin Gungor},
  journal={Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine},
  volume={13 4},
STUDY OBJECTIVES A recent study reported an association between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and low vitamin D levels. In this study, we measured vitamin D levels in patients referred for evaluation of suspected OSA and sought to identify associated risk factors for vitamin D deficiency. Our objective was to determine whether evaluations of patients with suspected OSA should include routine screening for vitamin D deficiency. METHODS Using a cross-sectional study design, we measured vitamin… CONTINUE READING
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