White matter damage and systemic inflammation in obstructive sleep apnea.

  title={White matter damage and systemic inflammation in obstructive sleep apnea.},
  author={Hsiuling Chen and Cheng-Hsien Lu and Hsin-Ching Lin and Pei-Chin Chen and Kun-Hsien Chou and Wei-ming Lin and Nai-Wen Tsai and Yu-Jih Su and Michael Friedman and Ching-Po Lin and Wei-Che Lin},
  volume={38 3},
STUDY OBJECTIVES To evaluate white matter integrity in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and to assess its relationship with systemic inflammation. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING One tertiary medical center research institute. PATIENTS OR PARTICIPANTS Twenty patients with severe OSA (apnea-hypopnea index [AHI] > 30, 18 men and 2 women) and 14 healthy volunteers (AHI < 5, 11 men and 3 women). INTERVENTIONS N/A. MEASUREMENTS AND… CONTINUE READING
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