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Associations of Moderate to Severe Asthma with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

 Min Kwang Byun  ;  Seon Cheol Park  ;  Yoon Soo Chang  ;  Young Sam Kim  ;  Se Kyu Kim  ;  Hyung Jung Kim  ;  Joon Chang  ;  Chul Min Ahn  ;  Moo Suk Park 
 YONSEI MEDICAL JOURNAL, Vol.54(4) : 942-948, 2013 
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Aged ; Asthma/complications ; Asthma/epidemiology ; Asthma/etiology* ; Comorbidity ; Cross-Sectional Studies ; Female ; Humans ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Polysomnography/instrumentation ; Severity of Illness Index ; Sleep Apnea Syndromes/epidemiology ; Sleep Apnea Syndromes/etiology ; Sleep Apnea, Obstructive/complications ; Sleep Apnea, Obstructive/epidemiology ; Sleep Apnea, Obstructive/physiopathology*
Apnea-hypopnea index ; ApneaLink ; asthma ; obstructive sleep apnea ; sleep-disordered breathing
PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate the correlation between associating factors of moderate to severe asthma with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and sixty-seven patients who visited the pulmonary and sleep clinic in Severance Hospital presenting with symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing were evaluated. All subjects were screened with ApneaLink. Thirty-two subjects with a high likelihood of having OSA were assessed with full polysomnography (PSG). RESULTS: The mean age was 58.8±12.0 years and 58.7% of subjects were male. The mean ApneaLink apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) was 12.7±13.0/hr. The mean ApneaLink AHI for the 32 selected high risk patients of OSA was 22.3±13.2/hr, which was lower than the sleep laboratory-based PSG AHI of 39.1±20.5/hr. When OSA was defined at an ApneaLink AHI≥5/hr, the positive correlating factors for OSA were age, male gender, and moderate to severe asthma. CONCLUSION: Moderate to severe asthma showed strong correlation with OSA when defined at an ApneaLink AHI≥5/hr.
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Kim, Se Kyu(김세규)
Kim, Young Sam(김영삼) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9656-8482
Kim, Hyung Jung(김형중) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2498-0683
Park, Moo Suk(박무석) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0820-7615
Park, Seon Cheol(박선철)
Byun, Min Kwang(변민광) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1525-1745
Ahn, Chul Min(안철민)
Chang, Yoon Soo(장윤수) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3340-4223
Chang, Joon(장준) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4542-6841
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