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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 235-239

Evaluation of sleep-disordered breathing by level 1 polysomnography in a tertiary care hospital

Department of Respiratory Medicine, J.N. Medical College, KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research, Belagavi, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Anusha Chittapur Madhusoodan
Department of Respiratory Medicine, J.N.Medical College, KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research, Belagavi - 590 010, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/kleuhsj.kleuhsj_14_20

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Background: Sleep Disordered Breathing has become one of the primary causes of mortality in especially obese individuals owing to the modern lifestyle Material and methods: 60 patients coming to outpatient clinic of a tertiary care hospital with Epworth sleepiness scale between 8 to 24 representing increasing levels Results: There were 60 (34 males and 26 females) subjects with mean age 56.45±12.51years and BMI 28.7±3.1. 16, 9, 22 subjects had mild, moderate Conclusions: OSA predominantly affects middle aged men who are overweight with many having high neck circumference. Severe OSA patients had longer.

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