Category Archives: Respiratory Symptoms - Part 14

The Relation of Sleep Complaints to Respiratory Symptoms in a General Population – Conclusion

Moreover, when Calverley and coworkers studied 20 patients with COPD, they found that the “pink puffers,” patients with satisfactory oxygen saturations both while awake and when asleep, had more disturbed sleep than the “blue bloaters,” patients with marked oxygen desaturation, … Continue reading

The Relation of Sleep Complaints to Respiratory Symptoms in a General Population – Discussion

Table 4 demonstrates the importance of the various independent variables in the regression model. Wheezing apart from colds independently increased the risk of DIMS as did age, obesity, and female gender. Moreover, neither a diagnosis of AOD (or the individual … Continue reading

The Relation of Sleep Complaints to Respiratory Symptoms in a General Population – Results

In our first set of analyses, we examined the rates of DIMS and EDS when the subjects were grouped according to their respiratory symptoms. For purposes of comparisons among subjects, we formed three exclusive groups: subjects with no respiratory symptoms; … Continue reading

The Relation of Sleep Complaints to Respiratory Symptoms in a General Population – Methods and Materials

Data from both the eighth and ninth surveys were used to classify subjects as having AOD because the structure of the questions on the ninth survey asked only if the subjects had been treated for AOD since the previous survey. … Continue reading

The Relation of Sleep Complaints to Respiratory Symptoms in a General Population – Methods and Materials

Patients with chronic airways obstructive disease (AOD) frequently have complaints of disturbed sleep. On polysomnography, sleep in patients with AOD is characterized by an increase in the number of arousals and a reduction in total sleep time. In a previous … Continue reading

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