PATIENTS PROFILE AT THE SLEEP APNEA OUTPATIENT CLINIC AT A UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

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https://doi.org/10.20398/jscr.v11i1.20679

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Snoring, sleep apnea, polysomnography.

Abstract

Introduction: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is characterized by recurrent collapses of the pharyngeal region during sleep, resulting in a substantial reduction in airflow (apnea and hypopnea), despite respiratory efforts. Objective: To report the profile of patients referred to the Sleep Apnea Outpatient Clinic of Hospital Universitário Onofre Lopes (HUOL), emphasizing on the main risk factors associated with OSAS. Methodology: It is retrospective study, cross-sectional, in which data obtained by reviewing medical records of patients seen at the sleep apnea outpatient clinic between 2017 and 2019 were used. Results: Medical records of 43 patients were evaluated, being (62, 8%) male and (37.2%) female. All patients underwent previous screening before polysomnography, being divided into three groups: Group I - with mild OSAS: 8 patients (18.6%); Group II - with moderate OSAS: 18 patients (41.8%); Group III - with severe OSAS: 17 patients (39.5%). Conclusion: Sleep apnea syndrome is commonly correlated with metabolic syndrome.

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22-05-2020

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DAMASCENO INÁCIO, N. T.; SILVA, J. P. G. da; FERREIRA, L. M. de B. M.; FERNANDES, A. A. . PATIENTS PROFILE AT THE SLEEP APNEA OUTPATIENT CLINIC AT A UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL. JOURNAL OF SURGICAL AND CLINICAL RESEARCH, [S. l.], v. 11, n. 1, p. 23–30, 2020. DOI: 10.20398/jscr.v11i1.20679. Disponível em: https://periodicos.ufrn.br/jscr/article/view/20679. Acesso em: 29 nov. 2022.

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ORIGINAL ARTICLE