The Occurrence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Its Complications in Obese Individuals

Venkatesh Rajkumar, S (2009) The Occurrence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Its Complications in Obese Individuals. Masters thesis, Madras Medical College, Chennai.


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SUMMARY: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome is known to occur in about 30% of obese individuals and is also known to be associated with a number of complications. This study was undertaken as there are only limited data regarding the prevalence of this condition and the complications associated with it. A total of 60 obese individuals with excessive daytime somnolence as ascertained by an Epworth score greater than 11 were studied and a eight hour overnight polysomnographic recording was done and among the individuals who turned positive for OSAHS, various complications were assessed for their presence. The occurrence of OSAHS was found to be about 33.33%. The prevalence of various complications were, systemic hypertension: 40%, Pulmonary hypertension: 15%, CAD: 30%, Ventricular dysfunction: 25%, Diabetes mellitus: 25%, elevated PCV: 25%. CONCLUSION: 1. The occurrence of OSAHS in obese individuals with excessive daytime somnolence is 33.33%. 2. The prevalence increases with age. 3. Both the sexes are equally susceptible. 4. Snoring is a common symptom and is present in 75% of individuals with OSAHS. 5. Systemic hypertension, pulmonary hypertension, coronary artery disease, Left ventricular dysfunction, Diabetes and high PCV are all associated with OSAHS. 6. The prevalence of the above mentioned complications is comparable with other studies done so far.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Occurrence ; Obstructive Sleep Apnea ; Complications ; Obese Individuals.
Subjects: MEDICAL > General Medicine
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2018 05:33
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2018 02:55

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