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Association Between Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Brain White Matter Hyperintensities in a Population-Based Cohort in Germany

Helena U. Zacharias, PhD1,2,3; Antoine Weihs, MSc1; Mohamad Habes, PhD4,5; et al
JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4(10):e2128225. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.28225

In this cohort study of 529 participants of the Study of Health in Pomerania-Trend baseline, a statistically significant association was found between increased OSA and increased brain WMHs.

Sleep apnoea is a risk factor for severe COVID-19

Satu Strausz1,2,3, Tuomo Kiiskinen1,4, Martin Broberg1, Sanni Ruotsalainen1, Jukka Koskela1,5, Adel Bachour6, FinnGen, Aarno Palotie1,5,7, Tuula Palotie2,3, Samuli Ripatti1,5,8 and Hanna M. Ollila1,5,9
Correspondence to Dr Hanna M. Ollila; [email protected]

Risk for contracting COVID-19 was the same for patients with OSA and those without OSA. In contrast, among COVID-19 positive patients, OSA was associated with higher risk for hospitalisation. Our findings are in line with earlier works and suggest OSA as an independent risk factor for severe COVID-19.

Physical activity, sedentary behavior, and incidence of obstructive sleep apnea in three prospective US cohorts

Yue LiuLin YangMeir J. StampferSusan RedlineShelley S. TworogerTianyi Huang

A new study confirms that more physical activity and less time in front of the television may reduce the risk of developing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The study, conducted by the European Lung Foundation,  is the first to investigate the link of increased OSA with reduced physical activity and increased sedentary behaviour.

The association between high risk of sleep apnea, comorbidities,
and risk of COVID-19: a population-based international harmonized study

Received: 27 February 2021 / Revised: 31 March 2021 /Accepted: 2 April 2021
# The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021

Treating sleep apnea may reduce dementia risk



Neurocognitive impairment in obstructive sleep apnea.

Lal C, Strange C, Bachman D.

Chest. 2012 Jun;141(6):1601-1610. doi: 10.1378/chest.11-2214. Review.

PMID: 22670023

Cognition and daytime functioning in sleep-related breathing disorders.

Jackson ML, Howard ME, Barnes M.

Prog Brain Res. 2011;190:53-68. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-53817-8.00003-7. Review.

PMID: 21531244

Incident Type 2 Diabetes in OSA and Effect of CPAP Treatment: A Retrospective Clinic Cohort Study.

Xu PH, Hui CKM, Lui MMS, Lam DCL, Fong DYT, Ip MSM.

Chest. 2019 May 22. pii: S0012-3692(19)31119-5. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2019.04.130. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 31128116

Sleep Quality After Modified Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty: Results From the SKUP3 Randomized Controlled Trial.

Joar S, Danielle F, Johan B, Arne L, Roberta N, Nanna B.

Sleep. 2018 Jan 1;41(1). doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsx180.

PMID: 29099950

SKUP(3) RCT; continuous study: Changes in sleepiness and quality of life after modified UPPP.

Browaldh N, Bring J, Friberg D.

Laryngoscope. 2016 Jun;126(6):1484-91. doi: 10.1002/lary.25642. Epub 2015 Sep 25.

PMID: 26404729

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome

Author: M.R. Mannarino, F. Di Filippo, M. Pirro (June 26 2012).
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine.
Codes: PII: S0953-6205(12)00152-5. doi:10.1016/j.ejim.2012.05.013.

Sleep Apnea: What Is Sleep Apnea?

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2009-05. Retrieved 2012-07-30.
Source: NHLBI: Health Information for the Public.

Effect of sleep apnea on cognition and mood

Author: Baruch El-Ad and Peretz Lavie
Source: International Review of Psychiatry. Vol. 17, No. 4, 2005, Pages 277-282, doi:10.1080/09540260500104508.

Randomized controlled trial of variable-pressure versus fixed-pressure continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment for patients with obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS)

Author: Vennelle M, White S, Riha RL, Mackay TW, Engleman HM, Douglas NJ (February 2010)
Source: Sleep 33 (2): 267–71.
Codes: PMC 2817914. PMID 20175411.

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