Assessment of the sleep parameters in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome with a history of traffic accident
Özlem Abakay 1 * , Hadice Selimoğlu Şen, Mahşuk Taylan, Cengizhan Sezgi, Mehmet Halis Tanrıverdi, Abdullah Çetin Tanrıkulu, Abdurrahman Abakay, Gökhan Kırbaş
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1 Dicle Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Göğüs Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Diyarbakır, Turkey* Corresponding Author


Objective: In this study, traffic accident with a history of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) in patients with polysomnographic parameters was investigated.
Methods: A total of 77 OSAS patients were included in the study. All-night polysomnographic recordings ob­tained from patients with enuresis parameters and the presence of traffic accidents recorded in standard form.
Results: The mean age of patients was 45.15 ± 11.53 years. 53% of the patients were male and 47% female. The mean apnea hypopnea index (AHI) in patients was 13.54 events/h. History of traffic accidents was found in 12% patients. Apnea hypopnea index, supine AHI, arous­al index and oxygen desaturation index were found sig­nificantly different parameters between history of traffic accidents group and non-history of traffic accidents group (p <0.05).
Conclusion: In this study, patients with OSAS severity of the disease with a history of traffic accidents were associ­ated the relationship between the parameters. This rela­tionship with the severity of the disease might be due to the negative effects on attention.


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Article Type: Research Article

J Clin Exp Invest, 2013, Volume 4, Issue 2, 204-207

Publication date: 13 Jun 2013

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