Sleep Apnea Articles

Whenever possible, I link to full text articles. However, many of these are only available as abstracts, unless you wish to pay for access or have a University login. I put * next to articles I find particularly useful for me. Additionally, some articles appear under more than one heading, since they apply to more than one condition (in particular Diabetes and PCOS).

Sleep Apnea…

  • Young, Terry, et. all. “Epidemiology of Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Population Health Perspective.” American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine Vol. 165 (2002) 1217-1239. (Abstract)

… and Autonomic Nervous System Dysfunction

  • Ito, R., et. all. “Successful treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome improves autonomic nervous system dysfunction.” Clinical and Experimental Hypertension Vol. 27, Issue 2-3 (Feb. 2005) 259-267. (Abstract)

…and  Diabetes

  • Punjabi, Naresh M., et. all. “Sleep-Disordered Breathing, Glucose Intolerance, and Insulin Resistance.” American Journal of Epidemiology Vol. 160, Number 6 (2004): 521-530. (Abstract, Full Text)
  • Reichmuth, Kevin J, et. all. “Association of Sleep Apnea and Type II Diabetes: A Population-based Study.” American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine Vol. 172 (2005): 1590-1595. (Abstract, Full Text)
  • Theorel-Haglow, J., et. all. “Obstructive sleep apnoea is associated with decreased insulin sensitivity in females.” European Respiratory Journal Vol. 31 (9 January 2008): 1054-1060. (Abstract, Full Text)

…and GERD

  • Demeter, Pal, and Akos Pap. “The relationship between gastroesophageal reflux disease and obstructive sleep apnea.” Journal of Gastroenterology Vol. 39, Number 9 (September 2004): 815-820. (Abstract, First Page)
  • Laino, Charlene. “Preliminary Results Link GERD to Sleep Apnea.” Medscape 20 October 2003. 21 April 2010. (Full Text)
  • Morse, Chad A., et. all. “Is there a realtionship between obstructive sleep apnea and gastroesophageal reflux disease?” Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology Vol. 2, Issue 9 (September 2004) 761-768. (Abstract)
  • “Sleep Apnea Associated with STomach Acid Backflow into Throat.” Medical News Today 19 Sept. 2004. 21 April 2010. (Full Text)
  • Zanation, Adam M., Senior, Brent A. “The relationship between extraesophageal reflux (EER) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)” Sleep Medicine Reviews Vol. 9, Issue 6 (Dec. 2005) 453-458. (Abstract)

…and Heart Arrhythmia

  • Gillis, AM et. al. “Changes in the QT interval during obstructive sleep apnea.” Sleep Vol.14, Issue 4 (Aug. 1991): 346-350. (Abstract)
  • Guilleminault, C., et all. ” Cardiac Arrhythmia and conduction disturbances during sleep in 400 patients with sleep apnea syndrome.” American Journal of Cardiology Vol. 52, Issue 5 (Sep. 1983) 490-494. (Abstract)
  • Harbison, J., et. all. “Cardiac Rhythm Disturbances in the Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome: Effects of Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy.” Chest Vol. 118, Number 3 (Sep. 2000) 591-595. (Abstract, Full Text)
  • Jancin, Bruce. “Screen all sleep apnea patients for long QT syndrome: sudden death risk.” Clinical Psychiatry News Aug. 2003. 20 April 2010. (Full Text)
  • Roche, F., et. all. “Continuous positive airway pressure treatment improves the QT rate dependence adaptation of obstructive sleep apnea patients.” Pacing Clin. Electrophysiol. Vol. 28, Issue 8 (Aug. 2005): 819-825. (Abstract)
  • “Sleep Apnea Patients At Higher Risk For Deadly Heart Disease; Arrhythmia Found To Increase During REM.” ScienceDaily 17 Nov. 2006.  20 April 2010. (Full Text)
  • Smith, Thomas A., et. all. “Sleep apnea and Q-T interval prolongation — a particularly lethal combination.” American Heart Journal Vol. 97, Issue 4 (April1979): 505-508. (Abstract) (also addresses SIDS)

…and  Ischemic (and other) Strokes

  • Dziewas, R. et all. “Increased prevalence of sleep apnea in patients with recurring ischemic stroke compared with first stroke victims.” Journal of Neurology. Vol. 252 (Nov. 2005): 1394-1398. (Abstract, First Page)
  • Enduri, S., et. all. “Prevalance of Sleep Apnea in Acute Ischemic Stroke and TIAs.” Annals of Emergency Medicine Vol. 51, Issue 4 (April 2008). (Partial Abstract)
  • Kelly, Janis C. “Mild to Moderate Sleep Apnea Increases Stroke Risk.” Medscape 15 April 2010. 21 April 2010. (Full Text)*
  • Tosun, A., et. all. “Obstructive sleep apnea in ischemic stroke patients.” Clinics 2008; 63(5): 625-630. (Abstract)
  • Wessendorf, Thomas E., et. all. “Fibrinogen Levels and Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Ischemic Stroke.” American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine Vol. 162, Number 6 (December 2000). (Abstract, Full Text)

…and PCOS

  • Punjabi, Naresh M., et. all. “Sleep-Disordered Breathing, Glucose Intolerance, and Insulin Resistance.” American Journal of Epidemiology Vol. 160, Number 6 (2004): 521-530. (Abstract, Full Text)
  • Theorel-Haglow, J., et. all. “Obstructive sleep apnoea is associated with decreased insulin sensitivity in females.” European Respiratory Journal Vol. 31 (9 January 2008): 1054-1060. (Abstract, Full Text)
  • Vgontzas, Alexandros, et. all. “Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Is Associated with Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Daytime Sleepiness: Role of Insulin Resistance.” The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism Vol. 86 (2001):  2517-2520. (Abstract, Full Text)*

… in Children

  • Richards, Warren and Ronald M Ferdman. “Prolonged Morbidity Due to Delays in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children.” Clinical Pediatrics Vol. 39, Number 2 (2000): 103-108. (Abstract)

…Runs in Families

  • el Bayad, S., et. all. “A family study of sleep apnea. Anatomic and physiologic interactions.” Chest Vol. 98, Issue 3 (Sep. 1990) 554-559. (Abstract)
  • Guillemanault, Christian, et. all. “Familial aggregates in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.” Chest Vol. 107, Issue 6 (June 1995) 1545-1551. (Abstract)
  • Mathur, Rajat, et. all. “Family Studies in Patients with the Sleep Apnea-Hypopnea Syndrome.” Annals of Internal Medicine Vol. 122, Number 3 (Feb. 1995) 174-178. (Abstract, Full Text)
  • Patel, S.R., et. all. “Heritability of upper airway dimensions derived using acoustic pharyngometry.” European Respiratory Journal Vol 32 (2008) 1304-1208. (Abstract)
  • Redline, S. et. all. “Ventilatory-control Abnormalities in Familial Sleep Apnea.” American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine Vol. 156, Number 1 (July 1997): 155-160. (Abstract)
  • Redline, S., et. all. “The familial aggregation of obstructive sleep apnea.” American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine Vol. 151, Number 3 (3 Nov. 1995) 682-687. (Abstract)
  • Schwab, Richard J., et. all. “Family Aggregation of Upper Airway Soft Tissue Structures in Normal Subjects and Patients with Sleep Apnea.” American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine Vol 173 (2006) 453-463. (Abstract)
  • Strohl, K.P., et. all. “Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Family Members.” New England Journal of Medicine Vol. 299, Number 18 (2 November 1978): 969-973. (Abstract)
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