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Out of Center Sleep Testing in Ostensibly Healthy Middle Aged to Older Adults

Quan, S.F. and Lockyer, B.J. and Batool-Anwar, S. and Aeschbach, D. (2019) Out of Center Sleep Testing in Ostensibly Healthy Middle Aged to Older Adults. Southwest Journal of Pulmonary and Critical Care, 18, pp. 87-93. Arizona Thoracic Society. doi: 10.13175/swjpcc016-19. ISSN 2160-6773.

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Background: Out of Center Sleep Testing (OCST) is used increasingly to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). However, there are few data using OCST that quantify the amount of intrinsic apneic and hypopneic events among asymptomatic healthy persons, especially those who are elderly. This analysis reports the results of OCST in a small group of ostensibly healthy asymptomatic individuals. Methods: The study population was comprised of ostensibly healthy middle-aged to elderly volunteers for studies of circadian physiology. Before undergoing an OCST, they were found to be free of any chronic medical or psychiatry condition by history, physical and psychologic examination and by a variety of questionnaires and laboratory tests. Results: There were 24 subjects ranging in age from 55-70 years who had an OCST performed. Repeat studies were required in only 3 subjects. Over half the study population was over the age of 60 years (54.2% vs 45.8%); the majority were men (70.8%). The mean apnea hypopnea index (AHI) was 9.2 /hour with no difference between younger and older subjects. However, 11 had an AHI > 5 /hour. Five had an AHI >15 /hour and 2 had an AHI >40 /hour. Those with an AHI <15 /hour had a mean AHI of 4.4 /hour (95% CI:2.8-6.0 /hour). Conclusions: Although OCST has a low failure rate, there is a high prevalence of intrinsic obstructive apnea and hypopnea in ostensibly healthy asymptomatic persons.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/130419/
Document Type:Article
Title:Out of Center Sleep Testing in Ostensibly Healthy Middle Aged to Older Adults
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Aeschbach, D.daniel.aeschbach (at) dlrUNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:Southwest Journal of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI :10.13175/swjpcc016-19
Page Range:pp. 87-93
Publisher:Arizona Thoracic Society
Keywords:Obstructive sleep apnea, Out of center sleep testing, aging
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:air traffic management and operations
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Human factors and safety in Aeronautics (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Sleep and Human Factors Research
Deposited By: Sender, Alina
Deposited On:20 Nov 2019 12:49
Last Modified:30 Sep 2020 18:48

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