Reversal of sleep apnea in uremia by dialysis Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Renal Dialysis
  • Sleep Apnea Syndromes
  • Uremia

abstract

  • Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common syndrome occurring in 1% to 4% of the population. While obesity is the most common predisposition to OSA, metabolic disorders have been associated with this syndrome. We describe a patient who presented with severe OSA while in an advanced untreated uremic state, which resolved following intensive dialysis. We speculate that the sleep disturbances, which are common in uremia, may be accounted for in some patients by OSA and may resolve with specific therapy for advanced renal failure.

publication date

  • January 1987

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 3606292

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1355

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 147

number

  • 7