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Published on Sep 1, 1993in Sleep 5.13
Ian Wilcox23
Estimated H-index: 23
(Royal Prince Alfred Hospital),
Ronald R. Grunstein60
Estimated H-index: 60
(Royal Prince Alfred Hospital)
+ 5 AuthorsColin E. Sullivan18
Estimated H-index: 18
(Royal Prince Alfred Hospital)
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Published on Sep 1, 1993in International Journal of Obesity 5.16
R. Grunstein1
Estimated H-index: 1
I. Wilcox1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 2 AuthorsJ. Hedner1
Estimated H-index: 1
The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between sleep apnoea, measures of obesity and blood pressure. The study was cross-sectional in design, involving 1464 consecutive men undergoing sleep studies at two non-hospital sleep laboratories. Detailed sleep studies, body mass index (BMI), neck, hip and waist circumferences and morning and evening blood pressures were measured in each patient. Twenty-eight per cent of patients were obese (BMI > 30 kg/m2) and 47% were overweight (B...
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Published on Aug 1, 1998in Thorax 9.65
Erich W. Russi48
Estimated H-index: 48
(University of Zurich)
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Pulmonary barotrauma (PBT) of ascent is a feared complication in compressed air diving. Although certain respiratory conditions are thought to increase the risk of suffering PBT and thus should preclude diving, in most cases of PBT, risk factors are described as not being present. The purpose of our study was to evaluate factors that possibly cause PBT. DESIGN: We analyzed 15 consecutive cases of PBT with respect to dive factors, clinical and radiologic features, and lung funct...
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Published on Jul 1, 2003in Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology 1.79
Naresh M. Punjabi49
Estimated H-index: 49
(Johns Hopkins University),
Murtuza M. Ahmed1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Johns Hopkins University)
+ 2 AuthorsChristopher P. O'Donnell37
Estimated H-index: 37
(Johns Hopkins University)
Abstract Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is a common condition with prevalence estimates of 2–4% in the general population. Epidemiological data suggest that SDB is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Glucose intolerance and insulin resistance are also well-recognized risk factors for the development of cardiovascular disease. A number of recent clinic-based studies suggest that, independent of obesity, SDB may adversely affect glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity. The p...
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Published on Mar 1, 2000in Cytokine 3.51
Gunther Hartmann64
Estimated H-index: 64
(Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich),
Matthias H. Tschöp76
Estimated H-index: 76
(Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)
+ 6 AuthorsMarcel Toepfer9
Estimated H-index: 9
Abstract Hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction is associated with but may not be sufficient for the development of high-altitude pulmonary oedema (HAPO). Hypoxia is known to induce an inflammatory response in immune cells and endothelial cells. It has been speculated that hypoxia-induced inflammatory cytokines at high altitude may contribute to the development of HAPO by causing capillary leakage in the lung. We were interested if such an inflammatory response, possibly involved in a later developm...
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Published on Jan 1, 2005in Obesity Research
Robert Wolk30
Estimated H-index: 30
(Mayo Clinic),
Anna Svatikova17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Mayo Clinic)
+ 4 AuthorsVirend K. Somers95
Estimated H-index: 95
(Mayo Clinic)
Objective: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with obesity, sympathetic activation, systemic inflammation, and cardiovascular morbidity. Obesity, β-adrenergic agonists, and inflammation are linked to decreased expression and/or secretion of an adipose tissue-derived antiatherogenic hormone, adiponectin. The purpose of the study was to investigate whether OSA affected plasma levels of adiponectin, which might help explain OSA-associated cardiovascular morbidity. Research Methods and Proc...
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Belinda Brooks13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Royal Prince Alfred Hospital),
Peter A. Cistulli3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Royal Prince Alfred Hospital)
+ 5 AuthorsDennis K. Yue46
Estimated H-index: 46
(Royal Prince Alfred Hospital)
Patients with noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) are often obese and frequently complain of tiredness. These features are also characteristically seen in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Therefore, it was the aim of this study to assess the prevalence of OSA among a group of obese NIDDM patients who have some clinical features of OSA. The effect of reversal of OSA by nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment on insulin responsiveness was also investigated...
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Published on Mar 1, 1991in Biological Psychiatry 11.98
E. Späth-Schwalbe2
Estimated H-index: 2
M. Gofferje1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 2 AuthorsHorst L. Fehm43
Estimated H-index: 43
Recent studies have provided evidence that nocturnal cortisol secretion is coupled to ultradian rhythms of sleep. The present study was designed to specify how exogenous and sleep-related endogenous factors influence nocturnal adrenocorticotropin (ACTH) and cortisol secretion. We compared the influences of (1) temporary sleep deprivation, (2) arousals continuously induced during sleep and , (3) undisturbed sleep (baseline) on pituitary-adrenocortical activity in 10 healthy men. Sleep deprivation...
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Published on May 1, 2001in International Journal of Obesity 5.16
Onofrio Resta32
Estimated H-index: 32
Maria P. Foschino-Barbaro26
Estimated H-index: 26
+ 6 AuthorsG. De Pergola24
Estimated H-index: 24
Sleep-related breathing disorders, loud snoring and excessive daytime sleepiness in obese subjects
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Published on Mar 25, 2005in The Lancet 53.25
José María Marín-Trigo39
Estimated H-index: 39
Santiago Carrizo15
Estimated H-index: 15
+ 1 AuthorsAlvar Agusti85
Estimated H-index: 85
Summary Background The effect of obstructive sleep apnoea-hypopnoea as a cardiovascular risk factor and the potential protective effect of its treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is unclear. We did an observational study to compare incidence of fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular events in simple snorers, patients with untreated obstructive sleep apnoea-hypopnoea, patients treated with CPAP, and healthy men recruited from the general population. Methods We recruited men with...
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