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Title: Sleep-disordered breathing in premenopausal women: Differences between younger (less than 30years old) and older women
Authors: Visasiri Tantrakul
Chan Soon Park
Christian Guilleminault
Mahidol University
Stanford University
The Catholic University of Korea
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2012
Citation: Sleep Medicine. Vol.13, No.6 (2012), 656-662
Abstract: Objective: To compare clinical manifestations and polysomnographic data of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) in younger (less than 30. years old) versus older premenopausal women. Methods: A cohort of 420 premenopausal women diagnosed with SDB in a university sleep clinic during a 5-year period underwent systematic collection of clinical and polysomnographic variables. Results: One-hundred and fifteen (27.4%) women were younger than 30 (mean 24.5 ± 3.5. years), while 305 (72.6%) were older than 30 (mean 39.5 ± 5.7. years). The younger premenopausal women had less severe SDB with a trend towards upper-airway resistance syndrome. Despite similar daytime consequences, snoring was less common in the younger group. Both groups of premenopausal women frequently had insomnia and nasal abnormalities or craniofacial-deficiency. Conclusion: Recognizing the different clinical features and understanding the different polysomnographic presentation of SDB in young premenopausal women are crucial to detecting and treating this syndrome. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN: 18785506
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