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Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders in Patients With Schistosomal Cor Pulmonale FREE TO VIEW

Emad Ibrahim*, MD
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Alexandria Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria, Egypt

Chest. 2012;142(4_MeetingAbstracts):1072A. doi:10.1378/chest.1390410
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SESSION TYPE: Sleep Posters

PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

PURPOSE: To study Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders in Patients with Schistosomal Cor-Pulmonale.

METHODS: All patients were subjected to thorough history and clinical examination and lab tests for Schistosomiasis. All patients has sleep study, Arterial blood gases, echocardiography, and radiological examination in form of chest Xray and CT.

RESULTS: The present study was carried out on ten patients with schistosomal Cor-pulmonale; three females and seven males and compaired with ten non smoker healthy volunteers with no cardiorespiratory co-morbidities. They are matched with the patients as regard age, sex and BMI. The Mean age of patients group was 43.70±8.04, weight in patients group was 65.0±14.20 Kgm, and Mean± SD height in patients group was 1.66 ± 0.11 M . As regard patients's complains related to underlying sleep disorders breathing; ESS of patients was ranging 4.0 -12.0 with mean + SD 7.60 ±3.10. loud snoring was present in 6 patients, choking attacks at night was present in 3 patients, Unrefreashing sleep was present in 9 presents, restless sleep was present in 7 patients, nocturia was present in 6 patients, morning headach in 8 patients, apneic episodes seen by bed partner in 3 patients, recurrent arousal was present in 8 patients, depression was present in 4 patients, insomnia was present in all patients except no. (6) and dry tongue was present in 4 patients.

CONCLUSIONS: Sleeping disorders are not uncommon in patients with Schistosomal Cor-Pulmonale.

CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: Further studies are needed in patients with Schistosomal Cor-Pulmonale to evaluate the sleep disorders.

DISCLOSURE: The following authors have nothing to disclose: Emad Ibrahim

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Alexandria Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria, Egypt




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