Sleep disordered breathing: is it different for females?
作者: Tarja SaaresrantaUlla AnttalainenOlli Polo
作者单位: 1Division of Medicine, Dept of Pulmonary Diseases, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
2Sleep Research Centre, Dept of Physiology, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
3Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland
4Unesta Research Centre, Tampere, Finland
刊名: ERJ Open Research, 2015, Vol.1 (2)
来源数据库: European Respiratory Society
DOI: 10.1183/23120541.00063-2015
原始语种摘要: Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is no longer considered to be a disease of males only. The latest prevalence estimates of moderate-to-severe OSA in women range from 6% to 20% [1, 2], resulting in male/female ratio from 3/1 to 2/1 [1]. These figures may still underestimate the prevalence of sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in women, in whom the upper airway obstruction often manifests as noncountable, nonapnoeic respiratory events (snoring, flow limitation or partial upper airway obstruction) [3–6]. Failure to recognise the distinct clinical presentation and partial obstruction in sleep studies may lead to under-recognition of SDB in females [7, 8]. For instance, prior to diagnosing OSA, women are twice as likely as men to be treated for depression [7].
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  • breathing 通风
  • disordered 混乱的
  • sleep 睡眠
  • obstruction 塞住
  • snoring 鼾声
  • apnoea 呼吸暂停
  • airway 航路
  • recognise 认出
  • female 女性的
  • moderate 适当的