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Epidemiology of sleep disordered breathing in obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery in central India

R. Dosi, P. Kejariwal

Keywords : Epworth Sleepiness Score, Berlin Questionnaire, SDB, Hindi sleep questionnaire, Epidemiology, breathing, sleep disordered breathing (SDB), bariatric surgery, obese

Citation Information : Dosi R, Kejariwal P. Epidemiology of sleep disordered breathing in obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery in central India. Indian Sleep Med 2013; 8 (1):33-39.

DOI: 10.5958/j.0974-0155.8.1.005

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Published Online: 01-06-2018

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Background: OSA is a rising problem amongst the Indian population in part due to adaptation of western lifestyle and in part to increasing awareness about the condition. Objective 1. To analyze epidemiological risk factors of Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB). 2. To analyze prevalence, type of sleep apnea, preferred therapeutic options in obese SDB. Methods: A prospective observational study of 400 patients done in a Medical College Hospital in Central India in admitted patients for elective bariatric surgery. Results: 90%, of the obese population irrespective of severity suffers from SDB, mostly in middle ages with asthma, hypothyroidism & type II diabetes mellitus being commonly associated conditions. Conclusion: Obese patients have an extremely high incidence of SDB in the form of OSA.

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