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  1. Nasal obstruction as a risk factor for sleep-disordered breathing : New insights into allergic rhinitis : Quality of life, associated airway diseases, and antihistamine potency.

    Article - En anglais

    Nasal obstruction frequently has been associated with sleep-disordered breathing as a potential etiologic factor.

    Nasal obstruction results in pathologic changes in airflow velocity and resistance.

    Experimentally produced nasal obstruction increases resistance and leads to sleep-disordered breathing events, including apnea, hypopnea, and snoring.

    Clinical research examining the correlation between nasal obstruction and sleep-disordered breathing is limited, especially in regard to patients with conditions that increase nasal resistance, such as rhinitis and sinusitis.

    To further identify risk factors for sleep-disordered breathing, the role of chronic and acute nasal congestion was investigated in a population-based sample.

    Data on nasal congestion history and sleep problems were obtained by questionnaire (n=4927) and by objective inlaboratory measurement (n=911).

    Participants who often or almost always experienced nighttime symptoms of rhinitis (5 or more nights a month) were significantly (p<0.0001) more likely to report habitual snoring (3 to 7 nights a week), chronic excessive daytime sleepiness, or chronic nonrestorative sleep than were those who rarely or never had symptoms.

    Habitual snorers had significantly (p<0.02) lower air flow than nonsnorers, although a linear relation between decreased airflow and sleep-disordered breathing severity did not exist.

    Participants who reported nasal congestion due to allergy were 1. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Apnée sommeil syndrome, Facteur risque, Epidémiologie, Obstruction, Nez, Rhinite, Wisconsin, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, ORL pathologie, Nez pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sleep apnea syndrome, Risk factor, Epidemiology, Obstruction, Nose, Rhinitis, Wisconsin, United States, North America, America, Human, ENT disease, Nose disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0193908

    Code Inist : 002B10B02. Création : 21/05/1997.