Sleep-disordered breathing in MS

This new cross-sectional study assesses the prevalence and severity of sleep apnoea in people with MS. Mean apnoea-hypopnea (AHI) and central apnoea indices (CAI) from laboratory-based overnight polysomnography were found to be higher in people with MS compared to controls. The greatest predisposition for obstructive sleep apnoea and accompanying central apnoeas was seen in people with brain stem lesions.

Authors:
Braley TJ, Segal BM, Chervin RD.

Source:
Neurology. 2012 Aug 15. [Epub ahead of print]

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