The association of neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio with presence and severity of obstructive sleep apnea


Sunbul M. , Sunbul E. A. , Kanar B., Yanartas O., Aydin S., Bacak A., ...More

BRATISLAVA MEDICAL JOURNAL-BRATISLAVSKE LEKARSKE LISTY, vol.116, no.11, pp.654-658, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 116 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4149/bll_2015_125
  • Title of Journal : BRATISLAVA MEDICAL JOURNAL-BRATISLAVSKE LEKARSKE LISTY
  • Page Numbers: pp.654-658

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is characterized by reductions in breathing amplitude during sleep caused by an obstructed or collapsed upper airway. The neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been proposed as a novel biomarker for systemic inflammatory response. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the relationship between NLR and OSA.