New Indices from Polysomnographic Measures for the Severity of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome -A Different Look at Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome

Demir N., ÖZTURA İ.

NOROPSIKIYATRI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY, cilt.57, sa.3, ss.222-227, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 57 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.29399/npa.23118
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.222-227


Introduction: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is characterized by recurrent abnormal respiratory events during sleep and causes oxidative stress which is reported as a major pathogenic mechanism for the development of various cardiovascular disorders. For the diagnosis and management of treatment, disease-related symptoms and the Apnea-Hypopnea Index (AHI) measured from polysomnographic (PSG) recordings are taken together. However, AHI do not sufficiently represent the total hypoxic load, and other indices related to apnea frequency, apnea duration, and desaturation degree should be investigated.