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Who are Sleeping in Sleep Laboratory? A Retrospective Study [Turk J Neurol]
Turk J Neurol. 2012; 18(1): 21-25 | DOI: 10.4274/Tnd.88609  

Who are Sleeping in Sleep Laboratory? A Retrospective Study

Mine Ayşe Altun Emirza1, Aylin Bican1, İbrahim Bora1, Güven Özkaya2
1Department Of Neurology, Uludağ University, Bursa, Turkey
2Department Of Biostatistics, Uludağ University, Bursa, Turkey

OBJECTIVE: Aim of this study is to compare the results of gold standard in diagnosing sleep disorders polysomnography (PSG) with the physician’s preliminary diagnosis and complaints of patients in our data of sleep laboratory.
METHODS: 656 patients who made PSG were included in the study. All of the patients age, gender, comorbid chronic disease, complaints, preliminary diagnosis and PSG diagnosis were evaluated retrospectively.
RESULTS: In our study, the average age of patients was 56 and 43% women 57% were male. Complaints of patients were snoring, fatigue, stopped breath during sleep, insomnia, headache, daytime sleepiness, restless legs and abnormal behaviors during sleep. According to preliminary diagnoses and PSG diagnoses; Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS), narcolepsy, REM behavior disorder (RBD) reduced (p <0.05), simple snoring and insomnie increased (p <0.05), Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) and parasomnia comply with (p> 0.05). Sleep disorders in patients was accompanied by chronic diseases, hypertension (34.3%), diabetes (12.8%), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) (1.2%), epilepsy (1.8%), Parkinson's disease (3.5%), dementia (3.2%), depression (18.4%), cardiovascular disease (13.3%) and cerebrovascular disease (4.9%). 9%).
CONCLUSION: We are offering a good clinical history and physical examination with the correct interpretation of PSG for the differential diagnosis can be made true, accurate diagnoses and appropriate treatment modalities in our patients.

Keywords: Sleep disorders, snoring, polysomnography, chronic disease, pre-diagnosis


Mine Ayşe Altun Emirza, Aylin Bican, İbrahim Bora, Güven Özkaya. Who are Sleeping in Sleep Laboratory? A Retrospective Study. Turk J Neurol. 2012; 18(1): 21-25

Corresponding Author: Mine Ayşe Altun Emirza, Türkiye


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