Sleep Disorders

Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders


Publishing date
01 Apr 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Oct 2011

1First Respiratory Medicine Department, University of Athens, 10671Athens, Greece

2University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada M5A 2N4

3Sleep Disorders Unit, Department of Thoracic Medicine, University of Crete, 71409 Heraklion, Greece


Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders

Description

I have seen many cases of people groaning and shouting in their sleep, some who choke, and others jump from their bed and run outside and remain out of their mind till they wake, when they are as healthy and sane as they were before although perhaps rather pale and weak. These things are not isolated events but frequent occurrences. There are many other remarkable afflictions of various sorts, but it would take too long to describe them. Sleep has long been interesting to physicians, for example, Hippocrates in his book titled On the Sacred Disease. Sleep-related breathing disorders are among the most prevalent and clinically important sleep-wake disorders and can be divided into those arising from disorders of the respiratory apparatus and airway, and those with an inadequate neural drive for breathing. The main focus of this special issue will be on the new and existing findings on sleep-related breathing disorders and to their cognitive, metabolic, and cardiovascular consequences. The issue will become an international forum for researchers to summarize the most recent developments and ideas in the field.

We particularly take an interest in manuscripts that report mechanisms and predictors for daytime and residual sleepiness in obstructive sleep apnea, cognitive and mood impairment, and common pathways between obstructive sleep apnea and cardiovascular and metabolic disorders, diabetes mellitus, erectile dysfunction, and obesity as well as central sleep apnea, complex apnea, and obesity hypoventilation syndrome. Reviews that summarize the results of clinical trials referring to effectiveness and to treatment response are welcome. Moreover, papers dealing with new diagnostic tools, optimal treatment options, followup and compliance with therapy, predictors, and markers for severity and treatment response. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Obstructive sleep apnea and residual daytime sleepiness
  • Obstructive sleep apnea, cognitive function, and mood impairment
  • Obstructive sleep apnea diabetes and metabolic syndrome
  • Obstructive sleep apnea and cardiovascular consequences with emphasis on morbidity and mortality
  • Obstructive sleep apnea and weight loss
  • Sleep apnea and stable narcotic therapy for chronic pain patients
  • Obstructive sleep apnea and erectile dysfunction
  • Obstructive sleep apnea, initiation and followup of treatment options
  • Sleep apnea and differentiating treatment modalities: CPAP, BiPAP, auto-PAP, and ASV
  • Obesity hypoventilation syndrome

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 308978
  • - Editorial

Sleep Apnea

Manos Alchanatis | James MacFarlane | Sofia Schiza
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 257890
  • - Clinical Study

Cheyne-Stokes Respiration in Patients with First-Ever Lacunar Stroke

Marc Bonnin-Vilaplana | Adrià Arboix | ... | Joan Massons
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 652154
  • - Research Article

Short-Term Change in Occlusal Function after Using Mandibular Advancement Appliance for Snoring: A Pilot Study

Hiroshi Ueda | Genki Watanabe | ... | Kazuo Tanne
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 597684
  • - Clinical Study

Efficacy of Submucosal Sodium Tetradecyl Sulfate in the Soft Palate as a Treatment of the Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome: A Pilot Study

Alberto Labra | Reyes Haro-Valencia | ... | Francisco Sanchez-Narvaez
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 324635
  • - Clinical Study

Clinical Features and Polysomnographic Findings in Greek Male Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome: Differences Regarding the Age

Efremidis George | Varela Katerina | ... | Georgopoulos Dimitrios
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 163296
  • - Review Article

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome and Weight Loss: Review

Douglas C. Cowan | Eric Livingston
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 251096
  • - Review Article

Pathogenesis of Cognitive Dysfunction in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Hypothesis with Emphasis on the Nucleus Tractus Solitarius

Mak Adam Daulatzai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 316232
  • - Research Article

Association of Duration of Sleep and Cardiovascular and Metabolic Comorbidities in Sleep Apnea Syndrome

Zeynep Zeren Ucar | Ali Kadri Cirak | ... | Rıfat Özacar
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 634920
  • - Research Article

Association of Plasma Homocysteine with Self-Reported Sleep Apnea Is Confounded by Age: Results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005-2006

Tushar P. Thakre | Manju Mamtani | ... | Hemant Kulkarni
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