publication . Article . 2013

What is the most important factor affecting the cognitive function of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome patients: a single center study

Xiang LI; Yan-peng LI; Hui-juan WU; Lin ZHANG; Zheng-qing ZHAO; Hua PENG; Zhong-xin ZHAO;
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  • Published: 01 May 2013 Journal: Chinese Journal of Contemporary Neurology and Neurosurgery (issn: 1672-6731, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Tianjin Huanhu Hospital
<strong>Objective</strong> Patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) usually complain of daytime hypersomnia and decrease in cognitive function, which affects the quality of their work and life. The reason why the cognitive function of OSAS patients decreased remains controversial. The aim of this study is to evaluate the impairment and the main influencing factors of cognitive function in OSAS. <strong>Methods</strong> There were totally 50 OSAS patients (OSAS group) and 25 volunteers (control group) included in our study. All of them were monitored by polysomnography (PSG) and tested by Continuous Performance Test (CPT), n-back test and Stroop Colo...
Medical Subject Headings: respiratory tract diseases
free text keywords: Sleep apnea, obstructive, Cognition disorders, Neuropsychological test, Polysomnography, Neurology. Diseases of the nervous system, RC346-429
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