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Title: Effect of obesity and/or sleep apnea on chemosensitivity: differences between men and women
Authors: Buyse, Bertien ×
Markous, Nikolaos
Cauberghs, Michel
Van Klaveren, Rob
Muls, Erik
Demedts, Maurice #
Issue Date: Feb-2003
Series Title: Respiratory physiology & neurobiology vol:134 issue:1 pages:13-22
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to identify if obesity or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) influence hypercapnic response (HCR) and hypoxic response (HR) taking into account differences between gender. Data are expressed in % predicted based on reference values of our laboratory ('Respir. Physiol. 113 (1998) 157'). Obese women without OSA (n=117, body mass index (BMI) 43+/-8 kg/m(2)) demonstrated an increased ventilatory (VE) and occlusion pressure (P(0.1)) HCR and HR slope: VE HCR 113 (NS), VE HCR/vital capacity (VC) 126 (P<0.05), P(0.1) HCR 130 (P<0.05), VE HR 136 (P<0.05), VE HR/VC 154 (P<0.001) and P(0.1) HR 210 (P<0.001) % predicted. Obese women with OSA (n=34, BMI 42+/-9 kg/m(2)) presented similar increased values for HCR and even more increased values for HR than obese women without OSA matched for age, height and BMI: VE HR 155 (P=NS), VE HR/VC 205 (P<0.05) and P(0.1) HR 273 (P<0.05) % predicted. In obese men (without or with OSA) HCR and HR values were similar to our reference values.
ISSN: 1569-9048
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Pneumology
Environment and Health - miscellaneous
Clinical and Experimental Endocrinology
× corresponding author
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