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"Endothelial dysfunction, body mass index, time of follow-up, and respiratory disturbance index are predictive of cardiovascular complications in patients with OSA," he concluded, adding that future research in this cohort may help to better clarify the mechanisms of these observed associations.
In study after study, objective measures such as scores on the Ep-worth Sleepiness Scale, Karolinska Sleepiness Scale, respiratory disturbance index, and the apnea-hypopnea index did not predict reaction time or driving performance.
"We hypothesized that we would find an association between SDB as defined by the respiratory disturbance index and urinary albumin excretion as defined by the urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio," said Dr.
Although the intervention group were younger, more obese and had a higher respiratory disturbance index none of these factors were statistically significant.
Before surgery, children scheduled to undergo adenotonsillectomy were significantly worse than the control children on several measures of sleep-disordered breathing, including minimum oxygen saturation, an index of obstructive apnea, a respiratory disturbance index, and the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI).

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