Sleep disorders and aortic dissection in a working population.
Summary of "Sleep disorders and aortic dissection in a working population."
The aim of the present study was to assess the relationship between acute aortic dissection (AAD) and sleep disorders in a working population. Seventy (50.4%) of 139 younger subjects with AAD suffered from sleep disorders. Insomnia was reported by 35 patients (50%), sleep deprivation by 31 patients (44.3%), and sleep apnea syndrome was present in 43 patients (61.4%). The average apnea-hypopnea index was 22.0 ± 7.5 points, requiring appropriate treatment. Most of these patients had irregular daily schedules due to job pressure. Sixty-six (94.3%) complained of severe mental and physical stress in daily life. Sleep disorders are considered one of the risk factors for the occurrence of AAD at younger active ages. In primary care for patients with mental or physical stress due to their daily life, it is important to assess these individuals for the presence of sleep disorders.
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Nihon University School of Medicine, 30-1 Ooyaguchi, Kamimachi, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo, 173-8610, Japan, email@example.com.
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Name: Surgery today
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22127533
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00595-011-0060-1
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Conditions characterized by disturbances of usual sleep patterns or behaviors. Sleep disorders may be divided into three major categories: DYSSOMNIAS (i.e. disorders characterized by insomnia or hypersomnia), PARASOMNIAS (abnormal sleep behaviors), and sleep disorders secondary to medical or psychiatric disorders. (From Thorpy, Sleep Disorders Medicine, 1994, p187)
Sleep Disorders, Intrinsic
Dyssomnias (i.e., insomnias or hypersomnias) associated with dysfunction of internal sleep mechanisms or secondary to a sleep-related medical disorder (e.g., sleep apnea, post-traumatic sleep disorders, etc.). (From Thorpy, Sleep Disorders Medicine, 1994, p187)
Movements or behaviors associated with sleep, sleep stages, or partial arousals from sleep that may impair sleep maintenance. Parasomnias are generally divided into four groups: arousal disorders, sleep-wake transition disorders, parasomnias of REM sleep, and nonspecific parasomnias. (From Thorpy, Sleep Disorders Medicine, 1994, p191)
Sleep Arousal Disorders
Sleep disorders characterized by impaired arousal from the deeper stages of sleep (generally stage III or IV sleep).
A broad category of sleep disorders characterized by either hypersomnolence or insomnia. The three major subcategories include intrinsic (i.e., arising from within the body) (SLEEP DISORDERS, INTRINSIC), extrinsic (secondary to environmental conditions or various pathologic conditions), and disturbances of circadian rhythm. (From Thorpy, Sleep Disorders Medicine, 1994, p187)
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