Sleep apnea syndrome in the morbidly obese as an indication for weight reduction surgery

J. Peiser, P. Lavie, A. Ovnat, I. Charuzi

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Abstract

Fifteen morbidly obese patients with Sleep Apnea Syndrome (SAS) were studied during nocturnal sleep before and between 2 to 4 months after a weight reduction surgery. Six patients were also recorded between 4 to 8 months after surgery. Postoperative recordings revealed a dramatic reduction in the sleep apnea index and an improvement in sleep motility and daytime vigilance levels. A further decrease in apneas and sleep motility was seen in the late post-treatment recording. These results indicate that weight reduction surgery is an effective definitive treatment for obesity associated SAS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)112-115
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Surgery
Volume199
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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