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|Title:||Effects of continuous positive airway pressure treatment on cognitive functions in patients with severe obstructive sleep apnoea.|
|Other Titles:||Efectos del tratamiento con presión positiva continua en la vía aérea sobre las funciones cognitivas en pacientes con apnea del sueño grave.|
|Keywords:||Apnea del sueño;Continuous positive airway pressure;Funciones neuropsicológicas;Neuropsychological functions;Obstructive sleep apnoea;Presión positiva continua en la vía aérea|
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
Sleep Apnea, Obstructive
|Abstract:||Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) has numerous implications for health and can affect neurocognitive functions in patients. To evaluate the neuropsychological functions most affected by OSAS, the factors associated with OSAS severity that are related to those functional limitations, and the effect of therapy with continuous positive airway pressure. The sample consisted of 60 participants: 30 patients diagnosed with OSAS (clinical group) and 30 people without the disorder (control group). Memory, intellectual processes, and attention were analysed with selected subtests from the Luria-Nebraska neuropsychological battery (immediate memory, logical memory, intellectual processes, and attentional control subtests). Patients obtained significantly lower scores than controls in most of the areas evaluated. Associations were identified between subjective sleep quality and conceptual activity (r=-0.279; P Patients with severe OSAS showed memory and attentional limitations, associated with poorer quality of sleep and with worst AHI and SaO2 mean. The CPAP use improved memory of the patients evaluated.|
|Appears in Collections:||Producción 2020|
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