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Incident sleep disordered breathing in old age.

Authors
  • Bliwise, Donald L
  • Colrain, Ian M
  • Swan, Gary E
  • Bliwise, Nancy G
Type
Published Article
Journal
The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2010
Volume
65
Issue
9
Pages
997–1003
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/gerona/glq071
PMID: 20498222
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Rates of increase in AHI were larger than for aging reported for other organ systems (eg, autonomic, musculoskeletal, and respiratory), possibly reflecting complex mechanistic determination of SDB in old age. Association between decreased weight and increased SDB with advancing years represents an important "proof of concept," perhaps compatible with failure to maintain airway patency during sleep as a component of generalized muscle weakness in old age.

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