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Brief Review: Ergospirometry in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome

Laboratory of Cardio-Pulmonary Testing, Department of Respiratory Medicine, University of Thessaly, 41110 Larissa, Greece
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J. Clin. Med. 2018, 7(8), 191; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm7080191
Received: 24 June 2018 / Revised: 23 July 2018 / Accepted: 29 July 2018 / Published: 31 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Pathergasiology & Psychology)
This brief review summarizes the available literature on the intersection of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and ergospirometry. Ergospirometry provides an assessment of integrative exercise responses involving pulmonary, cardiovascular, neuropsychological, and skeletal muscle systems, which are not adequately reflected through the measurement of individual organ system functions. Sleep disorders, including OSAS, often exacerbate problems in the operation of the autonomic nervous system, heart function, lung mechanics, anxiety, and muscle metabolism. Patients with OSAS have low aerobic capacity due to dysfunction of these systems, which often affect quality of sleep. Further research is necessary to elucidate the precise mechanisms through which ergospirometry can be useful in the assessment and early identification of patients with OSAS. View Full-Text
Keywords: obstructive sleep apnea; exercise; maximal oxygen uptake obstructive sleep apnea; exercise; maximal oxygen uptake
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Stavrou, V.; Bardaka, F.; Karetsi, E.; Daniil, Z.; Gourgoulianis, K.I. Brief Review: Ergospirometry in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome. J. Clin. Med. 2018, 7, 191.

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