Jerome Yesavage

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  • Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Vietnam Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder AMERICAN JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY Yesavage, J. A., Kinoshita, L. M., Kimball, T., Zeitzer, J., Friedman, L., Noda, A., David, R., Hernandez, B., Lee, T., Cheng, J., O'Hara, R. 2012; 20 (3): 199-204


    : To study the prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) in Vietnam- era veterans.: This was an observational study of Vietnam-era veterans using unattended, overnight polysomnography, cognitive testing, and genetic measures.: A sample of 105 Vietnam-era veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder: 69% had an Apnea Hypopnea Index >10. Their mean body mass index was 31, "obese" by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria, and body mass index was significantly associated with Apnea Hypopnea Index (Spearman r = 0.41, N = 97, p < 0.0001). No significant effects of sleep-disordered breathing or apolipoprotein status were found on an extensive battery of cognitive tests.: There is a relatively high prevalence of SDB in these patients which raises the question of to what degree excess cognitive loss in older PTSD patients may be due to a high prevalence of SDB.

    View details for DOI 10.1097/JGP.0b013e3181e446ea

    View details for Web of Science ID 000300642300002

    View details for PubMedID 20808112

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