HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
OSA symptoms more common among African-American women than Caucasians

WESTCHESTER, Ill. In a study that examined the relationship between race, menopausal status and symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), middle-aged African-American women were found to be more likely to experience OSA symptoms than their Caucasian counterparts, according to a research abstract that will be presented Monday at SLEEP 2007, the 21st Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS).

Elizabeth Beothy, of the University of Pennsylvania, who authored the study, administered a questionnaire to 269 subjects, with an average age of 48, and 49.4 percent of which were African-American. Further, 37.5 percent of women were pre-menopausal, 43 percent in the menopausal transition and 19.5 percent post-menopausal.

The mean apnea score among African-American women was nearly double that of Caucasian women. Menopausal status was not a significant predictor of OSA symptoms. Race remained a significant predictor of OSA symptoms after adjustment for current body mass index (BMI), BMI change over time and menopausal status.

"Although menopausal status did not predict OSA symptoms, OSA symptoms on our cohort of menopausal women increased with higher BMI and larger BMI increases over time," said Beothy, who added that studies to document whether OSA is more common among African-American women than Caucasian women should be performed to further investigate these findings.

OSA affects an estimated 15 million to 20 million Americans, as well as millions more who remain undiagnosed and untreated.

Scientific evidence shows that CPAP is the best treatment for sleep apnea. CPAP provides a steady stream of pressurized air to patients through a mask that they wear during sleep. This airflow keeps the airway open, preventing the pauses in breathing that characterize OSA and restoring normal oxygen levels.


'"/>

Contact: Jim Arcuri
jarcuri@aasmnet.org
708-492-0930
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
11-Jun-2007


Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Manganese levels increase in scrapie-infected sheep before clinical symptoms develop
2. MIT researchers reverse symptoms in mice of leading inherited cause of mental retardation
3. Latest data shows MabThera provides significant, sustained relief from symptoms of RA
4. Gene malfunctions cause schizophrenia, depression symptoms in mice
5. Switching genes to overdrive improves muscular dystrophy symptoms in mice
6. Reversal of symptoms in an autism spectrum disorder
7. Malaria drug may treat metabolic syndromes many symptoms
8. Brain protein improves stroke symptoms in rats, even when injected after 3 days
9. Rush and UCSF found gene therapy appeared to reduce symptoms of Parkinsons by 40 percent
10. Epilepsy drug eases symptoms of inherited disorder that weakens muscles
11. Researchers reverse Parkinsons symptoms in animal models

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/7/2017)... , February 7, 2017 ... Global Solutions Corporation [OTC: IDGS], ("Ipsidy" or the "Company") ... electronic transaction processing services, is pleased to announce the ... Company. Effective January 31, 2017, Philip ... of Directors, CEO and President.  An experienced payment industry ...
(Date:2/2/2017)...   TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... the development of innovative peptide and gene-based immunotherapeutics ... metastatic disease, announced today it has successfully completed ... second clinical lot of TPIV 200, the company,s ... manufactured vaccine product will be used to supply ...
(Date:1/31/2017)... CAMBRIDGE, Mass. , Jan. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ ... develop novel therapies for the treatment of bacterial ... generation set of antibacterial candidates from Pro Bono ... the increased prevalence of multi-drug resistant forms of ... by Cantab Anti Infectives Ltd, a PBB group ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... 23, 2017 , ... Brain Sentinel, Inc. has received US ... System, the Brain Sentinel® Seizure Monitoring and Alerting System. The adjunctive seizure monitoring ... of rest. A lightweight, non-invasive monitor is placed on the belly of the ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... LOS ANGELES , Feb. 23, 2017  Capricor Therapeutics, ... cardiac and other medical conditions, today announced that Linda Marbán, ... at two upcoming investor conferences: Cowen ... 2017 at 10:00 am ET Boston, MA ... 14, 2017 at 9:00 am PT (12:00 pm ET) ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... ... February 22, 2017 , ... Kernel , ... Research Systems, LLC (KRS) clinical development program. KRS is a neurotechnology spin-out ... research and clinical applications. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... ... February 22, 2017 , ... ProMIS ... precision treatments for neurodegenerative diseases, today announced it has issued a scientific white ... is one of a series of commentaries from ProMIS’s scientific team offering insight ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: