In this study we found that many OSAS patients have comorbid diseases, severe OSAS patients had higher ESS, neck and waist circumferences and patients with overlap syndrome had higher BMI, waist circumference and hematocrit values.
The prevalence of OSAS is reported to be 3-4% in some studies [4,5] and 4-6% of all middle aged men and 2% of all middle aged women .
Kokturk et al have reported 38 of 94 OSAS patients (40.
Our study was designed to evaluate dentofacial morphology in children with OSAS.
OSAS patients tended to have a posteriorly positioned and posteriorly rotated mandible with a higher gonial angle, a longer lower facial height, a greater mandibular plane angle, and a moderately retracted chin.
15, 16] However, none of the children with OSAS in our study had mandibular micrognathia.
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18] Another study of patients with OSAS found that they had twice the prevalence of hypertension, three times the prevalence of coronary artery disease, and four times the prevalence of cerebrovascular disease than did the U.
20] By contrast, there were no deaths among patients in whom OSAS was eliminated by tracheostomy, despite the fact that the tracheostomized patients had been more severely affected.
Most studies that have attempted to estimate OSAS mortality have been criticized for their small sample sizes, short followup, failure to control for confounding variables associated with obesity or smoking, and other shortcomings inherent in retrospective natural history studies.
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