Bone mineral density in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

Uzkeser H. , Yildirim K., AKTAN B. , KARATAY S., Kaynar H. , ARAZ Ö. , ...More

SLEEP AND BREATHING, vol.17, no.1, pp.339-342, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11325-012-0698-y
  • Title of Journal : SLEEP AND BREATHING
  • Page Numbers: pp.339-342


Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a disorder that is characterized by repetitive pauses in breathing during sleep. Airway obstruction episodes can lead to ischemia or hypoxia in tissues. Hypoxia may also have an effect on bone metabolism. In this study, we aim to investigate both the bone metabolic abnormalities and bone mineral density (BMD) in OSAS patients compared to individuals without OSAS.