High-risk obstructive sleep apnea is related to longer hospital stay in COVID-19 patients

PALLOŞ A., AYDIN GÜÇLÜ Ö., Alkan S., Dikis O. S., Sali M., Yilmaz D., ...More

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF PULMONOLOGY, vol.24, no.2, pp.95-100, 2022 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/ejp.2022.9921
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.95-100
  • Keywords: COVID-19, length of stay, obstructive sleep apnea, STOP-Bang Questionnaire, PREVALENCE, MORTALITY
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


BACKGROUND AND AIM: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), having an increased inflammatory state due to an imbalance between sympathetic and parasympathetic activity, intermittent hypoxia, and increased cytokines, may aggravate the immune response for COVID-19 infection. Our aim was to evaluate the effect of OSA upon inflammatory response and length of stay in patients with favorable outcomes.