Can you die from obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS)?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559172
Title:
Can you die from obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS)?
Authors:
O'Carroll, G; Doody, E; Vaughan, C; Doherty, L
Citation:
Can you die from obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS)? 2015, 108 (2):40-3 Ir Med J
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Feb-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559172
PubMed ID:
25803953
Abstract:
Studies suggest an independent association between Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (OSAS) and cardiovascular death. The purpose of our study is to examine doctors' awareness of this association and to determine whether this correlates with recording of OSAS on death certificates. We contacted the Central Statistics Office (CSO) and obtained relevant mention of OSAS on death certificates. We surveyed doctors on their view of OSAS-related deaths, CSO data from 2008-2011 reveal two deaths with OSAS documented as a direct cause and 52 deaths with OSAS as a contributory cause. Seventy-five doctors' surveyed (41%) believe OSAS can be a direct cause of death and 177 (96%) believe OSAS can be an indirect cause of death. Only 22 (12%) had putdown OSAS as a cause of death. OSAS is seldom recorded on death certificates. This is at odds with epidemiological forecasts and contrary to an opinion poll from a selection of doctors.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
SLEEP APNOEA; SLEEP DISORDER
MeSH:
Attitude of Health Personnel; Data Collection; Humans; Physicians; Risk; Sleep Apnea, Obstructive
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Carroll, Gen
dc.contributor.authorDoody, Een
dc.contributor.authorVaughan, Cen
dc.contributor.authorDoherty, Len
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-07T16:08:30Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-07T16:08:30Zen
dc.date.issued2015-02en
dc.identifier.citationCan you die from obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS)? 2015, 108 (2):40-3 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102en
dc.identifier.pmid25803953en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/559172en
dc.description.abstractStudies suggest an independent association between Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (OSAS) and cardiovascular death. The purpose of our study is to examine doctors' awareness of this association and to determine whether this correlates with recording of OSAS on death certificates. We contacted the Central Statistics Office (CSO) and obtained relevant mention of OSAS on death certificates. We surveyed doctors on their view of OSAS-related deaths, CSO data from 2008-2011 reveal two deaths with OSAS documented as a direct cause and 52 deaths with OSAS as a contributory cause. Seventy-five doctors' surveyed (41%) believe OSAS can be a direct cause of death and 177 (96%) believe OSAS can be an indirect cause of death. Only 22 (12%) had putdown OSAS as a cause of death. OSAS is seldom recorded on death certificates. This is at odds with epidemiological forecasts and contrary to an opinion poll from a selection of doctors.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen
dc.subjectSLEEP APNOEAen
dc.subjectSLEEP DISORDERen
dc.subject.meshAttitude of Health Personnelen
dc.subject.meshData Collectionen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshPhysiciansen
dc.subject.meshRisken
dc.subject.meshSleep Apnea, Obstructiveen
dc.titleCan you die from obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS)?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceMunsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen

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