Advanced search
Start date

Effect of negative expiratory pressure method as screening to obstructive sleep apnea

Grant number: 15/01913-5
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Master's degree
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2015
Effective date (End): August 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine
Principal Investigator:Luís Vicente Franco de Oliveira
Grantee:Nina Teixeira Fonsêca
Supervisor abroad: Giuseppe Insalaco
Home Institution: Universidade Nove de Julho (UNINOVE). Campus Vergueiro. São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Italy  
Associated to the scholarship:14/07262-3 - Effect of hemodialysis on upper airways collapsibility in patients with chronic kidney disease, BP.MS


Sleep disorders are common throughout the world and have profound effects in modern industrialized societies. As consequences of these disorders we highlight the commitment of social and recreational activities, an increase in the commission of human errors, decreased productivity and increased risk of accidents. Among the sleep disorders highlight sleep apnea arriving to commit a significant portion of the world population. The objective of this study is to assess the effect of negative expiratory pressure method as the screening to obstructive sleep apnea. The study is characterized as observational cross sectional be conducted in a population of patients with obstructive sleep apnea to be performed Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - Istituto di molecolare Biomedicine and Immunology "Alberto Monroy" (Palermo - Italy), with the purpose of propose a preventive intervention strategy that seeks a reduction of the impact of this disease on quality of life and minimize the development of cardiovascular consequences. (AU)