Evaluation of Nocturnal Respiratory Complaints in Pregnant Women
Violetta Konstanty-Kurkiewicz , Edyta Dzięciołowska-Baran , Jacek Szczurowski , Aleksandra Gawlikowska-Sroka
AbstractSnoring during pregnancy increases the risk of low Apgar score and low birth weight of newborns. Snoring women are twice as likely to be diagnosed as having preeclampsia when compared to non-snoring ones. Snoring may also be linked to, albeit it is not a prerequisite for, apneic events at sleep. The aim of this survey-type study was to evaluate the occurrence and severity of nocturnal respiratory complaints in a group of 312 pregnant women. Problems associated with snoring and other nasopharyngeal symptoms were reported by 60% of women. Complaints were more frequent in patients with a higher body mass index. The symptoms were significantly more frequent in the group of snorers. The results of this study suggest a pattern of basic features in pregnancy, such as snoring, overweight, and upper airway symptoms, which all ought to direct attention of care givers to the diagnostics of sleep-related breathing disorders. The early diagnosis would enable to undertake the measures to prevent preterm labor and to avoid postpartum complications in both mother and newborn.
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|Book||Pokorski Mieczysław (eds.): Medical Research and Development, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, vol. 1271, 2020, Springer, ISBN 978-3-030-50497-7, [978-3-030-50498-4], 112 p., DOI:10.1007/978-3-030-50498-4|
|Keywords in English||Airways, Newborns, Pregnancy, Respiratory complaints, Sleep apnea, Snoring|
|Score||= 20.0, 22-04-2021, MonographChapterAuthor|
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