The Frequency of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Patients with Non-cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis

BÖREKÇİ Ş., Sekibag Y., ÖNGEL HARBİYELİ D., Musellim B.

TURKISH THORACIC JOURNAL, vol.22, no.4, pp.333-338, 2021 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/turkthoracj.2021.20194
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.333-338
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


OBJECTIVE: Interruption or reduction in airflow and desaturation is a theoretically expected result in bronchiectasis accompanied by excessive secretions in the airways, bronchial wall thickening, and destruction of the wall structure. The same mechanism of interruption or reduction in airflow and desaturation is valid for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). However, data on the association of bronchiectasis with OSA are scarce. We aimed to investigate the frequency of OSA and related parameters in patients with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis (NCFB).