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2019 Sep

Sleep Breath



Sleep-related breathing disorders in facioscapulohumeral dystrophy.


Runte M, Spiesshoefer J, Heidbreder A, Dreher M, Young P, Brix T, Boentert M
Sleep Breath. 2019 Sep; 23(3):899-906.
PMID: 31025273.


Severe manifestations of facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD) may be associated with sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and nocturnal hypoventilation (NH), but prevalence data are scarce. In patients with respiratory muscle weakness, detection of NH can be facilitated by transcutaneous capnometry, but respective data derived from FSHD patients have not yet been published.