Year : 2015  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 192-197

Effect of continuous positive airway pressure on oxidative stress accompanied by obstructive sleep apnea

1 Department of Chest, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt
2 Department of Clinical Pathology, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Basem I El-Shafey
Department of Chest, Tanta University, Tanta
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1687-8426.158092

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Introduction: In obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), there is increased oxidative stress. Aim of this work: This study aimed to examine the effect of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) on oxidative stress occurring in OSA. Participants and methods: The present study was carried out on 40 individuals classified into four groups: group I included 10 control participants, group II included 10 obese individuals without OSA, group III included 10 patients with mild to moderate OSA, and group IV included 10 patients with severe OSA. Sleep study was carried out, and Thiobarbituric acid-reactive substance and superoxide dismutase enzyme were measured. Results: Thiobarbituric acid-reactive substance was significantly increased, but superoxide dismutase was significantly decreased in group IV, and CPAP led to an improvement in this condition. Conclusion: OSA leads to increased oxidative stress that improved with the use of CPAP.

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