Does hormonal control obviate positive airway pressure therapy in acromegaly with sleep-disordered breathing?

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Akkoyunlu M. E. , Ilhan M. M. , Bayram M. , Tasan E. , YAKAR F., OZCELIK H. K. , et al.

RESPIRATORY MEDICINE, cilt.107, ss.1803-1809, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 107 Konu: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.rmed.2013.08.043
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.1803-1809


Introduction: Acromegaly is a disease in which uncontrolled release of growth hormone occurs after closure of epiphyseal plates, causing changes in the body that can lead to sleep disordered breathing (SDB). No definite guidelines regarding the treatment of SDB in acromegaly are available. In this study, we aimed to investigate the prevalence of SDB in acromegaly and whether hormonal control alters the necessity of positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy in acromegaly patients with SDB.