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., ...More

RESPIRATORY MEDICINE, vol.107, no.11, pp.1803-1809, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 107 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.rmed.2013.08.043
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1803-1809
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


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.