Revista Cubana de Investigaciones Biomédicas
versión On-line ISSN 1561-3011
TOLEDO VALDES, Carmen et al. Incidence and treatment of snore disease in the "General Calixto García Iñíguez" University Hospital, December 2008-2009. Rev Cubana Invest Bioméd [online]. 2010, vol.29, n.4, pp. 437-444. ISSN 1561-3011.
Introduction: The snore disease is a current health problem frequent in adult population due to its incidence and negative repercussion on the quality of life of involved patients. Objectives: To know the incidence, symptoms, predisposing factors, the more frequent associated diseases and also to assess the results of surgical treatment of this affection in the study population. Methods: A cross-sectional and descriptive study was conducted. Twenty one patients were studied, 14 (66,6%) of male sex and 7 (33,4%) of female sex, seen in the Otorhinolaryngology Service of the "General Calixto García Iñiguez " University Hospital from December, 2008 to December, 2009. Results: The 33% of patients had sleep apneic syndrome plus diurnal disorders like the diurnal hypersomnia and morning headache and in some cases popligulia and arterial high blood pressure. The more frequent risk factors were obesity and oropharyngeal obstruction. A total of 19 patients (90,47%) were surgically treated with a satisfactory evolution at one week and at one month after surgery. Conclusions: The more frequent symptoms in snoring patients were the diurnal hypersomnia, nocturnal breathlessness and morning headache. The more frequent risk factors were obesity and oropharyngeal obstruction.
Palabras llave : Snore disease; sleep apnea syndrome; symptoms; treatment.