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Sleep-disordered breathing among patients admitted for inpatient video-EEG monitoring

Shobi Sivathamboo, Sarah Farrand, Zhibin Chen, Elise J White, Andrew Andreas Pattichis, Callum Hollis, John Carino, Caitlin J Roberts, Thomas Minogue, Nigel C Jones, Raju Yerra, Christopher French, Piero Perucca, Patrick Kwan, Dennis Velakoulis, Terence J O'Brien, Jeremy Goldin



OBJECTIVE: To examine the prevalence and risk factors of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) in individuals with epilepsy and psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES). METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of consecutive patients admitted for inpatient video-EEG monitoring at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia, between December 1, 2011, and July 31, 2017. Participants underwent routine clinical investigations during their monitoring period including polysomnography, neurocognitive testing, and screening instruments of daytime somnolence, sleep quality, and quality of life. RESULTS: Our study population consisted of 370 participants who received a diagnosis of epilepsy (n = 255), PN..

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