Journal article

Snoring and nocturnal reflux: association with lung function decline and respiratory symptoms

Ossur Ingi Emilsson, Shadi Amid Hagg, Eva Lindberg, Karl A Franklin, Kjell Toren, Bryndis Benediktsdottir, Thor Aspelund, Francisco Gomez Real, Benedicte Leynaert, Pascal Demoly, Torben Sigsgaard, Jennifer Perret, Andrei Malinovschi, Deborah Jarvis, Judith Garcia-Aymerich, Thorarinn Gislason, Christer Janson

ERJ Open Research | EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY SOC JOURNALS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

Introduction: The study aim was to examine the association of snoring and nocturnal gastro-oesophageal reflux (nGOR) with respiratory symptoms and lung function, and if snoring and/or nGOR associated with a steeper decline in lung function. Methods: Data from the third visit of the European Community Respiratory Health Survey (ECRHS) was used for cross-sectional analysis. Pre- and post-bronchodilator spirometry was performed, and information on sleep, nGOR and respiratory symptoms was collected (n=5715). Habitual snoring and nGOR were assessed by questionnaire reports. Pre-bronchodilator spirometry from ECRHS I, II and III (20 years follow-up) were used to analyse lung function changes by mu..

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Grants

Awarded by European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme


Funding Acknowledgements

The ALEC Study is funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under grant agreement number 633212. Funding information for this article has been deposited with the Crossref Funder Registry.