Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: A cause of acute delirium

Carolina Lombardi, Raffaele Rocchi, Pasquale Montagna, Vincenzo Silani, Gianfranco Parati

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Abstract

Delirium is a transient global disorder of cognition related to a variety of structural or functional neural disorders. Descriptions and characterizations of delirium associated with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) are rare. We describe a 52-year-old man with severe OSAS associated with sudden onset of delirium and with a fluctuating nighttime course, prolonged for several days. The delirium disappeared after treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). The patient remained free of symptoms under CPAP during a follow-up of 8 years.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)569-570
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
Volume5
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 15 2009

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Keywords

  • Delirium
  • Neurological symptoms
  • Sleep apnea
  • Sleep disordered breathing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Neurology

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Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome : A cause of acute delirium. / Lombardi, Carolina; Rocchi, Raffaele; Montagna, Pasquale; Silani, Vincenzo; Parati, Gianfranco.

In: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, Vol. 5, No. 6, 15.12.2009, p. 569-570.

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