Affiliation: University Hospital Antwerp
- Respiratory mechanics and ventilatory control in overlap syndrome and obesity hypoventilationJohan Verbraecken
Department of Pulmonary Medicine and Multidisciplinary Sleep Disorders Centre, Antwerp University Hospital and University of Antwerp, Wilrijkstraat 10, Edegem 2650, Belgium
Respir Res 14:132. 2013..Knowledge of shared mechanisms in the overlap syndrome and obesity hypoventilation may help to identify these patients and guide therapy...
- The place of polysomnography in internal medicineJ Verbraecken
Department of Pulmonary Medicine and Multidisciplinary Sleep Disorders Centre, Edegem, Belgium
Acta Clin Belg 66:432-7. 2011..These interactions illustrate the multidisciplinary nature of sleep medicine, above all in the field of diagnostics and therapy...
- Sleep disturbances associated with periodic leg movements in chronic sarcoidosisJohan Verbraecken
Dept of Pulmonary Medicine, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis 21:137-46. 2004..Moreover, sheet intolerance and painful legs are frequently reported in sarcoidosis patients. These symptoms might interfere with sleep quality...
- Body surface area in normal-weight, overweight, and obese adults. A comparison studyJohan Verbraecken
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, University Hospital Antwerp, 2650 Edegem, Belgium
Metabolism 55:515-24. 2006..Although Mosteller's formula is recommended based on its simplicity and suitability for laboratory and clinical work in adults, accuracy studies in whites with 3-dimensional one-pass whole-body scanning are needed...
- Upper airway mechanicsJohan A Verbraecken
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Antwerp University Hospital and University of Antwerp, BE 2650 Edegem, Belgium
Respiration 78:121-33. 2009..Although a unifying concept for the pathogenesis is lacking, it seems that these patients are in a vicious circle. Knowledge of common patterns of sleep-disordered breathing may help to identify these patients and guide therapy...
- Hyoid expansion as a treatment for obstructive sleep apnea: a pilot studyEvert Hamans
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University Hospital Antwerp, Edegem, Belgium
Sleep Breath 17:195-201. 2013..This study was conducted to evaluate the safety, efficacy and feasibility of hyoid expansion...
- Continuous positive airway pressure therapy is associated with an increase in intraocular pressure in obstructive sleep apneaStefan Kiekens
Department of Ophthalmology, Antwerp University Hospital and University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 49:934-40. 2008..In the present study, the influence of OSA and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy on intraocular pressure (IOP) and ocular perfusion pressure (OPP) was examined...
- Cardiovascular implications in the treatment of obstructive sleep apneaOlivier M Vanderveken
Department of ENT, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Antwerp, University Hospital Antwerp, Wilrijkstraat 10, 2650, Edegem, Antwerp, Belgium
J Cardiovasc Transl Res 4:53-60. 2011..Electrical stimulation of the hypoglossal nerve is a new investigational therapy for patients with moderate to severe OSA. This new treatment option, if proven effective, may provide cardiovascular benefits secondary to treating OSA...
- Adjustable tongue advancement for obstructive sleep apnea: a pilot studyEvert Hamans
Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospital Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 117:815-23. 2008..The present procedures addressing the hypopharynx are invasive and have substantial morbidity and limited efficacy...
- Implanted upper airway stimulation device for obstructive sleep apneaPaul H Van de Heyning
Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Antwerp University Hospital, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
Laryngoscope 122:1626-33. 2012..The current study examined the safety and preliminary effectiveness of a second generation device, the Upper Airway Stimulation (UAS) system, and identified baseline predictors for therapy success...
- Systemic antioxidant defences during acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseAnna M Sadowska
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
Respirology 11:741-7. 2006..This study aims to examine the extent and time-course of antioxidant defence in patients with an acute exacerbation of COPD in comparison with stable patients...
- Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: more insights on structural and functional cardiac alterations, and the effects of treatment with continuous positive airway pressureBharati Shivalkar
Department of Cardiology and Pulmonary Medicine, University Hospital Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
J Am Coll Cardiol 47:1433-9. 2006..We studied structural and functional cardiac alterations in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), their relationship to the severity of OSA, and the effects of treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)...
- Intermittent positive airway pressure by nasal mask as a treatment for respiratory insufficiency in a patient with syringomyeliaJohan Verbraecken
Department of Pulmonology, University of Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Respiration 69:169-74. 2002..Weaning from the ventilator was only successful after nasal intermittent positive airway pressure therapy was started. A normalization of arterial blood gas exchange could be achieved...