Kidney Res Clin Pract.  2018 Mar;37(1):89-93. 10.23876/j.krcp.2018.37.1.89.

Effects of 12 months of continuous positive airway pressure therapy on cognitive function, sleep, mood, and health-related quality of life in a peritoneal dialysis patient with obstructive sleep apnea

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  • 1Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, National Health Insurance Service Ilsan Hospital, Goyang, Korea. eawha@nhimc.or.kr
  • 2Department of Otorhinolaryngology, National Health Insurance Service Ilsan Hospital, Goyang, Korea.

Abstract

This report describes the case of a hypertensive 51-year-old male with a 3-year history of peritoneal dialysis. We followed the patient through his diagnosis of severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). Therapeutic use of CPAP led to the improvement of not only sleep-related problems, but also cognitive function and quality of life. To our knowledge, this is the first paper describing the benefits of long-term CPAP treatment in an OSA patient undergoing dialysis. This case report emphasizes the need for the proactive diagnosis and treatment of OSA in end-stage renal disease patients to improve patient-centered healthcare.

Keyword

Continuous positive airway pressure; Obstructive sleep apnea; Peritoneal dialysis

MeSH Terms

Cognition*
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure*
Delivery of Health Care
Diagnosis
Dialysis
Humans
Kidney Failure, Chronic
Male
Middle Aged
Peritoneal Dialysis*
Quality of Life*
Sleep Apnea, Obstructive*
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