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1. Citation: Fernandes Oliveira, E., Nacif, S. R., Alves Pereira, N., Fonseca, N. T., Urbano, J. J., Perez, E. A., . . . Oliveira, L. V. (2015). Sleep disorders in patients with myasthenia gravis: a systematic review. Journal of Physical Therapy Science, 27(6), 2013-2018. doi:10.1589/jpts.27.2013
Keywords: Myasthenia gravis; Neuromuscular disorders; Obstructive sleep apnea
Abstract: Evaluates the presence of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), sleep quality and sleep disorders in patients with myasthenia gravis (MG) and aims to clarify the role of physical therapy. Based on 17 observational, cross-sectional, and “clinical” studies finds that some studies show poor sleep quality, excessive daytime sleepiness, presence of restless syndrome, and a higher incidence of SDB in MG, but other investigations do no. Concludes that further study of sleep disturbances in patients with MG is needed.
Link to Full Text:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=26180370
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4500033/
Record Updated:2016-11-17
 

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