The relationship between high-sensitivity C-reactive protein levels and the severity of obstructive sleep apnea

Guven S. F. , Turkkani M. H. , Ciftci B., ULUKAVAK ÇİFTÇİ T., Erdogan Y.

SLEEP AND BREATHING, vol.16, no.1, pp.217-221, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11325-011-0492-2
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.217-221
  • Keywords: Obstructive sleep apnea, High-sensitivity C-reactive protein, Obesity, Cardiovascular diseases, Cerebrovascular diseases, INDEPENDENT PREDICTOR, INSULIN-RESISTANCE, ADIPOSE-TISSUE, ASSOCIATION, RISK, INFLAMMATION, OBESITY, INDEX
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


There is an increased risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). High-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) is a marker that predicts atherosclerotic complications. However, there are contradictory results about the correlation between serum hs-CRP levels and OSA severity. The purpose of this work was to evaluate the relationship between hs-CRP levels and the severity of OSA in newly diagnosed OSA patients.