Does surgical intervention, particularly multilevel surgery, for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) decrease depression and sleepiness?
Background: Previous studies have reported a consistent association between OSA and depression. Associations between sleepiness and sleep-related conditions have been well documented. Sleepiness has not always been a reliable clinical indicator for OSA but has been an independent risk factor associated with depression. The impact of multilevel surgery on depression has not been investigated.
Explore this issue:December 2014
Study design: Prospective cohort study of 44 patients who underwent surgery between August 2008 and November 2012.
Setting: Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore.