ABSTRACT [Breathing sleep disturbances and occupational medicine: study of 20 clinical cases] During 2004, in the Center for Sleep Disorders, a questionnaire including Epworth sleepiness scale (ES) was administered to 120 subjects; 20 male subjects of this group with elevated score (ES >14) were selected and submitted to polysomnography. Subjects, all in working age, were represented by 3 (15%) shift-workers, 9 (45%) drivers, 17 (85%) industrial workers (among those 5 building workers) and 3 (15%) employers. By polysomnography, moderate/severe OSAHS was diagnosed in all subjects (40% moderate, 60% severe). CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) therapy led to an improvement of clinical symptoms since the first month. Counselling of Occupational Medicine Physician with the Center for Sleep Disorders, was useful to direct the action of Competent Doctor, especially for jobs requiring high vigilance (drivers or shift-worker). The pass certificate for jobs with an high risk (alone, in high places, heavy means drivers) cannot avoid to evaluate this pathology, that is often associated to other related risk factors (obesity, hypertension, diabetes), because it compromises both the specific suitability and the protection of common health and safety.

Disturbi respiratori del sonno e medicina del lavoro: considerazioni su 20 casi clinici

TOBIA, LORETA;
2005

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ABSTRACT [Breathing sleep disturbances and occupational medicine: study of 20 clinical cases] During 2004, in the Center for Sleep Disorders, a questionnaire including Epworth sleepiness scale (ES) was administered to 120 subjects; 20 male subjects of this group with elevated score (ES >14) were selected and submitted to polysomnography. Subjects, all in working age, were represented by 3 (15%) shift-workers, 9 (45%) drivers, 17 (85%) industrial workers (among those 5 building workers) and 3 (15%) employers. By polysomnography, moderate/severe OSAHS was diagnosed in all subjects (40% moderate, 60% severe). CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) therapy led to an improvement of clinical symptoms since the first month. Counselling of Occupational Medicine Physician with the Center for Sleep Disorders, was useful to direct the action of Competent Doctor, especially for jobs requiring high vigilance (drivers or shift-worker). The pass certificate for jobs with an high risk (alone, in high places, heavy means drivers) cannot avoid to evaluate this pathology, that is often associated to other related risk factors (obesity, hypertension, diabetes), because it compromises both the specific suitability and the protection of common health and safety.
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