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Rationale and Design of the Turkish Sleep Apnea Database - TURKAPNE: A National, Multicenter, Observational, Prospective Cohort Study
1 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Marmara University School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey.,Department of Clinical Sciences, Respiratory Medicine and Allergology, Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, Lund, Sweden  
2 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Ege University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey  
3 Clinic of Chest Diseases and Sleep Center, Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey  
Turk Thorac J 2018; 19: 136-140
DOI: 10.5152/TurkThoracJ.2018.18097
Key Words: Obstructive sleep apnea, clinical registry, quality of care
Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The primary aim of The Turkish Sleep Apnea Database (TURKAPNE) study is to generate a cross-sectional nationwide database for defining the clinical and polysomnographic characteristics of the patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in Turkey.


MATERIALS AND METHODS
: In this ongoing project, all consecutive adults with suspected OSA are recruited from the sleep centers of the university and research hospitals in Turkey. Information on anthropometric data, educational status, driving license, smoking habits, alcohol use, comorbidities, drug use, questionnaires, polysomnographic, and/or cardiorespiratory polygraphic findings are recorded in a systematized Web-based report form. Blood glucose, lipids and other biochemical markers, lung function, and echocardiography measurements are optionally included. Follow-up data regarding treatment modality and compliance is assessed. Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between OSA phenotypes and metabolic, pulmonary, and cardiovascular comorbidities as well as traffic accidents, and the impact of treatment will be further explored. We target a total sample of 10,000 participants.


RESULTS
: The study was registered with ClinicalTrials.gov (NCT02784977) in May 2016 and the first patient was recruited in October 2017. A total of 1911 participants from 19 centers have been enrolled in the study by May 31, 2018.


CONCLUSION
: The TURKAPNE study will contribute to a better understanding of the health-related burden of OSA phenotypes and its association with the comorbidities and adverse outcomes, including traffic accidents in Turkey. The results may also contribute to a more personalized approach and better management of varying OSA phenotypes with concomitant disorders.


Cite this article as
: Peker Y, Başoğlu ÖK, Fırat H, TURKAPNE Study Group. Rationale and Design of the Turkish Sleep Apnea Database - TURKAPNE: A National, Multicenter, Observational, Prospective Cohort Study. Turk Thorac J 2018; 19(3): 136-40.

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