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Articles by Usama Bin Nasir
Based on 1 article published since 2008
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Between 2008 and 2019, Usama Bin Nasir wrote the following article about Sleep Apnea Syndromes.
 
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1 Review Meta-Analysis of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure as a Therapy of Atrial Fibrillation in Obstructive Sleep Apnea. 2015

Qureshi, Waqas T / Nasir, Usama Bin / Alqalyoobi, Shehabaldin / O'Neal, Wesley T / Mawri, Sagar / Sabbagh, Salah / Soliman, Elsayed Z / Al-Mallah, Mouaz H. ·Section on Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Electronic address: WQureshi@wakehealth.edu. · University of Health Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan. · Department of Internal Medicine, University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri. · Department of Internal Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. · Department of Internal Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI. · Section on Hospital Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. · Section on Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Epidemiological Cardiology Research Center (EPICARE), Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. · King Abdulaziz Cardiac Center, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Ministry of National Guard-Health Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. ·Am J Cardiol · Pubmed #26482182.

ABSTRACT: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a significant health care problem for patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) as a therapy for OSA is underused, and it is unknown if CPAP might reduce rates of AF. We systematically reviewed the published reports on CPAP use and risk of AF. MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, Web of Science, meeting abstracts, and Cochrane databases were searched from inception to June 2015. Studies needed to report the rates of AF in participants who were and were not on CPAP. Data were extracted by 2 authors. A total of 8 studies on OSA were identified (1 randomized controlled trial) with 698 CPAP users and 549 non-CPAP users. In a random effects model, patients treated with CPAP had a 42% decreased risk of AF (pooled risk ratio, 0.58; 95% confidence interval, 0.47 to 0.70; p <0.001). There was low heterogeneity in the results (I(2) = 30%). In metaregression analysis, benefits of CPAP were stronger for younger, obese, and male patients (p <0.05). An inverse relationship between CPAP therapy and AF recurrence was observed. Results suggest that more patients with AF also should be tested for OSA.