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Articles by Erik C. Skobel
Based on 4 articles published since 2010
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Between 2010 and 2020, Erik Skobel wrote the following 4 articles about Sleep Apnea Syndromes.
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1 Editorial SERVE-HF: What does it mean for cardiac rehabilitation? 2016

Skobel, Erik C / Krüger, Stefan. ·Clinic for Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Aachen, Germany erik.skobel@online.de. · Klinik für Pneumologie, Kardiologie und Internistische Intensivmedizin, Florence Nightingale Krankenhaus, Germany Klinik für Kardiologie, Pneumologie und Angiologie, Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf, Germany. ·Eur J Prev Cardiol · Pubmed #26635359.

ABSTRACT: -- No abstract --

2 Review Impact of SERVE-HF on management of sleep disordered breathing in heart failure: a call for further studies. 2016

Linz, Dominik / Fox, Henrik / Bitter, Thomas / Spießhöfer, Jens / Schöbel, Christoph / Skobel, Erik / Türoff, Anke / Böhm, Michael / Cowie, Martin R / Arzt, Michael / Oldenburg, Olaf. ·Klinik für Innere Medizin III, Kardiologie, Angiologie und Internistische Intensivmedizin, Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes, Kirrberger Strasse 1, Geb. 40, 66421, Homburg, Saarland, Germany. dominik.linz@uks.eu. · Herz- und Diabeteszentrum NRW, Ruhr University Bochum, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany. · Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Klinik für Pneumologie und Deutsches Zentrum für Lungenforschung (DZL), Hannover, Germany. · Charité, Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Interdisziplinäres Schlafmedizinisches Zentrum, Berlin, Germany. · Rehaklinik "An der Rosenquelle", Aachen, Germany. · Asklepios Klinik Wansbek, Hamburg, Germany. · Klinik für Innere Medizin III, Kardiologie, Angiologie und Internistische Intensivmedizin, Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes, Kirrberger Strasse 1, Geb. 40, 66421, Homburg, Saarland, Germany. · National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London (Royal Brompton Hospital), London, England, UK. · Universitätsklinikum Regensburg, Klinik und Poliklinik für Innere Medizin II, Regensburg, Germany. ·Clin Res Cardiol · Pubmed #26872963.

ABSTRACT: Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) (obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea/Cheyne-Stokes respiration or the combination of both) is highly prevalent in patients with a wide variety of cardiovascular diseases including hypertension, arrhythmia, coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction and stroke (reviewed previously in the September issue of this journal). Its close association with outcomes in chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HF-REF) suggests that it may be a potential treatment target. Herein, we provide an update on SDB and its treatment in HF-REF.

3 Article Risk factors for, and prevalence of, sleep apnoea in cardiac rehabilitation facilities in Germany: The Reha-Sleep registry. 2015

Skobel, Erik / Kamke, Wolfram / Bönner, Gerd / Alt, Bernd / Purucker, Hans-Christian / Schwaab, Bernhard / Einwang, Hans-Peter / Schröder, Klaus / Langheim, Eike / Völler, Heinz / Brandenburg, Alexandra / Graml, Andrea / Woehrle, Holger / Krüger, Stefan. ·Clinic for Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Rosenquelle, Aachen, Germany erik.skobel@rosenquelle.de. · MediClin Rehabilitation Centre of Spreewald, Burg/Spreewald, Germany. · Park Klinikum, Bad Krozingen, Germany. · Park-Klinik Bad Hermannsborn, Bad Driburg, Germany. · Teutoburger Wald Clinic, Rothenfelde, Germany. · Curschmann Clinic, Timmendorfer Strand, Germany. · Clinic Hohenried, Department of Cardiology, Bernried, Germany. · ZAR, Stuttgart, Germany. · Clinic for Cardiac Rehabilitation DRV, Teltow/Seehof, Germany. · Clinic for Cardiac Rehabilitation Rüdersdorf, Germany Center of Rehabilitation Research University of Potsdam, Germany. · Clinical Trial Center Aachen, University Hospital Aachen, Aachen, Germany. · ResMed Science Center, Martinsried, Munich, Germany. · University Hospital Aachen, RWTH, Internal Medicine I, Cardiology, Pulmonology & Vascular Medicine, Aachen, Germany. ·Eur J Prev Cardiol · Pubmed #24879359.

ABSTRACT: AIM: To determine the prevalence of, and the risk factors for, sleep apnoea in cardiac rehabilitation (CR) facilities in Germany. METHODS: 1152 patients presenting for CR were screened for sleep-disordered breathing with 2-channel polygraphy (ApneaLink™; ResMed). Parameters recorded included the apnoea-hypopnoea index (AHI), number of desaturations per hour of recording (ODI), mean and minimum nocturnal oxygen saturation and number of snoring episodes. Patients rated subjective sleep quality on a scale from 1 (poor) to 10 (best) and completed the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS). RESULTS: Clinically significant sleep apnoea (AHI ≥15/h) was documented in 33% of patients. Mean AHI was 14 ± 16/h (range 0-106/h). Sleep apnoea was defined as being of moderate severity in 18% of patients (AHI ≥15-29/h) and severe in 15% (AHI ≥30/h). There were small, but statistically significant, differences in ESS score and subjective sleep quality between patients with and without sleep apnoea. Logistic regression model analysis identified the following as risk factors for sleep apnoea in CR patients: age (per 10 years) (odds ratio (OR) 1.51; p<0.001), body mass index (per 5 units) (OR 1.31; p=0.001), male gender (OR 2.19; p<0.001), type 2 diabetes mellitus (OR 1.45; p=0.040), haemoglobin level (OR 0.91; p=0.012) and witnessed apnoeas (OR 1.99; p<0.001). CONCLUSIONS: The findings of this study indicate that more than one-third of patients undergoing cardiac rehabilitation in Germany have sleep apnoea, with one-third having moderate-to-severe SDB that requires further evaluation or intervention. Inclusion of sleep apnoea screening as part of cardiac rehabilitation appears to be appropriate.

4 Unspecified Trauma and syncope-evidence for further sleep study? A case report. 2015

Skobel, Erik / Bell, Andreas / Nguyen, Dang Quan / Woehrle, Holger / Dreher, Michael. ·Erik Skobel, Clinic for Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, "An der Rosenquelle", 52077 Aachen, Germany. ·World J Cardiol · Pubmed #25810817.

ABSTRACT: We report on an 83-year-old male with traumatic brain injury after syncope with a fall in the morning. He had a history of seizures, coronary artery disease and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF). No medical cause for seizures and syncope was determined. During rehabilitation, the patient still complained of seizures, and also reported sleepiness and snoring. Sleep apnea diagnostics revealed obstructive sleep apnea (SA) with an apnea-hypopnoea index of 35/h, and sudden onset of tachycardia with variations of heart rate based on paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Additional tests showed nocturnal AF which spontaneously converted to sinus rhythm mid-morning with an arrest of 5 s (sick sinus syndrome) and seizures. A DDD-pacer was implanted and no further seizures occurred. SA therapy with nasal continuous positive airway pressure was refused by the patient. Our findings suggests that screening for SA may offer the possibility to reveal causes of syncope and may introduce additional therapeutic options as arrhythmia and SA often occur together which in turn might be responsible for trauma due to syncope episodes.