Journal of Sleep Disorders: Treatment and CareISSN: 2325-9639

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Case Report, J Sleep Disor Treat Care Vol: 2 Issue: 1

The Six Minute-Walk Test is it the Most Effective Way to Follow an Overlap Syndrome?

Sonia Rouatbi1*, Helmi Ben Saad1 and Ahmed Abdelghani2
1Service de Physiologie et Explorations Fonctionnelles, EPS Farhat Hached, Sousse, Tunisie
2Service de Pneumologie, EPS Farhat Hached, Sousse, Tunisie
Corresponding author : Dr. Rouatbi Sonia
Laboratoire de Physiologie, Faculté de Médecine Ibn ElJazzar, 4000, Sousse, Tunisie
Tel: 00216 73 222 600; Fax: 00216 73 224 899
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: December 20, 2012 Accepted: March 12, 2013 Published: March 20, 2013
Citation: Rouatbi S, Saad HB, Abdelghani A (2013) The Six Minute-Walk Test is-it the Most Effective Way to Follow an Overlap Syndrome? J Sleep Disor: Treat Care 2:1. doi:10.4172/2325-9639.1000108

Abstract

Prevalence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG). A Pilot Study

Background: When obesity is associated to tobacco smoking which is now by far the largest preventable cause of death in the industrialized world, pulmonary damages seem to be majored. So what is the most effective way to follow up patients with overlap syndrome? Methods: It is a case report of a patient treated for an OSAS but without an improvement. So for his resistant dyspnoea respiratory functional tests with a six minute walking test (6-WT) were indicated. A COPD was diagnosed and treated. The patient was followed by a medical questionnaire, measuring his respiratory function and a 6-WT. Results: The medical questionnaire and the pulmonary function don’t show a significant improvement, but a significant improvement in the walking distance at the 6-WT is noted. Conclusion: 6-WT can be considered as an objective and useful test for monitoring patients with an “overlap syndrome”.

Keywords: Overlap Syndrome; Six min walk test; DLCO; Plethysmography

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