What is the association between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and chronic kidney disease (CKD)?

Updated: Jul 21, 2021
  • Author: Pradeep Arora, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Patients should be monitored for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which occurs with increased frequency in patients receiving dialysis. Sakaguchi et al also found a high incidence (65%) of OSA in Japanese patients with nondialysis CKD, with the OSA being moderate or severe in about one third of the patients who had it. [98] The study also found that a decreased glomerular filtration rate (GFR) was associated with an increased risk of OSA. [98]


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