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Rapid Communication - Journal of Pulmonology and Clinical Research (2023) Volume 6, Issue 5

Patients with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome who have obstructive apnea are evaluated with polysomnography and undergo surgical therapy.

Ning Wang *

Department of Public Health, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan

*Corresponding Author:
Ning Wang
Department of Public Health
China Medical University
Taichung, Taiwan

Received:30-Aug-2023, Manuscript No. AAJPCR-23-112549; Editor assigned:02- Sep -2023, PreQC No. AAJPCR-23-112549 (PQ); Reviewed:16-Sep-2023, QC No. AAJPCR-23-112549; Revised:21-Sep-2023, Manuscript No. AAJPCR-23-112549 (R); Published:28-Sep-2023, DOI:10.35841/ /aajpcr-6.5.169

Citation: Wang N. Patients with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome who have obstructive apnea are evaluated with polysomnography and undergo surgical therapy. J Pulmonol Clin Res. 2023;6(5):169

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In the field of sleep medicine, polysomnography, often known as PSG, is a thorough and sophisticated diagnostic method used to assess and track numerous elements of a person's sleep habits and general sleep health. The various physiological characteristics being simultaneously recorded during sleep in this complex test include brain activity, eye movements, muscle activity, heart rate, and respiratory function. With its essential insights into the complex dynamics of sleep cycles and patterns, polysomnography is crucial in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders [1].

A uncommon genetic condition called Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome (BWS) is characterized by overgrowth and a variety of health issues. Obstructive apnea, a disorder that can drastically lower a person's quality of life, is one among the less well-known effects of this sickness. Obstructive apnea in BWS patients can now be diagnosed and treated with polysomnography, a thorough sleep study [2].

Congenital condition BWS is brought on by chromosome 11 genetic abnormalities. It has an impact on several bodily regions, causing underdevelopment in some and overgrowth in others. Enlarged organs, huge birth size, an elevated risk of specific malignancies, and unusual facial features are common physical characteristics of BWS. Even while the disease is recognized for these physical traits, it can also affect physiological processes, such as breathing while sleeping [3].

A non-invasive diagnostic method that captures several physiological characteristics while you sleep is called polysomnography, also known as a sleep study. It enables medical personnel to concurrently keep an eye on respiratory function, muscular tone, heart rhythm, and brain activity. Polysomnography is essential in determining the severity and unique features of the sleep-related breathing issue in BWS patients with obstructive apnea [4].

By capturing episodes of stopped breathing and the resulting oxygen desaturation, polysomnography assists BWS patients in confirming the presence and severity of obstructive apnea. Healthcare professionals can choose the best course of treatment based on the information acquired by polysomnography. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is frequently the first line of defense, but depending on the circumstances and the patient's health, surgical intervention may also be taken into account [5].


In the evaluation and treatment of obstructive apnea in Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome patients, polysomnography is crucial. Healthcare professionals can create individualized treatment regimens that may include surgical treatments if needed by correctly diagnosing and defining the sleep-related breathing issue. For BWS patients with obstructive apnea, early intervention and a multidisciplinary approach to care can considerably enhance quality of life, ensuring greater sleep and general wellbeing.


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