Mario Malerba (University of Piemonte Orientale, Novara/Vercelli, Italy) discusses the background and findings of his presentation entitled: Renal Function Changes After Sleep Apnea Treatment by Positive Airway Pressure: Data from the Vercelli Register (abstract available here).
Questions1. Could you tell us a little about the association between renal function and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)? (0:11)
2. What are the likely pathological mechanisms underlying this association? (0:44)
3. What did your recent study find regarding the effect of positive airway pressure on renal function in patients with OSA? (1:05)
4. Which patients with OSA are most likely to respond to this treatment? (1:59)
5. What factors can affect treatment adherence? (2:21)
Speaker disclosure: Mario Malerba has nothing to disclose in relation to this video interview.
Filmed at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) International Conference 2018, San Diego, CA, US, May 2018.