Do complete blood count parameters predict diagnosis and disease severity in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome?

Zorlu D., Ozyurt S., Bircan H. A., Erturk A.

EUROPEAN REVIEW FOR MEDICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL SCIENCES, vol.25, no.11, pp.4027-4036, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


OBJECTIVE: Inflammation and platelet activation play a role in the pathogenesis of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). In this study, it was aimed to investigate the effectiveness of the systemic inflammation markers, the neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and WMR (white blood cell count (WBC) to mean platelet volume (MPV) ratio), in determining the severity of OSAS.