Enlarged basal ganglia perivascular spaces and sleep parameters. A population-based study.

Affiliation

School of Medicine, Universidad Espíritu Santo - Ecuador, Guayaquil, Ecuador. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Perivascular spaces (PVS) are involved in mechanisms of brain interstitial fluid and metabolic waste clearance. Since most of this clearance occurs during sleep, it is plausible that sleep-related disorders favor PVS dilatation. Knowledge on the association between enlarged basal ganglia (BG) PVS and sleep disorders is limited. Here, we aimed to assess the association between sleep parameters and enlarged BG-PVS in older adults.

Keywords

Apnea-hypopnea index,Enlarged basal ganglia perivascular spaces,Polysomnography,Sleep efficiency,Sleep quality,

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