March 2014 – The European Sleep Apnea Database (ESADA)

The European Sleep Apnea Database (ESADA) – a progress report for the ESRS newsletter

News from the ESADA sleep apnea network

The European Sleep Apnea Database – ESADA – was started in 2006 as a collaborative database effort between more than 27 European sleep centres. During 2013 the new centre in Hamburg, Germany (Dr. Holger Hein) has been included into the network (centre no 27). By March 20 2014, 15 956 patients have been enrolled into the database and data from 5 313 follow up visits are available. The annual ESADA network meeting 2013 was hosted by Renata Riha and her team in Edinburgh, UK, on 19-20th of April 2013 and for 2014 the meeting will take place between March 27 and March 30 in Mandranova, Sicily, Italy, with Marisa Bonsignore as our host.

During the last year major achievements have been reached:

  1. Recruitment of new patients is ongoing and proportionally more follow up visits are registered.
  2. Publication of results from the ESADA are soon available to the public:Sleep apnoea severity independently predicts glycaemic health in non-diabetic subjects: the ESADA study.
    Brian D. Kent, Ludger Grote, Marisa Bonsignore, Tarja Saaresranta. Johan Verbraecken, Patrick Levy, Pawel Sliwinski, Ruzena Tkacova, John-Arthur Kvamme, Ingo Fietze, Jan Hedner, Walter T. McNicholas on behalf of the European Sleep Apnoea Database collaborators.
    Eur Respir J 2014Three manuscript are submitted and under revision. One additional manuscript is under submission.
  3. Several prospective studies are ongoing.

Ludger Grote on behalf of the ESADA group

Group Photo from the ESADA network Meeting in Edinburgh, 2013