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Research progress of brain network in obstructive sleep apnea
CHEN Huiyu  JIANG Guihua  LI Meng  CHEN Ziwei  PAN Liping 

Cite this article as: CHEN H Y, JIANG G H, LI M, et al. Research progress of brain network in obstructive sleep apnea[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2023, 14(7): 139-143. DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2023.07.025.

[Abstract] Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is one of the most common sleep disorders, characterized by partial or complete airway obstruction and intermittent hypoxia due to collapse of the upper airway during sleep, and its occurrence is associated with abnormal changes in the structural and functional brain networks. With the rapid development of MRI, more and more researchers have focused on the association between changes in network properties and the pathophysiological mechanisms of OSA. The purpose of this paper is to review the progress of research on brain structure and functional networks in OSA, to analyze the characteristics of functional and structural network property changes in OSA from multiple perspectives, and to discuss the connection and mechanisms between neuropathological changes in OSA and changes in brain function and structural network properties, in order to provide new ideas for clinical search for neuroimaging markers of OSA and understanding the potential neuroimaging mechanisms of cognitive dysfunction caused by OSA.
[Keywords] obstructive sleep apnea;brain network;magnetic resonance imaging;topological properties;structural network;functional network

CHEN Huiyu1   JIANG Guihua1, 2*   LI Meng2   CHEN Ziwei2   PAN Liping2  

1 The Second School of Clinical Medicine, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou 510515, China

2 Department of Medical Imaging, Guangdong Second Provincial General Hospital Affiliated to Jinan University, Guangzhou 510317, China

Corresponding author: Jiang GH, E-mail:

Conflicts of interest   None.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. U1903120).
Received  2023-02-17
Accepted  2023-06-25
DOI: 10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2023.07.025
Cite this article as: CHEN H Y, JIANG G H, LI M, et al. Research progress of brain network in obstructive sleep apnea[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2023, 14(7): 139-143. DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2023.07.025.

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