Table 1—

Clinical features of patients

PatientSexAge yrsBMI kg·m−2UDPMRCESSParadoxSleeping sideComorbidities
1M5326.8Right118YesLeftNone
2F6428.8Right210YesNoneUlcerative colitis
3M5828.7Right216YesLeftNone
4M7628.4Right413YesLeftGastro-oesophageal reflux, chronic anaemia
5M5929.6Right26YesLeftCoronary artery disease
6F6229.6Right23NoLeftNone
7F4732.5Right314NoLeftDepression
8F4422.9Right417NoNoneDepression
9F5730.9Left421YesRightDiabetes mellitus
10M4131.8Right29YesLeftNone
11M6125.8Right37YesLeftNone
  • BMI: body mass index; UDP: unilateral diaphragm paralysis or severe weakness; MRC: Medical Research Council dyspnoea scale; ESS: Epworth Sleepiness Scale; paradox: thoracoabdominal paradox by inspection and analysis of traces of oesophageal and gastric pressure swings; sleeping side: preferred sleeping position; M: male; F: female.