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Obstructive sleep apnea can affect your daily productivity

Wall-shaking snores, lapses in breathing, constant tossing and turning. What may seem like your everyday sleep problems could be pointing towards a more serious condition – a condition that affects more than sleep, but the very ability to function as an effective employee throughout the already demanding work week. Up to a third of Americans live with a sleep disorder called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a disorder many aren’t aware they’re experiencing due t o its subtle symptoms. OSA occurs…
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AbstractIntroductionObstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is very common sleep problem, and it is associated with serious morbidities such as cardiovascular diseases and metabolic diseases. Overnight polysomnography (PSG) is the gold standard test for OSA, but it is expensive and requires specific facilities and equipment. Thus, novel screening methods are needed for effective diagnosis and follow-up in OSA.ObjectivesThe aims of the study were to investigate the urinary metabolic signatures and identify potential urine markers for OSA using a mass spectrometry (MS)-based assay for targeted metabolomics.MethodsUrine samples were co...
Source: Metabolomics - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Abstract PURPOSE: Although bilevel positive airway pressure (Bilevel PAP) therapy is usually used for overlap syndrome (OS), there is still a portion of OS patients in whom Bilevel PAP therapy could not simultaneously eliminate residual apnea events and hypercapnia. The current study was expected to explore whether auto-trilevel positive airway pressure (auto-trilevel PAP) therapy with auto-adjusting end expiratory positive airway pressure (EEPAP) can serve as a better alternative for these patients. METHODS: From January of 2014 to June of 2016, 32 hypercapnic OS patients with stable chronic obstructive pulm...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeAlthough bilevel positive airway pressure (Bilevel PAP) therapy is usually used for overlap syndrome (OS), there is still a portion of OS patients in whom Bilevel PAP therapy could not simultaneously eliminate residual apnea events and hypercapnia. The current study was expected to explore whether auto-trilevel positive airway pressure (auto-trilevel PAP) therapy with auto-adjusting end expiratory positive airway pressure (EEPAP) can serve as a better alternative for these patients.MethodsFrom January of 2014 to June of 2016, 32 hypercapnic OS patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
DiscussionObstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is defined as a “disorder of breathing during sleep characterized by prolonged partial upper airway obstruction and/or intermittent complete obstruction (obstructive apnea) that disrupts normal ventilation during sleep and normal sleep patterns.” It is different than primary snoring which is snoring without apnea, sleep arousals, or problems with gas exchange. OSAS symptoms include snoring (often with snorts, gasps or pauses), disturbed sleep (often frequent arousals) and daytime neurobehavioral problems. Sleepiness during the day can occur but is less common in...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Conclusion: Obstructive sleep apnea is common in children with sickle cell disease. PMID: 28578441 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research
Conclusion According to outcomes of this study, OSA patients with multilevel obstructions can benefit from combined surgeries for velopharyngeal and hypopharyngeal regions at the same operation stage, without experiencing persistent complaints. It is promising that, despite multiple levels of obstruction was operated at single-stage, airway safety was preserved in all patients.
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Abstract: Retropharyngeal abscess (RPA) is the second most common deep neck space infection after peritonsiller abscess in pediatric population. Major signs and symptoms on physical examination include fever, hypersalivation, odynophagia, reduced oral intake, sore throat, swelling on the neck, torticollis, limitation in neck mobility, and voice changes. In this paper, the authors present a case of RPA with unusual and interesting presenting symptoms in a 10-month-old infant that exhibit new-onset and worsening snoring and sleep apnea. The purposes of this manuscript are to present the authors’ experience with this pa...
Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: Brief Clinical Studies Source Type: research
This study aimed to analyze sleep parameters in class III malocclusion subjects and ascertain the prevalence of snoring or OSA following bimaxillary surgery. A total of 22 patients with Le Fort I osteotomy and mandibular setback for class III malocclusion were prospectively enrolled. All patients received endoscopic examination, cephalometry, 3-dimensional computed tomography (3D-CT), and sleep study twice at 1 month before and 3 months after surgery. The patient population consisted of 5 males and 17 females with a mean body mass index of 22.5 kg/m2 and mean age of 22.1 years. No patients complained of sleep-related s...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
Wall-shaking snores, lapses in breathing, constant tossing and turning. What may seem like your everyday sleep problems could be pointing towards a more serious condition – a condition that affects more than sleep, but the very ability to function as an effective employee throughout the already demanding work week. Up to a third of Americans live with a sleep disorder called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a disorder many aren’t aware they’re experiencing due t o its subtle symptoms. OSA occurs…
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Snoring is frequently associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Previous studies have shown that bone mineral density was significantly lower in patients with OSA than in controls; however, these studies ...
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
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