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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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Publication date: Available online 14 August 2017 Source:Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery Author(s): Mario Mantovani, Daniela Carioli, Sara Torretta, Vittorio Rinaldi, Tullio Ibba, Lorenzo Pignataro Recently, new conservative and non-resective surgical techniques, including palatopharyngeal surgical lifting and suspension (the ‘Roman blinds technique’) and modular barbed snore surgery (MBSS), have been successfully introduced for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). This pilot longitudinal study describes our preliminary experience with the ‘Alianza technique’ (the simul...
Source: Journal of Cranio Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
This cohort study evaluates the association between obstructive sleep apnea and coagulation disorders in patients with snoring or sleep apnea.
Source: JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Findings for detection of sleep apnea among habitually snoring children
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, ENT, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news
Recently, new conservative and non-resective surgical techniques, including palatopharyngeal surgical lifting and suspension (the ‘Roman blinds technique’) and modular barbed snore surgery (MBSS), have been successfully introduced for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). This pilot longitudinal study describes our preliminary experience with the ‘Alianza technique’ (the simultaneous use of Roman bl inds and MBSS) in mild to moderate OSAS patients with concentric pharyngeal collapse at the velum, previously documented by means of drug-induced sleep endoscopy.
Source: Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Source Type: research
(University of Chicago Medical Center) Computer analysis of oxygen levels in the blood during sleep could -- by itself -- provide an easy, relatively inexpensive and sufficiently reliable way to determine which children who snore habitually could benefit from a diagnosis and treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. This approach was most accurate for children with severe apnea.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: Neural network-based automated analyses of nSpO2 recordings provide accurate identification of OSA severity among habitually snoring children with a high pre-test probability of OSA. Thus, nocturnal oximetry may enable a simple and effective diagnostic alternative to NPSG leading to more timely interventions and potentially improved outcomes. PMID: 28759260 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Respir Crit Care Med Source Type: research
Conclusion: Dentists play a significant role in early detection of OSAS, helping in reducing and preventing its serious consequences. A multidisciplinary treatment team, which manages and treats OSAS, should include the dentist in addition to the sleep specialist and the ENT physician.
Source: Quintessence International - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
Authors: Li HY Abstract Initially described in 1981, uvulopalatopharyngoplasty was the first surgical procedure specially designed at the palatal level for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). To date, palatal surgery remains the most commonly used surgery for OSA. The advancement of this surgery over the past 30 years has been a process of evolution in concepts, examination, and technique to increase safety and effectiveness in the treatment of OSA. Concept changes have emerged in the disease etiology, purpose of surgery, treatment priorities, staging of operations, integration therapy, and surgical endpoint...
Source: Advances in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Adv Otorhinolaryngol Source Type: research
Authors: Johnson DM, Soose RJ Abstract Numerous studies report that difficulty breathing through the nose is associated with reduced sleep quality, increased daytime dysfunction, and increased risk of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Additionally, chronic nasal obstruction often complicates and limits successful medical device therapy for OSA, particularly with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). When medical evaluation and management of the nose is inadequate, surgical therapy to lower nasal resistance has been shown to substantially improve sleep and breathing outcome measures. Although nasal su...
Source: Advances in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Adv Otorhinolaryngol Source Type: research
Authors: Revesloot MJL, Benoist L, van Maanen P, de Vries N Abstract If untreated, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) develops as a gradual progressive disease. In the early stage of the disease most patients with OSA are positional. The archetypical patient might progress from simple positional snoring via positional early-stage mild disease to less positional moderate and finally nonpositional severe OSA. At first, the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) is high only in the supine position, and later is high in all sleeping positions. The phenomenon is reversible. After partial effective treatment, patients with severe OSA can...
Source: Advances in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Adv Otorhinolaryngol Source Type: research
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