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Untreated sleep apnea may worsen markers of heart health and diabetes

(Reuters Health) - - Properly treating a common sleep-related breathing disorder may have benefits for the heart and for blood sugar, a new study suggests.
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Conclusions: In diabetic patients with NAFLD, light or moderate lifetime alcohol consumption was not significantly associated with liver fibrosis. The impact of lifetime alcohol intake on fibrosis progression and diabetic comorbidities, in particular obstructive sleep apnea and hypertriglyceridemia, requires further investigation. PMID: 29226116 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Can J Gastroenterol Hepatol Source Type: research
Publication date: March 2018 Source:Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, Volume 41 Author(s): Takahiro Emoto, Udantha R. Abeyratne, Kenichiro Kawano, Takuya Okada, Osamu Jinnouchi, Ikuji Kawata Obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) is known to cause daytime drowsiness and an association with diseases such as Type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and stroke. A polysomnography (PSG) test is the traditional method for diagnosing OSAHS. However, this test is expensive, inconvenient, and requires the placement of body contact sensors during sleep. Recently, in several studies, the snoring/breathing episode...
Source: Biomedical Signal Processing and Control - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
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Source: Clinics in Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: The presence and the association of comorbidities seems to be higher in patients suffering from OSA, OS, OHS. Subjects suffering of OHS present a high prevalence of main diseases despite their younger age compared with others patients with SDB. Sleepiness may have a role, at least in a subset of these patients, into the development of comorbidities. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Purpose of review Atrial fibrillation is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia, attributable to several factors that may be amenable through lifestyle modification. There is emerging evidence to suggest that the successful management of several cardiovascular risk factors [obesity, hypertension (HTN), diabetes mellitus, and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)] can lead to fewer complications and atrial fibrillation prevention. However, the long-term sustainability and reproducibility of these effects have yet to be explored in larger studies. This review explores recent findings for exercise and lifestyle modifications ...
Source: Current Opinion in Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: ARRHYTHMIAS: Edited by David Birnie Source Type: research
Conclusions: The body composition with subjects with HF and COPD showed a high deterioration that can lead to a worse condition.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Problems Asthma Source Type: research
We examined the association of ASV and mortality in our HFrEF-CSA patients. If ASV is associated with excess mortality, excess hourly use of ASV or pressure delivered should be associated with greater mortality.Methods: A prospective study of consecutive patients with HFrEF who were diagnosed with CSA and treated with ASV (n=77). Median follow up time was 64 months. Average nightly usage in all patients: 4.3 (0-10.2) hours; Average residual apnea hypopnea index ( AHI): 7.7 (0.1-37.6). There were 19 non-users.Multi variable model included age, sex, body mass index, AHI, LVEF, creatinine, atrial fibrillation, hypertension, c...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep and Control of Breathing Source Type: research
Conclusion: Patients have a significant lack of information and support. The require dedicated consultations with a responsable health professional and the reimbursement of smoking cessation products
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Tobacco, Smoking Control and Health Education Source Type: research
The role of body weight in the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is well known although the mechanisms through which this occurs remain a subject of discussion. Our hospital employs routine screening for OSA in bariatric surgery candidates regardless of sleep complaints.Our aim was to compare morbidly obese patients (body mass index (BMI) ≥ 40kg/m2) with and without OSA regarding age, sleepiness (using the Epworth scale and considered positive if>12/24), smoking habits, snoring and medical comorbidities.Patients were screened with a type III cardio-respiratory polygraphy. Out of a total of 264 screened patie...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep and Control of Breathing Source Type: research
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