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Untreated Sleep Apnea May Worsen Markers Of Heart Health and Diabetes Untreated Sleep Apnea May Worsen Markers Of Heart Health and Diabetes

Properly treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may have benefits for the heart and for blood sugar, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - Category: Pathology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

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I hear this nearly every day in my primary care clinic. Many of my patients are overweight or obese, which mirrors the national trend: two out of three adults in the US are overweight or obese. Many of these folks suffer from medical issues such as low back, hip, knee, and foot pain; asthma; obstructive sleep apnea; fatty liver; type 2 diabetes; high blood pressure; high cholesterol; or depression. We know that these conditions often improve with weight loss. So, I often recommend weight loss as a first step in treatment, and the usual approach is through lifestyle change. Lifestyle change programs for weight loss have bee...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Behavioral Health Exercise and Fitness Healthy Eating Prevention Source Type: blogs
Personal health analytics company Zansors, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Michigan Medical School, could bring to market the first ever affordable, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) –approved over-the-counter sleep apnea sensor for in-home use next year. Obstructive sleep apnea increases the risk of heart disease and diabetes, among other conditions, but up to 80% of cases areundiagnosed in the United States.
Source: JAMA - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion: OSA recurrence during CPAP withdrawal increases FFA and glucose during sleep, associated with sympathetic and adrenocortical activation. Recurring exposure to these metabolic changes may foster diabetes and cardiovascular disease. PMID: 28595341 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: J Clin Endocrinol Metab Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 7 June 2017 Source:Journal of Clinical Neuroscience Author(s): Oleg Y. Chernyshev, Shyamal C. Bir, Tanmoy K. Maiti, Devi Prasad Patra, Cesar Liendo, Hugo Cuellar, Alireza Minagar, Anil Nanda Optimal treatment of intracranial aneurysms (IAs) in elderly patients has not yet been well established. We have investigated the clinical and radiological outcomes and predictors of unfavorable outcome of IAs in elderly patients. Radiological and clinical data of 85 elderly patients from 2010 through 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Significant differences between the groups were determined by a ...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Preliminary data from two studies suggest that mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea is associated with an increased risk of developing hypertension and diabetes.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
This study aimed to explore the relationship between sleep and glucagon‐like peptide 1 regulation in patients with abnormal glucose tolerance. Seventy‐one adults with haemoglobin A1c levels between 5.7% and  5.75–
Source: Journal of Sleep Research - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Regular Research Paper Source Type: research
Summary The aim of this study was to determine if an intensive lifestyle intervention (ILI) reduces the severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in rapid‐eye movement (REM) sleep, and to determine if longitudinal changes in glycaemic control are related to changes in OSA severity during REM sleep over a 4‐year follow‐up. This was a randomized controlled trial including 264 overweight/obese adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and OSA. Participants were randomized to an ILI targeted to weight loss or a diabetes support and education (DSE) control group. Measures included anthropometry, apnea–hypopnea index (AHI) d...
Source: Journal of Sleep Research - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Regular Research Paper Source Type: research
Abstract Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a chronic treatable sleep disorder and a frequent comorbidity in patients with type 2 diabetes. Cardinal features of OSA, including intermittent hypoxemia and sleep fragmentation, have been linked to abnormal glucose metabolism in laboratory-based experiments. OSA has also been linked to the development of incident type 2 diabetes. The relationship between OSA and type 2 diabetes may be bidirectional in nature given that diabetic neuropathy can affect central control of respiration and upper airway neural reflexes promoting sleep-disordered breathing. Despite the strong as...
Source: Chest - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Chest Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a prevalent condition, especially in children with obesity, and is associated with increased risk for metabolic syndrome (MetS). Angiopoietins have been identified as potential biomarkers of endothelial dysfunction and MetS. In adults, angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2) and its soluble receptor (sTie-2) are associated with diabetes, hypertension, and obesity and could be increased in children with OSA and obesity, particularly those with evidence of cardiometabolic alterations. METHODS: One hundred twenty-six children (7.4 ± 2.0 years) were consecu...
Source: Obesity - Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Authors: Tags: Obesity (Silver Spring) Source Type: research
BackgroundHeart failure (HF) readmission rates have become an increasingly important quality metric since the advent of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program. Despite many well‐intentioned efforts to reduce readmissions, clinicians continue to struggle with the problem of high HF readmission rates. HypothesisHF patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) will have higher burden of rehospitalization and mortality than HF patients without OSA. MethodsOur study included 344 patient encounters (among 271 unique patients) with a diagnosis of HF from September 2014 through September 2015. Our primary endpoints were all...
Source: Clinical Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: CLINICAL INVESTIGATIONS Source Type: research
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