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Health Tip: If You Have Sleep Apnea

-- Sleep apnea -- when you stop breathing for short periods during sleep -- can leave you tired and feeling run down while you're awake. So what should you do? The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute recommends: Visiting your doctor regularly...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

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Authors: Riem N PMID: 29243448 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Minerva Anestesiologica - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Minerva Anestesiol Source Type: research
Each year, MD+DI’s editors gather to choose which company should be named the Medtech Company of the Year, and it’s always a heated debate. This year, we named nine finalists, but the decision to crown Abbott as our 2017 Medtech Company of the Year was unanimous. Our readers, however, had a different opinion. While MD+DI’s editors chose Abbott for its ability to rise above challenges, Bigfoot Biomedical was the favorite among our readership. The Milpitas, CA-based firm is amalgamating other companies’ hardware plus its own software and algorithms to craft an artificial pancreas for patients with dia...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Business Source Type: news
In normotensive patients with acute symptomatic pulmonary embolism (PE), the effect of undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) on cardiovascular (CV) outcomes lacks clarity. The Prognostic Significance of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Patients With Acute Symptomatic Pulmonary Embolism (POPE) study is a multicenter, observational study designed to prospectively assess the prognostic significance of concomitant OSA in hemodynamically stable outpatients with acute symptomatic PE. Adult patients with acute stable PE are eligible. Recruited patients undergo an overnight sleep study using a level III portable diagnostic device wi...
Source: Clinical Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: TRIAL DESIGNS Source Type: research
ConclusionsOSA is very common in patients with CV disease. Similarly, patients with OSA are prone to have CV disease.
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
(Reuters Health) - Women with sleep disorders other than sleep apnea may be more than three times as likely to experience infertility as their counterparts who don ’t have trouble sleeping, a recent study suggests.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea are frequently considered unsuitable candidates for awake craniotomy due to anticipated problems with oxygenation, ventilation, and a potentially difficult airway. At present, only a handful of such accounts exist in the literature. Our report describes the novel use of high-flow nasal oxygen therapy for a patient with moderate obstructive sleep apnea who underwent an awake craniotomy under deep sedation. The intraoperative application of high-flow nasal oxygen therapy achieved satisfactory oxygenation, maintained the partial carbon dioxide pressure within a reasonable range even durin...
Source: A&A Case Reports - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Case Reports: Case Report Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions:Both adherence and nonadherence to CPAP are dynamic processes that are characterized by patients' ambivalence and contingent upon diverse factors. These findings have practical implications as they suggest that all patients, regardless of their initial adherence status, would benefit from a close follow-up.Citation:Zarhin D, Oksenberg A. Ambivalent adherence and nonadherence to continuous positive airway pressure devices: a qualitative study.J Clin Sleep Med. 2017;13(12):1375–1384.
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions:The main cause of nonuse of CPAP in India is the inability to buy a CPAP device. In patients who are able to buy a CPAP device, adherence was significantly higher (82.7%) compared to adherence in the study's overall population (30.3%). Furthermore, patients with more severe OSA were more likely to buy a device and adhere to CPAP. Patients' behaviors and attitudes are also important barriers in using CPAP. There needs to be increased awareness of the benefits of CPAP therapy among patients.Citation:Goyal A, Agarwal N, Pakhare A. Barriers to CPAP use in India: an exploratory study.J Clin Sleep Med. 2017;13(12):1385–1394.
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
This study evaluated the association between the total testosterone (TT) level and OSA in patients who are not obese.Methods:A retrospective review of 523 records of patients in whom OSA was diagnosed from 2013–2016 was performed. The study included men with a BMI
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
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