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Sleep Apnea Killed Carrie Fisher. Could It Kill You Too?

The condition that killed Carrie Fisher may affect up to a quarter of middle-aged adults.
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ConclusionThe nasal cannula showed poor reliability and accuracy for measuring snoring. Level of Evidence2b. Laryngoscope, 2017
Source: The Laryngoscope - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
This study tested the hypotheses that late-midlife obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and short and long sleep duration are associated with dementia for more than 15 years of follow-up. Methods A total of 1667 Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study participants underwent in-home polysomnography (1996–1998) and were followed for dementia. Dementia was defined by (1) hospitalization diagnosis codes (1996–2012) and (2) a comprehensive neurocognitive examination (2011–2013) with adjudication. Results OSA and sleep duration were not associated with risk of incident dementia. When using adjudicated outcomes,...
Source: Alzheimer's and Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
Conclusions: In our sample of patients with COPD and mild hypoxemia, the prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing was high (61%), suggesting that such patients would benefit from sleep studies.RESUMO Objetivo: Inferir a preval ência e as variáveis preditivas de hipoxemia noturna e apneia obstrutiva do sono (AOS) em pacientes portadores de DPOC com hipoxemia leve. Métodos: Estudo transversal realizado em pacientes ambulatoriais, clinicamente estáveis, portadores de DPOC e hipoxemia leve (saturação de oxigênio = 90- 94%) em um centro clínico especializado no atendimento d...
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Ruchała M, Bromińska B, Cyrańska-Chyrek E, Kuźnar-Kamińska B, Kostrzewska M, Batura-Gabryel H Abstract Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a disorder characterized by repetitive collapse of the upper respiratory tract during sleep, occurs in about 4% of middle-aged men and 2% of women. The incidence of the disorder is rising due to an increase in obesity and ageing of the population. Patients with obstructive sleep apnea are at elevated risk of some endocrinal and metabolic disorders, which may lead to serious consequences including shortening of life expectancy. The recognition and understanding of intera...
Source: Archives of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Tags: Arch Med Sci Source Type: research
Positive airway pressure provides a better night's sleep, but no protection against cardiovascular events or death in sleep apnea, a new study concludes. An editorial says the conclusion is'premature. 'Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news
Note: This post is written by Gabriel Smith Almost half of the decisions you make are simply based on habits. According to a paper published by Duke University, habits are neurological shorthand that frees our minds from the stress of decision making. This behavioral shorthand gives us more bandwidth to focus on unique tasks of our lives. Most of us form habits unconsciously, wiring our brains into life-sucking routines that are seemingly impossible to short circuit. Quitting bad habits can be hard, but new research shows you can make a permanent change with the right tools. Here are five tips on how to change habits. 1. R...
Source: Life Optimizer - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Attitude Learning Source Type: blogs
We report the case of a 67-year-old overweight man with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) due to myocardial infarction. He had an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) for frequent episodes of ventricular tachyarrhythmia and was initiated into adaptive-servo ventilation therapy for severe central sleep apnea (CSA), which was not suppressed by continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). Since he still had several episodes of appropriate ICD therapies, coronary angiogram was performed, and severe three-vessel disease was found. He then underwent coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). After CABG, his L...
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
To examine the relationship between both static and dynamic retinal vascular caliber and the severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Source: American Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
8 hours ago ... New studies released at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in London this week show more evidence that sleep apnea  ...
Source: AARP.org News - Category: American Health Source Type: news
Authors: Medrek SK, Sharafkhaneh A, Spiegelman AM, Kak A, Pandit LM Abstract Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and pulmonary hypertension (PH-COPD) have an increased risk of hospitalizations and death compared to COPD alone. Identifying PH in COPD is challenging because performing right heart catheterization, the gold standard for PH diagnosis, is invasive and not routinely performed. Clinical characterization of COPD patients at risk who are progressing toward PH will aid therapeutic development at earlier stages of progressively fatal PH-COPD. We studied the records of 5,45,086 patients in a lar...
Source: COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: COPD Source Type: research
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