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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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This article provides instruction on the key anatomic landmarks and imaging protocols f or radiographic airway evaluation.
Source: Radiologic Clinics of North America - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 November 2017 Source:Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition) Author(s): João Carmo, Inês Araújo, Filipa Marques, Cândida Fonseca Heart failure (HF) is one of the most prevalent conditions worldwide and despite therapeutic advances, its prognosis remains poor. Among the multiple comorbidities in HF, sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is frequent and worsens the prognosis. Preliminary observational studies suggested that treatment of SDB could modify the prognosis of HF, and the issue has gained importance in recent years. The diagnosis of SDB is expe...
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: According to our data, it is likely that hypoxiareoxygenation phenomena affect the VEGF and nitrite-nitrate levels, which may be pathogenic factors in generating cardiovascular complications in OSAS. Ann Saudi Med 2011: 31(1): 14-18PMID: 21245593 DOI: 10.4103/0256-4947.75772
Source: Annals of Saudi Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: ISSUE 1 Source Type: research
Ann Saudi Med 2011 ; 31 (1 ): 1-2PMID: 21245591 DOI: 10.4103/0256-4947.75770
Source: Annals of Saudi Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: ISSUE 1 Source Type: research
Source: Intensive Care Medicine - Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research
Objective/HypothesisTo investigate outcomes including efficacy, quality of life, and levels of inflammatory markers of a mandibular advancement device (MAD) for moderate‐to‐severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Study DesignCase‐control study. MethodsPatients with apnea‐hypopnea index (AHI) ≥ 15/hr who only accepted MAD therapy (study group) or who refused any treatment (control group) were recruited. At baseline and at 6 months, polysomnography, Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), Functional Outcomes of Sleep Questionnaire (FOSQ), C‐reactive protein (CRP), interleukin 1β, interleukin 6, and tumo...
Source: The Laryngoscope - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Ahmad M, Makati D, Akbar S Abstract Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a prevalent sleep disorder as is hypertension (HTN) in the 21st century with the rising incidence of obesity. Numerous studies have shown a strong association of OSA with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. There is overwhelming evidence supporting the relationship between OSA and hypertension (HTN). The pathophysiology of HTN in OSA is complex and dependent on various factors such as sympathetic tone, renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, endothelial dysfunction, and altered baroreceptor reflexes. The treatment of OSA is multifactori...
Source: International Journal of Hypertension - Category: Cardiology Tags: Int J Hypertens Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 31 October 2017 Source:Cor et Vasa Author(s): Monika Kamasová, Jan Václavík, Eva Kociánová, Miloš Táborský Obstructive sleep apnea is a relatively common sleep disorder, which is on the increase in the last decades. It significantly contributes to morbidity and mortality in all countries worldwide. Obstructive sleep apnea is one of the most common causes of daytime sleepiness. Typical risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea in the normal adult population are male gender, obesity (preferentially central obesity), and increased neck ...
Source: Cor et Vasa - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Condition:   Obstructive Sleep Apnea Interventions:   Other: Peer-Buddy System;   Other: Usual Care Sponsors:   University of Arizona;   National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
A champion of women in leadership, Drexler brings wealth of experience at both commercial-stage and start-up medtech and healthcare companies Also at annual meeting of shareholders, long-serving Director Chris Roberts announced his retirement SAN DIE... Devices, Personnel ResMed, sleep apnea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
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