Novel Positional Devices for the Treatment of Positional Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and How This Relates to Sleep Surgery.

Novel Positional Devices for the Treatment of Positional Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and How This Relates to Sleep Surgery. Adv Otorhinolaryngol. 2017;80:28-36 Authors: Revesloot MJL, Benoist L, van Maanen P, de Vries N Abstract If untreated, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) develops as a gradual progressive disease. In the early stage of the disease most patients with OSA are positional. The archetypical patient might progress from simple positional snoring via positional early-stage mild disease to less positional moderate and finally nonpositional severe OSA. At first, the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) is high only in the supine position, and later is high in all sleeping positions. The phenomenon is reversible. After partial effective treatment, patients with severe OSA can reverse to less severe positional OSA or, in other words, the AHI drops more in the lateral position than in supine position. This has been shown for palatal surgery, multilevel surgery, bimaxillary osteotomies, and bariatric surgery. The absence or presence of positional dependency has a great influence on sleep surgery. First, the results of sleep surgery might be worse in positional patients. Second, the addition of positional therapy to sleep surgery might improve the overall outcome and, as such, enhance the indication of sleep surgery as an alternative to continuous positive airway pressure and mandibular advancement device treatment. PMID: 28738340 [PubMed - in process]
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Conclusions:Playing a wind instrument and singing may have a small but positive effect on sleep disorders. Considering the practicality and investment of (rehearsal) time, didgeridoo and singing are the most promising interventions to reduce obstructive sleep apnea and snoring, respectively. However, the results of this review are based on few studies and the synthesis of the evidence is graded to have low certainty.Citation:van der Weijden FN, Lobbezoo F, Slot DE. The effect of playing a wind instrument or singing on risk of sleep apnea: a systematic review and meta-analysis.J Clin Sleep Med. 2020;16(9):1591 –1601. 
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Who do you think understands more about bipolar disorder: a psychiatrist or a patient with the illness? In this Not Crazy podcast, we discuss whether a patient can be considered a mental health expert without all the credentials after their name. Today we invite writer and bipolar advocate Natasha Tracy — who also has bipolar disorder — to the show to give her opinion. Would you seek advice from a patient? Join us for an in-depth discussion on mental health patients as experts. (Transcript Available Below) Subscribe to Our Show! And Please Remember to Rate &Review Us!   Guest Information for &lsquo...
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Authors: Feitoza CC, Coelho N, Costa N, Ponte A, Azevedo W PMID: 32966245 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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AbstractObjectivesWe aimed to investigate the relationship between the presence and severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSAS) and smoking by using pulmonary function tests and polysomnographic data.MethodsThis analytical cross ‐sectional study was done by retrospectively examining the files of patients who applied to the Meram Medical Faculty Chest Diseases Sleep Laboratory between 07.01.2016‐30.12.2018. Three‐hundred and thirty‐three patients who were diagnosed with OSAS or simple snoring by polysomnography (PSG) were included in the study.ResultsThose involved in the study; 17.1% were simple snoring [apnea ‐hy...
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OBJECTIVE: To explore the relationship between insomnia phenotype and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in young and middle-aged patients with obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). METHODS: Those patients admitted due to snoring and exam...
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