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Trump cuts sleep apnea test for truck and train drivers

The fatigue-inducing disorder, which affects roughly one in five Americans, has been blamed for deadly rail crashes in New York City and New Jersey and several highway crashes.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Monique Mendelson, S ébastien Bailly, Mathieu Marillier, Patrice Flore, Jean Christian Borel, Isabelle Vivodtzev, Stéphane Doutreleau, Samuel Verges, Renaud Tamisier, Jean-Louis Pépin
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
In conclusion, SGLT2i reduced not only HbA1c, BW and BMI but also AHI significantly and therefore has potential as an effective treatment of OSAS. PMID: 29459554 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Endocrine Journal - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Endocr J Source Type: research
Follow me on Twitter @RobShmerling Ever wonder what other people are wondering about? I know I do. So, here are the top 10 health searches in Google for 2017. And just so you don’t have to look each one up, I’ve provided a brief answer. You’re welcome. 1.  What causes hiccups? I was surprised this one made it to the top 10 list of health searches. Maybe this search is common because hiccups are as mysterious as they are universal. I’ve written about hiccups before, but let’s just say the cause in any individual person is rarely known or knowable. Then again, the reason hiccups stop is als...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Source Type: blogs
(University of North Carolina at Charlotte) Previous studies with older NFL football players have found a high incidence of sleep apnea, a serious health issue, among the group, particularly among older linemen. Now, a study with college-age linemen suggests that the roots of this health problem in football players may begin much earlier, and at an age when the condition is much less likely to occur in the general population. Body training specific to linemen appears to be related.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Conclusions: The findings of our study indicated that even if severe, no structural changes occur in the course of mild, moderate, and severe OSAS.
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - Category: Rural Health Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundWe aimed to assess recent Latin American medical school graduates ’ knowledge and attitudes about OSA and examine whether their knowledge and attitudes about OSA differed from practicing physicians.MethodsRecent medical graduates completed the Spanish translation of the OSA Knowledge and Attitudes (OSAKA) questionnaire at the 2013 national primary-care residency-placement meeting in Ecuador. The OSAKA includes 18 knowledge and five attitudinal items about OSA. We compared recent graduates ’ data with data collected in 2010–2011 from practicing physicians using chi-square tests of associa...
Source: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion Resection of a large torus mandibularis results in expansion of the upper- airway and may reduce airway obstruction during sleep.
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medicine, and Pathology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Conclusions A subpopulation of young SB subjects can show concomitant respiratory events. Further large sample studies are needed to demonstrate that the occurrence of subclinical respiratory events represents a clinical subtype of SB.
Source: Journal of Prosthodontic Research - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Lerousseau L Abstract Excessive daytime sleepiness is a major symptom in cases of the obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome. Most often, it is vastly improved by treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). The most effective way to confirm its disappearance is through wakefulness maintenance testing. If residual sleepiness remains, despite CPAP, further diagnostic investigation must be carried out. Firstly, it must be assessed whether the treatment is fully effective (apnea hypopnea index6h/night). If this is the case, the possibility of other situations responsible for excessive daytime...
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research
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