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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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Conclusions: In diabetic patients with NAFLD, light or moderate lifetime alcohol consumption was not significantly associated with liver fibrosis. The impact of lifetime alcohol intake on fibrosis progression and diabetic comorbidities, in particular obstructive sleep apnea and hypertriglyceridemia, requires further investigation. PMID: 29226116 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Can J Gastroenterol Hepatol Source Type: research
Authors: Banzhoff S, Del Mar Ropero M, Menzel G, Salmen T, Gross M, Caffier PP Abstract Playing a musical instrument can affect physical and mental health. A literature review was conducted to determine the prevalence of health problems among oboists, which medical conditions can be caused or exacerbated by playing, whether oboe playing can be a protective factor, and whether recommendations are possible as to who should or should not play the oboe. Searches in 7 databases (Medline, Embase, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, SocIndex, PsyIndex, Psychinfo) yielded a total of 950 studies; after exclusion of duplicates...
Source: Medical Problems of Performing Artists - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Med Probl Perform Art Source Type: research
Publication date: December 2017 Source:European Urology Supplements, Volume 16, Issue 13 Author(s): M. Aydin, N.C. Cilesiz, A. Ozkan, A.I. Hazar, A. Eroglu, M.B.C. Balc─▒
Source: European Urology Supplements - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Publication date: March 2018 Source:Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, Volume 41 Author(s): Takahiro Emoto, Udantha R. Abeyratne, Kenichiro Kawano, Takuya Okada, Osamu Jinnouchi, Ikuji Kawata Obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) is known to cause daytime drowsiness and an association with diseases such as Type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and stroke. A polysomnography (PSG) test is the traditional method for diagnosing OSAHS. However, this test is expensive, inconvenient, and requires the placement of body contact sensors during sleep. Recently, in several studies, the snoring/breathing episode...
Source: Biomedical Signal Processing and Control - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
A new startup company called SLEEPON has recently launched their crowdfunding campaign for their first product, GO2SLEEP, “the world’s smallest sleep apnea detection ring.” Sleep apnea is a condition where an individual’s breathing is interrupted during sleep, and this can lead to excessive daytime sleepiness, irritability, and morning headaches. Left untreated, sleep apnea increases the risk of numerous serious health issues, including high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, and stroke. Sleep apnea affects around 25 million Americans, but many more people likely remain undiagnosed. Given these hi...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Cardiology Medicine Net News Source Type: blogs
The metabolic syndrome —otherwise called syndrome X, insulin resistance syndrome, Reaven syndrome, and “the deadly quartet”—is the name given to the aggregate of clinical conditions comprising central and abdominal obesity, systemic hypertension, insulin resistance (or type 2 diabetes mellitus), and atherogenic dy slipidemia. It is a prothrombotic and proinflammatory state characterized by increased inflammatory cytokine activity. In addition to inflammatory dermatoses such as psoriasis, lichen planus, and hidradenitis suppurativa, metabolic syndrome is also commonly associated with accelerated athe...
Source: Clinics in Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions This technique is successful in congenital and acquired VPI, and in patients with complex craniofacial syndromes. Customization of lateral ports based on preoperative nasopharyngoscopy, and avoidance of a midline palate splitting incision, make this an attractive option for superior-based flap surgery.
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
ABSTRACT Recently, the orofacial myofunctional therapy (OMT) has appeared as a possible alternative treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Systematic reviews are required to achieve scientific evidence, seeking to direct the decision on therapeutic issues. The aim of this study was to systematically review the literature about the OMT proposals in adults with OSA related to symptoms and physiological parameters. Data sources were Lilacs, MEDLINE, Pubmed, Cochrane and Scielo using the descriptors: obstructive sleep apnea; myofunctional therapy; oropharyngeal exercises; breathing exercises; upper airway exercises; spee...
Source: Revista CEFAC - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research
Erika Marulanda-Londo ño, Seemant Chaturvedi
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundIn Canada, severe obesity (BMI  ≥ 35 kg/m2) affects 5% or 1.2 million adults. Bariatric surgery is the only effective treatment for severe obesity, but the demand for publicly funded procedures is high and capacity limited. Little is known in Canada about the types of patients undergoing these procedures, especially laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). The study objective is to examine the socio-demographic profile, morbidity and HRQoL of patients accessing LSG in one Canadian province.MethodsHealth status and HRQoL were examined in patients (n = 195) undergoing LSG. ...
Source: BMC Obesity - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Source Type: research
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