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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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Authors: Peck B, Renzi T, Peach H, Gaultney J, Marino JS Abstract CONTEXT: Professional football linemen are at risk for sleep disordered breathing (SDB) compared to other types of athletes. It is currently unknown whether collegiate football linemen display a similar risk profile. OBJECTIVE: 1) Determine for the first time whether collegiate football linemen show risk for SDB, and 2) Test the hypothesis that SDB risk is higher in collegiate football linemen compared to an athletic comparison group. DESIGN: Descriptive laboratory study. SETTING: The Health Risk Assessment Laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: M...
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research
Authors: Mutlu LC, Tülübaş F, Alp R, Kaplan G, Yildiz ZD, Gürel A Abstract OBJECTIVE: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) has been associated with elevated biochemical markers of inflammation. Although the exact mechanism is unknown, both sleep deprivation and hypoxemia are believed to be important causative factors. YKL-40, also known as chitinase-like protein, has been shown to be related to various inflammatory conditions including atherosclerosis, diabetes, cancer, and asthma. The present study aimed to evaluate the relationship between YKL-40 levels and the Apnea Hypopnea Index (AHI) in pat...
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH The need for a home sleep apnea test must be determined using the patient's medical history plus a face-to-face (in-person or telemedicine) exam by …
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - Category: Primary Care Source Type: news
Yang Shey-Shi Lu Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder, and the most common type is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Untreated OSA will cause lots of potential health problems. Oral appliance therapy is an effective and popular approach for OSA treatment, but making a perfect fit for each patient is time-consuming and decreases its efficiency considerably. This paper proposes a System-on-a-Chip (SoC) enabled sleep monitoring system in a smart oral appliance, which is capable of intelligently collecting the physiological data about tongue movement through the whole therapy. A tunneling sensor array with an ultra-high...
Source: Sensors - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
We report on a 70-year-old right-handed woman who presented with an 11-year history of a gradually progressive motor and cognitive-behavioral syndrome caused by focal cerebral β-amyloid angiopathy manifesting as discrete mass lesions. At age 59, she developed left leg clumsiness and cramping, evolving within a year into leg stiffness. Similar symptoms gradually affected her left arm. At age 65, she noted progressive word-finding difficulties, anxiety, mental rigidity, and compulsive traits. By age 68, she had difficulties with processing speed, planning, and navigation. Her history was notable for mild hypertension, h...
Source: Neurology Clinical Practice - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Corticobasal degeneration, Vascular dementia Case Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn this sample of patients with IPF and sarcoidosis, obstructive sleep apnea is common at least in a mild degree of severity. The SF-36 questionnaire may be a useful tool for the evaluation of the quality of life in these patients.
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn this case, there was a “perfect storm” of sleep and psychological risk factors that converged to strongly promote precipitous arousals with sleep-related violence in a patient with documented sleep motor dyscontrol. Primary care physicians, including geriatric specialists, should question patients and their spouses ab out any symptoms of sleep disorders.
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions The current literature supports isolated mandibular advancement as an efficacious treatment modality for adult OSA in select patients with mandibular insufficiency.
Source: Journal of Cranio Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Conclusions Our results suggest an association between the presence and severity of sleep apneas and cardiac visceral adiposity in HF patients.
Source: Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) A new position statement published by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) describes the appropriate clinical use of a home sleep apnea test (HSAT).
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
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