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Feds: No Sleep Apnea Testing Needed for Truck Drivers, Train Engineers

(MedPage Today) -- Transportation Dept. drops proposal initiated by Obama administration
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

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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
Conclusion: We developed an effective strategy to detect apneic events by using morphometric characteristics in the fluctuation of blood oxygen saturation values. Significance: Our study could be potentially useful in home-based multinight apneic event monitoring for purposes of therapeu- ic intervention and follow-up study on sleep apnea.
Source: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
Children with obstructive sleep apnea are at high risk for perioperative airway obstruction. Many “at risk” children may remain unrecognized. The aim of this study is to find a clinically practicable test to i...
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur findings suggest an absence in association between AF and sleep duration but reveal the potential association between AF and both insomnia and frequent nocturnal awakening. As such, the further studies on association of AF and sleep qualities are warrant.
Source: Internal Medicine Journal - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Significant interindividual variability in sleepiness is observed in clinical populations with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This phenomenon is only partially explained by the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI). Understanding factors that lead t...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news
Condition:   Sleep Apnea, Obstructive Intervention:   Sponsor:   University Hospital, Angers Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
ConclusionsHigh risk for OSAHS is an independent predictor for POAF in patients undergoing CABG. In contrast, patients diagnosed and treated for their OSAHS are not at elevated risk of POAF. These findings support evaluation of a standardized OSAHS screening and treatment program as part of the pre-operative evaluation for elective CABG.
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Persistent fatigue is a common problem ( ∼20-45% of U.S. population), with higher prevalence and severity in people with medical conditions such as cancer, depression, fibromyalgia, heart failure, sleep apnea and multiple sclerosis. There are few FDA-approved treatments for fatigue and great disagreement on how to measure fatigue, with o ver 250 instruments used in research. Many instruments define fatigue as “a lack of energy”, thus viewing energy and fatigue states as opposites on a single bipolar continuum.
Source: Medical Hypotheses - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Pengo MF, Czaban M, Berry MP, Nirmalan P, Brown R, Birdseye A, Woroszyl A, Chapman J, Kent BD, Hart N, Rossi GP, Steier J Abstract Background: Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), the best available treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), requires long-term compliance to be effective. Behavioral interventions may be used to improve adherence to CPAP. We aimed to investigate whether positive or negative message framing impacts on CPAP compliance in patients with OSA, when compared to standard care. Methods: Consenting patients with confirmed OSA were randomly allocated to receive along with ...
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
One of the most common sleep-related disorders is obstructive sleep apnea, characterized by a reduction of airflow while breathing during sleep and cause significant health problems. This disorder is mainly diagnosed in sleep labs with polysomnography, involving high costs and stress for the patient. To address this situation multiple systems have been proposed to conduct the examination and analysis in the patient ’s home, using sensors to detect physiological signals that are examined by algorithms.
Source: Sleep Medicine Reviews - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Technical Review Source Type: research
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