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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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We examined factors, including the severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), that were associated with depressive symptoms and excessive daytime sleepiness in OSA patients.MethodsWe retrospectively reviewed data of 1203 subjects (861 men, mean age 48.2  years) who completed self-reported questionnaires and underwent polysomnography between September 2005 and May 2016 at the Center for Sleep and Chronobiology at Seoul National University Hospital. We compared scores on the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and Epworth sleepiness scale (ESS) between OSA and control groups. Analyses for OSA subgroups were classified by se...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
We examined differences in OSA metrics obtained from two devices with divergent home monitoring strategies, the Apnea Risk Evaluation System (ARES ™, multiple signals plus forehead reflectance oximetry) and the Nonin WristOx2™ (single channel finger transmission pulse oximeter), compared to differences from night-night variability of OSA.MethodsOne hundred fifty-two male/26 female subjects (BMI  = 30.3 ± 5.6 kg/m2, age  = 52.5 ± 8.9 years) were recruited without regard to OSA symptoms and simultaneously wore both ARES™ and Nonin WristOx2&trad...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
To determine if obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a risk factor for early stent thrombosis (EST; within 30  days) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 August 2017 Source:Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology Author(s): Isaac Almendros, David Gozal The deleterious effects of intermittent hypoxia (IH) on cancer biology have been primarily evaluated in the context of the aberrant circulation observed in solid tumors which results in recurrent intra-tumoral episodic hypoxia. From those studies, IH has been linked to an accelerated tumor progression, metastasis and resistance to therapies. More recently, the role of IH in cancer has also been studied in the context of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), since IH is a hallmark characterist...
Source: Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsPediatric patients with EDS had various sleep disorders and some did not have any sleep disorder despite EDS. More than half the patients with EDS showed depressive feelings affecting their daily lives. For pediatric patients with EDS, a systematic diagnostic approach including questionnaires for sleep habits and emotion and PSG is essential for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionNon-REM sleep instability and the presence of post-arousal central apneas may be important determinants of poor response to conventional PAP and requirement for advanced therapeutic options among patients with severe OSA.
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsThere is widespread variation in access to surgery and in baseline patient characteristics in the countries submitting data to the IFSO Global Registry.
Source: Obesity Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
(Reuters Health) - Positive, supportive interactions between sleep partners could help people with sleep apnea adhere to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, suggests a small study.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: This case shows that side effects of medications can easily mimic some medical conditions. The possibility of unrecognized disease should not be overlooked simply because a patient's symptoms that develop after starting a medication correspond well the side effect profile of the prescribed medications. This is especially true if side effects do not stop with alteration of medication dose, cessation of the medication, or changing to another medication. Pituitary adenomas are rare in patients treated for PTSD. However, attribution of PTSD patient's symptoms to the side effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhi...
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurs at a high prevalence in patients with Down syndrome (DS). A polysomnogram, which is often cumbersome and challenging, remains the gold standard method of diagnosing OSA. OSA in patients with DS is often attributed to skeletal and soft‐tissue structural alterations that are characteristic of the DS phenotype; as such, we hypothesized that assessing anthropometric facial measurements may be predictive of OSA in patients with DS. We used the 3dMDface sterophotography system to capture and create 3D facial images, and we subsequently identified facial landmarks using a single, experienced...
Source: American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
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