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Telemonitoring and automated messages improve CPAP adherence

(American Thoracic Society) Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are more likely to use CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, when their use is telemonitored and they receive individualized, automated messages that reinforce therapy adherence, according to a randomized, controlled trial published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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Background and aim The association between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and abnormal liver enzymes has been reported in multiple studies. The existing literature regarding the relationship between OSA and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is conflicting. Thus we aimed to determine the relationship between OSA and NASH from a large database. Patients and methods A cross-sectional study was performed using the 2012 Nationwide Inpatient Sample. We identified adult patients (18–90 years) who had a diagnosis of OSA using the International Classification of Diseases 9th version codes. The control group was comprise...
Source: European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Articles: Metabolic Liver Disease Source Type: research
(Natural News) People with obstructive sleep apnea are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. This is due to the fact that those with this potentially serious sleep disorder have higher levels of amyloid beta, the peptides that have been strongly implicated in Alzheimer’s disease. This was the conclusion the researchers behind a compelling new study...
Source: NaturalNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) A new study shows that positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy improves quality of life measures in people who have obstructive sleep apnea.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
The brain is a vital organ that relies on a constant and adequate blood flow to match oxygen and glucose delivery with the local metabolic demands of active neurons. Thus exquisite regulation of cerebral blood flow (CBF) is particularly important under hypoxic conditions to prevent a detrimental decrease in the partial pressure of oxygen within the brain tissues. Cerebrovascular sensitivity to hypoxia, assessed as the change in CBF during a hypoxic challenge, represents the capacity of cerebral vessels to respond to, and compensate for, a reduced oxygen supply, and has been shown to be impaired or blunted in a number of co...
Source: Journal of Applied Physiology - Category: Physiology Authors: Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research
We present the anesthetic management for a 2-year old with Down syndrome and complex cyanotic congenital heart disease undergoing tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy for severe obstructive sleep apnea.
Source: A&A Case Reports - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Case Reports: Case Report Source Type: research
Conclusions: The proposed modeling framework is flexible in the distributions of outcomes that can be modeled, applicable to repeated measures longitudinal structures, and provides effective reduction of bias due to unobserved confounders.
Source: Medical Care - Category: Health Management Tags: Online Articles: Applied Methods Source Type: research
AbstractAdults with congenital heart disease (CHD) are a rapidly increasing population and their impact on healthcare resources is not fully understood. The purpose of this study was to describe the costs of hospitalizations for non-cardiac disease for adults with CHD. We conducted a retrospective review of hospital discharge data from the University HealthSystem Consortium Clinical Data Base/Resource Manager from January 2011 through December 2013. Patients were  ≥ 18 years old at admission with any ICD-9 code for moderate or high severity CHD; cardiac surgical admissions were excluded. The comparison gr...
Source: Mammalian Genome - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a highly prevalent disease across the lifespan, is characterized by chronic intermittent hypoxia and sleep fragmentation, and has been independently associated with substantial cardiometabolic morbidity. However, the reversibility of end-organ morbidity with treatment is not always apparent, suggesting that both tissue remodeling and epigenetic mechanisms may be operationally involved. Here, we review the cumulative evidence focused around murine models of OSA to illustrate the temporal dependencies of cardiometabolic dysfunction and its reversibility, and more particularly to discuss the c...
Source: Metabolism - Clinical and Experimental - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: Patients who snore during sedative endoscopy may need to be evaluated for possible coronary artery disease. PMID: 29132198 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Korean Journal of Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Korean J Intern Med Source Type: research
PMID: 29141154 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Respir Crit Care Med Source Type: research
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