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Medical News Today: Hypopnea: Symptoms, causes, and treatments

What is hypopnea and how does it differ from sleep apnea? What are the risk factors of hypopnea, how may it be prevented, and what are the complications?
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Conclusions:Our data indicate that coexisting asthma and OSA are associated with poorer sleep quality and more profound nocturnal hypoxemia than either of the conditions alone. The results are similar to earlier findings related to OSA and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, but they have not previously been described for asthma.Citation:Sundbom F, Janson C, Malinovschi A, Lindberg E. Effects of coexisting asthma and obstructive sleep apnea on sleep architecture, oxygen saturation, and systemic inflammation in women.J Clin Sleep Med. 2018;14(2):253–259.
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Polastri M, Pisani L, Dell'Amore A, Nava S Abstract Rehabilitation is an integral component of care for patients affected by either acute or chronic pulmonary diseases. The key elements of rehabilitation treatment for critical respiratory patients are as follows: weaning from mechanical ventilation, respiratory therapy, physical reconditioning, and occupational therapy. It should be noted that patients affected by pulmonary diseases are prone to hospital re-admission due to frequent exacerbations, especially in cases with more severe stages of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A periodical worsening o...
Source: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Monaldi Arch Chest Dis Source Type: research
Whether obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with presence of allergic disease is not fully known. Research has shown that allergic rhinitis is a risk factor for snoring in children and allergic rhinitis might worsen OSA in adults. However there have been no studies on the association between OSA and allergen sensitization in the pediatric age group.
Source: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe purpose of this article is to provide a brief review of the preoperative pulmonary evaluation of patients undergoing non-thoracic surgery, focusing on risk factor identification, assessment of specific high-risk populations, and strategies to minimize postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs).Recent FindingsAlong with traditional risk factors, recent risk stratification indices have been developed and validated to help quantify risk of PPCs. Careful history and physical examination are key elements in the pulmonary evaluation of all pre-surgical patients. Patients with chronic obstructive pu...
Source: Current Anesthesiology Reports - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
(Natural News) Artificial light has both its risks and benefits, but a new study shows that it may be the solution to minimally invasive, drug-free treatments. Researchers are currently developing new ways using infrared neuromodulation to treat cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heart beat), hypertension (high blood pressure), asthma, sleep apnea (suspension of breathing during sleep), diarrhea, and...
Source: NaturalNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
This article provides a concise review of the possible role and functions of several selected neuropeptides in the process of breathing in health and disease and in lung pathologies.
Source: Pulmonary Pharmacology and Therapeutics - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions: The body composition with subjects with HF and COPD showed a high deterioration that can lead to a worse condition.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Problems Asthma Source Type: research
Conclusions: Preliminary results indicate that a relationship exists between sleep disturbances due to COPD symptoms and peripheral airway abnormalities. The final analysis will allow better description of this association.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Problems Asthma Source Type: research
Background: A full polysomnography (PSG) is the gold standard for diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea(OSA) and provides comprehensive data on the sleep stages, efficiency, apnea, hypopnea events, and overnight oximetry during supervised overnight sleep study.Aims: Overnight desaturation index (ODI) is a surrogate marker for diagnosis of OSA and can be easily recorded using portable standalone overnight oximetry devices which are considerably inexpensive when compared to the full PSG. There is limited data on comparisons between AHI &ODI. There is a need to find out if ODI is a reliable measure when compared to the AHI...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep and Control of Breathing Source Type: research
Background: Unrecognized obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) may lead to poor asthma control despite optimal therapy. We aimed to assess the prevalence of OSAS among patients with nocturnal symptoms and poorly controlled asthma.Methods: Patients with nocturnal asthma symptoms despite receiving at least moderate dose of inhaled corticosteroid and long acting bronchodilators underwent a limited sleep study using "Embletta" portable diagnostic system (Medcare, Iceland).Results: [mean (SD) unless stated otherwise]: Among 145 patients recruited, 122 patients underwent sleep study with 62 subjects (50.8%) had AHI &...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep and Control of Breathing Source Type: research
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