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Philips Expands its Sleep & Respiratory Care Portfolio with the Acquisition of NightBalance

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that it has acquired NightBalance, a digital health scale-up company based in the Netherlands, that has developed an innovative, easy to use device to treat positional obstructive sleep apnea and positional snoring. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
Source: eHealth News EU - Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Philips Business and Industry Source Type: news

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AbstractBackgroundRetropalatal region might be considered the most common site of obstruction in patients with snoring and OSA. We aimed at presentation of two combined techniques: modified anterior palatoplasty (MAP) and bilateral double suspension suture (DSS).MethodsThis prospective study was conducted on OSA patients with retro-palatal collapse only that was confirmed by nasoendoscopy during Muller ’s maneuver and drug induced sleep endoscopy. MAP and DSS were performed for all patients. Preoperative and 6 months after surgery, all patients underwent fiber-optic nasoendoscopy using the Muller maneuver and po...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionSchool-age children aged    1/h and mouth breathing scored>  4 points were more likely to receive AT during the disease process and thus require increased attention.
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
(Umea University) People who snore may have extensive tissue damage in the nerves and muscles of the soft palate. This can in turn create problems with swallowing and contribute to development of sleep apnea. Treatment strategies aimed at early intervention to stop snoring might have beneficial effects in healing or preventing development of sleep apnea. These findings are explained in a new dissertation at Ume å University, Sweden.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: This study did not affirm that patients with OSA experienced a higher incidence of oxygen desaturation or respiratory symptoms despite receiving additional monitoring in PACU. PMID: 29754874 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research
The spectrum of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) ranges from mild snoring to obstructive sleep apnea, the most severe form of SDB. Current recommendations are to treat these women with continuous positive airway pressure despite limited data. SDB in early and mid-pregnancy is associated with preeclampsia and gestational diabetes. Pregnant women with a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea at delivery were at significantly increased risk of having cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure, pulmonary embolism, and in-hospital death. These effects were exacerbated in the presence of obesity. Postpartum, these women are at risk ...
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics - Category: OBGYN Authors: Source Type: research
Int Arch Otorhinolaryngol DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1648248 Introduction Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a sleep disorder caused by an excessive narrowing of the pharyngeal airway that also collapses during inspiration, with an important role played by the lateral pharyngeal wall in the development of the obstruction. Objective To describe our surgical experience with modified expansion sphincter pharyngoplasty (MESP) in the management of lateral collapse in upper airway multilevel surgery. Methods A total of 20 patients with moderate to severe OSAS were recruited in the Ear, Nose and Throat (E...
Source: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
Publication date: June 2018 Source:Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America, Volume 45, Issue 2 Author(s): Jennifer E. Dominguez, Linda Street, Judette LouisTeaser The spectrum of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) ranges from mild snoring to obstructive sleep apnea, the most severe form of SDB. Current recommendations are to treat these women with continuous positive airway pressure despite limited data. SDB in early and mid-pregnancy is associated with preeclampsia and gestational diabetes. Pregnant women with a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea at delivery were at significantly increased risk of having cardi...
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
We examined contemporary gender differences in symptoms, health status, and quality of life associated with diagnosed OSA and OSA symptoms in a population-based sample. A 2015 postal/on-line questionnaire of 2889 active participants of The North West Adelaide Health Study (response rate = 54%, male n = 704; female n = 856; age 30–100 years) assessed previously diagnosed OSA, OSA symptoms, insomnia, doctor-diagnosed medical conditions, and the SF-36. In weighted analyses, self-reported diagnosed OSA (men: 12.6%, n = 95; women: 3.3%, n = 27) and OSA symptoms (men: 17.1%; women: 9.7%) were more common in men. Diagno...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Inspiratory flow limitation is a breathing pattern during sleep caused by upper airway (UA) narrowing that occurs during snoring and various degrees of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Clinical examination of flow limitation relies on identifying patterns of airflow contour, but this process is subjective and lacks physiological evidence of UA narrowing. Our objective is to derive temporal features of nasal airflow contour that characterize flow limitation. The features that correlate with UA narrowing can be used to develop machine learning classifiers to detect flow limitation with physiological support.
Source: Sleep Medicine - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep disorder disease, which is characterized by recurrent partial (hypopnea) or complete (apnea) obstruction of the upper airway [1]. These obstructions will lead to an increased sleep fragmentation, a decline oxygen saturation, and a reduction in airflow companied with loud snoring [2]. Sydrome of OSA is considered as the independent risk factor for a series of cardiovascular disease, including coronary artery disease, systemic arterial hypertension, cerebral vascular events and so on [3].
Source: Primary Care Diabetes - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Original research Source Type: research
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