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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CONCLUSION: In conclusion, self-reported habitual snoring was not associated with incident CVD among this large African American cohort. Future studies providing objective data on snoring and sleep apnea may provide more information on the snoring-CVD association among African Americans. TRIAL REGISTRATION: Identification Number: NCT00005485. PMID: 30756321 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research
ConclusionIn conclusion, self-reported habitual snoring was not associated with incident CVD among this large African American cohort. Future studies providing objective data on snoring and sleep apnea may provide more information on the snoring-CVD association among African Americans.Trial registrationIdentification Number: NCT00005485
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Cook Medical and Zelegent, a company out of La Jolla, California, announced that the FDA cleared the Elevo Kit Snoring Intervention Device. The Elevo is used to position special sutures so as to lift the soft palate, the rear roof of the mouth. Alexa...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: ENT Source Type: blogs
Authors: Alexander N, Boota A, Hooks K, White JR Abstract Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea is known to cause neurocognitive problems, yet it often goes undetected or mistreated. The authors describe 9-year-old twins with snoring, enlarged tonsils, and excessive daytime sleepiness whose symptoms had been previously disregarded by health care professionals. At presentation, a dentist found the patients to be midface deficient and symptomatic. A home sleep test, prescribed by the dentist, revealed apnea-hypopnea index readings of 74/h and 16/h, respectively. The children were referred to an otolaryngologist, and a co...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research
Authors: Wojda M, Jurkowski P, Lewandowska A, Mierzwińska-Nastalska E, Kostrzewa-Janicka J Abstract Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder resulting from the repetitive narrowing and collapse of the upper respiratory tract. The results of previous epidemiological studies confirm a significant impact of OSA on the health situation around the world. Untreated OSA is associated with many adverse health effects, such as hypertension, coronary artery disease, stroke, atrial fibrillation, congestive heart failure, and daytime sleepiness. Excessive mortality of OSA patients, especially in men under 50 yea...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
More deadly than once believed, the condition affects 1 in 5 older adults ... Getty Images ... We all know that sleep apnea, not unlike a partner snoring in bed beside you, can easily disrupt a goo...
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M Binar, O Karakoc, C Haymana, H ArslanJournal of Postgraduate Medicine 2019 65(1):47-49 A 44-year-old male patient was admitted to the otolaryngology department with a history of progressive snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness, and reduced libido for the last 6 months. Polysomnography demonstrated the presence of moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with an apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) of 24.6 events/h, consisting of 77 obstructive and 59 central apneas. The marked number of central apneas in the sleep study and urologic complaints prompted the performance of brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which indicated a pi...
Source: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION AND SIGNIFICANCE: Since the success rates of surgical interventions to the soft palate are similar, preferring surgical approaches with a less damage to the life quality of patients after operations is more rational. In this regard, AP, which is technically quite simple with a short operation time and fewer postoperative complaints affecting life quality such as pain or dysphagia may be preferred in selected patients with OSA. PMID: 30691357 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research
Despite the fact that we spend roughly a third of our lives snoozing (or at least trying to), sleep is not well understood by scientists — to say nothing of the estimated 35% of Americans who don’t get enough of it. Part of the problem is how difficult it is to study slumber. Experiments currently require individuals to come into a hospital or laboratory, cover themselves with an army of electrodes and allow a team of doctors to observe their attempts to drift off. “It’s kind of a nightmare,” says Dr. Emmanuel Mignot, director of the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine. “They...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Artificial Intelligence healthytime Life Reinvented Source Type: news
AbstractPurpose of ReviewObstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a systemic disease that is due to a narrow upper airway that collapses and obstructs during sleep, which results in frequent nocturnal hypoxemia, sympathetic overdrive, tachycardia, nocturnal hypertension, and oxidative metabolic stress. Symptoms include unrefreshed sleep, daytime tiredness, loss of memory, irritability, lack of concentration, poor work productivity, poor quality of life (QOL), mood swings, and even depression. This upper airway disorder can lead to systemic diseases such as hypertension, cardiovascular events, myocardial infarct, and fatal arrhythm...
Source: Current Otorhinolaryngology Reports - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
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