STOP-Bang Assessment and Postoperative Outcomes.

CONCLUSIONS: There is a relationship between scores of the STOP-Bang Screening Questionnaire and postoperative complications among surgical patients. PMID: 29784264 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

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Effects of bone marrow‑derived mesenchymal stem cell transplantation on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease/obstructive sleep apnea overlap syndrome in rats. Mol Med Rep. 2019 Sep 30;: Authors: Chen M, Huang Z, Bi H, Pan X, He J, He L, He X, Du J, Zhou K, Wang L, Wang Q, Guo X, Jin Z Abstract Bone marrow‑derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) possess potential therapeutic properties for treating patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which is characterized by emphysema and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). However, their effects on overlap syndrome (OS) remain unclear. We invest...
Source: Molecular Medicine Reports - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Mol Med Rep Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 8 November 2019Source: Respiratory InvestigationAuthor(s): Lucia Vietri, Annalisa Fui, Laura Bergantini, Miriana d’Alessandro, Paolo Cameli, Piersante Sestini, Paola Rottoli, Elena BargagliAbstractSerum amyloid A is an acute-phase protein with multiple immunological functions. Serum amyloid A is involved in lipid metabolism, inflammatory reactions, granuloma formation, and cancerogenesis. Additionally, serum amyloid A is involved in the pathogenesis of different autoimmune lung diseases. The levels of serum amyloid A has been evaluated in biological fluids of patients with different...
Source: Respiratory Investigation - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionPreschool children with mild OSA present the following: skeletal Class II pattern with a more retrognathic mandible, increased overjet size, and more pronounced symptoms in the domains of sleep and emotion. Dental arch constriction is not a typical feature in our sample of Asian preschool children with mild OSA.
Source: Journal of Dental Sciences - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn AF patients, there is underuse of GDT for non-AF comorbidities. The association between GDT use and outcomes was strongest in heart failure and obstructive sleep apnea patients where use of GDT was associated with lower mortality and less AF progression.
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 7 November 2019Source: Neuroscience &Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Léa Dumortier, Véronique-Aurélie BricoutAbstractIndividuals with Down syndrome present many clinical characteristics, such as metabolic, endocrine, anatomic and neurologic dysfunctions, that contribute to the physiopathology of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). As a result, sleep apnea prevalence is significantly greater in population with Down syndrome, and may have critical consequences on health and quality of life, such as cardiovascular risks and obesity.This paper compiles a list of ...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Conclusions: The CPAP treatment did not show significant ambulatory BP lowering effect in patients with moderate-severe OSAS and nocturnal hypertension. However, it may be effective in lowering daytime BP in patients with a faster pulse rate. PMID: 31696741 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Blood Pressure - Category: Hematology Tags: Blood Press Source Type: research
ConclusionWLG group did not have decreased perioperative morbidity, nor improved weight loss and comorbidity resolution 4 years after surgery. While these findings should also be confirmed by multicenter trials, they question the value of mandated WLG prior to bariatric surgery as they seem ineffective and may limit patient access to surgery.
Source: Obesity Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewTo review the clinical evidence for a relationship between obstructive sleep apnea and hypertension, arrhythmias, coronary artery disease, and congestive heart failure.Recent FindingsCurrent data show that obstructive sleep apnea is a risk for cardiovascular disease. Studies have linked untreated moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea to hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias, coronary artery disease, and congestive heart failure. However, uncertainty regarding benefits of treatment of obstructive sleep apnea to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease still exists. The issue of poor compliance has...
Source: Current Cardiology Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsWe conclude that early MT and antioxidant gene response protects from fibrotic changes in long-term IH-exposed mouse lung. Without this response, pulmonary fibrosis may develop with longer IH exposure.
Source: Inflammation Research - Category: Research Source Type: research
We examined de-identified patient data from 28,508 unique encounters documented in the Asthma IQ database, obtaining patient level factors (demographics, asthma characteristics, co-morbidities), care setting (primary care physician [PCP] versus specialist physician [Allergist or Pulmonologist]), and guideline-defined levels of asthma control/severity. Rates of co-morbidities were identified by asthma severity and control and by care setting. We calculated odds ratios (ORs) for asthma control and severity based on each co-morbidity.ResultsBaseline demographic data indicated that patients seen by specialists versus PCPs, wer...
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
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