ResMed, Google ’ s Verily ink sleep-apnea-focused joint venture deal

ResMed (NYSE:RMD) and Google (NSDQ:GOOG) life sciences company Verily said today they inked a new joint venture deal aiming to develop software solutions to improve diagnosis, treatment and care for sleep apnea and other breathing related sleep disorders. The new US-based joint venture will use sleep apnea knowledge from San Diego-based ResMed and Verily’s data analytics technologies in its pursuits, the companies said, and will operate as a separate venture from both ResMed and Verily. “The vast majority of people with sleep apnea don’t realize they have it, and therefore don’t seek accessible, effective treatment to mitigate its effects and long-term health risks. The combined industry expertise, scalable infrastructure, and data analytics capabilities of ResMed and Verily can unlock meaningful ways to identify these individuals and support their journey to improved sleep, health and quality of life,” ResMed chief medical officer Dr. Carlos Nunez said in a prepared statement. “Approaching a widespread health problem like sleep apnea through collecting, organizing and activating health data is central to Verily’s mission. By better identifying at-risk individuals as well as generating real-world evidence regarding the value and effectiveness of treatment, this collaboration has the potential to improve outcomes for millions of people living with sleep apnea, and potentially other related conditions,” Verily ...
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The device senses blood oxygenation, heart rate, sleep position, and stopped breathing events.
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Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
Abstract PURPOSE: Obstructive sleep apnea and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are independent risk factors of cardiovascular disease (CVD), and their coexistence is known as overlap syndrome (OS). Endothelial dysfunction is the initial stage of CVD; however, underlying mechanisms linking OS and CVD are not well understood. The aim of this study was to explore whether OS can lead to more severe inflammation and endothelial apoptosis by promoting endothelial dysfunction, and to assess the intervention effects of antioxidant tempol. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Male Wistar rats (n=66) were exposed to normal oxyg...
Source: Yonsei Medical Journal - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Yonsei Med J Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis study gives new insights into the changes in distribution of collapse patterns when passive maneuvers are applied during DISE. Jaw thrust and lateral head rotation gave improvement of obstruction mostly in line with previous research. The CNCC and CCC groups responded similarly to application of a single maneuver, but there was a significant difference found when both maneuvers were combined.
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
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ConclusionWe failed to confirm previously reported associations between the majority of the studied polymorphisms and sleep apnea. Body weight seems to be an important cofounding factor that needs to be accounted for, when genetic association studies are performed for sleep apnea.
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - Category: Dentistry Authors: Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research
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This guideline provides evidence-based recommendations regarding the intraoperative care of adults with obstructive sleep apnea.Anesthesia &Analgesia
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