Humidifier may help sleep apnea patients stick with treatment

(Reuters Health) - People with sleep apnea, a common nighttime breathing disorder, are more likely to stick with treatment that keeps their airways open at night when they use a built-in humidifier, a Swedish study suggests.
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A recent study finds that people with obstructive sleep apnea who experience the most daytime sleepiness have the highest risk of cardiovascular disease.
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AbstractBackgroundWe hypothesized that cardiopulmonary coupling (CPC) sleep quality reflects cardiovascular and cardiometabolic health, in healthy weight children.MethodsRetrospective signal analysis of existing ECG data utilizing CPC, FDA cleared, software as medical device (SaMD). ECG signals were extracted from baseline polysomnography studies in the prospective Childhood Adenotonsillectomy Trial database, multicenter, single-blind, randomized controlled trial of 5.0 –9.9-year-old children identified with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome without severe hypoxemia. Healthy weight was defined as age- and gender-speci...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
In this study, it was aimed to analyze the relationship between the severity of OSAS and vitamin-D levels among the participants whose features affecting serum vit-D levels were minimised. Serum 25-OH vitamin-D levels in 121 OSAS Male patients diagnosed by polysomnography without any systemic disease or vitamin-D supplement that may effect the vitamin-D metabolism were measured. The study was conducted in winter (latitude: 41°). Anthropometric measures and biochemical tests were also performed. The distribution of vitamin-D levels was determined as severe deficiency, deficiency, insufficiency and sufficiency. Apne...
Source: International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research - Category: Nutrition Tags: Int J Vitam Nutr Res Source Type: research
Inflammatory cytokines tumor necrosis factor-α, interleukin-8 and sleep monitoring in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Exp Ther Med. 2019 Mar;17(3):1766-1770 Authors: Ming H, Tian A, Liu B, Hu Y, Liu C, Chen R, Cheng L Abstract The present study investigated the changes of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interleukin-8 (IL-8) and sleep ability in patients with obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). A total of 684 patients who were admitted to Xuzhou Central Hospital between June 2012 and June 2016 were enrolled to serve as the experimental group and 192 heal...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 -- Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients with excessive daytime sleepiness are at a substantially increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) compared with individuals with other OSA subtypes, according to a study...
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Authors: Kirac D, Yagcioglu Yassa O, Gezmis H, Mayda Domac SF, Altunok EC, Genc E Abstract Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a highly prevalent disorder which results in markedly reduced (hypopnea) or absent (apnea) airflow at the nose/mouth. Since vitamin D deficiency has found in an association with some disorders it is thought to be related with OSAS progression. The aim of this study is to investigate the association between VDR, VDBP mutations, vitamin D level and some environmental risk factors with OSAS. Fifty individuals who were diagnosed as OSAS were selected as patients, 50 healthy volunteers wi...
Source: Cellular and Molecular Biology - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand) Source Type: research
N, Pang KP Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to demonstrate the long-term effectiveness of Expansion Sphincter Pharyngoplasty (ESP) as a standalone surgical treatment of obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) patients through a prospective multi-center study. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective non-comparative multicenter study of patients suffering from OSHAS selected after drug-induced sleep endoscopy, with ESP as standing alone procedure was performed. Inclusion criteria were lateral collapse on oropharynx and preoperative AHI between 5 and 70. Minimum follow-up was&g...
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a common disorder with significant morbidity and mortality. We aimed to evaluate the predictive accuracy of the Berlin questionnaire in patients with suspected OSAS u...
Source: Respiratory Research - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Abstract PURPOSE: Often unrecognized, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) worsens over pregnancy and is associated with poorer perinatal outcomes. Pregnant women with obesity are known to have higher insulin resistance (IR), elevated glucose/lipid profiles, fetal overgrowth and OSA yet the association between OSA in late pregnancy and metabolic biomarkers remains poorly understood. We tested the novel hypothesis that OSA in pregnant women with obesity is positively correlated with 24-hour patterns of glycemia and IR despite controlling for diet. METHODS: Pregnant women with obesity (32-34 wks gestation; BMI 30-40 k...
Source: The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: J Clin Endocrinol Metab Source Type: research
Since reports on surgical results for pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in Japan are insufficient for debate, this study aimed to evaluate the feature of Japanese OSA children and surgical result and document whether is obesity and affecting factor similar to non-Asian countries.
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Source Type: research
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