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.
CONCLUSIONS: Dental appliances may be considered an appropriate second-choice option to treat severe OSA in patients who are noncompliant with CPAP. This study helps physicians identify patients with extremely severe OSA who are suitable for dental appliance treatment. Well-designed large-scale studies are needed to reach definitive conclusions. PMID: 30109792 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Fehr BS, Katz WF, Van Enkevort EA, Khawaja IS Abstract Objective: To examine the correlations between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and psychiatric disorders such as major depressive disorder (MDD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or bipolar disorder (BD) and whether comorbid psychiatric diagnosis increases the risk of OSA. Methods: This retrospective chart review study included all patients (N = 413) seen within a randomly selected 4-month period (August 2014 to November 2014) in a Veterans Administration outpatient psychiatry clinic. Patients were screened for symptoms of OSA with the STOP-BANG...
We describe a 24-year-old man with a cystic hygroma of the left side of the lower neck that led to sudden death. Cystic hygroma (cystic lymphangioma) is a congenital malformation of the lymphatic system. The patient, who had a tracheostomy because of airway obstruction from the cystic hygroma, was found dead with his tracheostomy tube on the floor next to him. Complications of cystic hygroma include infiltration of the neck causing airway obstruction, dysphagia, pain, and obstructive sleep apnea.
Condition: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Intervention: Diagnostic Test: 3D acquisition of maxillofacial characteristics Sponsors: University Hospital, Grenoble; SATT Linksium GRENOBLE; ARTEHIS; ARCTIC Recruiting
Conclusions: Incident hemodialysis patients with OSA are at increased risk of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality and SCD. Future studies should assess the impact of screening for OSA and OSA-targeted interventions on mortality in ESRD.Am J Nephrol 2018;48:147 –156
Conclusions: Children with severe EV infection (ie, requiring hospitalization) carry a significantly higher risk of developing OSA, particularly in those with allergic rhinitis. As pediatric obstructive sleep apnea is a treatable sleep disorder, we emphasize regular follow-up and early detection in children with EV infection.
Conclusion: This meta-analysis confirmed the association between sleep and cognitive impairment or AD and, for the first time, consolidated the evidence to provide an “average” magnitude of effect. As sleep problems are of a growing concern in the population, these findings are of interest for potential prevention of AD. The Study in Context: Bill Gates announces $50 million investment to fight Alzheimer’s Disease From Anti-Alzheimer’s ‘Magic Bullets’ to True Brain Health 10 million people develop dementia every year Report: 35% of worldwide dementia cases could be prevented by modifyi...
N úria Farré, Jorge Otero, Bryan Falcones, Marta Torres, Ignasi Jorba, David Gozal, Isaac Almendros, Ramon Farré, Daniel Navajas
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine if the subjective improvements in daytime sleepiness, fatigue and depression experienced by patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy predict an...
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