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: In selected cases, OA maybe considered as an alternative for the OSAS treatment. PMID: 30341264 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Voulgaris A, Nena E, Steiropoulos P PMID: 30338831 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Marinheiro R, Parreira L, Amador P, Mesquita D, Farinha J, Fonseca M, Duarte T, Fernandes A, Lopes C, Caria R Abstract Obstrutive sleep apnea (OSA) is a prevalent condition thought to increase in the future. Being mostly undiagnosed, the most serious complications are cardiovascular diseases, among which arrhythmias. Controversy remains as to whether OSA is a primary etiologic factor for ventricular arrhythmias, because of the high incidence of cardiovascular comorbidities in OSA patients. However, there is mostly a strong evidence of a relation between OSA and ventricular arrhythmias. A few mechanisms hav...
ConclusionsOur study suggested that MSA was related to the stability of the ventilatory control in OSAHS patients. MSA events occur more frequently in patients with severe OSAHS, and male gender, obesity, daytime sleepiness, and elevated TG levels were risk factors for the mixed OSAHS.
(MedPage Today) -- Sleep apnea finding was a surprise to research team
(Oregon Health&Science University) Patients with sleep apnea who have short interruptions in breathing while they sleep are at higher risk for death than those with longer interruptions, according to a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The finding could help doctors better prevent long-term mortality associated with obstructive sleep apnea.
The patient is a 58-year-old Iranian American man with long-standing snoring that progressively worsened 4 years ago. Home sleep apnea testing (HSAT) showed an apnea hypopnea index (AHI) of 51.1 events per hour, and patient was started on auto-CPAP with pressure range of 5-20 cm delivered through a nasal mask. Recently while attempting to undergo elective cosmetic facial surgery, his anesthesiologist found his “tongue too large,” and the surgery was cancelled. Subsequent otolaryngology consultation, including computerized tomography of the neck soft tissue revealed a large lingual thyroglossal duct cyst (TDC), ...
CONCLUSIONS: Short respiratory event duration, a marker for low arousal threshold, predicts mortality in men and women. Individuals with shorter respiratory events may be predisposed to increased ventilatory instability and/or have augmented autonomic nervous system responses that increase the likelihood of adverse health outcomes, underscoring the importance of assessing physiological variation in obstructive sleep apnea. PMID: 30336691 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
The device senses blood oxygenation, heart rate, sleep position, and stopped breathing events.
Resumo A apneia obstrutiva do sono (AOS) é um dos distúrbios do sono mais frequentes, associada ao risco aumentado para obesidade, hipertensão e evento cardiovascular. O presente estudo buscou investigar a prevalência da AOS em trabalhadores de turno. Foi realizada a revisão sistemática da literatura, utilizando-se os descritores “ sleep apnea ” AND “ shift work ” , nas bases de dados do PubMed Central, Biblioteca Virtual em Sa úde, Web of Science e Scopus, incluindo-se artigos que apresentaram a frequência da AOS em trabalhadores de turno, publi...