Self-reported snoring and incident cardiovascular disease events: results from the Jackson Heart Study

ConclusionIn conclusion, self-reported habitual snoring was not associated with incident CVD among this large African American cohort. Future studies providing objective data on snoring and sleep apnea may provide more information on the snoring-CVD association among African Americans.Trial registrationIdentification Number: NCT00005485
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 31 March 2020Source: Journal of Sound and VibrationAuthor(s): Ge Yan, Hong-Xiang Zou, Sen Wang, Lin-Chuan Zhao, Qiu-Hua Gao, Ting Tan, Wen-Ming Zhang
Source: Journal of Sound and Vibration - Category: Physics Source Type: research
Conclusions: Older adults who begin using cannabis are likely using for what they perceive to be medicinal purposes for a range of issues. However, they receive minimal guidance from their family physicians and instead obtain information from non-clinician sources.Clinical implications: Cannabis screening should be included in geriatric assessments and medicine reconciliation. Continuing education for clinicians needs to address knowledge gaps about cannabis use among older adults. PMID: 32223535 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Gerontologist - Category: Geriatrics Tags: Clin Gerontol Source Type: research
A report coauthored by NIEHS epidemiologist Chandra Jackson could lead to better sleep health for disadvantaged groups. (read more)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news
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Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Case Study Source Type: research
This study evaluated a novel composite measure of health literacy and numeracy by assessing its predictive validity for diabetes self-care activities and glycemic control. Methods: Patients (N = 102) with type 2 diabetes were recruited from a family medicine clinic at an academic medical center. Combined health literacy was assessed by combining the results of the Health Literacy Scale and the Subjective Numeracy Scale. Self-management activities were assessed by the Summary of Diabetes Self-Care Activities scale. Hemoglobin A1c (A1c) values were extracted from patients' medical records to assess glycemic control. Path ...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research
Conclusions: Embolism associated with asymptomatic carotid stenosis shows circadian variation with highest rates 4–6 h before midday. This corresponds with peak circadian incidence of stroke and other vascular complications. These and ASED Study results show that monitoring frequency, duration, and time of day are important in ES detection. Introduction Transcranial Doppler (TCD) detected microembolism in the ipsilateral middle cerebral artery (MCA) may help stratify the risk of stroke and other arterial disease complications in persons with advanced (≥60%) asymptomatic carotid stenosis. If so, this techniqu...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: In conclusion, self-reported habitual snoring was not associated with incident CVD among this large African American cohort. Future studies providing objective data on snoring and sleep apnea may provide more information on the snoring-CVD association among African Americans. TRIAL REGISTRATION: Identification Number: NCT00005485. PMID: 30756321 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research
By Brandon R. Peters, MD As my 81-year-old grandma likes to remind me on occasion, "It's hell to get old." More than a nuisance, the cumulative decline that comes with aging can significantly compromise one's quality of life and health. What if some of the problems so often associated with growing older didn't need to occur? Better yet, what if some of these physical and mental impairments could be reversed? Consider the role of sleep apnea as an unexpected contributor to many ailments erroneously attributed to aging and the reversals possible with effective treatment. Sleep Changes with Age It is clear that s...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
International Classification of Sleep Disorders (ICSD-3) criteria for OSAS specifies an AHI ≥5/h and ≥ one OSA symptom or associated medical/psychiatric disorder. A recent prevalence of 74.7% in men ≥40y suggests criteria are too inclusive (1). We determined the prevalence of ICSD-3 OSAS using a more conservative hypopnea definition (AASM 2005 alternate criteria) and a higher AHI cut-off of ≥10/h.Methods: Population- based study of men aged ≥40y in Adelaide, Australia (MAILES). Men with no prior OSA diagnosis (n=837) had full in-home polysomnography [mean age (SD): 61.0 (10.9); BMI: 28.6 (4.3)]. The prevalen...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: 4.2 Sleep and Control of Breathing Source Type: research
Americans took 2.1 billion trips for business or pleasure in 2014. That's a lot of time away from the comforts of home. For people with sleep apnea, travel creates the dilemma of what to do about their CPAP (continuous positive air pressure) machines: Do I lug it with me or try to struggle through sleep without it? Fortunately, there's good news with more choices in treatments and devices to help apnea sufferers sleep soundly while on the road. You don't want to be tired during your business trip. Sleep apnea is a disorder where breathing stops and starts during sleep (sometimes up to hundreds of times per night) because ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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