Sleepy driving and risk of obstructive sleep apnea among truck drivers in Saudi Arabia.

Conclusions: Sleepy driving and a high risk of OSA was prevalent among the study population of male truck drivers in Saudi Arabia. Not getting good-quality sleep and driving experience from 6 to 10 years contributes to the accident risk among these truck drivers. PMID: 31120335 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Traffic Injury Prevention - Category: Accident Prevention Authors: Tags: Traffic Inj Prev Source Type: research

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This is the first study to comprehensively measure both anatomical and non ‐anatomical OSA traits during sleep in those with COPD + OSA (Overlap syndrome) and compare them to those with OSA alone. No consistent differences were found between the two groups, while worsened lung function did impact upper airway function and control of breathing. These findings have impli cations towards mechanisms underlying OSA, as well as management of sleep apnea. AbstractOverlap syndrome (OVS) is the concurrence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and is associated with poor outc...
Source: Physiological Reports - Category: Physiology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
We report our experience in developing a perioperative multidisciplinary intervention of reintroducing PAP therapy to nonadherent OSA patients with the intent of motivating patients to return to their outpatient sleep medicine clinics.
Source: A&A Case Reports - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Case Series Source Type: research
Authors: Uesugi S, Imamura T, Yonemitsu I, Ono T PMID: 32053499 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Clinical Orthodontics : JCO - Category: Dentistry Tags: J Clin Orthod Source Type: research
ConclusionThis systematic review describes swallowing function in patients with OSAS. However, due to the variability in defining OSAS and dysphagia, in the assessment method used to determine dysphagia, and heterogeneity of study designs, true prevalence is difficult to determine. Clinicians involved in the management of OSAS patients should employ validated assessment measures to determine if swallow dysfunction is present.
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Our aim was to explore the influence of sleep and circadian preference on upper extremity (UE) rehabilitation in stroke patients after constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) in a cross-sectional retrospective observational study. Forty-three patients were selected to complete questionnaires on circadian preference, sleep quality, excessive daytime sleepiness, and risk of obstructive sleep apnea. They had undergone a 10-day standard CIMT program without medical complications and with normal to minimal cognitive dysfunction. All pre- and postrehabilitation scores (patient perception of the quantity and quality of use of ...
Source: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe MVA incidence did not change after CPAP treatment. Among the patients who had MVA, BMI was the only baseline characteristic that differed between the groups and tended to further increase after CPAP treatment. Differences in sleep study data or accident conditions were not observed.
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, Ahead of Print.
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The MVA incidence did not change after CPAP treatment. Among the patients who had MVA, BMI was the only baseline characteristic that differed between the groups and tended to further increase after CPAP treatment. Differences in sleep study data or accident conditions were not observed. PMID: 32060778 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research
In conclusion, a 6-month CPAP treatment did not reduce aortic stiffness, measured by cf-PWV, in patients with RHT and moderate/severe OSA, but treatment may prevent its progression, in contrast to no-CPAP therapy. PMID: 32048379 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Sleep Research - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: J Sleep Res Source Type: research
Pompe disease (PD), also known as glycogen-storage disease type II or acid-maltase deficiency, is an orphan disease characterized by deficient acid alfa-glucosidase (GAA) enzyme activity, resulting in a metabolic myopathy from the accumulation of intracellular glycogen [1]. The estimated incidence ranges from 1 in 40,000 to 1 in 300,000 live births and varies with region and race [2]. Of the many complications of the late-onset form of PD (LOPD), obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is relatively common with studies showing prevalence rates of approximately 20% [3].
Source: Neuromuscular Disorders - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
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