'He sounded like a donkey braying': Wife thought her husband's cardiac arrest was snoring

Jemima Willis, of London, considered her husband, Stefan, was having a bad dream. His heart stopped beating for 25 minutes and he was put in an induced coma in hospital.
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Conclusions:Regarding patients with RS referred to the sleep medicine clinic, snoring and witnessed apneas were the most common presenting complaints. In addition to breathing abnormalities during wake, OSA was very common in our cohort. Further studies are needed to examine the pathogenesis of OSA in RS and relationships between disease genotype and respiratory abnormality phenotype.Citation:Sarber KM, Howard JJM, Dye TJ, Pascoe JE, Simakajornboon N. Sleep-disordered breathing in pediatric patients with rett syndrome.J Clin Sleep Med. 2019;15(10):1451–1457.
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
Study Objectives:Our objectives were to determine in an obese population (body mass index> 35 kg/m2) the number of patients, after gastric bypass (GBP), who no longer met French Ministry of Health criteria for utilizing positive airway pressure (PAP), and the predictive factors of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) improvement.Methods:Between June 2012 and August 2014 we diagnosed OSA in 129 incident patients requiring PAP therapy before GBP. A postoperative sleep recording was undertaken for 44 of these patients after a weight loss of at least 10%.Results:Most of the patients showed severe OSA with a mean [standard deviatio...
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
The battery-powered device is designed to help people with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). Untreated OSA is linked to a higher risk of conditions such as heart disease and stroke.
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ConclusionThis ex-vivo ovine surgical model could represent the right tool for BSS training thanks to readily available and inexpensive specimens. Moreover, it appears to present the realistic anatomy and tissue consistence essential for an adequate surgical simulation.
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Screening indicates OSA may be more prevalent in EP populations than age-equivalent cohorts, but ongoing research is required. PMID: 31595776 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research
AbstractSleep complaints are frequently reported by patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMD). This review aims to offer dental practitioners and allied specialties a basic understanding of sleep quality, measured it subjectively and objectively, and common sleep disturbances that are present in TMD patients. Guidance in identifying and managing patients with TMD and comorbid sleep related complaints will be provided as well. Dentists should be able to screen sleep disorders such as insomnia, sleep disordered breathing (apnea, snoring), or sleep bruxism, and to refer patients to the appropriate specialist when necess...
Source: Oral Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Invited Review Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 5 October 2019Source: American Journal of OtolaryngologyAuthor(s): Roman Povolotskiy, Mickey E. Abraham, Adam B. Leverant, Amishav Bresler, Boris PaskhoverAbstractPurposeThe Pillar Palatal Implant System is a minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. Prior studies have examined the effectiveness of this procedure, however no prior study has thoroughly evaluated its complications. We anticipate that this analysis will provide valuable insight into these procedures which can be used in patient education and post-operative follow-up.Materials and ...
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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Source: Cranio - Journal of Craniomandibular and Sleep Practice - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Fitbit or Apple Watch for running? Garmin or Misfit for swimming? Sleep Cycle or Sleep as Android for sleep tracking? What about measuring heart rate, blood pressure, or tracking how to cut out stress from your life? Dozens of gadgets on the healthcare wearable market promise you a healthier lifestyle, but it’s easy to go astray in the jungle of digital health gadgets. Let me show you my top choices when it comes to health wearables and trackers. Guidance in the health wearable universe By now, I have tested and used more than a hundred devices and gadgets that measure health parameters or vital signs. Thus,...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Health Sensors & Trackers Portable Diagnostics activity fitness fitness trackers Health 2.0 Healthcare Innovation meditation mental health Personalized medicine sleep sleep optimization sleep tracking stress technology wear Source Type: blogs
A SLEEP expert identified two easy ways to reduce the likelihood of snoring and improve sleep quality after performing tests on a live patient during a new TV programme.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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