Airway sonography fails to detect difficult laryngoscopy in an adult Veteran surgical population

This study demonstrated ultrasonography in predicting difficult laryngoscopy lacked utility. Ultrasound utilization as an efficacious means of difficult airway assessment requires further research with a larger sample size. Further studies using sonography on those patients with known difficult airways may provide data to determine if ultrasound has utility in predicting difficult laryngoscopy.
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

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ConclusionsIn the context of systolic hypertension and snoring, referral for polysomnography to rule out moderate-to-severe OSAS is a clinically productive practice.
Source: Pediatric Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
This study supports a comprehensive approach to evaluation and treatment of mild OSA. While all people with mild OSA may not need to be treated with CPAP, there are patients who can greatly benefit from it. Treatments may be trial and error until you and your doctor get it right When sleep apnea is mild, treatment recommendations are less clear-cut, and should be determined based on the severity of your symptoms, your preferences, and other co-occurring health problems. Working in conjunction with your doctor, you can try a stepwise approach — if one treatment doesn’t work, you can stop that and try an alternat...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Ear, nose, and throat Sleep Tests and procedures Source Type: blogs
Abstract The present study aimed to examine the association between morningness-eveningness preferences, sleep duration, weekend catch-up sleep duration and depression among Korean high-school students. A total of 8,655 high-school students participated from 15 districts in South Korea and completed an online self-report questionnaire. The following sleep characteristics were assessed: weekday and weekend sleep duration, weekend catch-up sleep duration, morningness-eveningness preference, perceived sufficiency of sleep, self-reported snoring and sleep apnea, daytime sleepiness, and sleep environment. Age, gender, ...
Source: Journal of Sleep Research - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: J Sleep Res Source Type: research
Conclusion: The relationship between snoring and obesity has not been well explored. This study among slum-dwelling Indian women found a significant relationship between snoring and obesity. Future research should explore the underlying mechanisms connecting snoring to BMI.
Source: Lung India - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Condition:   Snoring Intervention:   Device: nasofibroscopy Sponsor:   Assiut University Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Abstract CME: Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Common Disease Abstract. Obstructive sleep apnea is a common sleep related breathing disorder with a collapse of the upper respiratory tract, leading to repetitive oxygen desaturations and 'micro arousals'. If the physiological sleep architecture is impaired, patients are at risk for an increased daytime sleepiness and an increased blood pressure. Main risk factors are central obesity, age, male sex, (and snoring). By means of weight loss, alcohol restriction, and continuous nocturnal positive pressure ventilation (CPAP), the obstructive sleep apnea syndrome can be treated,...
Source: Praxis - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Praxis (Bern 1994) Source Type: research
The AASM points to several major warning signs and risk factors for sleep apnea: snoring, choking or gasping, fatigue, obesity and high blood pressure.
Source: WebMD Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
This study shows reducing excess fat in general can reduce tongue size,” said Dr. Raj Dasgupta, a sleep specialist at Keck Medicine at the University of Southern California, who was not involved in the study. In the new paper, the researchers used MRI imaging to measure the effect on upper airways of a 10% weight loss in 67 obese patients. The images showed reducing tongue fat was the primary reason overall sleep apnea scores improved by 31%. “In fact, the more tongue fat you lost, the more your apnea improved,” said Schwab, who is the co-director of the Penn Sleep Center at Penn Medicine. Costs of sleep ...
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Introduction: In recent years, the prevalence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) in the Indian population has increased. Despite this surge, the awareness of OSA in our population is low.Aims: To determine the predisposing risk factors and awareness of OSA in an unselected Indian population.Methods: An Internet-based questionnaire consisting of 14 questions pertaining to various facets of OSA was administered to 1006 subjects via several social media platforms. Given the difficulties in measuring neck circumference in an internet-based survey, a STOP-BAG score was calculated instead of a STOP-BANG score. Increased risk of OS...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep and control of breathing Source Type: research
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