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New treatments for targeting tongue fat reduction, possibly particular diets or cold therapies, should be considered, researchers say.Medscape Medical News
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ConclusionsCompared with the general population, the prevalence of elevated CVP and OSA is significant in this cohort of patients. Age, diabetes, and right lower extremity chronic venous insufficiency symptoms seem to be predictors of elevated CVP. Larger, population-based prevalence studies are needed to confirm these findings.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Authors: Ni W, Qi J, Liu L, Li S Abstract Pulse signals are widely used to evaluate the status of the human cardiovascular, respiratory, and circulatory systems. In the process of being collected, the signals are usually interfered by some factors, such as the spike noise and the poor-sensor-contact noise, which have severely affected the accuracy of the subsequent detection models. In recent years, some methods have been applied to processing the above noisy signals, such as dynamic time warping, empirical mode decomposition, autocorrelation, and cross-correlation. Effective as they are, those methods are complex ...
Source: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine - Category: Statistics Tags: Comput Math Methods Med Source Type: research
This study was a prospective, single cohort of consecutive adult patients undergoing MMA surgery for OSA at a single institution. The primary outcome measure was the development of nasal obstruction using the Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation scale. Secondary outcomes included the rate of reintubation, submandibular duct function, development of neck infection, the need for subsequent surgical correction of nasal obstruction, and changes in the Apnea-Hypopnea Index.ResultsTwenty consecutive patients (85% male, mean age 47 years) were included in the study. Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation scores improved in 88% of p...
Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 February 2020Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Dominik Linz, Benedikt Linz, Jordi Heijman
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 February 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Bhargavi Gali, Amy E. Glasgow, Kevin L. Greason, Rebecca L. Johnson, Robert C. Albright, Elizabeth B. HabermannAbstractBackgroundObstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with increased risk of postoperative complications in non-cardiac surgery, with limited literature on cardiac surgical patients. We compared perioperative outcomes of patients with OSA to those without OSA undergoing cardiac surgery.MethodsThis was a retrospective single center cohort study of adult patients who underwent cardiac surgery from January 2010...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionIn this study, we observed significant positive correlations between plasma vimentin level and OSA severity, weight, AHI, and mean oxygen desaturation. Vimentin may have utility as a biomarker in the follow-up and treatment of OSA.
Source: Lung - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: MS is beneficial where the main aim is to attain a significant and long-lasting weight loss results. The RCTs have depicted the superiority which surgical mechanisms hold over medically based therapy, for enhancing glycaemic control, and achieving remission of diabetes. This type of surgery improves life quality, reduces incidences of other obesity and diabetes relating diseases like microvascular illness, sleep apnea, fatal disorder, and fatty liver disease. PMID: 32077829 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Cardiology Reviews - Category: Cardiology Tags: Curr Cardiol Rev Source Type: research
Authors: Dzięciołowska-Baran E, Gawlikowska-Sroka A, Szczurowski J Abstract Polysomnography, a gold standard for the diagnosis of sleep-disordered breathing, is a complex investigation requiring access to the sleep laboratory. Thus, sleep-disordered breathing could be underdiagnosed. The aim of this paper was to investigate the feasibility and effectiveness of self-performed investigation of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in the home setting, using a portable device, and to assess the comfort and simplicity of the procedure from the patient's perspective. The study included 68 middle-aged patients (21 women and 47...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 February 2020Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental PracticeAuthor(s): Kimberly Fluger, Alan Zhou, Thikriat Al-Jewair
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
ConclusionsAnterior osteotomy just to the midline of inferior border and horizontal osteotomy to the mandibular foramen are associated with split patterns that result in optimal rigid fixation and passive bony overlap for OSA patients undergoing MMA.Clinical relevanceOptimal surgical technique has the most significant influence in allowing rapid return to function after MMA in patients with OSA.
Source: Clinical Oral Investigations - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
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