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Evaluation of traffic accident risk in in-city bus drivers: the use of Berlin Questionnaire - Tasbakan MS, Ekren PK, Uysal FE, Basoglu OK.
OBJECTIVES: Traffic accidents associated with high mortality rate may produce serious problems especially in highways. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been associated with a high risk for traffic accidents due to excessive daytime sleepiness even in in-c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Drug used to treat daytime sleepiness does not appear to improve driving in those with sleep apnea
(American Thoracic Society) A drug used to treat excessive daytime sleepiness may not improve driving ability in adults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who cannot tolerate standard therapies, according to new research published online in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea Rarely Investigated in Older Adults
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 -- A high risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is common among older adults but is seldom investigated, though when it is investigated, it is almost always confirmed, according to a study published online May 9 in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Snorers suffer from nerve and muscle damage in the palate
(Umea University) People who snore may have extensive tissue damage in the nerves and muscles of the soft palate. This can in turn create problems with swallowing and contribute to development of sleep apnea. Treatment strategies aimed at early intervention to stop snoring might have beneficial effects in healing or preventing development of sleep apnea. These findings are explained in a new dissertation at Ume å University, Sweden. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Older Americans are rarely evaluated for obstructive sleep apnea, yet many are at risk
(Wiley) In a study of community-dwelling Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 and older who were asked about sleep disturbances, 56 percent were estimated to be at high risk of obstructive sleep apnea, but only 8 percent of the high-risk individuals had been tested for it. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked to Skull-bone Thinning Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked to Skull-bone Thinning
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 10, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

OSA in older adults: Often present, seldom investigated
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Research finds more than half of Medicare beneficiaries have a high risk of obstructive sleep apnea, but few have been assessed for the sleep disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Philips Expands its Sleep & Respiratory Care Portfolio with the Acquisition of NightBalance
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that it has acquired NightBalance, a digital health scale-up company based in the Netherlands, that has developed an innovative, easy to use device to treat positional obstructive sleep apnea and positional snoring. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Philips Business and Industry Source Type: news

Loud snoring thins the skull and may be deadly, study finds
Researchers from the University of Indiana found that, for unclear reasons, people with sleep apnoea have skulls that are up to 1.23mm thinner. This can cause brain fluid to leak away. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked to Thinning of Calvaria, Skull Base
FRIDAY, May 4, 2018 -- Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with thinning of the calvaria and skull base, according to a study published online May 3 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head& Neck Surgery. Cyrus Rabbani, M.D., from Indiana University... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Snoring warning: Being a loud snorer could WEAKEN your skull
BEING a loud snorer could weaken your skull, according to research today.Scans have found people with the common bedtime disorder sleep apnoea have much less bone protecting their brain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inspire Medical prices up-sized $108m IPO
Inspire Medical Systems yesterday up-sized its initial public offering to $108 million, or some $124 million if the underwriters option is exercised in full. Maple Grove, Minn.-based Inspire, which spun out from Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) in 2007, makes devices for treating obstructive sleep apnea. The company had said it planned to issue 5 million shares at $14 to $16 apiece, which would have fetched $75 million at the midpoint. But in a regulatory filing yesterday, Inspire said it sold 6.75 million shares at $16 apiece and put an underwriters option on the table that’s worth another $16.2 million. Ins...
Source: Mass Device - May 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Initial Public Offering (IPO) Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Respiratory Wall Street Beat Inspire Medical Systems Inc. Source Type: news

Sleep quality MAPPED - which surprising part of the UK gets the best night’s rest?
SLEEP position can cause back pain, arthritis joint pain and could even improve your snoring. It can also affect how well you sleep, and how easily you find it to drift off. But, which part of the UK is happiest with the quality of their sleep? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Primary Care Can Effectively Manage Obstructive Sleep Apnea
MONDAY, April 30, 2018 -- Primary care management of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is as effective and more cost-effective than in-laboratory diagnosis, according to a study published online April 17 in the American Journal of Respiratory and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Substantial Equivalency: By Comparison or By Performance?
On April 12, FDA released a draft guidance document, Expansion of the Abbreviated 510(k) Program: Demonstrating Substantial Equivalence through Performance Criteria. Comments on the draft will be accepted until July 11. As comments are received they can be reviewed here. An Abbreviated 510(k) is one that uses guidance documents, special controls, and/or FDA-recognized consensus standards to establish substantial equivalence in whole or in part without direct comparison of the candidate device to one or more predicate devices. The Abbreviated 510(k) has existed since at least 1998 as part of The New 510(k) Pa...
Source: MDDI - April 28, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: William A. Hyman Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Sleep: A quarter of Britons' sleep ruined by snoring and stress - are you affected?
SLEEP could be the most important activity of the day, but over a quarter of Brits can ’t manage an undisturbed night. Snoring, anxiety and family stress were among the top factors keeping them awake, according to a recent survey. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inspire Puts Sluggish IPO Concerns to Bed with Filing
Inspire Medical Systems is seeking to raise about $75 million through an initial public offering. The company said the IPO was for 5 million shares of its common stock and the price is expected to be between $14 and $16 per share. Inspire has been approved to list its common stock on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “INSP.” The Minneapolis-based company has developed a neurostimulation device that provides treatment for moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The technology is a closed-loop solution that uses an algorithm to continuously monitor a patient’s breathing patterns ...
Source: MDDI - April 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Implants Source Type: news

Medical Marijuana May Not Help Your Sleep Apnea
In the United States, nearly 30 million adults are affected by sleep apnea. This condition occurs when the upper airway repeatedly collapses during sleep, resulting in snoring and daytime sleepiness. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medtronic spinout Inspire Medical sets range for $75m IPO
Inspire Medical Systems this week set the range for a proposed initial public offering that would fetch $75 million at the midpoint. Maple Grove, Minn.-based Inspire, which spun out from Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) in 2007, makes devices for treating obstructive sleep apnea. The company said it plans to issue 5 million shares at $14 to $16 apiece, setting its market capitalization at roughly $305 million. Inspire, which posted net losses of -$17.5 million on sales of $28.6 million last year, plans to list on the New York Stock Exchange under the INSP symbol. The flotation is slated to price next week. The company d...
Source: Mass Device - April 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Initial Public Offering (IPO) Respiratory Wall Street Beat Inspire Medical Systems Inc. Medtronic Source Type: news

Medical Marijuana May Not Help Your Sleep Apnea
In the United States, nearly 30 million adults are affected by sleep apnea. This condition occurs when the upper airway repeatedly collapses during sleep, resulting in snoring and daytime sleepiness. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical Cannabis Not Recommended for Sleep Apnea
FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Medical cannabis and/or its synthetic extracts should not be used for treating patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to an American Academy of Sleep Medicine position statement published in the April 15... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vasomotor Symptoms and Sleep Apnea Risk in Midlife Women Vasomotor Symptoms and Sleep Apnea Risk in Midlife Women
Are menopausal vasomotor symptoms associated with increased risk of obstructive sleep apnea, independent of obesity?Menopause (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Don't Use Medical Marijuana for Sleep Apnea, AASM Warns Don't Use Medical Marijuana for Sleep Apnea, AASM Warns
Medical cannabis and synthetic marijuana extracts should not be used to treat obstructive sleep apnea, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine says in a new position statement.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

The best sleep position revealed - sleep like this to prevent back pain
SLEEP position can cause back pain, arthritis joint pain and can improve your snoring. The way you lie in bed can say a lot about your overall health, and how easily you find it to get to sleep. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Position statement: Avoid using medical marijuana to treat sleep apnea
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Medical cannabis and synthetic marijuana extracts should not be used for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, according to a position statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Contextualizing naturalistic driving data in a rural state among drivers with and without obstructive sleep apnea - Dawson JD, Bair E, Askan N, Sewell K, Tippin J, Rizzo M.
In naturalistic studies, Global Positioning System (GPS) data and date/time stamps can link driver exposure to specific environments (e.g., road types, speed limits, night driving, etc.), providing valuable context for analyzing critical events, such as cr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Inspire Medical plans $86m IPO
Inspire Medical Systems, which spun out from Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) in 2007 and creates devices for treating obstructive sleep apnea, said last Friday it is looking to launch an initial public offering that could bring in as much as $86.3 million for the company. Inspire Medical developed and produces a sleep apnea implant, a pacemaker-like system designed to stimulate nerves to keep airways open during sleep. The Minneapolis-based company said it plans to offer shares under the NYSE ticker symbol “INSP”. Last year, the company reported sales of $28.6 million and approximately $22.6 in gross profit, wit...
Source: Mass Device - April 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Initial Public Offering (IPO) Respiratory Inspire Medical Systems Inc. Source Type: news

A Modern Approach to Basic Airway Management
A modern approach to the essentials of ventilation & oxygenation Administering oxygen via nasal cannula while treating a patient with CPAP increases the fraction of inspired oxygen and doesn’t typically interfere with the mask seal. Photos courtesy Andrew Merelman You arrive on scene and find a 68-year-old man is lying on the couch with difficulty breathing. He’s obese and obtunded, with severe respiratory distress. His wife tells you he has a history of congestive heart failure. He appears pale and diaphoretic, with snoring, slow, shallow breaths and his initial oxygen saturation is 72%. What are the m...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Andrew Merelman, BS, NRP, FP-C Tags: Airway & Respiratory Patient Care Source Type: news

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: How you can put snoring ( to bed with four simple tips  
Over  the past few weeks I have been writing about insomnia and how to overcome it. Now, I reveal tips to avoid other reasons for a disturbed night such as snoring, writes DR MICHAEL MOSLEY. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boston Scientific, Mayo Clinic back new Minneapolis medtech incubator
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) is joining the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota in backing startup accelerator Gener8tor as it launches a medtech focused incubator in Minneapolis, according to a new report from the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The newly launched accelerator will operate under a seven-week program that will support six new startups with a focus on medical technology, requiring no fees or equity and offered three times a year, according to the report. Initial entrants into the incubator include wearable-focused medical tape maker ExpressionMed, cardiac rhythm and neuromod dev Kobara Medical, interv...
Source: Mass Device - March 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Boston Scientific Mayo Clinic Source Type: news

Prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome among holders of a category B driver's license and among professionals in the Province of Pesaro-Urbino (Italy) - Vittoria E, Sisti D, Pascucci P, Carlotti E, Cappelli G, Grossi P.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) is a sleeping disorder caused by repeated episodes of partial or complete obstruction of the upper airways during sleep. During 2013, a pilot project was performed in the Marche region (Italy), co-jointly by the Univ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Sleep deficiency and motor vehicle crash risk in the general population: a prospective cohort study - Gottlieb DJ, Ellenbogen JM, Bianchi MT, Czeisler CA.
BACKGROUND: Insufficient sleep duration and obstructive sleep apnea, two common causes of sleep deficiency in adults, can result in excessive sleepiness, a well-recognized cause of motor vehicle crashes, although their contribution to crash risk in the gen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Reduced Cortical Thickness ID ’ d in Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Female OSA patients had multiple regions of reduced cortical thickness in superior frontal lobe (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

#DidYouKnow- March 16th is World Sleep Day. According to the American Sleep Association, Obstructive Sleep Apnea affects almost 29 million Americans. Click the link for more information https://aasm.org/about/patient-info/   … #MedicalDevice #FunFactFridaypic.twitter.com/vfBz8mPHAz
#DidYouKnow- March 16th is World Sleep Day. According to the American Sleep Association, Obstructive Sleep Apnea affects almost 29 million Americans. Click the link for more information https://aasm.org/about/patient-info/ … #MedicalDevice #FunFactFriday pic.twitter.com/vfBz8mPHAz (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - March 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

What your sleep position says about YOU - and how to avoid back pain
SLEEP position can affect back pain, arthritis joint pain or can improve your snoring. Whether it ’s on your back, side or front, your bed position could determine how easily you get to sleep. This is the best position to help you get to sleep. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to sleep: What your sleeping position says about you - and how to avoid back pain
SLEEP position can affect back pain, arthritis joint pain or can improve your snoring. Whether it ’s on your back, side or front, your bed position could determine how easily you get to sleep. This is the best position to help you get to sleep. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep apnea study finds male-female differences in cerebral cortex thickness, symptoms
FINDINGSResearchers from the UCLA School of Nursing examined clinical records and magnetic resonance imaging brain scans of patients who were recently diagnosed with sleep apnea, and discovered several apparent connections between thinning of the brain ’s cerebral cortex and apnea symptoms. The researchers also could discern distinct changes in brain structures and concurrent symptoms that differed between men and women. For example, more regions of the superior frontal lobe were thinner in women with apnea than men or control groups, which migh t explain enhanced cognitive deficits among women with the disorder. No ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Do you know the difference between snoring and sleep apnea?
While people with sleep apnea snore, both terms do not describe the same thing. Snoring is just snoring. Sleeping is when your breathing is interrupted while you sleep. Its a very dangerous condition. There are people who snore and its completely harmless. One way to figure out if you suffer from sleep apnea is to quantify how tired you feel after a full nights sleep. People who have sleep apnea tend to feel tired even though they just woke up from what should have been a great nights sleep. Another common sign is if you wake up with a scratchy throat. If you know a loved one who snores at night, encourage them to get thei...
Source: Support for International Change : HIV AIDS - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: admin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is a home remedy for snoring?
A look at lifestyle changes and treatments developed to reduce or eliminate snoring. We also discuss coping strategies and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Obstructive sleep apnea severity is directly related to suicidal ideation in posttraumatic stress disorder - Gupta MA, Jarosz P.
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with suicidal ideation (SI) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). There are no studies of OSA diagnosed by sleep study and SI in patients with PTSD. METHODS: Forty consenting civilia... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Suicidal ideation in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea and its relationship with disease severity, sleep-related problems and social support - Timkova V, Nagyova I, Reijneveld SA, Tkacova R, Stewart RE, van Dijk JP, B ültmann U.
We aimed to assess the prevalence of suicidal ideation and to examine the relationships between obstructive sleep apnoea severity, sleep-related problems, social support and suicidal ideation in obstructive sleep apnoea patients. We included 149 patients (... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

What are Indications for Allergen-specific Immunotherapy?
Discussion Allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT) is a disease modifying treatment for allergic disease. Sometimes referred to as desensitization, the premise is to expose the patient to small but regular amounts of a specific antigen thereby building tolerance within the patient to the allergen. AIT is often underused because of safety concerns and lack of appropriately trained health care providers and facilities to safely carry out AIT treatment. There are 4 main AIT treatments options currently: SCIT – subcutaneous immunotherapy Allergen is injected into the subcutaneous skin “Shots are effective in treati...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 5, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: March 2, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From InspireMD’s new distribution deals to Kelynium’s distribution deal with a mystery partner, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. InspireMD inks distribution deals in Greece, Caribbean InspireMD announced in a March 1 press release that it has signed exclusive distribution agreements with T-Vascular IKE Medical Supplies in Greece and Endo-Serv, SRL in the Caribbean. Both suppliers create high-tech medical devices for minimally-invasive procedures. Endo-Serv markets to the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Aruba, Curacao and Tr...
Source: Mass Device - March 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Dental Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Imaging Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance Ultrasound Biolase dexalytic Getinge Hologic Inc. iCad Inc. InspireMD Kelyniam Global Inc. MedTech Source Type: news

Jazz Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Acceptance of NDA for Solriamfetol (JZP-110) for Excessive Sleepiness Associated with Narcolepsy or Obstructive Sleep Apnea
DUBLIN, March 2, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: JAZZ) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for filing with standard review the company's New Drug Application (ND... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Jazz Pharmaceuticals, solriamfetol, narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Jazz Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Acceptance of NDA for Solriamfetol (JZP-110) for Excessive Sleepiness Associated with Narcolepsy or Obstructive Sleep Apnea
DUBLIN, March 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: JAZZ) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for filing with standard review the company's New Drug Application (NDA) seeking marketing... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - March 2, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Perioperative Hypoxemic Events in Patients With Sleep Apnea Perioperative Hypoxemic Events in Patients With Sleep Apnea
This study compared two regimens generally considered suitable for OSA patients.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

LivaNova shares up on topped Q4, 2017 earnings
Shares in LivaNova (NSDQ:LIVN) rose today after the medical device maker met most of the expectations on Wall Street with its fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2017 earnings results. The London-based company posted losses of $111.7 million, or $2.32 per share, on sales of $278.4 million for the 3 months ended December 31, seeing losses grow 61.5% while sales grew 11.5% compared with the same period during the previous year. After adjusting to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were 89¢, just ahead of the 77¢ consensus on Wall Street where analysts were expecting to see sales of $262.7 million. For ...
Source: Mass Device - February 28, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat LivaNova Source Type: news

SnoreRx, Now Available at CVS, is First and Only FDA Certified Non-prescription Anti Snoring Treatment
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Feb. 28, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Apnea Sciences Corporation announced that SnoreRx is now available at selected CVS pharmacies. FDA has recently cleared SnoreRx as the first and only oral appliance for the tr... Devices, Product Launch SnoreRx, snoring (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

BP Drops in Many Apneic Hypertensive Kids After Adenotonsillectomy BP Drops in Many Apneic Hypertensive Kids After Adenotonsillectomy
Many hypertensive children with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who undergo adenotonsillectomy see a reduction in blood pressure (BP), according to researchers in Taiwan.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

How to stop snoring while sleeping  
More than 45 per cent of healthy adults snore while sleeping, however the majority of those people would like to know how to stop snoring naturally and permanently. Here are some tips how. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news