Generalized Epilepsy Tied to Higher Sleep Apnea Risk
TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2020 -- Patients with generalized epilepsy have a higher risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to a study published in the October issue of Epilepsy& Behavior. Matthew T. Scharf, M.D., from Rutgers-Robert Wood... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Obstructive sleep apnea risk varies in patients with different types of epilepsy
(Rutgers University) People with generalized epilepsy who have seizures arising from both sides of the brain simultaneously, have a higher risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) compared to patients who have focal epilepsy where seizures emanate from one area of the brain, according to a Rutgers study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Research confirms link between sleep apnea and Alzheimer's disease
(RMIT University) New research shows damage in the brain starts in the same place and spreads in the same way in sleep apnea, as in Alzheimer's disease. The study is the first to find Alzheimer's-like amyloid plaques in the brains of people with clinically-verified obstructive sleep apnea, a condition that affects more than 936 million people worldwide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Influence of prone positioning on electrocardiogram in patient with COVID-19
(JAMA Network) Electrocardiographic findings a woman in her 50s with COVID-19, fever and shortness of breath, with comorbidities that included morbid obesity and obstructive sleep apnea, are reported in this case series. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Night-to-Night Variability in Respiratory Events Among Apnea Patients Night-to-Night Variability in Respiratory Events Among Apnea Patients
Individual patients with obstructive sleep apnea may experience considerable night-to-night variability in respiratory events, a recent meta-analysis suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Relationship between insomnia phenotype and mild cognitive impairment in young and middle-aged patients with obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome - Guo KD, Wang J, Wang QJ, Shen JC, Chen R.
OBJECTIVE: To explore the relationship between insomnia phenotype and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in young and middle-aged patients with obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). METHODS: Those patients admitted due to snoring and exam... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Tied to Worse Bone Health
Findings strongest for development of vertebral fracture (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 16, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Common Apnea Treatment Tied to Lower Dementia Risk Common Apnea Treatment Tied to Lower Dementia Risk
Treatment of obstructive sleep apnea with positive airway pressure was associated with a lower odds of incident Alzheimer's disease and other dementia in a large retrospective cohort study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Signifier Medical Technologies Closes $10M Series C Funding Round
BOSTON and LONDON, Sept. 16, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Signifier Medical Technologies ("Signifier"), an innovator in the sleep disordered breathing market, today announced it has closed a circa $10M Series C funding round... Devices, Venture Capital Signifier Medical Technologies, obstructive sleep apnea, neurostimulation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Tied to Worse Bone Health
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2020 -- History of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is independently associated with a higher risk for confirmed vertebral fracture, according to a study published online Sept. 9 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. Tianyi... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Snorers could face up to THREE TIMES the risk of dying of Covid-19, study claims
Researchers at the University of Warwick made the find after reviewing 18 papers to reveal the link between obstructive sleep apnoea, or snoring, and death from coronavirus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 patients with sleep apnoea could be at additional risk
(University of Warwick) People who have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnoea could be at increased risk of adverse outcomes from COVID-19 according to a new study from the University of Warwick. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sleep apnea linked with higher spine fracture risk among women
(Wiley) Emerging evidence suggests that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may negatively affect bone health. Results from a new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research now indicate that women with history of OSA may face a higher risk of spine, or vertebral, fractures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

For Refractory Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Surgery May Be Effective For Refractory Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Surgery May Be Effective
In adults with moderate or severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in whom conventional therapy fails, combined palatal and tongue surgery may help reduce the number of apnea and hypopnea events, as well as patient-reported daytime sleepiness, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 8, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Surgery May Be Viable Option for Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Palatal and tongue surgery reduces apnea, hypopnea events in patients with OSA who fail routine therapy (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 8, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: ENT, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Surgery May Be Viable Option for Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea
TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2020 -- Combined palatal and tongue surgery reduces the number of apnea and hypopnea events in adults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) for whom conventional therapy has failed, according to a preliminary study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Relief for people who struggle with CPAP masks
(Flinders University) A trial of a simple yet effective surgery has led Australian experts to promote it as an option to specialists around the world for managing difficult obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) cases. After rigorous evaluation of the surgery, excellent outcomes were shown in sleep apnea patients who had been unable to use continuous positive pressure airway (CPAP) treatment, with patients achieved relief from snoring and disrupted sleep and experienced improved general health. according to a new report in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obstructive sleep apnea and its treatment in aging: effects on Alzheimer's disease biomarkers, cognition, brain structure and neurophysiology - Mullins AE, Kam K, Parekh A, Bubu OM, Osorio RS, Varga AW.
Here we review the impact of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) on biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathogenesis, neuroanatomy, cognition and neurophysiology, and present the research investigating the effects of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Comparison of commonly used screening tools for determining obstructive sleep apnea amongst aviation employees - Arora T, Al-Houqani M.
INTRODUCTION: Epidemiological evidence suggests the prevalence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) ranges 9-38%. Multiple screening tools are used to aid diagnosis. In professions that require high levels of attentiveness, safety, and responsibility for other... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

The magnet in your neck that stops you SNORING
The pull of two magnets is being used to keep the airways open at night to treat obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), a condition that affects two million Britons. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: a preliminary navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation study - Rogi ć Vidaković M, Šoda J, Jerkovic A, Benzon B, Bakrač K, Dužević S, Vujović I, Mihalj M, Pecotic R, Valic M, Mastelić A, Hagelien MV, Zmajević Schőnwald M, Đogaš Z.
PURPOSE: An increase in resting motor threshold (RMT), prolonged cortical silent period duration (CSP), and reduced short-latency afferent inhibition (SAI), confirmed with previous transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), suggest decreased cortical excitab... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

The psychomotor vigilance test compared to a divided attention steering simulation in patients with moderate or severe obstructive sleep apnea - Huang Y, Hennig S, Fietze I, Penzel T, Veauthier C.
BACKGROUND: Sleepiness at the wheel affects 10% to 15% of drivers and is one major cause of death on highways with one-third of fatal accidents. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is one of the most common sleep disorders leading to sleepiness at the wheel. The... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

How to Stop Snoring
Title: How to Stop SnoringCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 11/29/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/24/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - August 24, 2020 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Snoring
Title: SnoringCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 5/5/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/24/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - August 24, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Frequency of obstructive sleep apnoea in Danish truck drivers - Korsh øj M, Banghøj AM, Winckler K, Sølund J, Tarnow L.
INTRODUCTION: Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is associated with excessive daytime sleepiness and therefore affects traffic safety. The risk factors for OSA are age and BMI, and therefore sedentary occupational groups are likely to have a high prevalence of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Socioeconomic Status Key Factor in CPAP Adherence in Older Adults Socioeconomic Status Key Factor in CPAP Adherence in Older Adults
The benefits of continuous positive airway pressure therapy for patients with obstructive sleep apnea are well documented, but it only works if patients can adhere to the therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 22, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Do you sleep with your eyes open? (You'll be surprised how many of us do)
You walk over to your friend who is asleep on your couch, snoring away. You bend over to goose him when suddenly you jump back in shock. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to sleep: Expert reveals special diet to stop your partner from snoring
HOW TO sleep: Sharing a bed can be comforting, romantic or darn right annoying. Is your partner's snoring keeping you up at night? One special diet could put a stop to it altogether. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The dentist's role in diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: a literature review - Marchetti E, Petro E, Gaggioli F, Lardani L, Mancini L, Marzo G.
The purpose of this work was to present a review of the literature concerning obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, and the role of the dentist in this pathology, both to identify elements useful for a good diagnosis and to apply the available therapeutic stra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

New clinically validated SleepCheck App launches
Brisbane-based digital health company, ResApp Health has announced the launch of SleepCheck, a mobile medical device software application that analyses a user ’s breathing and snoring sounds during sleep and provides an assessment of their risk of sleep apnoea. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 30, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Sleep apnea screening for commercial drivers: a retrospective comparison of the 2016 FMCSA MRB Recommendations and the 2006 Joint Task Force Consensus Guidelines - Wilcox C, Yang J, Filler R, Chen PH, Hyun YJ, Rielly A, Kales SN.
OBJECTIVE: Compare the 2016 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and 2006 Joint Task Force (JTF) Guidelines for commercial drivers' obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) screening. METHODS: Retrospective review of all commercial driver medical e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Increased Physical Activity Associated With Lower Risk For Sleep Apnea, Study Finds
Results of a new study published this week found that increased physical activity is associated with a lower risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a common sleep-related breathing disorder. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma Source Type: news

Transducer shell improves elastography measurements
A 3D-printed device with built-in pressure sensors that fits around an ultrasound...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Tongue ultrasound may identify obstructive sleep apnea SWE effectively predicts cirrhosis complications Elastography shows high reproducibility in breast lesions Elastography helps liver transplant patients avoid biopsy Shear-wave elastography tracks effects of knee surgery (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 23, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Study links increased exercise with lower sleep apnea risk
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) A study published online as an accepted paper in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that increased physical activity is associated with a lower risk of obstructive sleep apnea, a common sleep-related breathing disorder. The study is the largest to date focused on the relationship between sleep apnea and levels of physical activity in the general community. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Causes Bradycardia?
Discussion Bradycardia is a heart rate below what the lowest value that is normal for age. Infants and children have higher heart rates that slowly decrease with age to adult levels. It is usually noted as an incidental finding because of increased vagal tone. Reasons for cardiology referral include associated heart murmur, syncope especially if associated with exercise or unusual triggers, other signs such as chest pain or palpitations, family history of sudden cardiac death, congenital heart disease or familial heart disease, bradycardic medication use, or unusual symptoms associated with the concern. Severe bradycardia ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 22, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Heart attack warning - when your snoring could be a sign of something more serious
HEART attack symptoms include chest pain, difficulty breathing and feeling sick. But you could also be at risk of a deadly myocardial infarction and heart disease if you regularly snore while sleeping. When could your snoring be a sign of an impending heart attack? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obstructive sleep apnea in professional transport operations: safety, regulatory and economic impact - Gurubhagavatula I, Tan M, Jobanputra A.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is common among commercial vehicle operators (CVOs) in all modes of transportation, including truck, bus, air, rail and maritime operations. OSA is highly prevalent and increases the risk of drowsiness-related crashes in CVOs.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea in Patients With T2DM Ups Risk for Comorbidities
FRIDAY, June 12, 2020 -- Patients with type 2 diabetes who develop obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and other diabetes-related complications, according to a study recently published in Diabetes... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

POCUS Academy partners with Gulfcoast Ultrasound
The Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Certification Academy has announced a...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Global study shows ultrasound's strength for COVID-19 Ultrasound autopsies help doctors understand COVID-19 POCUS helps docs make timely decisions Contrast ultrasound reveals unique COVID-19 lung findings Tongue ultrasound may identify obstructive sleep apnea (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 9, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Muscle tech: Sleep apnea therapeutic showcased at global biotech event
(RMIT University) The patented muscle toning technology is based on molecules of tetanus toxin, modified to ensure they work around the tetanus vaccine, and offers hope of a therapeutic alternative for the estimated 1 billion people worldwide who suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AHA News: After Saving Her Husband With CPR, She Gave Birth to Their Son
MONDAY, June 1, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Nearly ready to deliver her first child, Ashley Goette woke up at 5 a.m. to go to the bathroom and nudged her husband, who seemed to be snoring. Andrew made a scary, gargling sound, so Ashley... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 1, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and the Risk of Gout Obstructive Sleep Apnea and the Risk of Gout
Is there an association between OSA and gout? A new study investigates the possible link.Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Tongue ultrasound may identify obstructive sleep apnea
Tongue stiffness measured by shear-wave elastography (SWE) ultrasound may be...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI shows slimmer tongue reduces sleep apnea MRI shows less gray matter in kids with sleep apnea MRI sizes up airway constrictions in pediatric sleep apnea MRI could be dream modality for pediatric sleep-related breathing problems Obstructive sleep apnea in children linked to brain damage (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 21, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The prevalence of excessive sleepiness is higher in shift workers than in patients with obstructive sleep apnea - Reis C, Staats R, Pellegrino P, Alvarenga TA, B árbara C, Paiva T.
Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is a common feature among shift workers as well as in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients. There are several important accidents related to sleep disturbances causing EDS. The aim of this study was to evaluate EDS in a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Would you want to share a bed with a man wearing a mask with a long tube protruding it?
For years I have been told to do something about my snoring. And now I have - but my wife tells me it's 'freaking' her out because 'it's like sharing a bed with the elephant man'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study suggests 3D face photos could be a sleep apnea screening tool
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Facial features analyzed from 3D photographs could predict the likelihood of having obstructive sleep apnea, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea Rate Higher in Patients With Cervical Spondylosis Sleep Apnea Rate Higher in Patients With Cervical Spondylosis
Cervical spondylosis may nearly double patients'risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - April 9, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Excessive daytime sleepiness and safety performance: comparing proactive and reactive approaches - Gharibi V, Mokarami H, Cousins R, Jahangiri M, Eskandari D.
BACKGROUND: Sleep disorders and excessive daytime sleepiness negatively affect employees' safety performance. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between excessive daytime sleepiness with obstructive sleep apnea and safety performance at an ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Polysomnographic risk factors for vigilance-related cognitive decline and obstructive sleep apnea - McCloy K, Duce B, Swarnkar V, Hukins C, Abeyratne U.
PURPOSE: Cognitive decline (CD) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are often comorbid. Some modifiable risk factors (RF) for CD are also associated with OSA. Diagnostic polysomnography (PSG) measures these RF and may identify at risk patients prior to the o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Psychomotor performance in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome - Lusic Kalcina L, Pavlinac Dodig I, Pecotic R, Valic M, Dogas Z.
PURPOSE: Determinants of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are hypoxemia and hypercapnia, as well as (micro) arousals from sleep, resulting in chronic sleep fragmentation, sleep deprivation, and excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS). All of the above-mentioned fa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news