Stimulants associated with reduced risk of hospitalization for motor vehicle accident injury in patients with obstructive sleep apnea-a nationwide cohort study - Lin YC, Chen TY, Chien WC, Chung CH, Chang HA, Kao YC, Tsai CS, Lin CS, Tzeng NS.
BACKGROUND: The risk of injury directly related to hospitalization for motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) in the obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients has not been thoroughly understood. Our study aimed to examine the association between the OSA and the hospi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Untreated Sleep Apnea Puts Your Heart at High Risk
Title: Untreated Sleep Apnea Puts Your Heart at High RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/3/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/4/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - February 4, 2020 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Untreated Sleep Apnea Puts Your Heart at High Risk
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)
Source: WebMD Health - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effect of obstructive sleep apnea on neurocognitive performance - Seda G, Han TS.
This article reviews the effects of obstructive sleep apnea on neurocognitive performance, proposed mechanisms of cognitive impairment, and the effects of continuous positive airway pressure on performance. Obstructive sleep apnea can affect several domain... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Untreated Sleep Apnea Puts Your Heart at High Risk
MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2020 -- Nearly 30 million Americans have a chronic health problem that more than doubles their risk of death due to heart disease. The culprit is obstructive sleep apnea, a disease in which the upper airway collapses during sleep,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 3, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Driving with undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea (OSA): high prevalence of OSA risk in drivers who experienced a motor vehicle crash - Purtle MW, Renner CH, McCann DA, Mallen JC, Spilman SK, Sahr SM.
Objective: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a risk factor for motor vehicle crashes (MVC), and patients with diagnosed OSA have a higher likelihood of being involved in a traffic accident. OSA, however, is often underdiagnosed in the general populat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Rem-related obstructive sleep apnea: when does it matter? Effect on motor memory consolidation versus emotional health - Djonlagic I, Guo M, Igue M, Malhotra A, Stickgold R.
STUDY OBJECTIVES: The clinical importance of obstructive sleep apnea, which can be prevalent during REM sleep, is unclear. The present study examines the effect of REM-related obstructive sleep apnea on motor memory consolidation as well as on mood states.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Health Care Utilization Up for Seniors With Untreated Apnea
FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2020 -- Older adult Medicare beneficiaries with untreated obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have increased health care utilization (HCU) and costs, according to a study published online Jan. 15 in the Journal of Clinical Sleep... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Jazz Pharmaceuticals sleep disorder drug approved by European Commission
The European Commission has approved Sunosi, a Jazz Pharmaceuticals sleep disorder treatment. Sunosi was approved, in 75- and 150-milligram doses, to improve wakefulness and reduce excessive daytime sleepiness in adults with narcolepsy or obstructive sleep apnea who did not respond to primary sleep apnea therapies such as continuous positive airway pressure. Jazz Pharmaceuticals, which is based in Dublin, Ireland, has major operations in Philadelphia where the company has nearly 200 employees.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 21, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Less Tongue Fat From Weight Loss May Help Sleep Apnea Less Tongue Fat From Weight Loss May Help Sleep Apnea
New treatments for targeting tongue fat reduction, possibly particular diets or cold therapies, should be considered, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Sleep apnea and risk of traumatic brain injury and associated mortality and healthcare costs: a population-based cohort study - Lin SY, Chen W, Harnod T, Lin CL, Hsu WH, Lin CC, Chang YL, Wang IK, Kao CH.
The objective of this study was aimed to investigate whether sleep apnea patients had a higher risk of traumatic brain injury. METHODS: Data were collected from the Taiwan Longitudinal Health Insurance Database during the period of 2000... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Older undiagnosed sleep apnea patients need more medical care
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Older adults with undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea seek more health care, according to a study published in the January issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. The study examined the impact of untreated sleep apnea on health care utilization and costs among Medicare beneficiaries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Research shows that older patients with untreated sleep apnea need greater medical care
(University of Maryland School of Medicine) Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common and costly medical Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) found that the medical costs are substantially higher among older adults who go untreated for obstructive sleep apnea. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Progress in studies on obstructive sleep apnea and intestinal microecological balance - Chen QC, Wang HY, Zhang PP, Fu AS, Ge YL, Zhu XY, Zhang Q, Zhang X, Yu HL.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is closely related to the development of various diseases. Hypoxic perfusion caused by OSA can mediate the occurrence of inflammatory reactions or aggravate metabolic disorders to affect intestinal microecological balance.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Slimming Down 'Tongue Fat' Might Help Ease Sleep Apnea
If you didn't know the tongue harbors body fat, you're probably not alone. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reduction in Tongue Fat Can Improve Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Decline in tongue fat volume is main upper airway mediator of link between weight loss, AHI improvement (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 10, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, ENT, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Losing TONGUE fat could help treat sleep apnea, study suggests
Pennsylvania University researchers found that people who lost weight saw improved sleep apnea symptoms - but the best predictor of relief was shrinking tongue size and fat content. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reducing Tongue Fat Could Improve Sleep Apnea, Study Says
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 ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Source Type: news

Reduction in Tongue Fat Can Improve Obstructive Sleep Apnea
FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2020 -- For individuals with obesity and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a reduction in tongue fat associated with weight loss correlates with improvement in the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI), according to a study published online Jan.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Slimming Down'Tongue Fat' Might Help Ease Sleep Apnea
FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2020 -- People with sleep apnea are often told to lose weight to ease their symptoms. Now a new study suggests that shedding fat in a particular trouble spot may be key: the tongue. If you didn't know the tongue harbors body fat,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Lose fat in your tongue to improve sleep apnea, study says
There could be an unusual culprit behind your stuggle with sleep apnea -- your tongue. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MRI shows slimmer tongue reduces sleep apnea
Losing weight in your tongue probably isn't one of your New Year's resolutions....Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Novel MRI technique explains asthma issues Genetic variation in lung airways elevates risk of COPD MRI shows less gray matter in kids with sleep apnea Sleep duration not associated with heart disease (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 10, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Slimming Down 'Tongue Fat' Might Help Ease Sleep Apnea
Title: Slimming Down 'Tongue Fat' Might Help Ease Sleep ApneaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/10/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/10/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - January 10, 2020 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Withings unveils new watch with ECG, Sp02 capabilities
The new features are designed to help wearers detect the risk of atrial fibrillation and sleep apnea.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 6, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Health Tip: Signs of Sleep Apnea
-- Sleep apnea is a disorder in which breathing stops and starts during sleep, says Mayo Clinic. It can lead to many complications, from daytime fatigue to high blood pressure. Mayo Clinic mentions these common signs of sleep apnea: Loud... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 31, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Signs of Sleep Apnea
Title: Health Tip: Signs of Sleep ApneaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/31/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/31/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - December 31, 2019 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Menopause Linked to Increase in Sleep-Onset Insomnia
THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2019 -- Postmenopausal women more often have sleep-onset insomnia disorder and are more likely to screen positive for obstructive sleep apnea, according to a study published online Dec. 13 in Menopause. Sheida Zolfaghari, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Menopause may increase insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea risk
According to a study published inMenopause, postmenopausal women have an increased risk for developing insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 18, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Developing Implantable Biosensors
The wearables revolution is well underway in healthcare, and patients are already benefiting from portable therapies and monitors that are improving their lives. But many challenges still remain, especially when it comes to implantable wearables. Not only do such devices need to be biocompatible, but they need to be able to function consistently and reliably in the unwelcoming human body. There also has to be a strong clinical need and business case encouraging both clinicians and patients toward an implantable. Profusa has found a way to address such complexities with a pretty simple biosensor that can be injected under t...
Source: MDDI - December 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

CPAP Mask Helps Patients With Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Improved quality of life seen at three months in those receiving CPAP in addition to standard care (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 11, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

CPAP Mask Helps Patients With Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2019 -- Among patients with mild obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), quality of life is improved at three months for those receiving continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy plus standard care compared with standard care... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

We Beat Sleep Apnea. It Should Be Easier for You to Do It, Too.
The consequences of ignoring the condition can be severe, but the health system puts up barriers to treatment. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aaron E. Carroll and Austin Frakt Tags: Apnea (Sleep Disorder) Health Insurance and Managed Care Traffic Accidents and Safety Snoring Source Type: news

Obstructive Sleep Apnea - Patel SR.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is very common but is frequently undiagnosed. Symptoms include loud snoring, nocturnal awakening, and daytime sleepiness. Motor vehicle accidents due to drowsy driving are a particular concern. Evaluation and treatment should ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Be Underdiagnosed in Women
About six in 10 women experience obstructive sleep apnea during dream sleep, similar to men (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 5, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, ENT, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Be Underdiagnosed in Women
THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2019 -- Men and women experience obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) during REM sleep at similar rates, according to a study published online Nov. 5 in SLEEP. Christine H.J. Won, M.D., from the Yale University School of Medicine in New... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

$2.9 million funds new UIC study on sleep apnea, chronic kidney disease
(University of Illinois at Chicago) Researchers to study sleep apnea and chronic kidney disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What ’s New at ALD 2020? The First “Laser 101” Full-Day Session
Coral Springs, FL – November 25, 2019 – The Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD), recently announced its first “Lasers 101” full day educational track at the upcoming 27th annual conference and exhibition, April 2-4 at the Paradise Point Resort in San Diego.Specifically, the “Lasers 101” track is a day pass program entitled “So You Got a Laser. Now What?” This program will take place on Saturday, April 4th from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. According to ALD executive director, Gail Siminovsky, CAE, “This learning track is designed to excite clinicians interested in expl oring laser d...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 2, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Longer PAP Therapy for Apnea Reduces Medical Visits, Costs
TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2019 -- In patients with moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea, positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy reduces acute and inpatient care visits as well as health care costs, according to a study recently published in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 6 home remedies for obstructive sleep apnea
Sleep apnea is a common condition. Without treatment, it can lead to more serious health issues. Here, learn about the causes of sleep apnea and six home remedies for it. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

South Texas military contracting roundup: approximately $500M of contracts awarded
This week's compilation of notable military contract opportunities and awarded contracts in the San Antonio and South Texas area covering Nov. 18 to 22. The contracts are posted on the new U.S. General Services Administration's website beta.SAM.gov.   This week's roundup features five potential contracts for road repair, dormitory chairs, a sleep apnea test system, electronic books and journals subscription and clinical testing services for Joint Base San Antonio. Four Department of Defense contracts… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jeannette Garcia Source Type: news

South Texas military contracting roundup: Approximately $500M of contracts awarded
This week's compilation of notable military contract opportunities and awarded contracts in San Antonio and South Texas covers Nov. 18 to 22. The contracts are posted on the new U.S. General Services Administration's website, beta.sam.gov. This week's roundup features five potential contracts for road repair, dormitory chairs, a sleep apnea test system, electronic books and journals subscription, and clinical testing services for Joint Base San Antonio. Four Department of Defense contracts were… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 25, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jeannette Garcia Source Type: news

Study suggests women may be undertreated for obstructive sleep apnea
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) Here, we begin to drill down to understand how sleep apnea may differ and how common scoring approaches may underestimate sleep apnea in women. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Next-Gen Sleep Apnea Test Sends Data to App Throughout the Night
Patients interested in testing themselves at home for sleep apnea now have a few more options. Earlier this year Itamar Medical Ltd. introduced its third-generation WatchPAT home sleep apnea test (HSAT), the WatchPAT 300, and in June 2019, it debuted WatchPAT ONE, which the company calls the first and only disposable HSAT in the market. This month Blue Shield of California (BSC) and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Plan (BCBS FEP) included WatchPAT as a covered HSAT, Itamar reported in a news release. It added that changes in the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 2020 Fee Schedule are expec...
Source: MDDI - November 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Effect of positive airway pressure therapy on drowsy driving in a large clinic-based obstructive sleep apnea cohort - Walia HK, Thompson NR, Pascoe M, Faisal M, Moul DE, Katzan I, Mehra R, Foldvary-Schaefer N.
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Drowsy driving related to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) represents an important public health problem with limited data on the effect of positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy. We hypothesize that PAP therapy will reduce self-reported dro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Long-term opioid use negatively affects sleep, health, experts warn
A position statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine highlights studies linking use of pain medication to sleep apnea and other disorders. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comparative effectiveness of sleep apnea screening instruments during inpatient rehabilitation following moderate to severe tbi - Nakase-Richardson R, Schwartz DJ, Drasher-Phillips L, Ketchum JM, Calero K, Dahdah MN, Monden KR, Bell K, Magalang U, Hoffman J, Whyte J, Bogner J, Zeitzer JM.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the diagnostic sensitivity and specificity and comparative effectiveness of traditional sleep apnea screening tools in traumatic brain injury (TBI) neurorehabilitation admissions. DESIGN: Prospective diagnostic comparative e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

EMA Panel Backs Solriamfetol (Sunosi) for Narcolepsy, OSA EMA Panel Backs Solriamfetol (Sunosi) for Narcolepsy, OSA
The dual-acting dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor showed durable effects in reducing excessive sleepiness in patients with narcolepsy or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).International Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 15, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Jazz Pharmaceuticals Receives Positive CHMP Opinion for Solriamfetol to Improve Wakefulness and Reduce Excessive Daytime Sleepiness in Adults with Narcolepsy or Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Solriamfetol is a dual-acting dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor shown to improve wakefulness in adults living with excessive daytime sleepiness associated with narcolepsy or obstructive sleep apnea If approved by the European Commission for... Biopharmaceuticals, Regulatory Jazz Pharmaceuticals, solriamfetol, narcolepsy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Screening Truckers for Sleep Apnea Cuts Health Insurance Costs
Title: Screening Truckers for Sleep Apnea Cuts Health Insurance CostsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/6/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/7/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - November 7, 2019 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Screening Truckers for Sleep Apnea Cuts Health Insurance Costs
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6, 2019 -- Requiring drivers to get treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) saved a trucking company a large amount in insurance costs for other health conditions, a new study shows. People with apnea repeatedly stop breathing... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news