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No Inflammatory Benefit of CPAP for Sleep Apnea in CAD Patients No Inflammatory Benefit of CPAP for Sleep Apnea in CAD Patients
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) does not significantly alter levels of inflammatory biomarkers in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and nonsleepy obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), researchers report online October 5 in the journal Sleep.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Sleep Medicine Academy Releases Statements on Home Apnea Testing (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH The need for a home sleep apnea test must be determined using the patient's medical history plus a face-to-face (in-person or telemedicine) exam by … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 16, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

AASM releases position statement on home sleep apnea testing
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) A new position statement published by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) describes the appropriate clinical use of a home sleep apnea test (HSAT). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Respicardia wins FDA nod for Remed ē central sleep apnea neurostim device
Respicardia said today that it won FDA approval for its Remedē transvenous implantable neurostimulation system designed to treat patients with central sleep apnea. Central sleep apnea occurs when the brain fails to control breathing during sleep, unlike the more common obstructive sleep apnea which consists of a partially collapsed airway which causes pauses in breathing, Respicardia said. The Remedē system consists of a surgically placed battery packa nd thin wires inserted into the blood vessels in the chest near the phrenic nerve, which it stimulates to engage the diaphragm to restore natural breating during sleep and...
Source: Mass Device - October 10, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Respicardia Source Type: news

Respicardia's remedand#275;(R) System Receives FDA Approval
Breakthrough Treatment of Moderate to Severe Central Sleep Apnea in Adult Patients Now Available MINNETONKA, Minn., Oct. 10, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Respicardia, Inc., a private medical technology company, announced today that... Devices, Neurology, FDA Respicardia, remedē System, neurostimulation, sleep apnea (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

#FDA approves implantable device to treat moderate to severe central sleep apnea https://go.usa.gov/xnxMN   #medicaldevice
#FDA approves implantable device to treat moderate to severe central sleep apnea https://go.usa.gov/xnxMN  #medicaldevice (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - October 10, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

Remede System Approved for Sleep Apnea
Title: Remede System Approved for Sleep ApneaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/9/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/10/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - October 10, 2017 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Clears Implantable Device for Central Sleep Apnea (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD The FDA has cleared the Remed ē System to treat patients with moderate-to-severe central sleep apnea. With this system, a battery pack … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 10, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

After 10 years, Respicardia gets FDA approval for sleep apnea device
The Minnetonka-based company will start building out a sales and marketing team as it moves toward a product launch. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 9, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Remede System Approved for Sleep Apnea
Implantable device stimulates breathing during sleep Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Sleep Apnea (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Remede System Approved for Sleep Apnea
MONDAY, Oct. 9, 2017 -- The Remede sleep system, an implanted device that treats central sleep apnea by activating a nerve that sends signals to the diaphragm to stimulate breathing, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 9, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA approves implantable device to treat sleep apnea
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new implantable device for patients with moderate to severe central sleep apnea. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Oct. 9, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: FDA OKs Implanted Device Against a Form of Sleep Apnea A new implantable treatment for moderate to severe central sleep apnea was approved... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 9, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Implant to Treat Central Sleep Apnea Approved by FDA Implant to Treat Central Sleep Apnea Approved by FDA
The Remed ē System treats moderate-to-severe central sleep apnea by stimulating a nerve to move a patient's diaphragm when the brain doesn't.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Okays Nerve Stimulator for Central Sleep Apnea
(MedPage Today) -- Device stimulates the phrenic nerve to restore normal breathing; not for obstructive disease (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 6, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

FDA approves implantable device to treat moderate to severe central sleep apnea
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new treatment option for patients who have been diagnosed with moderate to severe central sleep apnea. The Remed ē System is an implantable device that stimulates a nerve located in the chest that is responsible for sending signals to the diaphragm to stimulate breathing. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 6, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Concerned about Overheating? Consider a New Heat Source
To reduce the risks of medical devices overheating in the field, Minco Products Inc. has just launched its SmartHeat SLT (Self-Limiting Technology) line of thin-film heaters suitable for a range of constant-temperature applications. Healthcare uses include IV fluid heating, diagnostic reagent heating, oxygen humidifiers for surgery, saline heaters for sleep apnea devices, and other home health devices. The thin film—measuring just 0.0013 in. thick—can be cut out, sized, and wrapped around items for lining tanks and tubes. It can even survive being cut, torn, or punctured in the field, with some exceptions....
Source: MDDI - October 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: MD & M West (Anaheim) Materials Source Type: news

Polysomnography Reveals 7 Types of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Polysomnography Reveals 7 Types of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Polysomnography can identify 7 obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) phenotypes with differing cardiovascular implications, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

LivaNova, Microport win approval for Rega pacemakers in China
LivaNova (NSDQ:LIVN) and MicroPort Scientific (HKG:0853) said today that the group’s joint venture, MicroPort Sorin Cardiac Rhythm Management Co., won approval for its family of Rega pacemakers in China. The Rega devices are the first domestically manufactured pacemakers that meet international standards in China, the companies touted. The pacemakers are the smallest on the Chinese cardiac rhythm management market, measuring just eight cubic centimeters. The devices include features like a dual sensor-based response rate to exercise, a pacing mode that preserves intrinsic conduction and sleep apnea monitoring. &...
Source: Mass Device - September 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat LivaNova MicroPort Scientific Source Type: news

Tiny diamonds could become best friends to youths with cleft palates
This study showed that our method has a contained, targeted and sustained effect, so we’re very excited about it,” Hong said.Previous experiments showed nanodiamonds to be safe within the body and to be excreted normally. Similarly, earlier work demonstrated that enzymes break down hydrogel.The researchers plan to continue laboratory studies and hope to bring their treatment to clinical trials. Their approach has implications for treating other craniofacial conditions and sleep apnea, as well as healing wounds and bone injuries.Other authors of the study were Dong-Keun Lee, Lawrence Lin, Hsin Chuan Pan, Deborah...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 22, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

U.S. safety board says train crash engineers had undiagnosed sleep disorder
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The engineers in two New York City area commuter train crashes suffered from sleep apnea that had not been diagnosed, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

NTSB: Sleep Apnea a Factor in NYC Area Train Crashes
The engineers of two commuter trains that slammed into New York City-area stations in the last year were both suffering from severe sleep apnea and have no memory of the crashes, according to investigative reports and interview transcripts made public Thursday. The National Transportation Safety Board said the common circumstances of the Sept. 29, 2016, New Jersey Transit crash in Hoboken, New Jersey, and the Jan. 4, 2017, Long Island Rail Road crash in Brooklyn warranted combining findings and recommendations in a single investigative report to be released early next year. Neither engineer had been diagnosed with sleep ap...
Source: JEMS Operations - September 21, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michael R. Sisak and Joan Lowy, Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

NTSB: Sleep Apnea a Factor in NYC Area Train Crashes
The engineers of two commuter trains that slammed into New York City-area stations in the last year were both suffering from severe sleep apnea and have no memory of the crashes, according to investigative reports and interview transcripts made public Thursday. The National Transportation Safety Board said the common circumstances of the Sept. 29, 2016, New Jersey Transit crash in Hoboken, New Jersey, and the Jan. 4, 2017, Long Island Rail Road crash in Brooklyn warranted combining findings and recommendations in a single investigative report to be released early next year. Neither engineer had been diagnosed with sleep ap...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 21, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michael R. Sisak and Joan Lowy, Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Agony of little girl with sleep apnea
Ten-year-old Mia Amdur of Florida suffers from sleep apnea. Before she was diagnosed, she stopped breathing as many as 27 times in her sleep. Sleep apnea can cause learning and cardiac problems. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back to sleep or not: the effect of the supine position on pediatric OSA: sleeping position in children with OSA - Walter LM, Dassanayake DUN, Weichard AJ, Davey MJ, Nixon GM, Horne RSC.
BACKGROUND: In both adults and children, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has significant adverse cardiovascular consequences. In adults, sleeping position has a marked effect on the severity of OSA; however, the limited number of studies conducted in childre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Sept. 15, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Acera Surgical and Telos Medical’s partnership to Xtant Medical’s 510(k) clearance, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth a mention. 1. Acera Surgical partners with Telos Medical for Restrata wound matrix trial Telos Partners announced in a Sept. 14 press release that Acera Surgical has chosen Telos to lead its Restrata wound matrix study. The study will surgery the clinical outcomes of Restrata treatments for diabetic foot ulcers and test for effectiveness and safety. Restrata is a fully synthetic wound matrix that is FDA-cleared for ...
Source: Mass Device - September 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Business/Financial News Clinical Trials Dental Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Acera Surgical Contego Medical Fresenius MedTech OBP Medical Pinnacle Sciences Plusoptix Telos Source Type: news

Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with altered midbrain chemical concentrations - Macey PM, Sarma MK, Prasad JP, Ogren JA, Aysola R, Harper RM, Thomas MA.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is accompanied by altered structure and function in cortical, limbic, brainstem, and cerebellar regions. The midbrain is relatively unexamined, but contains many integrative nuclei which mediate physiological functions that ar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Nerve 'zap' treatment could be alternative to CPAP for sleep apnea
People with more serious cases of sleep apnea may get lasting relief from an implanted nerve stimulator, a new study finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CPAP Safe for Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome With Apnea CPAP Safe for Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome With Apnea
Patients with obesity hypoventilation syndrome and sleep apnea can safely switch to CPAP ventilation therapy after they are stabilized on bilevel therapy, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Nerve 'Zap' Could Replace CPAP for Sleep Apnea
Device reduces breathing disruptions long-term, study says (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nerve'Zap' Treatment Could Be Alternative to CPAP for Sleep Apnea
Device reduces breathing disruptions long-term, study says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Sleep Apnea (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What parents should know about sleep apnea in children
Experts say not to ignore it if you hear your child snoring. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WATCH: What parents need to know about sleep apnea in children
A doctor discusses the potential dangers of the sleep problem for children and what symptoms should raise red flags for parents. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Nerve'Zap' Treatment Could Be Alternative to CPAP for Sleep Apnea
THURSDAY, Sept. 14, 2017 -- People with more serious cases of sleep apnea may get lasting relief from an implanted nerve stimulator, a new study finds. One specialist says the device might benefit those who can't tolerate the current standard... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 14, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nerve 'Zap' Treatment Could Be Alternative to CPAP for Sleep Apnea
Title: Nerve 'Zap' Treatment Could Be Alternative to CPAP for Sleep ApneaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/14/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/14/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - September 14, 2017 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Treating Sleep Apnea
-- There's no routine blood test to detect sleep apnea, and it may well be missed during a routine medical visit. But left untreated, sleep apnea can raise a person's risk for significant health risks, according to the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Treating Sleep Apnea
Title: Health Tip: Treating Sleep ApneaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/13/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/13/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - September 13, 2017 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

New software turns mobile-phone accessory into breathing monitor
(The Optical Society) Researchers have developed new software that makes it possible to use low-cost, thermal cameras attached to mobile phones to track how fast a person is breathing. This type of mobile thermal imaging could be used for monitoring breathing problems in elderly people living alone, people suspected of having sleep apnea or babies at risk for sudden infant death syndrome. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How the Apple Watch Could Change How We Treat Heart Disease
The new Apple Watch Series 3 gives users more real-time information about their heart than ever, and Apple hopes that it will also be able to alert users to potentially concerning heart beat patterns. The current version of the Apple Watch already tracks heart rate. But the newest version comes with cellular built in, which means it can record heart rate continuously anywhere you have service. That could provide valuable, instantly accessible data for detecting when things might be awry with your heart—if it’s racing too fast when you’re at rest, for example. You can also set the monitor to alert you if y...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized a fib Apple apple iphone x Apple watch apple watch 3 apple watch heart rate applewatch applewatch heart rate monitor applewatch3 atrial fibrillation continuous heart rate monitor Fitbit Heart Disease heart rate mo Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hypopnea: Symptoms, causes, and treatments
What is hypopnea and how does it differ from sleep apnea? What are the risk factors of hypopnea, how may it be prevented, and what are the complications? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Telemonitoring and automated messages improve CPAP adherence
(American Thoracic Society) Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are more likely to use CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, when their use is telemonitored and they receive individualized, automated messages that reinforce therapy adherence, according to a randomized, controlled trial published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Left Atrial Enlargement Tied to OSA in Older Swedish Men Left Atrial Enlargement Tied to OSA in Older Swedish Men
Left atrial enlargement was independently associated with the prevalence and severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in a group of 71-year-old Swedish men, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - September 11, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Sleep-related rhythmic movement disorder and obstructive sleep apnea in five adult patients - Chiaro G, Maestri M, Riccardi S, Haba-Rubio J, Miano S, Bassetti CL, Heinzer RC, Manconi M.
Sleep-related rhythmic movements (SRRMs) are typical in infancy and childhood, where they usually occur at the wake-to-sleep transition. However, they have rarely been observed in adults, where they can be idiopathic or associated with other sleep disorder... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

WATCH: NFL star Ryan Jensen says a sleep apnea diagnosis 'saved my career'
The football star opens up about how before his diagnosis, he would spend nine hours in bed but get only 90 minutes of sleep. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

NFL star Ryan Jensen says sleep apnea diagnosis 'saved my career'
The Baltimore Ravens star says he was only getting 90 minutes of sleep a night. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea Wreaks Havoc on Your Metabolism
Title: Sleep Apnea Wreaks Havoc on Your MetabolismCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/7/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/8/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - September 8, 2017 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Sleep apnea wreaks havoc on your metabolism
People who leave their sleep apnea untreated for just a short time may face a higher risk of spikes in blood sugar levels, stress hormones and blood pressure. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea Wreaks Havoc on Your Metabolism
Finding supports use of CPAP therapy for condition, so blood pressure and blood sugar levels don't jump (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea Wreaks Havoc on Your Metabolism
Finding supports use of CPAP therapy for condition, so blood pressure and blood sugar levels don't jump Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Blood Sugar, High Blood Pressure, Sleep Apnea (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea Wreaks Havoc on Your Metabolism
THURSDAY, Sept. 7, 2017 -- People who leave their sleep apnea untreated for just a short time may face a higher risk of spikes in blood sugar levels, stress hormones and blood pressure, a new study finds. Even a few days of failing to treat sleep... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 7, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news