Refractory Hypertension in African-Americans: Sleep Apnea May Double Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Analysis suggests that treatment of moderate-to-severe sleep apnea may help improve blood pressure control in high-risk group (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Black people with sleep apnea twice as likely to develop high blood pressure, study says
Untreated sleep apnea makes black people twice as likely to develop uncontrolled blood pressure, a study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doubled Risk of Refractory Hypertension With Sleep Apnea in Blacks
(MedPage Today) -- " Under-recognized " risk factor in African-Americans (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - December 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

AHA: Sleep Apnea May Double Odds for High Blood Pressure in Blacks
MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Black adults with high blood pressure that defies standard prescription treatments might want to get screened for sleep apnea, new research suggests. Moderate or severe sleep apnea -- in which a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Moderate or severe sleep apnea doubles risk of hard-to-treat hypertension in African-Americans
Treatment of sleep disorder might help improve blood pressure control in this high-risk group. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Looking at sleep apnea and its treatment through the eyes of a homeopath
(Natural News) Sleep apnea is a dangerous sleep disorder that causes your breathing to become shallow or completely stop during periods of rest. Studies have shown that this abrupt shift in breathing causes subtle changes in your brain — so much so that while sleep apnea generally doesn’t trigger wakefulness, it keeps your brain from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inspire Medical offers another 1.5 million shares following April IPO
Inspire Medical Systems (NYSE: INSP) is offering 1.5 million shares of common stock for sale to the public, and its stockholders are selling 1 million additional shares of the stock, according to a regulatory filing. The company hopes to make $66.8 million on the sale. 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 in its IPO in April 2018, but in May upped the offering to a least $108 million. Inspire posted a net loss of $17.1...
Source: Mass Device - December 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Respiratory Wall Street Beat Inspire Medical Systems Inc. Source Type: news

Mandibular-Advancement Therapy Helps Sleep Apnea, but May Not Cut CVD Risk Mandibular-Advancement Therapy Helps Sleep Apnea, but May Not Cut CVD Risk
Two months of mandibular-advancement therapy significantly reduced the severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in patients with severe OSA, but had no effect on inflammatory and metabolic biomarkers, a new study from France shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Obstructive sleep apnea linked to heart disease, especially in women
The study found OSA was associated with worse heart problems in women than men. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WATCH: Studies show women who snore pose greater cardiac risk
A common but dangerous sleep disorder, Obstructive Sleep Apnea causes an increased risk for left ventricular and, more rarely, right ventricular dysfunction in the heart. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: WNT Source Type: news

Monitoring Movement Reflects Efficacy of Mandibular Splint
Monitoring mandibular movement reflects efficacy of oral appliance therapy in obstructive sleep apnea (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 29, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Neurology, ENT, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Sleep apnea, snoring in women increases risk for heart problems
Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea could cause early cardiac impairment in women, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Snoring May Be Bigger Threat to Women Than Men
Evaluating nearly 4,500 British adults who underwent cardiac imaging, researchers also learned that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may be vastly underdiagnosed among snorers. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Monitoring Movement Reflects Efficacy of Mandibular Splint
THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 -- For individuals with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) treated with an optimally titrated mandibular advancement splint, normalization of the respiratory effort index derived from vertical mandibular movements (MM-REI)... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea and Cognitive Dysfunction After IV Anesthesia Sleep Apnea and Cognitive Dysfunction After IV Anesthesia
Might obstructive sleep apnea offer protection from anesthesia-induced postoperative cognitive dysfunction by way of hypoxic preconditioning?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cochlear joins $17m round for sleep apnea nueromod dev Nyxoah
Cochlear Ltd. (ASX:COH) has joined a $17.1 million (EU €15 million) funding round for Nyxoah to support the development and commercialization of its hypoglossal nerve stim therapy for treating obstructive sleep apnea. Australian hearing tech developer Cochlear lead the round, investing $14.7 million (EU €13 million). The round was also joined by several existing Nyxoah shareholders, the Belgian company said. As part of the funding round, a member of Cochlear has joined Nyxoah’s board of directors. “Cochlear actively monitors the market for novel technologies and implantable devices that over the ...
Source: Mass Device - November 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Respiratory cochlear Nyxoah Source Type: news

The Academy of Laser Dentistry Partners Again with the Greater New York Dental Meeting to Provide Unbiased Laser Training
3 Essential Sessions Will Provide a Glimpse of What ’s Aheadat the ALD ’s Annual Meeting in AprilCoral Springs, FL – November 12, 2018 – For the 11th consecutive year, the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) will carry on its mission of providing unbiased, non-commercial laser education and training with three hands-on sessions during the upcoming Greater New York Dental Meeting.According to ALD executive director Gail Siminovsky, “We’re pleased to announce that the, ALD is continuing its tradition of sponsoring several objective CE programs, taught by some of the world’s most pr...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 14, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Jazz Pharmaceuticals Submits Marketing Authorization Application to European Medicines Agency for Solriamfetol as a Treatment to Improve Wakefulness and Reduce Excessive Daytime Sleepiness in Adult Patients with Narcolepsy or Obstructive Sleep Apnea
DUBLIN, Nov. 9, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: JAZZ) today announced the submission of a Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) to the European Medicines Agency for solriamfetol, a selective dopamine... Biopharmaceuticals, Regulatory Jazz Pharmaceuticals, solriamfetol, narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Solriamfetol Effective for Excessive Sleepiness in OSA, Narcolepsy Solriamfetol Effective for Excessive Sleepiness in OSA, Narcolepsy
The experimental drug solriamfetol appears to keep sleepy patients with narcolepsy or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) awake and alert, according to an industry-sponsored trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Philips to shut down Respironics facility in Kennesaw, affecting hundreds
Philips Respironics makes sleep and respiratory products and services for managing sleep apnea, oxygen therapy, noninvasive ventilation and respiratory drug therapy. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 7, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Saunders Source Type: news

Philips to shut down Respironics facility in Kennesaw, affecting hundreds
Philips Respironics makes sleep and respiratory products and services for managing sleep apnea, oxygen therapy, noninvasive ventilation and respiratory drug therapy. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 7, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Saunders Source Type: news

Philips to shut down Respironics facility in Kennesaw, affecting hundreds
Philips Respironics makes sleep and respiratory products and services for managing sleep apnea, oxygen therapy, noninvasive ventilation and respiratory drug therapy. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Saunders Source Type: news

Philips to shut down Respironics facility in Kennesaw, affecting hundreds
Philips Respironics makes sleep and respiratory products and services for managing sleep apnea, oxygen therapy, noninvasive ventilation and respiratory drug therapy. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 7, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Saunders Source Type: news

Tracking Jaw Movement Useful for Oral OSA Therapy
(MedPage Today) -- Mandibular movement monitoring improved oral appliance efficacy for obstructive sleep apnea (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - November 6, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

ResMed to Boost Portfolio with MatrixCare
ResMed is expanding its out-of-hospital software portfolio with the acquisition of MatrixCare. The San Diego, CA-based company will pick up MatrixCare for about $750 million. The deal is expected to close in ResMed’s 2Q19. MatrixCare, is a specialist in long-term post-acute care software, serving more than 15,000 providers across skilled nursing, life plan communities, senior living and private duty. These care settings are complementary to ResMed’s current software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings in home medical equipment, home health and hospice, delivered through Brightree and HEALTHCAR...
Source: MDDI - November 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

CMS Grants Outpatient Pass-through Payment to the remedand#275;(R) System for the Treatment of Central Sleep Apnea
Pass-through Payment to Provide Additional Medicare Reimbursement for the remedē System MINNETONKA, Minn., Nov. 5, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Respicardia, Inc. announced today that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Servi... Devices, Neurology, Reimbursement Respicardia, remedē System, phrenic nerve stimulation, sleep apnea (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Many African Americans May Have Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea Many African Americans May Have Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea
Even though almost one in four black people in the U.S. may have moderate to severe sleep apnea, a common nighttime breathing disorder, a new study suggests the vast majority haven't been diagnosed or treated by a doctor.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Many African Americans may have undiagnosed sleep apnea
(Reuters Health) - Even though almost one in four black people in the U.S. may have moderate to severe sleep apnea, a common nighttime breathing disorder, a new study suggests the vast majority haven't been diagnosed or treated by a doctor. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Eight-year-old boy's ADHD turns out to be sleep apnea
Kian Yazdani, eight, from Vienna, Virginia, was diagnosed with ADHD due to his behavioral issues. His mother, Melody, soon discovered his issues were the result of a lack of sleep. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Short Respiratory Event Duration Ups Mortality Risk in OSA
MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 -- For individuals with obstructive sleep apnea, those with short respiratory event duration have an increased risk for mortality, according to a study published online Oct. 19 in the American Journal of Respiratory and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Using kinematic driving data to detect sleep apnea treatment adherence - McDonald AD, Lee JD, Aksan NS, Dawson JD, Tippin J, Rizzo M.
People spend a significant amount of time behind the wheel of a car. Recent advances in data collection facilitate continuously monitoring this behavior. Previous work demonstrates the importance of this data in driving safety but does not extended beyond ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Shorter OSA Breathing Stops Tied to Higher Death Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Sleep apnea finding was a surprise to research team (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Sleep apnea more deadly when patients experience short interrupted breaths
(Oregon Health& Science University) Patients with sleep apnea who have short interruptions in breathing while they sleep are at higher risk for death than those with longer interruptions, according to a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The finding could help doctors better prevent long-term mortality associated with obstructive sleep apnea. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Beddr launches Sleep Tuner, a forehead-worn sensor for sleep apnea patients
The device senses blood oxygenation, heart rate, sleep position, and stopped breathing events. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

SASM Guideline on Intraoperative Care of Adults With OSA SASM Guideline on Intraoperative Care of Adults With OSA
This guideline provides evidence-based recommendations regarding the intraoperative care of adults with obstructive sleep apnea.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

BWH Awarded $5.6 Million Grant for NIH Heart Failure-Sleep Trial
Brigham and Women ’s Hospital received a $5.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support a multi-institutional clinical trial that will examine the use of low-flow nighttime oxygen therapy to treat central sleep apnea in pat (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - October 12, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Gout more linked to genes than diet
Genes more important than diet in causing gout, says study Related items fromOnMedica Obstructive sleep apnea linked with higher risk of gout Men with eating disorders struggle to get help Erectile dysfunction increases cardiovascular risk Job strain linked to heightened risk of early death in men with heart disease/diabetes (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Using topic modeling to develop multi-level descriptions of naturalistic driving data from drivers with and without sleep apnea - McLaurin EJ, Lee JD, McDonald AD, Aksan N, Dawson J, Tippin J, Rizzo M.
One challenge in using naturalistic driving data is producing a holistic analysis of these highly variable datasets. Typical analyses focus on isolated events, such as large g-force accelerations indicating a possible near-crash. Examining isolated events ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Low-Flow NHF Therapy Fizzles in CPAP Non-Compliant Sleep Apnea
(MedPage Today) -- Flow rate possibly'too low to make a difference'(Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Osteopathic manipulative treatment is an effective treatment alternative to obstructive sleep apnea
(Natural News) If your snoring has gotten so bad that it is cutting off your breathing while you are asleep, you are probably suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. You need to get yourself treated before you get hurt or worse. One possible option is osteopathic manipulative treatment of your sphenopalatine ganglion. Sleep apnea is a sleeping... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Balloon Dilation Flops in Sleep Apnea Without Sinus Disease
(MedPage Today) -- Randomized study supports recent AAO-HNSF consensus statement (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

USITC to investigate Resmed for alleged patent infringement
The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) said on Friday it would investigate California-based Resmed Inc for a patent infringement complaint related to sleep apnea mask systems. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Treating sleep apnea may improve stroke outcomes
(Reuters Health) - Treating a common sleep disorder immediately after a stroke or mini-stroke may improve patients' neurological symptoms and daily functioning, a small study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sleep apnea may be associated with suicidal ideation in adolescents - Tseng WC, Liang YC, Su MH, Chen YL, Yang HJ, Kuo PH.
Suicide is a major threat to adolescent health. Sleep problems increase the risk of adolescent suicidal behavior, but the role of sleep-disordered breathing (e.g., sleep apnea) is unclear. We investigated whether sleep apnea had an effect on suicidal ideat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Heart Defects, Sleep Apnea a Deadly Mix for Infants
Title: Heart Defects, Sleep Apnea a Deadly Mix for InfantsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/21/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - September 21, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Easing Sleep Apnea May Be Key to Stroke Recovery
Title: Easing Sleep Apnea May Be Key to Stroke RecoveryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/21/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - September 21, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea Treatment Tied to Improved Stroke Outcomes Sleep Apnea Treatment Tied to Improved Stroke Outcomes
Use of continuous positive airway pressure after an acute stroke or transient ischemia attack may improve neurologic functioning in patients with sleep apnea, a new study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Easing Sleep Apnea May Be Key to Stroke Recovery
The investigators found that, among stroke patients, "treatment of sleep apnea with CPAP therapy provides significant benefits, even greater than the benefits of tPA, the FDA-approved drug treatment for stroke," said study lead researcher Dr. Dawn Bravata. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart Defects, Sleep Apnea a Deadly Mix for Infants
THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 -- Infants who are born with heart defects are four times more likely to die in the hospital if they also have sleep apnea, new research indicates. Scientists at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson found... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Easing Sleep Apnea May Be Key to Stroke Recovery
THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 -- Sleep apnea is a known risk factor for stroke, and new research suggests that curbing the condition might also aid the recovery of people who've suffered a stroke or mini-stroke. Patients in the study typically used the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news