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Couples-focused apnea therapy may improve sleep, CPAP use
(Reuters Health) - Positive, supportive interactions between sleep partners could help people with sleep apnea adhere to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, suggests a small study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Automated Analyses of Night Blood O2 Detects Apnea
Findings for detection of sleep apnea among habitually snoring children (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 16, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, ENT, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could sleep disorders raise the risk of preterm birth?
Sleep disorders among pregnant women are associated with early birth. Insomnia and sleep apnea have been shown to double the risk of early preterm birth. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Feds: No Sleep Apnea Testing Needed for Truck Drivers, Train Engineers
(MedPage Today) -- Transportation Dept. drops proposal initiated by Obama administration (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - August 11, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Does your child have narcolepsy?
Teens are a notoriously sleepy bunch. Left to their own devices, many will happily snooze into the early hours of the afternoon. About 28 percent of teens also report falling asleep in school at least once a week, according to a poll by the National Sleep Foundation. This can make it difficult for parents to know when a teenager’s love affair with sleep might be the sign of narcolepsy or another sleep disorder. While narcolepsy is a rare condition, affecting only about .05 percent of the U.S. population, it often goes undiagnosed. It is a condition that typically develops between ages 10 and 20. “Patients with ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 10, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Diseases & Conditions Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders Dr. Kiran Maski insomnia Narcolepsy Source Type: news

Trump cuts sleep apnea test for truck and train drivers
The fatigue-inducing disorder, which affects roughly one in five Americans, has been blamed for deadly rail crashes in New York City and New Jersey and several highway crashes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preterm Birth Risk Spikes in Mothers With Sleep Disorders
TUESDAY, Aug. 8, 2017 -- Sleep disorders during pregnancy may increase the risk of preterm birth, a new study finds. The California research looked at 2,265 pregnant women who were diagnosed with a sleep disorder, such as insomnia or sleep apnea.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 8, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

U.S. Officials Abandon Sleep Apnea Screening Requirements for Truck Drivers, Train Engineers
U.S. officials are abandoning plans to require sleep apnea screening for truck drivers and train engineers, a decision that safety experts say puts millions of lives at risk. The Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said late last week that they are no longer pursuing the regulation that would require testing for the fatigue-inducing disorder that's been blamed for deadly rail crashes in New York City and New Jersey and several highway crashes. The agencies argue that it should be up to railroads and trucking companies to decide whether to test employees. One railroad that does te...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 8, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michael Balsamo and Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

U.S. Officials Abandon Sleep Apnea Screening Requirements for Truck Drivers, Train Engineers
U.S. officials are abandoning plans to require sleep apnea screening for truck drivers and train engineers, a decision that safety experts say puts millions of lives at risk. The Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said late last week that they are no longer pursuing the regulation that would require testing for the fatigue-inducing disorder that's been blamed for deadly rail crashes in New York City and New Jersey and several highway crashes. The agencies argue that it should be up to railroads and trucking companies to decide whether to test employees. One railroad that does te...
Source: JEMS Operations - August 8, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michael Balsamo and Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Driving safety and fitness to drive in sleep disorders - Tippin J, Dyken ME.
Driving an automobile while sleepy increases the risk of crash-related injury and death. Neurologists see patients with sleepiness due to obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and a wide variety of neurologic disorders. When addressing fitness to drive, the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Hypersomnolence and  traffic safety - Gupta R, Pandi-Perumal SR, Almeneessier AS, Bahammam AS.
Many people die or become disabled because of motor vehicle accidents. Scientific data suggest that sleepy drivers or those driving at odd hours are more likely to make driving mistakes. Patients with obstructive sleep apnea and narcolepsy have been found ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Automated measure of nighttime oxygen levels could speed diagnosis of sleep apnea
(University of Chicago Medical Center) Computer analysis of oxygen levels in the blood during sleep could -- by itself -- provide an easy, relatively inexpensive and sufficiently reliable way to determine which children who snore habitually could benefit from a diagnosis and treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. This approach was most accurate for children with severe apnea. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

OSA on Pre-op Screening Linked to Worse Post-op Outcomes OSA on Pre-op Screening Linked to Worse Post-op Outcomes
Patients identified on preoperative screening as having a moderate-to-high risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have worse postoperative outcomes than patients previously diagnosed with OSA, according to a retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Post-apnea Desaturation Events Are More Severe in Women Post-apnea Desaturation Events Are More Severe in Women
Desaturations after hypopnea and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) events are more severe in women than men, according to data from nearly 400 sleep studies.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Jul 28 Cardiology News Jul 28 Cardiology News
Obstructive sleep apnea, changes in diet, AF ablation, statin rechallenge, and prediabetes are covered in this week's podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Clinical Use of Wearable Technology
While privacy concerns, accuracy of data collected, and FDA approval are all concerns in wearable technology, interest in clinical use of the devices has already begun. Some devices in use include: Compact electrocardiogram monitor. According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease and stroke are the two cause of death in American adults. Cardiovascular monitoring is vital to diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, and remote patient monitoring assists with this effort. Wristband to monitor epileptic seizures. A device which can detect seizures in patients who have epilepsy can be used to record the tim...
Source: Dragonfly - July 26, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Data Technology Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Severe Plantar Warts Images / CPAP for Sleep Apnea & CV Risk / Illinois Hospitalist Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Image in Clinical Medicine: A … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 26, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Psychomotor vigilance test and its association with daytime sleepiness and inflammation in sleep apnea: clinical implications - Li Y, Vgontzas A, Kritikou I, Fernandez-Mendoza J, Basta M, Pejovic S, Gaines J, Bixler EO.
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is a key symptom of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The Psychomotor Vigilance Task (PVT) has been suggested as an objective easy-to-use, inexpensive alternative to the Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Seeing Video of Self Struggling to Breathe Ups CPAP Adherence
Viewing the tapes helped convince patients to continue their sleep apnea treatment (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 25, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, ENT, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Study: Videotaping sleepers raises CPAP use
Sleep apnea patients are more likely to use their CPAP machines after they see a video of themselves fighting to breathe at night, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Videotaping Sleepers Raises CPAP Use
Viewing the tapes helped convince patients to stick with the sleep apnea treatment, study found Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Sleep Apnea (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Videotaping Sleepers Raises CPAP Use
MONDAY, July 24, 2017 -- A video may be worth a thousand words for someone with sleep apnea. Sleep apnea patients are more likely to use their continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines after they see a video of themselves fighting to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 24, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Philips gains on strong Q2 results
Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) shares are up today after the Dutch healthcare conglomerate said core second-quarter profits rose nearly 15% to $512.31 million (€439 million), just beating the consensus forecast. The Amsterdam-based company, which spun off its lighting division last year to focus on medical devices and healthcare product, said sales grew 4% to $5.01 billion (€4.29 billion) on “strong” order intake. Analysts were looking for adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, and amortization (EBITA) of $511.1 million (€438 million). “Philips’ performance in the second quarter of ...
Source: Mass Device - July 24, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat royalphilips Source Type: news

Sleep apnea screening practices during Department of Transportation medical examinations - Hawkins MR, Durowoju R, Havlichek D, Rosenman KD.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the practices of Michigan Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association (MOEMA) members regarding screening for sleep apnea during required driver medical examinations. METHODS: A 13-question su... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

No Reduction in CVD Events With PAP Treatment of Sleep Apnea No Reduction in CVD Events With PAP Treatment of Sleep Apnea
Positive airway pressure provides a better night's sleep, but no protection against cardiovascular events or death in sleep apnea, a new study concludes. An editorial says the conclusion is'premature. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Sleep Disorders, Such As Sleep Apnea, Linked to Dementia - AARP
8 hours ago ... New studies released at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in London this week show more evidence that sleep apnea  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - July 18, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Can Poor Sleep Boost Odds for Alzheimer's?
TUESDAY, July 18, 2017 -- Breathing problems during sleep may signal an increased risk for Alzheimer's disease, a trio of studies suggests. And, the researchers added, treating conditions like sleep apnea and hypopnea (shallow breathing) might lower... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cognitive and motor reaction times in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: a study based on computerized measures - Devita M, Montemurro S, Zangrossi A, Ramponi S, Marvisi M, Villani D, Raimondi MC, Merlo P, Rusconi ML, Mondini S.
This study suggests s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

The long-term effects of mandibular advancement splint on cardiovascular fitness and psychomotor performance in patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea: a prospective study - Gupta A, Tripathi A, Sharma P.
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) manifests as a reduction or complete cessation of airflow despite an ongoing inspiratory effort, leading to hypoxemia and hypercapnia. The inability to maintain normal breathing reduces the oxygen saturation in blo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

More Doubt Cast on CPAP for Reducing CVD Risk in Sleep Apnea Patients
Some find new meta-analysis results disturbing; others say they underscore the need for more focused research. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 12, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Salynn Boyles Tags: Cardiovascular Diseases Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news

CPAP Mask Not a Prescription for Heart Troubles
Device helped with sleep apnea, but didn't cut deaths from cardiovascular causes, study finds (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CPAP mask not a prescription for heart troubles, researchers say
Using a breathing device to treat sleep apnea may help you get a good night's rest, but it might not lower your risk of dying from a stroke or heart condition. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Positive airway pressure doesn't reduce heart risk with sleep apnea
(Reuters Health) - Although having sleep apnea has been linked to elevated risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke, a new analysis of past research finds that apnea treatment with positive airway pressure (PAP) does not reduce the risk of cardiovascular events or death. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

CPAP Mask Not a Prescription for Heart Troubles
Device helped with sleep apnea, but didn't cut deaths from cardiovascular causes, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Sleep Apnea (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Doubt Cast on CPAP for Reducing CVD Risk in Sleep Apnea Patients (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Meta-analysis: treatment doesn't prevent major heart events or death (Source: MedPage Today State Required CME)
Source: MedPage Today State Required CME - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CPAP Mask Not a Prescription for Heart Troubles
TUESDAY, July 11, 2017 -- Using a breathing device to treat sleep apnea may help you get a good night's rest, but it might not lower your risk of dying from a stroke or heart condition, a new analysis suggests. Looking at data from 10 clinical... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 11, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Philips Respironics touts reduced hospitalizations in PAP therapy COPD trial
This study demonstrates the vast opportunity for the industry to further adopt recent innovations for COPD treatment,” Philips respiratory care biz lead Eli Diacopoulos said in a press release. The post Philips Respironics touts reduced hospitalizations in PAP therapy COPD trial appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - July 10, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Respiratory royalphilips Source Type: news

Living with Purpose May Help Seniors Sleep Soundly
Sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome are less common in those with a reason to get up in the morning, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Healthy Sleep, Seniors' Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Living With Purpose May Help Seniors Sleep Soundly
MONDAY, July 10, 2017 -- Seniors who believe they have a purpose in life may sleep better, researchers say. Those who have good reasons to get up every day are less apt to have problems that keep them awake at night, such as sleep apnea and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 10, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Purpose in life by day linked to better sleep at night
(Northwestern University) Having a purpose in life means you are more likely to sleep better at night with less sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome, reports a new study. Cultivating a purpose in life could be drug-free strategy to improve sleep, scientists said. The study participants were older adults -- who tend to have more insomnia and sleep disturbances -- but researchers said the findings are likely applicable to the broader public. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Motivated people sleep better, study claims
Researchers at Northwestern University found people are more likely to suffer sleep apnea or restless leg syndrome if they don't know what to do with their lives. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep apnea linked to worsening diabetic eye disease
People with both sleep apnea and type 2 diabetes have more than double the risk of worsening retina disease compared to diabetics without the sleep breathing disorder, a UK study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Is CPAP Just as Beneficial in Women With Sleep Apnea? Is CPAP Just as Beneficial in Women With Sleep Apnea?
Recent research explored whether there are gender differences in effectiveness of CPAP for obstructive sleep apnea.Medscape Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Targeting the Low Arousal Threshold Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Targeting the Low Arousal Threshold
Dr Holley weighs in on research needs for targeted therapies in obstructive sleep apnea.Medscape Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

Home Sleep Testing OK for Evaluating Suspected Sleep Apnea (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study questions necessity of lab polysomnography for many patients (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

WATCH: 90 million Americans snore: What snorers can do
ABC News' Paula Faris shares the story of how she found out her husband's snoring was caused by sleep apnea and looks at some possible snoring solutions. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

A Score for Preoperative Prediction of Obstructive Sleep Apnea A Score for Preoperative Prediction of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea can contribute to postoperative respiratory complications. Can it be preoperatively predicted based on data available in the EMR?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Sleep apnea dev Oventus Medical raises $6m
Oventus Medical has raised $6.5 million in a new round of financing, according to a Proactive Investors Australia report. The Australian company raised the funds through the sale of shares at 36¢ per share, according to the report. A 2nd tranche is planned for the offering, subject to shareholder approval at a meeting in August. Oventus is developing the O2Vent, an oral device designed to treat sleep apnea and snoring through the incorporation of an airway that bypasses nasal, soft palate and tongue obstructions, the company said. The company recently finished a clinical study of the O2Vent earlier this year which sho...
Source: Mass Device - June 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Respiratory Oventus Source Type: news

Prevalence and Correlates of Sleep Apnea Among US Male Veterans, 2005 – 2014
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - June 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news