Blood biomarkers as a diagnostic tool for obstructive sleep apnea
(Dove Medical Press) Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition causing daytime tiredness which can significantly impact a patient's quality of life and increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. It is a common, chronic disorder that affects thousands of patients, yet recent studies show that many sufferers remain undiagnosed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sleep: At The Wheel With Sleep Apnea!
Title: Sleep: At The Wheel With Sleep Apnea!Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 5/4/2004 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:09 PM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - June 13, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

New Drug for Narcolepsy, Sleep Apnea on the Horizon New Drug for Narcolepsy, Sleep Apnea on the Horizon
Solriamfetol showed durable effects in reducing excessive sleepiness in patients with narcolepsy or obstructive sleep apnea in a long-term study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Turning Surgeons Into Innovators Without Taking Them Out of the OR
Academic hospitals have all the makings for rich medical device development. They have physicians to identify surgical needs, researchers to test theories, bioengineers to design and create devices and patients to participate in clinical trials. However, disconnect between engineering and surgical departments makes innovation a challenge. So does surgeons' all-consuming job Number One—treating patients. Surgical Innovations, part of the University of California, San Francisco's Department of Surgery and Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences, aims to open communication between clinical academic surgeons and bioeng...
Source: MDDI - June 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather R. Johnson Tags: R & D Source Type: news

BD lifts Bard vet DeFord to CTO | Personnel Moves – June 4, 2018
Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX) said last Friday it is lifting former C.R. Bard science, technology and clinical affairs senior VP John DeFord to the role of chief technology officer and exec VP. Since acquiring Bard in a $24 billion deal that closed last December, DeFord has served as BD interventional segment R&D SVP, the Franklin Lakes, N.J.-based company said. DeFord originally joined Bard as science & tech VP in 2004, and had previously served life sciences managing director for venture capital fund Early Stage Partners and as prez & CEO of Cook Inc, which is now known as Cook Medical. He also curren...
Source: Mass Device - June 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News bectondickinson Cook Medical crbard ectosense integer meddux Merit Medical Systems Inc. Nuvasive Optovue polarityte RenalGuard Solutions Teleflex Vital Connect Source Type: news

CPAP Use May Improve Sexual QOL in Those With Sleep Apnea
FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 -- Successful continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) use for obstructive sleep apnea may be associated with improved sexual quality of life (QOL), according to a study published online May 24 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sleep apnea mask boosts sexual performance in female sufferers
A new study by the University of Washington the device treated the condition in men and women, but also boosted sexual performance in women. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep apnea mask boosts sexual performance and libido in female sufferers
A new study by the University of Washington the device treated the condition in men and women, but also boosted sexual performance in women. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using a CPAP machine can improve sex lives for some, study says
Regular use of a continuous positive airway pressure or CPAP machine could improve the sex lives of people with obstructive sleep apnea -- especially women, a new study says. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Snorers, Could CPAP Help Your Sex Life, Too?
THURSDAY, May 24, 2018 -- Women with sleep apnea might experience a boost in their sex life if they regularly use a CPAP machine, a new study shows. Researchers found that women who used the device nightly reported a significant improvement in their... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

CPAP Lowered Heart Rate in Prediabetics with Sleep Apnea
(MedPage Today) -- Magnitude of reductions in comparable to beta-blockers, researchers say (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Evaluation of traffic accident risk in in-city bus drivers: the use of Berlin Questionnaire - Tasbakan MS, Ekren PK, Uysal FE, Basoglu OK.
OBJECTIVES: Traffic accidents associated with high mortality rate may produce serious problems especially in highways. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been associated with a high risk for traffic accidents due to excessive daytime sleepiness even in in-c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Drug used to treat daytime sleepiness does not appear to improve driving in those with sleep apnea
(American Thoracic Society) A drug used to treat excessive daytime sleepiness may not improve driving ability in adults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who cannot tolerate standard therapies, according to new research published online in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea Rarely Investigated in Older Adults
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 -- A high risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is common among older adults but is seldom investigated, though when it is investigated, it is almost always confirmed, according to a study published online May 9 in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ticagrelor Linked to Sleep Apnea, Dyspnea
(MedPage Today) -- Breathing problems particularly common with this particular antiplatelet (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 14, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Snorers suffer from nerve and muscle damage in the palate
(Umea University) People who snore may have extensive tissue damage in the nerves and muscles of the soft palate. This can in turn create problems with swallowing and contribute to development of sleep apnea. Treatment strategies aimed at early intervention to stop snoring might have beneficial effects in healing or preventing development of sleep apnea. These findings are explained in a new dissertation at Ume å University, Sweden. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Older Americans are rarely evaluated for obstructive sleep apnea, yet many are at risk
(Wiley) In a study of community-dwelling Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 and older who were asked about sleep disturbances, 56 percent were estimated to be at high risk of obstructive sleep apnea, but only 8 percent of the high-risk individuals had been tested for it. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked to Skull-bone Thinning Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked to Skull-bone Thinning
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 10, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

OSA in older adults: Often present, seldom investigated
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Research finds more than half of Medicare beneficiaries have a high risk of obstructive sleep apnea, but few have been assessed for the sleep disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A New Digital Health System Is Getting to the Heart of Sleep Apnea
The road to poor health is often paved with good intentions. Most of us know what we should do in order to feel better and live healthier, but that doesn't mean we're going to do it. That makes it really hard for our doctors to do their job, especially if we're dealing with a chronic condition like sleep apnea. Sleep apnea patients know they should wear that darn CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) mask they were prescribed, but that doesn't mean they will. Some companies, like Royal Philips, have already shown that digital health can be an effective solution to this problem. But an equally frustrating, an...
Source: MDDI - May 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Digital Health Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why do I wake up gasping for air?
Waking up gasping for air can be a frightening experience, especially if it has never happened before. Fortunately, many underlying conditions, such as anxiety, sleep apnea, and GERD, are treatable. In this article, learn why a person wakes up gasping for air, what tips and medicines may help, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Philips Expands its Sleep & Respiratory Care Portfolio with the Acquisition of NightBalance
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that it has acquired NightBalance, a digital health scale-up company based in the Netherlands, that has developed an innovative, easy to use device to treat positional obstructive sleep apnea and positional snoring. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Philips Business and Industry Source Type: news

Itamar Medical launches SleePath to track sleep apnea in AFib patients
Sleep management company Itamar Medical has just launched SleePath, a digital sleep apnea management tool that helps cardiologists monitor patients with atrial fibrillation. The platform allows doctors to check their patients ’ sleep apnea management status and compliance with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 7, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked to Thinning of Calvaria, Skull Base
FRIDAY, May 4, 2018 -- Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with thinning of the calvaria and skull base, according to a study published online May 3 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head& Neck Surgery. Cyrus Rabbani, M.D., from Indiana University... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sleep-apnea company Inspire Medical raises $108 million in IPO
Inspire Medical Systems Inc., which sells a medical device that treats sleep apnea, raised $108 million through an initial public offering Thursday. The company previously anticipated raising between $70 million and $80 million, but ultimately sold more shares than announced earlier. The company initially said it would sell 5 million shares and eventually sold 6.75 million shares. The offering priced at $16, the high end of its range. The co mpany's stock price opened at $24.49 per share in morning… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Denzinger Family Dentistry owners find business growth in a quiet way
A sleep apnea clinic has allowed the New Albany-based practice move into Louisville. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 3, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Steve Kaufman Source Type: news

Garmin to work with University of Kansas Medical Center and more digital health deals
Garmin and the University of Kansas Medical Center are taking a closer look at the role wearables can play in detecting and managing medical conditions, the groups announced earlier this week. Initially focused on sleep apnea and atrial fibrillation, the collaboration is a clear step beyond the fitness and wellness realm to which Garmin ’s wearables have so far been limited. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 3, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Inspire Medical prices up-sized $108m IPO
Inspire Medical Systems yesterday up-sized its initial public offering to $108 million, or some $124 million if the underwriters option is exercised in full. 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, which would have fetched $75 million at the midpoint. But in a regulatory filing yesterday, Inspire said it sold 6.75 million shares at $16 apiece and put an underwriters option on the table that’s worth another $16.2 million. Ins...
Source: Mass Device - May 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Initial Public Offering (IPO) Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Respiratory Wall Street Beat Inspire Medical Systems Inc. Source Type: news

Primary Care Can Effectively Manage Obstructive Sleep Apnea
MONDAY, April 30, 2018 -- Primary care management of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is as effective and more cost-effective than in-laboratory diagnosis, according to a study published online April 17 in the American Journal of Respiratory and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Inspire Puts Sluggish IPO Concerns to Bed with Filing
Inspire Medical Systems is seeking to raise about $75 million through an initial public offering. The company said the IPO was for 5 million shares of its common stock and the price is expected to be between $14 and $16 per share. Inspire has been approved to list its common stock on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “INSP.” The Minneapolis-based company has developed a neurostimulation device that provides treatment for moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The technology is a closed-loop solution that uses an algorithm to continuously monitor a patient’s breathing patterns ...
Source: MDDI - April 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Implants Source Type: news

Medical Marijuana May Not Help Your Sleep Apnea
In the United States, nearly 30 million adults are affected by sleep apnea. This condition occurs when the upper airway repeatedly collapses during sleep, resulting in snoring and daytime sleepiness. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medtronic spinout Inspire Medical sets range for $75m IPO
Inspire Medical Systems this week set the range for a proposed initial public offering that would fetch $75 million at the midpoint. Maple Grove, Minn.-based Inspire, which spun out from Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) in 2007, makes devices for treating obstructive sleep apnea. The company said it plans to issue 5 million shares at $14 to $16 apiece, setting its market capitalization at roughly $305 million. Inspire, which posted net losses of -$17.5 million on sales of $28.6 million last year, plans to list on the New York Stock Exchange under the INSP symbol. The flotation is slated to price next week. The company d...
Source: Mass Device - April 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Initial Public Offering (IPO) Respiratory Wall Street Beat Inspire Medical Systems Inc. Medtronic Source Type: news

Medical Marijuana May Not Help Your Sleep Apnea
In the United States, nearly 30 million adults are affected by sleep apnea. This condition occurs when the upper airway repeatedly collapses during sleep, resulting in snoring and daytime sleepiness. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical Marijuana May Not Help Your Sleep Apnea: Experts
Title: Medical Marijuana May Not Help Your Sleep Apnea: ExpertsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/24/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/25/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - April 25, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

ResMed Succeeds with Tech, Then Hires a CTO
One of medtech’s most connected health technology companies has just hired its first chief technology officer. Sleep apnea device manufacturer ResMed credits its remote sleep-monitoring patient platform, AirView, with downloading more than 1 billion nights of sleep data. Patients can use the company’s smartphone app myAir to access their information. The company also crows about how those technologies combined with its CPAP machines and updated masks improve patient compliance with the therapy and the likelihood of that therapy being covered by insurance. How did it do all this without a CTO? Raj Sodhi, preside...
Source: MDDI - April 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Medical Marijuana May Not Help Your Sleep Apnea: Experts
TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 -- Medical marijuana shouldn't be used to treat sleep apnea, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine says in a new position statement. The group warned that the drug and its synthetic extracts haven't been shown to be safe,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical Cannabis Not Recommended for Sleep Apnea
FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Medical cannabis and/or its synthetic extracts should not be used for treating patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to an American Academy of Sleep Medicine position statement published in the April 15... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Apr 20, 2018 This Week in Cardiology Apr 20, 2018 This Week in Cardiology
Ambulatory BP measurements, advanced practice providers, medical marijuana for sleep apnea, Barbara Bush's comfort care, and apixaban for cardioversion are the topics discussed in this week's podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Vasomotor Symptoms and Sleep Apnea Risk in Midlife Women Vasomotor Symptoms and Sleep Apnea Risk in Midlife Women
Are menopausal vasomotor symptoms associated with increased risk of obstructive sleep apnea, independent of obesity?Menopause (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Don't Use Medical Marijuana for Sleep Apnea, AASM Warns Don't Use Medical Marijuana for Sleep Apnea, AASM Warns
Medical cannabis and synthetic marijuana extracts should not be used to treat obstructive sleep apnea, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine says in a new position statement.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Sleep Group Opposes Medical Cannabis for Sleep Apnea
(MedPage Today) -- AASM cites insufficient evidence of efficacy, safety (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - April 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Position statement: Avoid using medical marijuana to treat sleep apnea
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Medical cannabis and synthetic marijuana extracts should not be used for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, according to a position statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Breath-taking research: Throat reflexes differ in people with tetraplegia and sleep apnea
(The Physiological Society) New research published in The Journal of Physiology has indicated why people with paralysis of their limbs and torso are more likely to suffer from sleep apnea. This knowledge could be used to develop much-need targeted therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 15, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Contextualizing naturalistic driving data in a rural state among drivers with and without obstructive sleep apnea - Dawson JD, Bair E, Askan N, Sewell K, Tippin J, Rizzo M.
In naturalistic studies, Global Positioning System (GPS) data and date/time stamps can link driver exposure to specific environments (e.g., road types, speed limits, night driving, etc.), providing valuable context for analyzing critical events, such as cr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea Makes For More Crash-Prone Drivers
Among those who don't suffer from sleep apnea but only get six hours of rest a night, the risk of a crash is 33 percent higher than if they sleep eight hours every night, the researchers added. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Even When You Think You're Not Sleepy, Your Car Crash Risk Rises
WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 -- You might be a drowsy driver without knowing it, and new research finds that can make you more dangerous on the road. People who suffer from chronic sleep apnea are more likely to crash, the study showed: For those with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 11, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sleep Deficiency Leads to Higher Number of Motor Vehicle Crashes
WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 -- Sleep deficiency due to sleep apnea or sleep duration less than seven hours is associated with motor vehicle crashes independent of self-reported excessive sleepiness, according to a study published online March 20 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Inspire Medical plans $86m IPO
Inspire Medical Systems, which spun out from Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) in 2007 and creates devices for treating obstructive sleep apnea, said last Friday it is looking to launch an initial public offering that could bring in as much as $86.3 million for the company. Inspire Medical developed and produces a sleep apnea implant, a pacemaker-like system designed to stimulate nerves to keep airways open during sleep. The Minneapolis-based company said it plans to offer shares under the NYSE ticker symbol “INSP”. Last year, the company reported sales of $28.6 million and approximately $22.6 in gross profit, wit...
Source: Mass Device - April 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Initial Public Offering (IPO) Respiratory Inspire Medical Systems Inc. Source Type: news

Sunrise Labs executes succession plan | Personnel Moves – April 5, 2018
Medical device and life science development group Sunrise Labs said this week that it completed its succession plan, with president Eric Soederberg acquiring the majority of shares in the company through a stock sale with founder and board chair Drew Sunstein. With the transaction, the Bedford, N.H.-based company said that it secured its planned ownership succession, and added that founder Sunstein will retain a minority stock position in the company and will remain active within it. Details of the transaction were not disclosed. Soederberg joined Sunrise in 2008, and prior to joining served as a programs executive directo...
Source: Mass Device - April 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Wall Street Beat Abbott AdvaMed Alere Brightree Celgene cerevasc Cohera Medical Inc. Digirad Corp. IlluminOss Medical Inc. johnsonandjohnson K2M ResMed Inc. Smith & Nephew Stryker Sunrise Labs Vasc Source Type: news

Gore Takes on Abbott with New PFO Stroke Indication
W.L. Gore & Associates has received FDA approval to expand the indication of the Gore Cardioform Septal Occluder to reduce the risk of recurrent ischemic stroke in patients. The device treats patients through the closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO). Cardioform’s previous indication was for the closure of atrial septal defects that are up to 17mm in size. Gore’s Structural Heart Leader, Jake Goble said Cardioform has the potential to redefine stroke prevention. Goble began working for Gore in 2007. It was around that time the company began to explore the possibility of having the Cardioform focus on stroke...
Source: MDDI - April 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news