4 Medtech Innovations That Are Tearing up the Script
Decision Resources Group (DRG) released a new report today, "4 Crazy Medtech Innovations" that identifies four areas of medtech innovation that are forecasted to shake up the treatment landscape within the next five years. "The reason we decided to look at crazy innovation in medtech was that a few people on our consulting team were doing that and to help them out we decided to do a scan talking to our different data experts, therapy experts, [to learn] what have people seen that's actually crazy innovation," Lexie Code, director of medtech learning at DRG, told MD+DI. After gathering intel from each of...
Source: MDDI - April 18, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Obese sleep apnea patients may live longer with nighttime breathing aid
(Reuters Health) - Obese people with sleep apnea, a common nighttime breathing disorder, may live longer when they use a machine to help keep their airways open while they sleep, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

10 Biggest Myths About Sleeping, According To Researchers
(CNN) — Hey, sleepyheads. What you believe about sleep may be nothing but a pipe dream. Many of us have notions about sleep that have little basis in fact and may even be harmful to our health, according to researchers at NYU Langone Health’s School of Medicine, who conducted a study published Tuesday in the journal Sleep Health. “There’s such a link between good sleep and our waking success,” said lead study investigator Rebecca Robbins, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Health. “And yet we often find ourselves debunking myths, whether ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch News CNN Sleep Source Type: news

CPAP Brings Longer Life for Those With Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea isn't just an annoyance: It's also been tied to higher risks for heart disease, heart failure and stroke. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CPAP Brings Longer Life for Obese People With Sleep Apnea: Study
MONDAY, April 15, 2019 -- There's good news for the millions of obese Americans with sleep apnea: Researchers report the use of the CPAP mask may greatly increase their chances for a longer life. Use of the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

CPAP Brings Longer Life for Obese People With Sleep Apnea: Study
Title: CPAP Brings Longer Life for Obese People With Sleep Apnea: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/15/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/15/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - April 15, 2019 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

The association between health conditions in World Trade Center responders and sleep-related quality of life and sleep complaints - Ayappa I, Chen Y, Bagchi N, Sanders H, Black K, Twumasi A, Rapoport DM, Lu SE, Sunderram J.
Background: World Trade Center (WTC) dust-exposed subjects have multiple comorbidities that affect sleep. These include obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), gastroesophageal-reflux disorder (GERD) and post-traumatic stress di... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

A New Jersey High School Principal Died After Donating Bone Marrow to a Young Boy in France
A popular New Jersey high school principal died Sunday after donating bone marrow to a young boy in France, his family confirmed to news outlets. Derrick Nelson, who was the principal at New Jersey’s Westfield High School, never recovered after falling into a monthlong coma following a bone marrow donation procedure at a Bergen County hospital, his father told NJ.com. Nelson died Sunday at age 44, though the exact cause of his death was unclear, his father said; he told ABC News that his son may have had a heart attack. Nelson was donating bone marrow to supply stem cells to a 14-year-old boy in France with an undisc...
Source: TIME: Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Education New Jersey onetime Source Type: news

Short Sleep Duration, Not OSA, Linked to Daytime Sleepiness
THURSDAY, April 4, 2019 -- Short sleep duration (SSD) is associated with daytime sleepiness, while obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with obesity, hypertension, and dyslipidemia, according to a study published online April 1 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sleep apnea and caffeine: Any connection?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effect of positive airway pressure therapy in children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: does positive airway pressure use reduce pedestrian injury risk? - Avis KT, Gamble KL, Schwebel DC.
This study investigated whether treatment... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Short sleep duration, not sleep apnea, linked to daytime sleepiness
Daytime sleepiness is associated with short sleep duration, not obstructive sleep apnea, according to new research. Sleep apnea was, however, linked to higher incidences hypertension, obesity and dyslipidemia. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novel study links fetal exposure to nicotine and sudden infant death syndrome
(Elsevier) Fetal exposure to tobacco smoke in utero is associated with sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and cardiac arrhythmias in newborns. In a novel study in rabbits, investigators provide the first evidence linking fetal exposure to nicotine to long-term alterations of the cardiac sodium current. These changes may impair adaptation of the cardiac sodium current to sympathetic tone and prevent awakening from sleep apnea, leading to arrhythmias that could potentially be involved in SIDS. They report their findings in HeartRhythm (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Philips buys Direct Radiology
Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) said this week that it acquired teleradiology platform developer Direct Radiology for an undisclosed amount. The Amsterdam-based company said that with the acquisition it will be expanding into the teleradiology services field, looking to build on its cloud-based radiology informatics portfolio. New features slated to be added include teleradiology viewing and reporting capabilities, on-call radiologist services and related exam workflow enhancement applications. Philips said that currently, Direct Radiology services more than 300 hospitals, imaging centers, mobile imaging services and doctors...
Source: Mass Device - March 27, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Imaging Mergers & Acquisitions Royal Philips Source Type: news

CPAP machine improves weight loss in dieting adults with obesity, sleep apnea
(The Endocrine Society) When trying to lose weight by cutting calories, people who have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in addition to obesity can lose more weight if they treat their sleep disorder with an overnight CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, machine. This finding of a new study will be presented Saturday at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, La. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA Clears Solriamfetol (Sunosi) for Narcolepsy, OSA FDA Clears Solriamfetol (Sunosi) for Narcolepsy, OSA
The dual-acting dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor showed durable effects in reducing excessive sleepiness in patients with narcolepsy or obstructive sleep apnea.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Sleep apnoea warning - does your breathing sound like this? When to see a doctor revealed
SLEEP apnoea symptoms include loud snoring, gasping for air, and difficulty breathing while asleep. You could be at risk of the condition, and may need a sleep apnea machine, if your breathing sounds like this. Should you speak to a doctor? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biotech advances changing surgical possibilities
Beginning in April, Erie County Medical Center surgeons will be able to offer a new option: a surgically implanted device that uses neurostimulation therapy to treat sleep apnea. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

FDA approves Jazz Pharmaceutical sleep disorder drug
The Food and Drug Administration approved Jazz Pharmaceutical's new drug application for Sunosi, a once-daily medicine designed to improve wakefulness in adult patients suffering from narcolepsy and obstructive sleep apnea. Sunosi is expected to be commercially available in the United States following the final scheduling decision by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, which is typically rendered within 90 days of FDA approval. Jazz Pharmaceuticals, which is based in Dublin, Ireland,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

FDA approves Jazz Pharmaceutical sleep disorder drug
The Food and Drug Administration approved Jazz Pharmaceutical's new drug application for Sunosi, a once-daily medicine designed to improve wakefulness in adult patients suffering from narcolepsy and obstructive sleep apnea. Sunosi is expected to be commercially available in the United States following the final scheduling decision by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, which is typically rendered within 90 days of FDA approval. Jazz Pharmaceuticals, which is based in Dublin, Ireland,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

FDA Approves Sunosi (solriamfetol) for Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Associated with Narcolepsy or Obstructive Sleep Apnea
DUBLIN, March 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Sunosi (solriamfetol) to improve wakefulness in adult patients with excessive daytime sleepiness associated... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - March 21, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Nyxoah sleep apnea neuro-stim therapy gains CE Mark
Nyxoah said it has won the CE Mark for its novel hypoglossal nerve stimulation therapy for treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The Genio system is a battery-free, leadless and minimally invasive neurostimulator designed to deliver bilateral hypoglossal nerve stimulation for moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea patients who have failed conventional continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. Get the full story on our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing. The post Nyxoah sleep apnea neuro-stim therapy gains CE Mark appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - March 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Source Type: news

Patients With Diabetes at Increased Risk for Sleep Apnea
In addition to known predictors of apnea, diabetes - related foot disease, insulin treatment up risk (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Patients With Diabetes at Increased Risk for Sleep Apnea
WEDNESDAY, March 20, 2019 -- Patients with type 2 diabetes are at increased risk for developing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), independent of other factors, according to a study published online March 12 in Diabetes Care. Anuradhaa Subramanian, from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sleep problems during pregnancy affect glucose, may increase risk of childhood obesity
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) The study found that mild sleep apnea changed sugar levels during pregnancy and was connected to infant growth patterns related to increased risk of obesity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Have sleep apnea? Using your CPAP device consistently may slow memory loss
(American Geriatrics Society) A growing number of studies suggest that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), or 'sleep-disordered breathing,' is associated with a higher risk for memory problems and for problems with thinking and making decisions. Treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), a pressurized mask worn during sleep, eliminates obstructive sleep apnea. Now researchers in a new study examined whether using CPAP treatment had an effect on slowing cognitive decline. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Expansion Sphincter Pharyngoplasty May Help Some With Sleep Apnea Expansion Sphincter Pharyngoplasty May Help Some With Sleep Apnea
Expansion sphincter pharyngoplasty could be a useful surgical option in certain patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a retrospective study from South Korea hints.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 17, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Philips touts adaptive servo ventilation sleep apnea study data
Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) yesterday released results from a study exploring the use of adaptive servo ventilation in treating patients with complex sleep apnea. Results from the study were published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, the Amsterdam-based company said. Investigators in the study compared the performance of four different ASV devices, including Philips’ DreamStation BiPap autoSV, as well as an ASV device originally associated with greater mortality during the SERVE-HF trial published in 2015, the company said. “The pursuit for scientific understanding of various...
Source: Mass Device - March 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Respiratory Royal Philips Source Type: news

With new feature, Withings' sleep sensor moves towards sleep apnea space
The breathing disturbance monitoring  features are now available to all Withings Sleep owners. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 13, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Highland Hospital Offers Implantable Device as Cutting Edge Treatment for Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Highland Hospital is now the first hospital in the Rochester region to offer an implantable device called a hypoglossal nerve stimulator (Inspire ®) as a treatment for patients who suffer from moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 13, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Using wearable devices in clinical trials
Brandy Chittester, chief of clinical operations, IMARC Globally, more than 325 million people own wearable, connected devices, and more than 2.5 billion own smartphones. Using wearable devices in clinical trials can bring huge benefits, however, there are also concerns. Here’s a look at how researchers are using wearable devices — and what you should consider before using them in your own research. How wearable devices are advancing medicine Right now, ClinicalTrials.gov, a global database of clinical trials, lists nearly 200 trials with “wearable devices” or “wearable technology” in t...
Source: Mass Device - March 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog IMARC Source Type: news

Influence of the braking system that is contrary to legislation on breaking characteristics of passenger car - Skr úcaný T, Synák F, Semanová.
Over the last thirty years, the pathogenesis of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) has begun to be elucidated worldwide due to the presence of standardized diagnostic and treatment. In adults, the clinical diagnosis may be suggestive of OSAS when symp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Obstructive sleep apnea: from the beginnings, to the risk factors and to occupational medicine assessment - Trenchea M, Rascu A, Arghir OC.
Over the last thirty years, the pathogenesis of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) has begun to be elucidated worldwide due to the presence of standardized diagnostic and treatment. In adults, the clinical diagnosis may be suggestive of OSAS when symp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could sleep apnea be a risk factor for Alzheimer's?
A preliminary study has unearthed a potential link between sleep apnea and tau tangles, which are the neurological hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Study of young athletes suggests snoring and sleep apnea are linked to sudden cardiac death
(European Lung Foundation) A study of university rugby players has shown that they are more likely to suffer sleep disordered breathing than an average middle-aged man. The study also showed that the athletes who experience this problem are also more likely to have low levels of oxygen in their blood and higher pulse rates during the night, suggesting that athletes with sleep disordered breathing may be at risk of heart abnormalities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea Common in MS-Related Fatigue Sleep Apnea Common in MS-Related Fatigue
The study, involving overnight sleep studies of more than 200 patients with multiple sclerosis, shows obstructive sleep apnea to be common even with lower BMI.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 8, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

ResMed buys Korean home healthcare supplier HB Healthcare
ResMed (NYSE:RMD) said today that it bought Korean home healthcare equipment supplier HB Healthcare for an undisclosed amount. San Diego-based ResMed said the acquisition is aimed at extending its decade-old footprint in South Korea to “millions more patients through HBH and its wider network of trusted distributor partners.” “ResMed has reaffirmed its leading role in Korea’s CPAP and respiratory care market, and commitment to improving millions of Koreans’ breathing and quality of life,” Resmed Korea sales & marketing director Kim Ho Kyun said in prepared remarks. “With H...
Source: Mass Device - March 8, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Respiratory Wall Street Beat HB Healthcare ResMed Inc. Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea Tied to Higher Levels of Alzheimer Protein Sleep Apnea Tied to Higher Levels of Alzheimer Protein
A significant association between sleep apnea and increased tau accumulation in a brain region susceptible to Alzheimer disease emerges in the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

More Seniors Should Be Getting Brain Health Screenings, Experts Say
Alzheimer’s disease is a growing issue among Americans, but just 16% of seniors reported being regularly screened for cognitive issues, according to the Alzheimer’s Association’s new 2019 report. “There’s under-utilization of cognitive assessment in the clinical setting, and a disconnect between patient and provider over who should be initiating it,” says Joanne Pike, chief program officer at the Alzheimer’s Association. “[In] an ideal world, 100% of physicians initiate it, and 100% of seniors bring it up.” The new report finds that while the majority of doctors and sen...
Source: TIME: Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Brain Source Type: news

Inspire Medical wins more Blue Cross Blue Shield coverage
Five more Blue Cross Blue Shield health plans have extended coverage to Inspire Medical Systems’ (NYSE:INSP) sleep apnea therapy, the company said today. These plans and the effective dates of their coverage are: Independence Blue Cross, in Pennsylvania, March 4, 2019; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, Feb. 20, 2019; Wellmark, in Iowa and South Dakota, Jan. 1, 2019; HealthNow New York, April 1, 2019 BCBS of Kansas City, March 1, 2019. Together, these plans provide coverage for approximately 8.5 million members. Thirteen BCBS plans covering about 25 million members have issued coverage policies for the compan...
Source: Mass Device - March 5, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Featured Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation News Well Wall Street Beat Blue Cross Blue Shield Inspire Medical Systems Inc. Source Type: news

AASM Releases New Sleep Apnea Treatment Guideline
TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 -- A new guideline, published Feb. 15 in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, establishes clinical practice recommendations for positive airway pressure (PAP) treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in adults. Susheel P.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea Associated With Alzheimer ’ s Protein Build-Up
BOSTON (CBS) — A new study from the Mayo Clinic finds that people with sleep apnea may have higher accumulations of a toxic protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease in their brains. People with obstructive sleep apnea stop breathing periodically while sleeping which can cause a variety of health issues. Researchers looked at 288 people over 65 without dementia. Those whose bed partners said they stopped breathing while sleeping had a 4 1/2 percent higher level of tau in their brains than people without witnessed sleep apnea. Tau is a protein that clumps in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s which co...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Alzheimer’s Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Sleep Apnea Source Type: news

Sleep Disorders Among People With Migraine Sleep Disorders Among People With Migraine
This study examined the bi-directional relationship of sleep apnea and abnormal patterns of sleep with chronic and episodic migraine.Headache (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

AAN: Sleep Apnea Tied to Higher Cortical Tau Levels in Seniors
MONDAY, March 4, 2019 -- Older adults who are witnessed to have sleep apnea have increased accumulations of tau in the entorhinal cortex (ERC), according to a study scheduled for presentation at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Academy of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea May Be Linked With Alzheimer's Marker
Title: Sleep Apnea May Be Linked With Alzheimer's MarkerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/3/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/4/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - March 4, 2019 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic study shows sleep apnea may be tied to increased Alzheimer's biomarker in brain
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- People who stop breathing during sleep may have higher accumulations of the toxic protein tau, a biological hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, in part of the brain that manages memory, navigation and perception of time. A preliminary Mayo Clinic study released Sunday, March 3, will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - March 4, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

New Study Reinforces Sleep Apnea-Alzheimer's Link
It isn't clear if sleep apnea causes the buildup of protein tangles in the brain that are a sign of Alzheimer's, or if the increased protein helps cause the apnea, the researchers said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Biomarker Tied to Sleep Apnea
(MedPage Today) -- Apnea linked to higher entorhinal cortex tau PET signal (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea May Be Linked With Alzheimer's Marker
SUNDAY, March 3, 2019 -- Millions of Americans are left drowsy each day by sleep apnea, and new research suggests it might also raise their odds for Alzheimer's disease. It isn't clear, however, if sleep apnea causes the buildup of " tau " protein... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 3, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

High risk of obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, and daytime sleepiness among commercial motor vehicle drivers - Sunwoo JS, Shin DS, Hwangbo Y, Kim WJ, Chu MK, Yun CH, Jang T, Yang KI.
PURPOSE: We investigated the prevalence of sleep problems, such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), insomnia, and daytime sleepiness in commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers compared with that in the general population. METHODS: This is a cross-sect... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news