Certain factors may help identify patients for surgical procedure for obstructive sleep apnea
Nov 25, 2015
Patients with more severe obstructive sleep apnea are more likely to receive greater benefit from the surgical procedure known as maxillomandibular advancement, according to a study published online by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head ...
Fatal train derailment likely due to undiagnosed sleep apnea
Nov 23, 2015
(HealthDay)—Findings from a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation into a train derailment highlight the importance of diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea, according to a report published in the November/December ...
Income level doesn't substantially impact CPAP use
Oct 30, 2015
(HealthDay)—Among patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), patient neighborhood income level is not significantly associated with purchase of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device, and the overall ...
Nocturnal hypoxemia severity linked to renal RAS activity
Oct 21, 2015
(HealthDay)—In obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the severity of nocturnal hypoxemia is associated with the extent to which renal renin-angiotensin system (RAS) activity is increased, according to a study published in the ...
Low quality of life and depression may contribute to erectile dysfunction in men with sleep apnea
Oct 19, 2015
Burdens related to poor sleep may put men with sleep apnea at increased risk of erectile dysfunction.
Obstructive sleep apnea associated with incident heart failure, death in women
Oct 13, 2015
Risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and the development of subsequent cardiovascular (CV) complications differ by sex, but it is not clear from prior research whether the effects of sleep apnea on heart disease ...
The 3D photo worth a thousand winks
Oct 06, 2015
Be it snoring, insomnia or nightmares, most people have sleeping issues.
Cranial nerve stimulation shows promise as sleep apnea tx
Oct 01, 2015
(HealthDay)—An implanted cranial nerve stimulation device might improve sleep patterns and quality of life for patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to findings presented this week at the annual meeting ...
CPAP therapy reduces symptoms of depression in adults with sleep apnea
Sep 22, 2015
A new study shows that depressive symptoms are extremely common in people who have obstructive sleep apnea, and these symptoms improve significantly when sleep apnea is treated with continuous positive airway pressure therapy.
Tonsillectomy for sleep apnea carries risks for some kids: study
Sep 21, 2015
(HealthDay)—Children who have their tonsils removed to treat sleep apnea are more likely to suffer breathing complications than kids who have the procedure for other reasons, a new review shows.