Researchers find new mechanism essential for maintaining breathing rhythm; potential treatment for apnea
Apr 07, 2017
In a new study published in the journal Neuron, a group of researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital, Washington University and the University of Pennsylvania reveal a new neural mechanism that ...
Urine test may be able to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea in children with Down syndrome
Apr 06, 2017
A study from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators raises the possibility of identifying children with Down syndrome who may also have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) without the need for expensive and inconvenient ...
Decision-tree tool can help screen women with gestational diabetes for sleep apnea
Apr 02, 2017
Healthcare providers can use a decision-tree tool to screen women who have gestational diabetes (GDM) for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), new research from Thailand reports. The results of the study will be presented in a ...
Curbing sleep apnea might mean fewer night trips to bathroom
Mar 27, 2017
(HealthDay)—Millions of Americans battle bothersome nighttime conditions, such as sleep apnea or the need to get up frequently to urinate.
Untreated sleep apnea in children can harm brain cells tied to cognition and mood
Mar 17, 2017
A study comparing children between 7 and 11 years of age who have moderate or severe obstructive sleep apnea to children the same age who slept normally, found significant reductions of gray matter - brain cells involved ...
AASM publishes new guideline for diagnostic testing for adult sleep apnea
Mar 14, 2017
A new clinical practice guideline from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine establishes clinical practice recommendations for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea in adults.
Study examines best time to screen for sleep apnea after heart attack
Mar 08, 2017
Conducting a diagnostic sleep test shortly after a heart attack can help doctors rule out sleep apnea, a form of disordered breathing during sleep, in patients, but tests conducted in the immediate aftermath of a heart attack ...
Dietary supplement derived from tree bark shows promise for treating obstructive sleep apnea
Feb 24, 2017
Obstructive sleep apnea, which causes people to briefly stop breathing while asleep, affects an estimated 5 percent of the population, not including the many more who don't even realize they suffer from the disorder.
Oral devices reduce sleep apnea but may not affect heart disease risk factors
Jan 27, 2017
In patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), oral appliances that treat the condition by moving the lower jaw forward appear to improve sleep but not reduce key risk factors for developing heart and other cardiovascular ...
USPSTF: Not enough evidence to screen for OSA in asymptomatic
Jan 26, 2017
(HealthDay)—Current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in adults without any known signs or symptoms of the condition, according to a U.S. ...