OSA Archives

Positive Airway Pressure Tx for Sleep Apnea and PE: Are Outcomes Improved?

Positive Airway Pressure Tx for Sleep Apnea and PE: Are Outcomes Improved?

It is unknown what the clinical impact of positive airway pressure in patients with pulmonary embolism

OSA-Associated Complications in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

OSA-Associated Complications in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

OSA is associated with sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy in patients with type 2 diabetes; preliminary evidence suggests CPAP reduces retinopathy.

Cannabinoids: A Potential Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Cannabinoids: A Potential Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Research presented at SLEEP 2017 suggests that dronabinol, previously used to treat chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, may be an effective treatment for sleep apnea.

Low Rates of Sleep Apnea Reported Among Elderly

Low Rates of Sleep Apnea Reported Among Elderly

From 1993 to 2011 there is an increased number of documented visits for SA by specials and a decreased number of visits by primary care providers.

High Prevalence of Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea, Insomnia in African Americans

High Prevalence of Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea, Insomnia in African Americans

Three in 4 study participants had sleep apnea, but only 2.1% of those cases were diagnosed.

Sleep Apnea During Pregnancy Increases Risk for Complications

Sleep Apnea During Pregnancy Increases Risk for Complications

Risk for serious pregnancy complications, length of hospital stay, and intensive care unit admission are higher in in women with obstructive sleep apnea.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Contributes to Risk of Recurrent PE

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Contributes to Risk of Recurrent PE

Obstructive sleep apnea increases patients' risk for recurrent pulmonary embolism following cessation of oral anticoagulation therapy.

Post-Operative Complication Risks in Patients With OSA

Post-Operative Complication Risks in Patients With OSA

Two studies examined the link between open-heart surgery and postoperative atrial fibrillation.

AHA Calls for Guidelines: Sleep Disorders Linked to Increased Cardiovascular Risk

AHA Calls for Guidelines: Sleep Disorders Linked to Increased Cardiovascular Risk

The American Heart Association panel found that sleep disorders are associated with adverse cardiometabolic risk profiles and outcomes.

CPAP Therapy Did Not Prevent CV Events In Obstructive Sleep Apnea

CPAP Therapy Did Not Prevent CV Events In Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Although patients in the CPAP group experienced improvements in quality of life, the therapy had no significant effects on the composite end point of death from any cardiovascular cause, MI, stroke, or hospitalization for various cardiovascular events.

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