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High-Risk Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked to Longer Hospitalizations, Postoperative Complications

High-Risk Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked to Longer Hospitalizations, Postoperative Complications

Patients identified as having high-risk obstructive sleep apnea by the STOP-Bang Questionnaire were more likely to have postoperative complications and longer hospital stays.

Sleep Disordered Breathing and Risk of Cognitive Impairment Linked

Sleep Disordered Breathing and Risk of Cognitive Impairment Linked

Data from 200 participants were analyzed to determinet he link between sleep disordered breathing, cognitive function, and cognitive impairment.

Cardiovascular Complications in Sleep Apnea May Be Rooted in Hypercoagulability

Cardiovascular Complications in Sleep Apnea May Be Rooted in Hypercoagulability

Patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea appear to have a higher risk for hypercoagulability, which can contribute to cardiovascular complications.

Night Blood Oxygen Analyses Detects Apnea in Children

Night Blood Oxygen Analyses Detects Apnea in Children

The automatically estimated apnea-hypopnea index showed high agreement with AHI measured with conventional nocturnal polysomnography.

CPAP Tx Not Linked to Altered Renal Function in OSA and Cardiovascular Disease

CPAP Tx Not Linked to Altered Renal Function in OSA and Cardiovascular Disease

Adverse events and renal function were monitored in patients receiving CPAP and those receiving usual care.

Increased Alzheimer's Biomarkers With Sleep Disordered Breathing, OSA

Increased Alzheimer's Biomarkers With Sleep Disordered Breathing, OSA

In patients with mild cognitive impairment, there is an association between obstructive sleep apnea and beta-amyloid levels.

Videotaped OSA Increases CPAP Adherence After Viewing

Videotaped OSA Increases CPAP Adherence After Viewing

Watching a tape of themselves struggling to sleep increases CPAP adherence in patients with OSA.

SomnaPatch Effective in Diagnosing Obstructive Sleep Apnea

SomnaPatch Effective in Diagnosing Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Researchers simultaneously examined overnight polysomnography and patch recordings to determine the efficacy of the SomnaPatch.

Hypothyroidism, Obesity Linked to Low Oygen Saturation During Sleep

Hypothyroidism, Obesity Linked to Low Oygen Saturation During Sleep

Nearly 37% of patients with hypoventilation were diagnosed with uncontrolled hypothyroidism, and were more likely to present with hypertension and heart failure.

Does CPAP Reduce CV-Related Mortality in Sleep Apnea?

Does CPAP Reduce CV-Related Mortality in Sleep Apnea?

Treatment with CPAP doesn't doesn't reduce risk of cardiovascular related outcomes.

Do Hematocrit Levels Impact Moderate-to-Severe OSA Outcomes?

Do Hematocrit Levels Impact Moderate-to-Severe OSA Outcomes?

Apnea-hypopnea index concluded that hematocrit levels and presene of erthrocytosis are not associated with OSA.

Case Report: Serious Skin Rash With Sleep Disorder Tx

Case Report: Serious Skin Rash With Sleep Disorder Tx

A patient developed Stevens-Johnson Syndrome following armodafinil therapy for daytime sleepiness.

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.

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