Bariatric surgery and continuous positive airway pressure were directly compared as initial treatment modalities for obstructive sleep apnea.
Home sleep apnea tests are a less expensive alternative to polysomnography tests in detecting obstructive sleep apnea.
Patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea who use continuous positive airway pressure therapy may experience a decrease in carotid intima-media thickness.
Participants received web-based OSA education, CPAP telemonitoring with automated feedback, both, or usual care.
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.
Data from 200 participants were analyzed to determinet he link between sleep disordered breathing, cognitive function, and cognitive impairment.
Patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea appear to have a higher risk for hypercoagulability, which can contribute to cardiovascular complications.
The automatically estimated apnea-hypopnea index showed high agreement with AHI measured with conventional nocturnal polysomnography.
Adverse events and renal function were monitored in patients receiving CPAP and those receiving usual care.
In patients with mild cognitive impairment, there is an association between obstructive sleep apnea and beta-amyloid levels.
Watching a tape of themselves struggling to sleep increases CPAP adherence in patients with OSA.
Researchers simultaneously examined overnight polysomnography and patch recordings to determine the efficacy of the SomnaPatch.
Nearly 37% of patients with hypoventilation were diagnosed with uncontrolled hypothyroidism, and were more likely to present with hypertension and heart failure.
Treatment with CPAP doesn't doesn't reduce risk of cardiovascular related outcomes.
Apnea-hypopnea index concluded that hematocrit levels and presene of erthrocytosis are not associated with OSA.
A patient developed Stevens-Johnson Syndrome following armodafinil therapy for daytime sleepiness.
It is unknown what the clinical impact of positive airway pressure in patients with pulmonary embolism
OSA is associated with sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy in patients with type 2 diabetes; preliminary evidence suggests CPAP reduces retinopathy.
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.
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.