Prior authorizations for medications and diagnostic imaging continue to be a source of frustration for providers.
Oronasal masks may not be as effective as nasal masks for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.
Non-sleep specialists and sleep specialist physicians provide similar quality care with similar patient outcomes for adults with OSA.
Patients with sleep apnea may have a higher risk for recurrent stroke and death.
A new 14-year analysis indicate that adults are getting more sleep each night despite the prevalence of sleep duration among Americans.
A middle-aged man diagnosed with COPD presents with shortness of breath at rest with no improvement with nebulizer treatments.
Moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea is relatively common in individuals with major depression.
Dronabinol may be an effective treatment in adults with obstructive sleep apnea.
Obstructive sleep apenea may increase the amyloid burden in cognitively normal older patients.
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.