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Prior Authorization for Medication, Procedures a Source of Frustration

Prior Authorization for Medication, Procedures a Source of Frustration

Prior authorizations for medications and diagnostic imaging continue to be a source of frustration for providers.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Effectiveness of Oronasal vs Nasal CPAP

Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Effectiveness of Oronasal vs Nasal CPAP

Oronasal masks may not be as effective as nasal masks for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Care Similar Among Providers

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Care Similar Among Providers

Non-sleep specialists and sleep specialist physicians provide similar quality care with similar patient outcomes for adults with OSA.

Sleep Apnea Associated With Recurrent Stroke, Mortality Risk

Sleep Apnea Associated With Recurrent Stroke, Mortality Risk

Patients with sleep apnea may have a higher risk for recurrent stroke and death.

Sleep Duration Trends in US Adults: 2003-2016

Sleep Duration Trends in US Adults: 2003-2016

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 With Worsening COPD

A Middle-Aged Man With Worsening COPD

A middle-aged man diagnosed with COPD presents with shortness of breath at rest with no improvement with nebulizer treatments.

Risk Factors for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Major Depression Identified

Risk Factors for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Major Depression Identified

Moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea is relatively common in individuals with major depression.

Apnea/Hypopnea Index in OSA Improves With Dronabinol

Apnea/Hypopnea Index in OSA Improves With Dronabinol

Dronabinol may be an effective treatment in adults with obstructive sleep apnea.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Increase Amyloid Burden

Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Increase Amyloid Burden

Obstructive sleep apenea may increase the amyloid burden in cognitively normal older patients.

CPAP vs Laparoscopic Gastric Banding Surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

CPAP vs Laparoscopic Gastric Banding Surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Bariatric surgery and continuous positive airway pressure were directly compared as initial treatment modalities for obstructive sleep apnea.

Home Sleep Apnea Testing: American Academy of Sleep Medicine Position Statement

Home Sleep Apnea Testing: American Academy of Sleep Medicine Position Statement

Home sleep apnea tests are a less expensive alternative to polysomnography tests in detecting obstructive sleep apnea.

Potential Effect of CPAP on Carotid Intima-Media Thickness

Potential Effect of CPAP on Carotid Intima-Media Thickness

Patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea who use continuous positive airway pressure therapy may experience a decrease in carotid intima-media thickness.

Telemonitoring, Telemedicine Education Improves 90-Day CPAP Adherence

Telemonitoring, Telemedicine Education Improves 90-Day CPAP Adherence

Participants received web-based OSA education, CPAP telemonitoring with automated feedback, both, or usual care.

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.

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