Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Blood Pressure Reduced With Supplemental Oxygen in Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Blood Pressure Reduced With Supplemental Oxygen in Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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Supplemental oxygen reduced morning systolic blood pressure by -6.6 mm Hg in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.

Nasal Microbiota Changes Linked to Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Inflammation

Nasal Microbiota Changes Linked to Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Inflammation

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Obstructive sleep apnea was associated with differences in the diversity and composition of the nasal microbiome.

Atrial Fibrillation Development Predicted by Sleep Disruption

Atrial Fibrillation Development Predicted by Sleep Disruption

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Individuals with more frequent nighttime awakening exhibited a higher risk for atrial fibrillation.

Body Muscle-to-Fat Ratio as a Sleep Apnea Screening Tool in Type 2 Diabetes

Body Muscle-to-Fat Ratio as a Sleep Apnea Screening Tool in Type 2 Diabetes

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Body composition measures were examined as a screening tool to detect obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in patients with T2D.

Sleep Apnea Linked to Changes in the Brain in Older Adults

Sleep Apnea Linked to Changes in the Brain in Older Adults

Disturbed sleep was linked to increased thickness in right postcentral gyrus, pericalcarine, and pars opercularis.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Asthma: Gaining Control by Losing Weight

Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Asthma: Gaining Control by Losing Weight

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Poor control of asthma and obstructive sleep apnea can feed off one another, according to Michelle Zeidler, MD, pulmonologist at the University of California, Los Angeles, and director of the UCLA Sleep Fellowship Program.

CTEPH Increases Risk for Sleep Disordered Breathing

CTEPH Increases Risk for Sleep Disordered Breathing

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Precapillary pulmonary hypertension and obstructive sleep apnea may be causative factors for central sleep apnea and pulmonary hypertension, respectively.

Automated Screening Systems for Pediatric OSA

Automated Screening Systems for Pediatric OSA

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The aim of this study was to describe an automated OSA screening and report the prevalence of children with snoring plus one additional OSA symptom.

Ability of Clinical Scores to Detect Severe Hypoxemic Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Ability of Clinical Scores to Detect Severe Hypoxemic Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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Of the 4 clinical scores used to predict the occurrence of hypoxemic episodes in patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea, DES-OSA appears to be the most effective.

Effect of CPAP on Periodic Limb Movements of Sleep in OSA

Effect of CPAP on Periodic Limb Movements of Sleep in OSA

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Researchers assessed whether continuous positive airway pressure affected the frequency of periodic leg movements during sleep.

Sleep Apnea Prediction Model Developed for African American Patients

Sleep Apnea Prediction Model Developed for African American Patients

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Researchers developed a prediction model for sleep apnea in African American patients, who have a high prevalence of sleep apnea that is often undiagnosed.

CPAP Use May Improve Sexual QOL in Sleep Apnea

CPAP Use May Improve Sexual QOL in Sleep Apnea

Findings were based on one year of follow-up for patients newly diagnosed with sleep apnea.

Fixed vs Auto-Adjusting CPAP for Prevention of eGFR Decline in OSA

Fixed vs Auto-Adjusting CPAP for Prevention of eGFR Decline in OSA

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Fixed continuous positive airway pressure for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea was associated with preventing a time-dependent decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate.

Sleep Apnea Diagnosis in Heart Failure Using Portable Monitor

Sleep Apnea Diagnosis in Heart Failure Using Portable Monitor

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Portable sleep monitoring may accurately diagnose sleep apnea in patients who are hospitalized with heart failure.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked to Thinning of Calvaria, Skull Base

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked to Thinning of Calvaria, Skull Base

The mean extracranial zygoma thickness was the same for those with and without obstructive sleep apnea.

AASM: Medical Marijuana Should Not Be Used to Treat Sleep Apnea

AASM: Medical Marijuana Should Not Be Used to Treat Sleep Apnea

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Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) remains the mainstay of medical treatment for OSA.

Sleep Quality in COPD May Predict Overall Quality of Life

Sleep Quality in COPD May Predict Overall Quality of Life

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Sleep quality in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease may be a significant predictor of multiple metrics of quality of life.

The Connection Between Cardiovascular Disease and Sleep Apnea: An Expert Interview

The Connection Between Cardiovascular Disease and Sleep Apnea: An Expert Interview

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To examine the link between cardiovascular disease and sleep apnea, The Cardiology Advisor spoke with cardiologist Seth S. Martin, MD, MHS, FACC, FAHA and sleep specialist Rachel Marie E. Salas, MD, FAAN.

Adenotonsillectomy Reduces Blood Pressure in Children With OSA, Hypertension

Adenotonsillectomy Reduces Blood Pressure in Children With OSA, Hypertension

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Pediatric patients with hypertension and obstructive sleep apnea had significant improvements in blood pressure after adenotonsillectomy.

Severe Sleep Disordered Breathing May Be Linked to Heart Failure

Severe Sleep Disordered Breathing May Be Linked to Heart Failure

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Severe sleep disordered breathing was associated with elevated arterial stiffness and may be related to the pathophysiology of heart failure, particularly in patients with preserved ejection fraction.

CPAP Nonadherence Associated With Higher Hospital Readmissions

CPAP Nonadherence Associated With Higher Hospital Readmissions

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea had higher rates of hospital readmission when not adherent to continuous positive airway pressure therapy.

Prior Authorization for Medication, Procedures a Source of Frustration

Prior Authorization for Medication, Procedures a Source of Frustration

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

CPAP vs Laparoscopic Gastric Banding Surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

CPAP vs Laparoscopic Gastric Banding Surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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

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