Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Increase Gout Risk

Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Increase Gout Risk

Among patients with obstructive sleep apnea, the risk of developing gout is highest 1 to 2 years after the index date.

Sleep-Disordered Breathing: Imposing Challenges in Spinal Cord Injury

Sleep-Disordered Breathing: Imposing Challenges in Spinal Cord Injury

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Poor sleep quality in patients with spinal cord injury contributes to adverse outcomes, including cardiovascular events and rehabilitation challenges.

Overlap Syndrome in COPD and OSA Is Up 4-Fold in Medicare Beneficiaries

Overlap Syndrome in COPD and OSA Is Up 4-Fold in Medicare Beneficiaries

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The prevalence of overlap syndrome in obstructive sleep apnea and COPD in Medicare beneficiaries increased 4-fold from 2004 to 2013.

Solriamfetol Feasible for Sleep Apnea-Related Tiredness

Solriamfetol Feasible for Sleep Apnea-Related Tiredness

Significant improvements were seen in wakefulness in a phase 3 clinical trial.

Mandibular Movement Analysis Offers Insight on Oral Appliance Efficacy in OSA

Mandibular Movement Analysis Offers Insight on Oral Appliance Efficacy in OSA

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An analysis of mandibular movements provided valuable information on the effects of oral appliance therapy titration in patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.

Montelukast With or Without Intranasal Steroids Evaluated for Pediatric OSA

Montelukast With or Without Intranasal Steroids Evaluated for Pediatric OSA

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A meta-analysis of anti-inflammatory agents for the treatment of pediatric OSA found that montelukast plus intranasal steroids or montelukast alone may benefit patients with mild OSA.

COPD, Nocturnal Hypoxemia May Increase CV Events in Women With Suspected OSA

COPD, Nocturnal Hypoxemia May Increase CV Events in Women With Suspected OSA

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Nocturnal hypoxemia, along with COPD, increased the risk for cardiovascular events and mortality in female patients with suspected obstructive sleep apnea.

Preoperative Apnea Hypopnea Index Linked to Postoperative Complication Risk

Preoperative Apnea Hypopnea Index Linked to Postoperative Complication Risk

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Preoperative apnea hypopnea index in patients with OSA correlated with postoperative adverse events.

Short Respiratory Event Duration Ups Mortality Risk in OSA

Short Respiratory Event Duration Ups Mortality Risk in OSA

For individuals with obstructive sleep apnea, those with short respiratory event duration have an increased risk for mortality.

Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation in OSA: A Viable Alternative to CPAP

Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation in OSA: A Viable Alternative to CPAP

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Electrical stimulation of the hypoglossal nerve could be a viable treatment alternative to continuous positive airway pressure in obstructive sleep apnea.

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Unrelated to Weight Gain in Sleep Apnea

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Unrelated to Weight Gain in Sleep Apnea

The SAVE study was a multicenter, international clinical trial that tested the efficacy of continuous positive airway pressure and normal care in patients with sleep apnea.

Pediatric OSA Associated With Abnormal Metabolic Profile

Pediatric OSA Associated With Abnormal Metabolic Profile

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Obese pediatric patients with obstructive sleep apnea were more likely to have abnormal metabolic profiles, including high triglyceride and alanine transaminase levels, compared with obese children without obstructive sleep apnea.

CPAP for OSA Does Not Improve Diabetic Macular Edema or Visual Acuity

CPAP for OSA Does Not Improve Diabetic Macular Edema or Visual Acuity

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Continuous positive airway pressure for obstructive sleep apnea in patients with type 2 diabetes offered no improvement in visual acuity compared with usual care alone.

Sleep-Disordered Breathing Severity Linked to Melanoma Aggressiveness

Sleep-Disordered Breathing Severity Linked to Melanoma Aggressiveness

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Sleep-disordered breathing severity has been independently associated with increased aggressiveness of cutaneous melanoma.

Upper Airway Narrowing of Retropalatal Region Significant in Obesity With OSA

Upper Airway Narrowing of Retropalatal Region Significant in Obesity With OSA

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Obese patients with obstructive sleep apnea have a significantly narrower upper airway, specifically of the retropalatal region, compared with obese individuals without 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.

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