Obstructive Sleep Apnea
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.
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.
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.
A patient developed Stevens-Johnson Syndrome following armodafinil therapy for daytime sleepiness.
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.
Three in 4 study participants had sleep apnea, but only 2.1% of those cases were diagnosed.
Risk for serious pregnancy complications, length of hospital stay, and intensive care unit admission are higher in in women with obstructive sleep apnea.