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Adopting Quality Care Measures for Sleep Medicine

Adopting Quality Care Measures for Sleep Medicine

With an increasing emphasis on value, health care providers who treat sleep disorders should focus on adopting quality measures to ensure patient-centered care.

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Insufficient Sleep May Lead to More Risk-Taking Behavior

Insufficient Sleep May Lead to More Risk-Taking Behavior

Risk-seeking behavior may result from chronic sleep restriction.

Moderate, Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea Associated With Hypercoagulability

Moderate, Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea Associated With Hypercoagulability

Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with elevated blood coagulability.

Sleep-Disordered Breathing Associated With Cognitive Dysfunction

Sleep-Disordered Breathing Associated With Cognitive Dysfunction

Cognitive deficits can be caused by sleep-disordered breathing.

CPAP Does Not Benefit Risk of Cardiovascular Events, Death

CPAP Does Not Benefit Risk of Cardiovascular Events, Death

Risks of adverse cardiovascular-related outcomes or mortality are not reduced with CPAP treatment.

Self-Perception May Improve CPAP Adherence in Sleep Apnea

Self-Perception May Improve CPAP Adherence in Sleep Apnea

Patients with sleep apnea are more likely to use their CPAP after watching themselves struggle with breathing at night.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Increase Complications of Diabetes

Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Increase Complications of Diabetes

Obstructive sleep apnea in patients with type 2 diabetes is a predictor for diabetic retinopathy.

Poor Quality of Sleep, Quality of Life in Patients With Lupus

Poor Quality of Sleep, Quality of Life in Patients With Lupus

Quality of sleep was associated with various aspects of life, especially pain, vitality, and emotional health.

Case Report: Sleep Disorder Treatment Linked to Serious Skin Rash

Case Report: Sleep Disorder Treatment Linked to Serious Skin Rash

The patient presented with daytime sleepiness persisting since childhood even with 9 hours of sleep

Increased Rates of Narcolepsy, Hypersomnia Linked to H1N1 Vaccine

Increased Rates of Narcolepsy, Hypersomnia Linked to H1N1 Vaccine

After influenza infection, the risk for narcolepsy was increased by 2- to 3-fold overall.

New Sleep Apnea Clinical Practice Guidelines

New Sleep Apnea Clinical Practice Guidelines

The guideline contains updated recommendations from previous practice parameters and guidelines published in 2005 and 2007.

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