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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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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.

CPAP for Sleep Apnea May Also Improve PTSD in Veterans

CPAP for Sleep Apnea May Also Improve PTSD in Veterans

Prior research has speculated that PTSD may be caused in part by an underlying REM sleep dysfunction that is amplified by OSA.

Acupressure May Help Improve Sleep Quality in Nursing Home Residents

Acupressure May Help Improve Sleep Quality in Nursing Home Residents

Acupressure may help significantly improve sleep quality index scores in the elderly.

Weight Loss Linked to Improvements in Daytime Sleepiness

Weight Loss Linked to Improvements in Daytime Sleepiness

A marked improvement in daytime sleepiness was observed in patients who underwent surgical weight loss procedures.

Insufficient Evidence for Sleep Apnea Screening, USPSTF Says

Insufficient Evidence for Sleep Apnea Screening, USPSTF Says

The USPSTF concluded that there is insufficient evidence to assess the reported risks and benefits of OSA screening in asymptomatic adults.

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