Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors May Improve OSA in Depression With and Without Epilepsy

Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors May Improve OSA in Depression With and Without Epilepsy

Research was conducted to identify an association between the use of serotonin reuptake inhibitors and obstructive sleep apnea in a population of individuals with depression with or without epilepsy.

Reduced Cortical Thickness ID'd in Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Reduced Cortical Thickness ID'd in Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Female OSA patients had multiple regions of reduced cortical thickness in superior frontal lobe.

FDA Accepts NDA for Narcolepsy, OSA-Related Sleepiness Treatment

FDA Accepts NDA for Narcolepsy, OSA-Related Sleepiness Treatment

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The FDA has accepted the New Drug Application for solriamfetol for the treatment of sleep disorders.

BMI, Sleep Duration Associated With Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Major Depression

BMI, Sleep Duration Associated With Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Major Depression

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Male gender, excessive daytime sleepiness, and presence of metabolic syndrome were among the risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea in major depression.

Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Help Prevent PTSD Progression

Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Help Prevent PTSD Progression

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CPAP therapy shows to reduce PTSD symptoms in veterans with PTSD and OSA.

Increased Amyloid Burden With Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Increased Amyloid Burden With Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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Obstructive sleep apnea and intermittent hypoxia may be mechanisms that are associated with marker of increased amyloid burden.

Positive Airway Pressure Improves Seizure Control in Epilepsy and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Positive Airway Pressure Improves Seizure Control in Epilepsy and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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Treatment with positive airway pressure may help retain or improve seizure control in patients with epilepsy and obstructive sleep apnea.

Home Sleep Apnea Testing: AASM Position Statement

Home Sleep Apnea Testing: AASM Position Statement

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Home sleep apnea tests are designed to help diagnose OSA in adults.

OSA Screening Advised for Fatigued Patients With MS

OSA Screening Advised for Fatigued Patients With MS

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Patients with multiple sclerosis who experience severe fatigue should be screened for obstructive sleep apnea.

Hypoxia During Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Benefit Bone Health in Menopausal Women

Hypoxia During Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Benefit Bone Health in Menopausal Women

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The risk of bone health decline in menopausal women is reduced with intermittent hypoxia in OSA.

Sleep-Disordered Breathing Predicts Risk for Cognitive Impairment in Elderly

Sleep-Disordered Breathing Predicts Risk for Cognitive Impairment in Elderly

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Older adults with sleep-disordered breathing have a 26% greater risk for developing cognitive impairment and a small risk for deteriorating executive function.

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, OSA Associated With Amyloid Deposition

Sleep-Disordered Breathing, OSA Associated With Amyloid Deposition

There may be a relationship between sleep disordered breathing and Alzheimer's disease caused by biological changes in the brain.

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

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

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Severity Not Associated With Hematocrit Level, Erythrocytosis

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Severity Not Associated With Hematocrit Level, Erythrocytosis

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Hematocrit levels and presence of erythrocytosis were associated with awake and nocturnal hypoxemia, according to the study.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Affects Cognition in Parkinson's Disease

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Affects Cognition in Parkinson's Disease

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A significant association was found between the apnea-hypopnea index and Epworth Sleepiness Scale scores.

New Sleep Apnea Clinical Practice Guidelines

New Sleep Apnea Clinical Practice Guidelines

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

Sleep Duration, Quality Impacts Atrial Fibrillation Risk

Sleep Duration, Quality Impacts Atrial Fibrillation Risk

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Reduced REM sleep was correlated with a 23% increased risk of atrial fibrillation, while insomnia was associated with a 29% increased risk.

Sleep Apnea Takes a Toll on Driving Skills

Sleep Apnea Takes a Toll on Driving Skills

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea have a more difficult time keeping their lane while driving.

Reduction in Metabolic Rate With CPAP Treatment for OSA

Reduction in Metabolic Rate With CPAP Treatment for OSA

A study was performed to identify the underlying mechanisms by which patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) gain weight after initiating continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment.

Reduction in Metabolic Rate With CPAP Treatment for OSA

Reduction in Metabolic Rate With CPAP Treatment for OSA

A study was performed to identify the underlying mechanisms by which patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) gain weight after initiating continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment.

CPAP Improves Glucose Control in Pts With Sleep Apnea, Type 2 Diabetes

CPAP Improves Glucose Control in Pts With Sleep Apnea, Type 2 Diabetes

After 6 months, the CPAP group saw a greater decrease in HbA1c levels compared to controls.

Many Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea Not Being Treated

Many Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea Not Being Treated

Only 42% with diagnoses OSA report adherence to CPAP treatment.

Sleep Apnea Treatments Have Similar Effect on Blood Pressure

Sleep Apnea Treatments Have Similar Effect on Blood Pressure

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CPAP has a much higher probability of being the most strongly associated with SBP reduction.

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