Sleep Apnea

Caffeine Therapy for Apnea of Prematurity Safe Over Long Term

Caffeine Therapy for Apnea of Prematurity Safe Over Long Term

Neonatal caffeine therapy for apnea of prematurity has no detrimental long-term effects and even improves some neurologic measures.

AASM: Medical Marijuana Should Not Be Used to Treat Sleep Apnea

AASM: Medical Marijuana Should Not Be Used to Treat Sleep Apnea

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Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) remains the mainstay of medical treatment for OSA.

CPAP Effective for Sleep Apnea Treatment Following Stroke

CPAP Effective for Sleep Apnea Treatment Following Stroke

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The combined analysis of the neurofunctional scales demonstrated an overall neurofunctional improvement with CPAP.

Recurrent Ischemic Stroke Risk Associated With Sleep Apnea

Recurrent Ischemic Stroke Risk Associated With Sleep Apnea

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In this population-based study, researchers found that Mexican Americans had a greater risk for recurrent stroke and death than non-Hispanic whites.

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.

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.

Sleep-Disordered Breathing Associated With Cognitive Dysfunction

Sleep-Disordered Breathing Associated With Cognitive Dysfunction

Cognitive deficits can be caused by sleep-disordered breathing.

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.

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.

CPAP for Sleep Apnea May Also Improve PTSD in Veterans

CPAP for Sleep Apnea May Also Improve PTSD in Veterans

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

Insufficient Evidence for Sleep Apnea Screening, USPSTF Says

Insufficient Evidence for Sleep Apnea Screening, USPSTF Says

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

Smallest CPAP Device Approved by FDA

Smallest CPAP Device Approved by FDA

The ResMed AirMini is meant to be used as a secondary CPAP device conducive to travel.

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.

Underlying Drug Reactions in Sleep Apnea

Underlying Drug Reactions in Sleep Apnea

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The researchers graded their findings A, B, or C based on study quality.

Sleep Apnea Boosts Risk of Atrial Fibrillation, Blood Clots Post-Op

Sleep Apnea Boosts Risk of Atrial Fibrillation, Blood Clots Post-Op

Patients with untreated OSA face an increased risk of complications.

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.

Benefit of CPAP Not Apparent for Cardiovascular Disease

Benefit of CPAP Not Apparent for Cardiovascular Disease

The researchers noted that CPAP users may not be using the device long enough to see benefits for their cardiovascular health.

Sleep Disorders and Stroke: Impact and Treatment Review

Sleep Disorders and Stroke: Impact and Treatment Review

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Several studies have also suggested that sleep-wake disorders may also negatively impact neuroplasticity and stroke recovery.

Sleep Apnea Risk Elevated in Resistant Hypertension

Sleep Apnea Risk Elevated in Resistant Hypertension

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There was no difference in risk of stroke or mortality between hypertensive groups.

Sleep Apnea May Contribute to Cognitive Dysfunction in MS

Sleep Apnea May Contribute to Cognitive Dysfunction in MS

The study could not prove that OSA caused cognitive deficits.

Sleep-Disordered Breathing Boosts Complication Risk After PCI

Sleep-Disordered Breathing Boosts Complication Risk After PCI

Breathing trouble may increase risk of heart attack and stroke following percutaneous coronary procedures.

Addressing Sleep Problems To Improve Seizure Control in Epilepsy

Addressing Sleep Problems To Improve Seizure Control in Epilepsy

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Some patients who are approaching seizure control can achieve improvement or seizure freedom by addressing sleep issues.

Sleep-Disordered Breathing Has Significant Impact on Neurocognitive Function

Sleep-Disordered Breathing Has Significant Impact on Neurocognitive Function

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Surprisingly, the researchers found that snoring alone has an impact on cognitive function.

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.

Finances Not Primary Obstacle in CPAP Adherence

Finances Not Primary Obstacle in CPAP Adherence

Still, those with a higher income had a 27% greater chance of CPAP acceptance.

Statins May Reduce Cardiovascular Risk in Sleep Apnea

Statins May Reduce Cardiovascular Risk in Sleep Apnea

The preliminary study indicates that statins may help reduce the chronic inflammation of blood vessels seen in sleep apnea.

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