Tag: "apnea" at medical news
Cardiac deaths peak in sleep hours for patients with sleep apnea
...ve sleep apnea. "Because so many people have sleep apnea
and are more likely to die suddenly during sleep, ...sleep at all. We now know that persons with sleep apnea
have a peak in sudden cardiac death risk at a time when the general population is relatively protect...
Radiography used to identify teens with sleep apnea
...Respiratory Disturbance Index (RDI) groups. (Sleep apnea
is a temporary suspension of breathing during sleep, with potentially serious consequences.) Researchers at Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH) wondered whether similar radiographic use could identify adolescent orthodontic patients with ...
Assessing obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in snorers
...dinary snorers from persons with obstructive sleep apnea
syndrome (OSAS), according to a study in the February issue of Archives of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Snoring is one of the main symptoms of OSAS, but while 30 to 50 percent of the general population snores...
Behavior and quality of life improve for children who receive treatment for obstructive sleep apnea
...lete upper airway obstruction or obstructive sleep apnea
(OSA). Although the prevalence of primary snoring in children is 12 percent, the prevalence of OSA is one percent to three percent." Khoa D. Tran, M.D., and colleagues from the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, asses...
News briefs from the journal Chest, January 2005
...ed as having SDB, five (28%) had obstructive sleep apnea
(OSA), six had false-positive results for SDB, and one had a false-negative result for SDB. The follow-up study's 33% false-positive rate may be attributable to actual false-positive results or could mean that SDB abnormalities may be temporary. Res...
Mayo Clinic finds restless legs syndrome in children linked to family history, iron deficiency
...ntion span, over one-third of them will have sleep apnea
or restless legs syndrome," he says. "We can say t... life, obstruction of breathing passageways, sleep apnea
or restless legs. We need to look at all of these possibilities."...
Sleep duration affects appetite-regulating hormones
... study has already shown connections between sleep apnea
and hypertension, and between menopause and sleep-disordered breathing. For their study, Mignot and colleagues measured sleep duration (habitual and immediately prior to blood sampling), BMI, and pre-breakfast blood hormone levels in 1,024 particip...
American Thoracic Socety journal news tips for December 2004 (first issue)
...onsuming full night sleep test. (Obstructive sleep apnea
is a serious disorder that occurs numerous times each night when a sleeping person temporarily stops breathing for 10 seconds or more, decreasing the amount of oxygen in the blood and brain, and increasing the carbon dioxide. The syndrome affects fr...
American Thoracic Society journal news tips for November 2004 (first issue)
...red breathing and 16 percent had obstructive sleep apnea
syndrome. Those figures contrasted sharply with d...ep-disordered breathing rate and a 4 percent sleep apnea
level. (For the study, sleep-disordered breathing was defined as 5 temporary pauses (apneas) or mor...
Sleep disorders often indicate multiple health conditions
...), the majority of patients with obstructive sleep apnea
(OSA) and/or nonrestorative sleep have a high degr...lar and psychiatric conditions. "Although sleep apnea
is clearly linked to attention deficit in adults, treating the sleep disorder may not always improve...
High-fat diets hammer memory, more than a waistline worry
...ohydrates may worsen cognitive losses due to sleep apnea
in those prone to the condition. Nearly two-th...ates may also worsen cognitive losses due to sleep apnea
in those who are prone to the condition, according to work done in rats. Researchers ...
Surgical treatment for obesity appears effective for weight loss and related disorders
...ved in 78.5 percent of patients. Obstructive sleep apnea
was resolved or improved in 83.6 percent of patients. The authors write: "Even after accounting for the pain and anxiety of surgery, the inconveniences of dietary restrictions, and possible complications including reoperation, quality of life should ...
Breathing problems during sleep may affect mental development in infants and young children
...n five episodes of abnormally slowed heart rate or apnea
during the period they were monitored scored lower... clinical practice guidelines on obstructive sleep apnea
in children. The guidelines call for all children to be screened for snoring and for children diagno...
Jefferson researchers announce recommendations on when to test blood pressure in young children
...ake a sleep history due to to association of sleep apnea
with overweight and high blood pressure. If these measures don't prove to be effective, antihypertensive drug therapy may be appropriate to control the blood pressure....
Interventional procedures significantly improve quality of life for obese patients
...r than 70 in the other; cardiac disease; and sleep apnea
requiring c-pap (continuous positive airway pressure, one of the most common treatments for severe apnea). Twenty patients selected for the outpatient surgery were diagnosed with post-procedure obstruction of the gastric pouch. All of these patient...
Sleep apnea treatment could save lives & money by reducing auto accidents, according to researchers
...ho suffer from a disorder called obstructive sleep apnea
were successfully treated with continuous positive...mined the percentage of accidents related to sleep apnea
and applied the success rate of treatment to conclude how many of these accidents could potentially ...
Two-stage weight loss surgery for high-risk, morbidly obese patients reduces surgical risk
... Patient co-morbidities included obstructive sleep apnea
(88 percent), degenerative joint disease (60 percent), hypertension (60 percent), asthma (18 percent) and coronary artery disease (18 percent). By the American Society of Anesthesia (ASA) risk classification, 64 percent of patients were high-risk (AS...
First national sleep conference March 29-30 explores sleep's role in public health
...leep problem. It could be your mother, whose sleep apnea
increases her chances of developing heart disease;... including its most common form, obstructive sleep apnea
-- affects as many as 4 percent of the adult population, yet it remains significantly underdiagnosed...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March 2004
...ess to diagnosis and treatment for suspected sleep apnea
Based on an individualized, informal survey of t...jor problem faced by patients with suspected sleep apnea
is access to resources to allow them to be appropriately diagnosed and treated in a timely manner. ...
'White coat hypertension' common among sleep apnea patients
...ORTHBROOK, IL, March 8, 2004) Patients with sleep apnea
may be commonly misdiagnosed with hypertension, sa...s. In the study, one third of patients with sleep apnea
who were physician-diagnosed with hypertension actually had "white coat hypertension" (WCH), a cond...
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