Sleep

Dr Susan Millard on Assessment, Treatment Process of Pediatric OSA

December 16th 2020, 9:26pm

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There are several signs characteristic of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children and adolescents, but a sleep study interpreted according to pediatric standards is the only way to properly diagnose conditions such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, or primary snoring in these populations.

How Do Anxiety, Depression Affect Severity of Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

December 12th 2020, 2:00pm

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Among patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the presence of anxiety was shown to have an inverse relationship with the severity of OSA, whereas symptoms of depression did not exhibit a similar relationship.

Dr Krishna Sundar: Several New Treatments Are Emerging for Sleep Apneas

December 9th 2020, 2:00pm

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New devices can help to manage sleep apneas, but underlying conditions must be treated, too, noted Krishna M. Sundar, MD, clinical professor, Pulmonary Division, Department of Medicine, medical director, Sleep-Wake Center, University of Utah.

How Hand Grip Strength, Body Composition May Influence Health of Patients With OSA

December 4th 2020, 7:45pm

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Among patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), reduced dominant hand grip strength was found to correlate with lower oxygen nadir and increased apnea duration, with fat mass also consistently associated with worsening OSA indices.

Assessing Presentation of Narcolepsy Worldwide

November 30th 2020, 6:31pm

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Incidence and prevalence rates of narcolepsy were assessed in a meta-review of 30 countries, with a trend of underreporting found in ethnic/race and gender minorities, childhood narcolepsy type 2, and among patients with comorbid conditions.

Dr Krishna Sundar: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Can Lead to Central Sleep Apnea and Vice Versa

November 27th 2020, 3:00pm

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Intermittent hypoxia sensitizes control centers in the brain, noted Krishna M. Sundar, MD, clinical professor, Pulmonary Division, Department of Medicine, and medical director, Sleep-Wake Center, University of Utah.

Later School Start Times, Extended Sleep Linked With Lower Migraine Frequency in Teens

November 25th 2020, 3:00pm

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Teens with migraines attending high schools starting before 8:30 am were found to experience an average 7.7 headache days per month, nearly 3 more headache days than those with later school start times, according to study findings published today.

Study Examines Links to Sleep Apnea in Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19

November 21st 2020, 3:30pm

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More than 1 in 4 patients with COVID-19 admitted to the hospital during the first wave of the pandemic in Finland were found to have obstructive sleep apnea, signaling a potential at-risk population.

Dr Robert Iannone Discusses Phase 3 Results for Treatment of Idiopathic Hypersomnia

November 18th 2020, 7:00pm

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Results from a phase 3 study of Xywav in adult patients with idiopathic hypersomnia exhibited its potential to address this unmet medical need.

Dr Krishna Sundar: Weight Gain May Predispose Patients to Obstructive Sleep Apnea

November 13th 2020, 1:00pm

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Age, sex, and body mass index typically drive the development of obstructive sleep apnea, noted Krishna M. Sundar, MD, clinical professor, Pulmonary Division, Department of Medicine, medical director, Sleep-Wake Center, University of Utah.