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Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Sleep apnea Synonyms Sleep apnoea, sleep apnea syndrome Obstructive sleep apnea Pronunciation /æpˈniːə/, /ˈæpniə/ Specialty Otorhinolaryngology, sleep medicine Symptoms Pauses in breathing or periods of shallow breathing during sleep, snoring, tired during the day[1][2] Complications Heart attack, stroke, diabetes, heart failure, irregular heartbeat, obesity, motor vehicle collisions[1] Usual onset 55–60

Sleep Apnea Left Untreated Can Make Melanoma More Aggressive

by Rachael Herman A new multicenter prospective study on the relationship between cancer and sleep-disordered breathing has shown that severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), if left untreated, may be linked to more aggressive malignant cutaneous melanoma.  Sleep-disordered breathing is in reference to frequent starts and stops in breathing throughout the night.  This study was presented

New OSA Treatment for Pediatric Patients with Down Syndrome

by Rachael Herman Massachusetts General Hospital for Children and Massachusetts Eye and Ear have begun a new FDA-approved clinical trial recently.  Researchers will test and review the use of a hypoglossal nerve stimulator in a group of adolescents with Down syndrome and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).  A hypoglossal nerve stimulator is currently a technology available

Hope For Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Diabetes

by Amabelle Equio A new study brings hope for patients battling with obstructive sleep apnea and diabetes type 2 and poorly controlled blood sugar. The senior author, Francisco Garcia – Rio, MD, professor of medicine at the Autonoma University of Madrid, discovered that the use of continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, improves blood sugar