Review: Insomnia medication may wake up some patients from vegetative state

On June 28, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

In a new systematic review in JAMA Neurology, Michigan Medicine researchers found reason to further explore the surprising effects of zolpidem that have been observed outside the scope of its primary Food and Drug Administration approval. “We saw a dramatic effect in a small amount of patients with…

Study finds that sleep apnea therapy has positive impact on hypertensive patients

On November 2, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Patients reported improved daytime sleepiness, depressive symptoms and fatigue. A new study shows that positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy for sleep apnea may have a positive impact on sleep-related functional outcomes among patients who also suffer from hypertension. The findings suggest that untreated sleep apnea may explain…

Why apnea patients are prone to suffer from glaucoma

On July 25, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Scientists at Hokkaido University have successfully measured the eye pressure of sleeping patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome for the first time, finding an unexpected correlation with glaucoma. Glaucoma is thought to be a disease in which the optic nerve sustains damage due to increased eye pressure,…

New study shows patients with pacemakers and sleep apnea are at increased risk of atrial fibrillation

Results from a first-of-its-kind study identify a significant increase in the incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF) among patients with pacemaker-detected sleep apnea. The study, presented at Heart Rhythm 2016, the Heart Rhythm Society’s 37th Annual Scientific Sessions, suggests that monitoring for sleep apnea in patients with pacemakers is imperative…

CPAP may improve glycemic control in sleep apnea patients

On March 4, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, appears to improve glycemic control in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and type 2 diabetes that is not well controlled, according to research published in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. “Effect of CPAP on glycemic…

Research warns about the necessity of studying the sleep disturbances in patients with cancer

On February 22, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Researchers from the Hospital Inmaculada ONCOSUR-Granada hospital and the University of Granada (UGR) prove that sleep problems are very significant among patients with cancer prior to undergoing radiotherapy A study carried out by researchers from the Hospital Inmaculada ONCOSUR-Granada hospital and the UGR department of Personality, Assessment…

Sleep apnea treatment associated with reduced readmissions for patients with heart failure

Early diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea may reduce six-month readmissions for patients hospitalized with heart failure, according to research recently published online by the American Journal of Cardiology. “Our research showed that early recognition and treatment of patients hospitalized with decompensated congestive heart failure is associated with a…

Certain factors may help identify patients for surgical procedure for obstructive sleep apnea

Patients with more severe obstructive sleep apnea are more likely to receive greater benefit from the surgical procedure known as maxillomandibular advancement, according to a study published online by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. Maxillomandibular advancement (MMA) is an invasive yet potentially effective surgical option in the…

Gout risk high in patients with sleep apnea

On October 21, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Sleep apnea may increase the risk of developing gout, a new study shows. Among 9865 patients with newly-diagnosed sleep apnea and 43,598 comparators of similar weight, investigators identified 270 new cases of gout over one year of follow-up, resulting in incidence rates of 8.4/1000 and 4.8/1000 person-years,…

Simple test predicts obstructive sleep apnea in patients hospitalized for heart failure

On September 24, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University showed that a simple questionnaire, evaluation and pulse-oximetry monitoring can lead to early detection of sleep apnea in patients hospitalized for congestive heart failure (CHF). The results are published in the Journal of American College of Cardiology: Heart Failure. Jefferson researchers found that…