Obstructive Sleep Apnea

USPSTF finds insufficient evidence for widespread obstructive sleep apnea screening

USPSTF finds insufficient evidence for widespread obstructive sleep apnea screening

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The USPSTF gave existing evidence an "I" recommendation.

OSA treatment linked to depression improvement

OSA treatment linked to depression improvement

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Patients presenting with depression should be evaluated for sleep disorders.

Increased risk of Parkinson disease in female patients with sleep apnea

Increased risk of Parkinson disease in female patients with sleep apnea

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The sleep concerns of female patients are often diagnosed as depression rather than obstructive sleep apnea, leading to increased risks for certain diseases.

Is obstructive sleep apnea linked to low levels of vitamin D?

Is obstructive sleep apnea linked to low levels of vitamin D?

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Understanding the link between vitamin D deficiency and obstructive sleep apnea can be challenging.

CPAP leads to improved glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes

CPAP leads to improved glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes

The CPAP group had a larger decrease in HbA1c levels after 6 months.

Understanding the Mallampati score

Understanding the Mallampati score

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The Mallampati score is a simple, quick test that can be a good predictor of obstructive sleep apnea.

Surgery benefits patients with chronic sinus infection, sleep dysfunction

Surgery benefits patients with chronic sinus infection, sleep dysfunction

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Patients suffering chronic rhinosinusitis and obstructive sleep apnea may benefit from endoscopic sinus surgery, wrote Timothy L. Smith, MD, MPH, and colleages in a recent study, published in JAMA Otolaryngoloy-Head and Neck Surgery.

Continuous positive airway pressure treatment may improve cognition

Continuous positive airway pressure treatment may improve cognition

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CPAP treatment helps patients diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea regain memory.

Men and women with OSA at equal risk for stroke

Men and women with OSA at equal risk for stroke

Although OSA has been linked to increased stroke risk in men, a new study finds equal incidence of stroke in female OSA patients.

Suspect OSA in patients with nocturia

Suspect OSA in patients with nocturia

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The severity of sleep apnea has been correlated with frequency of nighttime bathroom visits.

Managing idiopathic hypersomnia

Managing idiopathic hypersomnia

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Daytime sleepiness is not always a sign of obstructive sleep apnea or narcolepsy.

Untreated obstructive sleep apnea takes economic toll

Untreated obstructive sleep apnea takes economic toll

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Costs associated with untreated OSA range from $65 and $165 billion -- greater than the total cost of managing asthma, heart failure, stroke and hypertension combined.

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