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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922718/tanshinone-iia-protects-against-chronic-intermittent-hypoxia-induced-myocardial-injury-via-activating-the-endothelin-1-pathway
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Na Wang, Yue Chang, Lingling Chen, Ya-Jing Guo, Ya-Shuo Zhao, Qiu-Hong Guo, En-Sheng Ji
Tanshinone IIA (Tan IIA) may exert significant protective effects against heart oxidative stress damage in obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) syndrome. Chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH)-triggered left ventricular dysfunction is used in a rat model to mimic CIH in OSA patients. 48 rats were randomly divided into three groups: normal control (NC) group, CIH group and CIH+Tan IIA group with 16 rats in each group. At the end of experiment (day 21), the blood pressure, Plasma ET-1 and NO content, hemodynamic indexes, heart histology, myocardial apoptosis as well as the expression of eNOS, ET-1, ETA receptor and ETB receptor were compared among different groups...
September 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918395/non-invasive-high-frequency-oscillatory-ventilation-in-preterm-infants-a-randomised-controlled-cross-over-trial
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Daniel Klotz, Hendryk Schneider, Stefan Schumann, Benjamin Mayer, Hans Fuchs
OBJECTIVE: Non-invasive high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (nHFOV) has recently been described as a novel mode of respiratory support for premature infants. This study was designed to determine whether nHFOV decreases CO2 partial pressure (pCO2) in premature infants more effectively than non-invasive continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP). DESIGN: Non-blinded prospective randomised controlled cross-over study. SETTING: University Medical Center tertiary neonatal intensive care unit...
September 16, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913484/identification-of-significant-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-in-the-obese-patient-development-of-the-novel-dx-osa-score
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Daniela D Godoroja, Dan Adrian Cioc
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: There is a high prevalence of undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) in obese surgical patients. We investigated the extent to which anthropometric measurements can be used to identify the presence of significant OSA (Apnoea/Hypopnoea Index (AHI) ≥ 20) in adult patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively studied 1357 adult patients scheduled for elective laparoscopic bariatric surgery. Prior to surgery, body mass index (BMI), gender, neck circumference, STOP-Bang score, SpO2, neck and trunk fat (by dual X-ray absorptiometry) were recorded...
October 2016: Rom J Anaesth Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913483/the-prevalence-of-perioperative-complications-in-patients-with-and-without-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Tatiana Ambrosii, Serghei Şandru, Adrian Belîi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) have a high risk of postoperative complications. The purpose of the study was to record the spectrum and frequency of postoperative complications in patients with OSA versus (vs.) without OSA depending on the type of surgery and type of anaesthesia in a large cohort of patients. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, descriptive study (n = 400). Ethics Committee approval was obtained and written informed consent was signed...
October 2016: Rom J Anaesth Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910915/-assessment-of-sleep-disordered-breathing-using-hypoxia-index
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Y X Du, Y M Zeng, Z B Zhou, L M Huang
Objective: To analyze the clinical significance of hypoxia index (HI) in assessing the severity of hypoxemia in obstructive sleep apnoea hypopnea syndrome(OSAHS). Methods: A total of 127 patients with a complaint of snoring visiting our hospital were recruited from February 2014 to January 2016. All patients received polysomnography (PSG) test. The PSG results were analyzed by a technician and the SpO(2) data were analyzed by a pre-designed computer software. The patients were grouped according to apnea hypopnea index (AHI) and lowest oxygen saturation (LSpO(2)) respectively...
September 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901030/treating-osa-current-and-emerging-therapies-beyond-cpap
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REVIEW
Geraldo Lorenzi-Filho, Fernanda R Almeida, Patrick J Strollo
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the standard treatment for moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). However, adherence to CPAP is limited and non-CPAP therapies are frequently explored. Oral appliance (OA) therapy is currently widely used for the treatment of snoring, mild, moderate and severe OSA. The most commonly used and studied OA consists of a maxillary and mandibular splint which hold the lower jaw forward during sleep. The efficacy of OA is inferior to CPAP; however, the effectiveness as measured by sleepiness, quality of life, endothelial function and blood pressure is similar likely due to higher acceptance and subjective adherence...
September 12, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899526/association-between-severity-of-untreated-sleep-apnoea-and-postoperative-complications-following-major-cardiac-surgery-a-prospective-observational-cohort-study
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Martina Mason, Jules Hernández Sánchez, Alain Vuylsteke, Ian Smith
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether untreated sleep apnoea is associated with prolonged Intensive Care Unit (ICU) stay and increased frequency of postoperative ICU complications, in patients undergoing major cardiac surgery. PATIENTS/METHODS: Adult patients, undergoing elective coronary artery bypass grafting with or without cardiac valve surgery, between March 2013 and July 2014, were considered. We excluded patients participating in other interventional studies, those who had a tracheostomy before surgery, required emergency surgery or were due to be admitted on the day of surgery...
September 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899330/rem-sleep-behaviour-disorder-not-just-a-bad-dream
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REVIEW
Elie Matar, Simon Jg Lewis
Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behaviour disorder (RBD) is a parasomnia characterised by the loss of the normal atonia during the REM stage of sleep, resulting in overt motor behaviours that usually represent the enactment of dreams. Patients will seek medical attention due to sleep-related injuries or unpleasant dream content. Idiopathic RBD which occurs independently of any other disease occurs in up to 2% of the older population. Meanwhile, secondary RBD is very common in association with certain neurodegenerative conditions...
September 18, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877768/are-questionnaires-reliable-in-diagnosing-sleep-disordered-breathing-in-university-students
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E Migacz, A Wichniak, W Kukwa
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to screen young adults for sleep-disordered breathing, and compare those with high and low risk for sleep-disordered breathing. METHODS: A survey based on the Berlin questionnaire was completed by 330 university students, and the results were used to divide them into sleep-disordered breathing positive and sleep-disordered breathing negative groups. A representative group was selected from each cohort (positive group, n = 16; negative group, n = 21), and assessed with sleep study, ENT examination, the Nose Obstruction Symptom Evaluation scale, and the Epworth Sleepiness Scale...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873076/women-awaken-faster-than-men-after-electroencephalogram-monitored-propofol-sedation-for-colonoscopy-a-prospective-observational-study
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Andrea Riphaus, Mark Slottje, Jan Bulla, Carolin Keil, Christian Mentzel, Vera Limbach, Barbara Schultz, Christian Unzicker
BACKGROUND: Sedation for colonoscopy using intravenous propofol has become standard in many Western countries. OBJECTIVE: Gender-specific differences have been shown for general anaesthesia in dentistry, but no such data existed for gastrointestinal endoscopy. DESIGN: A prospective observational study. SETTING: An academic teaching hospital of Hannover Medical School. PATIENTS: A total of 219 patients (108 women and 111 men) scheduled for colonoscopy...
October 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872099/impact-of-bariatric-surgery-on-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-hypopnea-syndrome-in-morbidly-obese-patients
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Pratyusha Priyadarshini, Vijay Pal Singh, Sandeep Aggarwal, Harshit Garg, Sanjeev Sinha, Randeep Guleria
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is commonly associated with morbid obesity. Weight loss following bariatric surgery results in resolution or improvement of OSA. However, few studies have done objective assessment of the impact of bariatric surgery on OSA. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the outcome of bariatric surgery on OSA. SETTING: The study was conducted in the teaching institution of a tertiary care centre. METHODS: Twenty-seven morbidly obese patients seeking bariatric surgery were administered Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) health questionnaire and subjected to overnight polysomnography...
October 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871633/evaluation-of-aintree-loss-a-community-based-multidisciplinary-weight-management-service-outcomes-and-predictors-of-engagement
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T Steele, R P Narayanan, M James, J James, N Mazey, J P H Wilding
Aintree LOSS is a community-based, multidisciplinary weight management programme for patients with severe and complex obesity, focusing on a flexible and individualized service with follow-up for up to 2 years. We evaluated all 2472 patients referred to the service between October 2009 and 2013. Demographic data were recorded at baseline, with the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) used to measure socioeconomic deprivation. Weight was recorded at each visit. Mean body mass index at baseline was 45.6 (standard deviation 6...
September 4, 2017: Clinical Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871150/intragastric-balloon-as-an-adjunct-to-lifestyle-programme-in-severely-obese-adolescents-impact-on-biomedical-outcomes-and-skeletal-health
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P Sachdev, L Reece, M Thomson, A Natarajan, R J Copeland, J K Wales, N P Wright
Intragastric Balloons are a temporary, reversible, and safer option compared to bariatric surgery to promote significant weight loss leading to improved metabolic outcomes. However due to subsequent weight regain, alternative procedures are now preferred in adults. In adolescents, more amenable to lifestyle change, balloons may be an alternative to less reversible procedures. Our aim was to assess the tolerability and efficacy of the intragastric balloon in severely obese adolescents and the impact of associated weight loss on biomedical outcomes (glucose metabolism, blood pressure, lipid profiles) and bone density...
September 5, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870268/multi-level-obstruction-in-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-prevalence-severity-and-predictive-factors
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C Q Phua, W X Yeo, C Su, P K H Mok
OBJECTIVES: To characterise multi-level obstruction in terms of prevalence, obstructive sleep apnoea severity and predictive factors, and to collect epidemiological data on upper airway morphology in obstructive sleep apnoea patients. METHODS: Retrospective review of 250 obstructive sleep apnoea patients. RESULTS: On clinical examination, 171 patients (68.4 per cent) had multi-level obstruction, 49 (19.6 per cent) had single-level obstruction and 30 (12 per cent) showed no obstruction...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869823/evidence-of-perceptive-impairment-in-osa-patients-investigated-by-means-of-a-visual-search-task
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Enrico Giora, Andrea Galbiati, Sara Marelli, Marco Zucconi, Luigi Ferini-Strambi
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a common sleep disorder characterized by episodes of complete or partial obstruction of respiratory airways during sleep that leads to hypoxaemia and sleep fragmentation. One relevant daytime consequence of OSA is a negative impact on neurocognitive domain, ranging from psychomotor performance to executive function. In spite of a huge amount of evidence regarding cognitive impairment, little is known about perceptual processing in these patients. The aim of this research is to investigate the effects of OSA on visual mechanisms by employing a visual search paradigm...
August 9, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865707/effect-of-airway-surface-liquid-on-the-forces-on-the-pharyngeal-wall-experimental-fluid-structure-interaction-study
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Jernej Pirnar, Brane Širok, Andrej Bombač
Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) is a breathing disorder with a multifactorial etiology. The respiratory epithelium is lined with a thin layer of airway surface liquid preventing interactions between the airflow and epithelium. The effect of the liquid lining in OSAS pathogenesis remains poorly understood despite clinical research. Previous studies have shown that the physical properties of the airway surface liquid or altered stimulation of the airway mechanoreceptors could alleviate or intensify OSAS; however, these studies do not provide a clear physical interpretation...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860264/adaptive-servo-ventilation-for-central-sleep-apnoea-in-heart-failure-serve-hf-on-treatment-analysis
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Holger Woehrle, Martin R Cowie, Christine Eulenburg, Anna Suling, Christiane Angermann, Marie-Pia d'Ortho, Erland Erdmann, Patrick Levy, Anita K Simonds, Virend K Somers, Faiez Zannad, Helmut Teschler, Karl Wegscheider
This on-treatment analysis was conducted to facilitate understanding of mechanisms underlying the increased risk of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in heart failure patients with reduced ejection fraction and predominant central sleep apnoea randomised to adaptive servo ventilation versus the control group in the SERVE-HF trial.Time-dependent on-treatment analyses were conducted (unadjusted and adjusted for predictive covariates). A comprehensive, time-dependent model was developed to correct for asymmetric selection effects (to minimise bias)...
August 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858969/obstructive-sleep-apnoea-of-mild-severity-should-it-be-treated
#18
Walter T McNicholas
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide guidance in the management of mild obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) in the context of a very high prevalence, poor correlation with symptom profile, and lack of evidence that mild OSAS significantly contributes to comorbidity or early mortality. RECENT FINDINGS: Mild obstructive sleep apnoea defined by hourly frequency of apnoeas or hypopnoeas (AHI) between 5 and 15 affects up to 35% of the general adult population but is much less prevalent when associated daytime symptoms are included...
August 30, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856422/are-the-epworth-sleepiness-scale-and-stop-bang-model-effective-at-predicting-the-severity-of-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-osa-in-particular-osa-requiring-treatment
#19
Binita Panchasara, Alan J Poots, Gary Davies
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a condition characterised by repetitive upper airway collapse during sleep. The condition carries a range of health sequelae that can prove fatal in cases with co-existing risk factors for the condition, such as obesity and hypertension. Utilisation of a high-performance screening tool for OSA is thus important. A retrospective audit using the ESS and Stop-Bang scores, alongside Apnoea-Hypopnea Index values, for patients who underwent polysomnography over 1 year. Multinomial logistic regression was used to compare the predictive abilities of ESS, SBM, and body mass index (BMI) for the patient outcome groups, "None" (No OSA), "Notreat" (OSA not requiring treatment) and "treat" (OSA requiring treatment)...
August 30, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853429/obstructive-sleep-apnea-osa-and-driving-safety
#20
Sergio Garbarino
Intermittent hypoxia and sleep fragmentation cause excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) and cognitive impairment in obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA); neuroimaging and neurophysiological studies in patients with OSA have delineated a putative regional "fingerprint" of OSA-induced brain injury: a disconnection of the fronto-parietal regions and a disruption of the thalamocortical oscillator, with involvement of the hippocampal formation with impaired attention, awareness, working memory, time reaction, visuoconstructive and executive functions...
August 28, 2017: La Medicina del Lavoro
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