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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528348/effect-of-home-noninvasive-ventilation-with-oxygen-therapy-vs-oxygen-therapy-alone-on-hospital-readmission-or-death-after-an-acute-copd-exacerbation-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Patrick B Murphy, Sunita Rehal, Gill Arbane, Stephen Bourke, Peter M A Calverley, Angela M Crook, Lee Dowson, Nicholas Duffy, G John Gibson, Philip D Hughes, John R Hurst, Keir E Lewis, Rahul Mukherjee, Annabel Nickol, Nicholas Oscroft, Maxime Patout, Justin Pepperell, Ian Smith, John R Stradling, Jadwiga A Wedzicha, Michael I Polkey, Mark W Elliott, Nicholas Hart
Importance: Outcomes after exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) requiring acute noninvasive ventilation (NIV) are poor and there are few treatments to prevent hospital readmission and death. Objective: To investigate the effect of home NIV plus oxygen on time to readmission or death in patients with persistent hypercapnia after an acute COPD exacerbation. Design, Setting, and Participants: A randomized clinical trial of patients with persistent hypercapnia (Paco2 >53 mm Hg) 2 weeks to 4 weeks after resolution of respiratory acidemia, who were recruited from 13 UK centers between 2010 and 2015...
May 21, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522094/continuous-positive-air-pressure-improves-orthonasal-olfactory-function-of-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#2
Ute Walliczek-Dworschak, Werner Cassel, Luisa Mittendorf, Robert Pellegrino, Ulrich Koehler, Christian Güldner, Philipp Otto Georg Dworschak, Olaf Hildebrandt, Hanna Daniel, Thomas Günzel, Afshin Teymoortash, Thomas Hummel
OBJECTIVE: Recent studies have suggested that patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) might be affected by olfactory impairment. However, more evidence is needed on the effect that OSA has on the chemical senses (olfaction and gustatory) of these patients, and whether continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment might help to reverse possible impairment. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted with 44 OSA patients (17 female and 27 male, mean age 54 ± 9...
June 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483860/rapid-eye-movement-sleep-predominant-central-sleep-apnea-relieved-by-positive-airway-pressure-a-case-report
#3
Noah P Jouett, Michael L Smith, Donald E Watenpaugh, Maryam Siddiqui, Maleeha Ahmad, Farrukh Siddiqui
Central Sleep Apnea (CSA) is characterized by intermittent apneas and hypopneas during sleep that result from absent central respiratory drive. CSA occurs almost exclusively during non-rapid-eye-movement (NREM) sleep due to enhanced neuronal ventilatory drive during REM sleep that makes central apneas highly unlikely to form. A 45-year-old obese African American female presented with co-existing Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and CSA, not in the form of mixed or complex sleep apnea. Peculiarly, her CSA occurred only during rapid-eye-movement (REM) sleep, which is exceedingly rare...
May 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472141/prediction-of-the-severity-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-by-anthropometric-features-via-support-vector-machine
#4
Wen-Te Liu, Hau-Tieng Wu, Jer-Nan Juang, Adam Wisniewski, Hsin-Chien Lee, Dean Wu, Yu-Lun Lo
To develop an applicable prediction for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is still a challenge in clinical practice. We apply a modern machine learning method, the support vector machine to establish a predicting model for the severity of OSA. The support vector machine was applied to build up a prediction model based on three anthropometric features (neck circumference, waist circumference, and body mass index) and age on the first database. The established model was then valided independently on the second database...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464758/periodic-limb-movements-in-tetraplegia
#5
Annemieke Emma Josina Peters, Lysanne van Silfhout, Marnie Graco, Rachel Schembri, Dick Thijssen, David J Berlowitz
OBJECTIVE: To establish the prevalence of Periodic Limb Movements during Sleep (PLMS) in patients with tetraplegia, controlling for obstructive sleep apnea. To explore whether demographic and injury characteristics affect PLMS. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohorts. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: One hundred seventy-three participants with acute (<12 months) and 92 with chronic (>12 months) tetraplegia who underwent full overnight diagnostic sleep studies...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455120/obstructive-sleep-apnea-is-associated-with-increased-qt-corrected-interval-dispersion-the-effects-of-continuous-positive-airway-pressure
#6
Nagihan Bilal, Nursel Dikmen, Fulsen Bozkus, Aylin Sungur, Selman Sarica, Israfil Orhan, Anil Samur
INTRODUCTION: Severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with increased QT corrected interval dispersion (QTcd) and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is thought to improve this arrhythmogenic marker. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to determine the decrease of ratio of cardiovascular risk in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. METHODS: The study included 65 patients with severe OSA who had an apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) score of >30...
March 31, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449900/insufficient-sleep-rather-than-the-apnea-hypopnea-index-can-be-associated-with-sleepiness-related-driving-problems-of-japanese-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-patients-residing-in-metropolitan-areas
#7
Kentaro Matsui, Taeko Sasai-Sakuma, Jun Ishigooka, Yuichi Inoue
OBJECTIVE: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and insufficient sleep might increase the risk of drowsy driving and sleepiness-related vehicular accidents. This study retrospectively investigated the factors associated with these driving problems, particularly addressing OSAS severity and sleep amounts of affected drivers. METHODS: This study examined 161 patients (146 male and 15 female) with OSAS (apnea-hypopnea index [AHI] ≥ 5) who drove on a routine basis and who completed study questionnaires...
May 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449892/medical-comorbidity-in-narcolepsy-findings-from-the-burden-of-narcolepsy-disease-bond-study
#8
J Black, N L Reaven, S E Funk, K McGaughey, M M Ohayon, C Guilleminault, C Ruoff
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to evaluate medical comorbidity patterns in patients with a narcolepsy diagnosis in the United States. PATIENTS/METHODS: This was a retrospective medical claims data analysis. Truven Health Analytics MarketScan® Research Databases were accessed to identify individuals ≥18 years of age with ≥1 diagnosis code for narcolepsy (International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-9, 347.0, 347.00, 347.01, 347.1, 347...
May 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447032/risk-of-sleepiness-related-accidents-in-switzerland-results-of-an-online-sleep-apnea-risk-questionnaire-and-awareness-campaigns
#9
Mona Lichtblau, Daniel Bratton, Philippe Giroud, Thomas Weiler, Konrad E Bloch, Thomas Brack
OBJECTIVES: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is associated with major morbidity and mortality but OSAS is frequently under recognized. To promote awareness of OSAS, the Swiss Lung League launched an online questionnaire combined with annual advertisements in mass media. Characteristics of participants, prevalence of sleep apnea, OSAS-related symptoms, and their association with accidents were investigated. METHODS: A questionnaire was created incorporating anthropometrics, the Epworth sleepiness scale (ESS), the OSAS domain of the sleep disorders questionnaire (SDQ), and a question on accidents related to sleepiness...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445548/assessing-the-severity-of-sleep-apnea-syndrome-based-on-ballistocardiogram
#10
Zhu Wang, Xingshe Zhou, Weichao Zhao, Fan Liu, Hongbo Ni, Zhiwen Yu
BACKGROUND: Sleep Apnea Syndrome (SAS) is a common sleep-related breathing disorder, which affects about 4-7% males and 2-4% females all around the world. Different approaches have been adopted to diagnose SAS and measure its severity, including the gold standard Polysomnography (PSG) in sleep study field as well as several alternative techniques such as single-channel ECG, pulse oximeter and so on. However, many shortcomings still limit their generalization in home environment. In this study, we aim to propose an efficient approach to automatically assess the severity of sleep apnea syndrome based on the ballistocardiogram (BCG) signal, which is non-intrusive and suitable for in home environment...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439197/clinical-and-polysomnographic-features-of-children-evaluated-with-polysomnography-in-pediatric-sleep-laboratory
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Hatice Ezgi Barış, Yasemin Gökdemir, Ela Erdem Eralp, Nilay Baş İkizoğlu, Fazilet Karakoç, Bülent Karadağ, Refika Ersu
AIM: Sleep disordered breathing is a common problem in childhood that encompasses a spectrum of disorders extending from primary snoring to obstructive sleep apnea. This study aims to investigate the results of children undergoing evaluation with polysomnography in the sleep laboratory of a tertiary care hospital. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Demographic and clinical features as well as sleep associated symptoms, scores of pediatric sleep questionnaire and Pittsburgh sleep quality index and polysomnography results are retrospectively evaluated...
March 2017: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432297/high-probability-of-comorbidities-in-bronchial-asthma-in-germany
#12
S Heck, S Al-Shobash, D Rapp, D D Le, A Omlor, A Bekhit, M Flaig, B Al-Kadah, W Herian, R Bals, S Wagenpfeil, Q T Dinh
Clinical experience has shown that allergic and non-allergic respiratory, metabolic, mental, and cardiovascular disorders sometimes coexist with bronchial asthma. However, no study has been carried out that calculates the chance of manifestation of these disorders with bronchial asthma in Saarland and Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Using ICD10 diagnoses from health care institutions, the present study systematically analyzed the co-prevalence and odds ratios of comorbidities in the asthma population in Germany...
April 21, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426387/characterization-of-bimodal-chronotype-and-its-association-with-sleep-a-population-based-study
#13
Priscila Farias Tempaku, Juliana Ramirez Arruda, Diego Robles Mazzotti, Bruno S B Gonçalves, Mário Pedrazzoli, Lia Bittencourt, Sergio Tufik
The circadian system coordinates internal events in a daily schedule to make sure that the body systems are synchronized to environmental time and internal cues. One important behavioral aspect of the circadian system is the chronotype. It is usually assessed through subjective questionnaires, being the Horne-Ostberg Morningness-Eveningness Questionnaire (MEQ) one of the most used. It classifies individuals into three major categories: morning, evening, and intermediate types. Recently, it has been hypothesized the existence of a fourth chronotype, the bimodal type, through an algorithm derived from the MEQ responses...
2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408141/the-effects-of-heel-height-on-head-position-long-term-average-spectra-and-perceptions-of-female-singers
#14
Amelia A Rollings
Female singers often wear high heels for auditions and performances. Heel height research in non-singing contexts indicates that wearing heels can affect body alignment and head position. Studies in orthodontics, sleep apnea, and voice science suggest that head and neck positioning can alter the vocal tract. The purpose of this study was to assess the effects, if any, of heel height (barefoot, 10.16-cm stilettos) on three angles of singer head position (calculated from C7-tragus-nasion), long-term average spectra data, and perceptual data (questionnaire) acquired from female (N = 30) soloists during alternating periods of silence and singing...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393717/leptin-levels-in-children-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome
#15
Ayhan Söğüt, Şerefden Açıkgöz, Lokman Uzun, Mehmet Birol Uğur, Remzi Altın, Elif Dağlı, Athanasios Kaditis, Refika Ersu
Introduction: The aim of this study is to assess the effect of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) severity on leptin levels in children. Patients and Methods: Children with habitual snoring underwent overnight polysomnography. Fasting venous blood samples were obtained between 8 AM and 9 AM, following the night of the sleep study. Children with an apnea-hypopnea index of ≥ 5/h were included in the moderate-to-severe OSAS group while those with an apnea-hypopnea index of < 5/h formed the mild OSAS/primary snoring group...
December 2016: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391439/one-anastomosis-gastric-bypass-first-407-patients-in-1%C3%A2-year
#16
Yonatan Lessing, Niv Pencovich, Marian Khatib, Shai Meron-Eldar, Joseph Koriansky, Subhi Abu-Abeid
BACKGROUND: One-anastomosis gastric bypass (OAGB) is a promising laparoscopic procedure with various benefits including shorter operating times and less operative complications. That said, it is yet to gain widespread acceptance. Here, we describe our first-year experience with OAGB in our department, in particular the safety and efficacy of this procedure. METHODS: This study is a retrospective analysis of all patients who underwent OAGB between March 2015 and March 2016 by our bariatric surgery unit...
April 8, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366143/-where-do-we-perform-sleep-test-in-the-laboratory-or-at-home
#17
Handan İnönü Köseoğlu, Asiye Kanbay, Turan Acıcan
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is an important public health problem seen in 14.3% of male, and 5% of female population which leads to higher morbidity, and mortality rates because of its outcomes effecting many organ systems including cardiovascular, and cerebrovascular systems. Despite its higher prevalence in community, sleep laboratories both in our country, and in the world remain incapable of diagnosing these patients, and 80-90% of the cases with OSAS can not be diagnosed. As an alternative to gold standard polysomnographic examinations this desperate condition revived the use of more practical, and less expensive portable monitorization devices which can be used at home without the need for help of a technician...
December 2016: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366141/-leptin-levels-in-children-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome
#18
Ayhan Söğüt, Şerefden Açıkgöz, Lokman Uzun, Mehmet Birol Uğur, Remzi Altın, Elif Dağlı, Athanasios Kaditis, Refika Ersu
Introduction: The aim of this study is to assess the effect of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) severity on leptin levels in children. Patients and Methods: Children with habitual snoring underwent overnight polysomnography. Fasting venous blood samples were obtained between 8 AM and 9 AM, following the night of the sleep study. Children with an apnea-hypopnea index of ≥ 5/h were included in the moderate-to-severe OSAS group while those with an apnea-hypopnea index of < 5/h formed the mild OSAS/primary snoring group...
December 2016: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364492/neuropsychological-function-in-patients-with-acute-tetraplegia-and-sleep-disordered-breathing
#19
Rachel Schembri, Jo Spong, Marnie Graco, David J Berlowitz
Study objectives: To investigate the relationship between apnea severity and neuropsychological function in patients with acute-onset tetraplegia and sleep disordered breathing. Methods: Polysomnography and neuropsychological testing were performed on 104 participants (age M = 45.60, SD = 16.38; 10 female) across 11 international sites, 2 months postinjury (M = 60.70 days, SD = 39.48). Neuropsychological tests assessed attention, information processing, executive function, memory, learning, mood, and quality of life...
February 1, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364475/tailored-behavioral-intervention-among-blacks-with-metabolic-syndrome-and-sleep-apnea-results-of-the-metso-trial
#20
Girardin Jean-Louis, Valerie Newsome, Natasha J Williams, Ferdinand Zizi, Joseph Ravenell, Gbenga Ogedegbe
Study Objectives: To assess effectiveness of a culturally and linguistically tailored telephone-delivered intervention to increase adherence to physician-recommended evaluation and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) among blacks. Methods: In a two-arm randomized controlled trial, we evaluated effectiveness of the tailored intervention among blacks with metabolic syndrome, relative to those in an attention control arm (n = 380; mean age = 58 ± 13; female = 71%)...
January 1, 2017: Sleep
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