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2014-03-12 08:29:57

THE REMEDE SYSTEM RECOGNIZED AS 2014 BEST INNOVATION AT CRT CONFERENCE MINNEAPOLIS, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Respicardia(®), Inc., a developer of implantable therapies to improve respiratory and cardiovascular health, announced that it has been awarded the Best Innovation of 2014 from Cardiovascular Research Technologies (CRT) and CV Pipeline for the remed?(®) System, the first and only implantable device for the treatment of central sleep apnea....

2014-02-05 11:23:42

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) generally is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular (CV) disease. OSA is usually measured using the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI), the number of times that breathing pauses or severely slows per hour of sleep. However, sleep studies using to diagnose OSA produce a number of other measures. Whether those measures are associated with CV disease, and whether they predict CV disease as well or better than AHI, is not known. Tetyana Kendzerska (University of...

2014-01-09 12:18:35

UH Case Medical Center one of US and European clinical trial sites showing marked improvements for sleep apnea sufferers Results published in a new study in the Jan. 9 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine report that mild electronic stimulation therapy to the upper airway during sleep is effective in reducing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). In the Stimulation Therapy for Apnea Reduction (The STAR Trial) study, researchers tested an implantable electronic stimulation device called...

2014-01-08 16:25:46

UH Case Medical Center one of U.S. and European clinical trial sites showing marked improvements for sleep apnea sufferers CLEVELAND, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Results published in a new study in the Jan. 9 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine report that mild electronic stimulation therapy to the upper airway during sleep is effective in reducing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). In the Stimulation Therapy for Apnea Reduction (The STAR Trial) study, researchers tested an...

2013-04-15 10:50:23

Sleep apnea severity is higher in African American men, particularly in certain age ranges A new study suggests that obstructive sleep apnea severity is higher in African-American men in certain age ranges, even after controlling for body mass index (BMI). "The results show that in certain age groups, after correcting for other demographic factors, the severity of sleep apnea as measured by the apnea-hypopnea index is higher in African-American males than Caucasian males," said James...

2013-02-11 15:09:43

In a study to be presented on February 15 between 8 a.m., and 10 a.m. PST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting , in San Francisco, researchers will report findings that women with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and cardiac symptoms have a 31 percent incidence of cardiac dysfunction. The use of echocardiograms should be considered in the clinical management of these women. OSA is characterized by abnormal pauses in breathing or instances of...

2012-12-12 15:37:57

For individuals with obstructive sleep apnea traveling to higher altitudes (which may exacerbate symptoms), use of a combination therapy resulted in improvement in symptoms including reduced insomnia and better control of sleep apnea, according to a preliminary study published in the December 12 issue of JAMA. As travel to the mountains for professional and recreational activities is increasingly popular, involving millions of persons worldwide, the estimated number of patients with...

2012-11-12 08:27:03

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ: VVUS) today announced that a study published in the journal SLEEP (2012; 35(11):1529-1539) found that patients with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) taking phentermine and topiramate extended-release capsules achieved significant improvements in key measures of OSA and cardiovascular risk factors along with weight loss during the 28-week trial. OSA is a chronic and potentially serious sleep disorder in...

2012-05-23 17:23:35

The severity of sleep disordered breathing and nocturnal hypoxemia independently predict both glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), according to a new study. "Because people with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) are often overweight or obese it has been difficult to interpret earlier studies of the relationship between sleep disordered breathing and metabolic disorders," said Brian Kent, MBBCh, research fellow at St. Vincent's University...

2011-06-14 06:40:01

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ About 1 in 15 Americans have sleep apnea, and according to this study sleep apnea is associated with an increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes. Women with severe sleep apnea have the highest incidence of adverse pregnancy outcomes. This increased prevalence was primarily driven by a higher incidence of gestational diabetes and early preterm birth. "Our findings suggest that moderate to severe sleep-disordered breathing may be associated with adverse pregnancy...