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Latest Sleep disorders Stories

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...

2014-02-04 16:27:38

Acquisition Expands Reach of the Fastest-Growing Sleep Apnea Device in the World CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PBM Capital Group, a healthcare-focused private investment firm, has announced the acquisition of Breas Medical AB from GE Healthcare, a subsidiary of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Breas, headquartered in Sweden, is a leading manufacturer of home respiratory ventilators and sleep apnea products for the global home healthcare market sold in more...

2014-02-04 08:36:19

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles sleep apnea dentist, Dr. Bijan Afar, offers sleep apnea solutions that can help his patients enjoy a better night's sleep. Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder that affects millions of Americans from all walks of life. Proper sleep apnea treatment is critical to a positive outcome and better sleep habits. Without treatment, sleep apnea can dramatically increase a person's risk of dangerous cardiac arrhythmias, high...

2014-02-03 23:24:56

The office of Thomas Roberts is proud to announce they are now offering sleep apnea treatment to better serve the Seattle community. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 Seattle sleep apnea dentist, Dr. Thomas Roberts is proud to announce he is now offering sleep apnea treatments to patients. Dr. Roberts is currently completing the sleep apnea treatment residence program at Tufts University Dental School. Sleep apnea occurs when the tissue in the upper airway collapses, causing a...

2014-02-03 12:29:45

LONDON, February 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ergomed Clinical Research Ltd, a leading clinical development company working with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, today announces that it has entered into an agreement with Ferrer, a privately-held Spanish pharmaceutical company, to support further clinical studies of Lorediplon in patients with insomnia. Ferrer also announced it is collaborating with Ildong Pharmaceuticals Co Ltd, Korea. Ergomed is working with...

2014-02-03 12:29:24

DALLAS, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Craig Schwimmer, MD, MPH, FACS, Founder and CEO of Snoring Center USA, LLC, is pleased to announce the formation of Pillar Palatal, LLC, and it's acquisition of the Pillar Procedure business from Medtronic, Inc. effective January 17, 2014. The Pillar Procedure is an FDA cleared, minimally invasive treatment for snoring and mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea. Over 45,000 patients worldwide have received the Pillar Procedure. For more...

2014-01-31 23:02:47

Ismail Elsherif, DDS, of Covina, California, the newest member of Snoring Isn’t Sexy, can treat snoring and sleep apnea with a small, comfortable oral appliance. (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 In these stressful times, a good night’s sleep has become especially valuable, and increasingly difficult to get. Snoring and sleep apnea (a medical problem where the airway collapses during sleep and breathing stops) rob people and their bed partners of the rest they need to face their daily...

2014-01-31 23:01:43

Dr. Patricia S. Stoker offers Columbia, MD residents advanced sleep apnea treatment for regained energy and productivity with dental sleep apnea methods. Treating this lack of sleep in the New Year can lead to improved health and lower risk of other serious health problems such as stroke or heart failure. Columbia, MD (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 Dr. Patricia S. Stoker offers patients better sleep options in 2014 using dental sleep apnea. Patients in Columbia, MD who have resolved to manage...

2014-01-31 23:01:12

The main speaker for the San Francisco seminar will be Todd Morgan, DMD, a clinician and researcher with 20 years of experience in dental sleep medicine and a highly respected leader in the field. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 As the awareness of the dangers of sleep apnea continues to spread across the U.S., more and more of the estimated 22 million affected Americans are seeking solutions from their local dentist. Dentists can treat patients suffering from mild-to-moderate...

2014-01-30 23:03:36

100 Percent of Patients Improved, 73 Percent Cured Tampa, FL (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 There is a relatively new and innovative treatment option available to individuals diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) which is defined by pauses in breathing that can last a few seconds to a few minutes, and occur as little as 5 to greater than 30 times per hour. The treatment is radiofrequency ablation (RFA). “Ten years ago, RFA was performed in a hospital setting,” said Jeffrey L....