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2013-05-08 17:49:33

A new study suggests that regularity of bedtime prior to initiation of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is an important factor that may influence treatment compliance in adults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Results show that bedtime variability was a significant predictor of CPAP adherence, which was defined as four or more hours of treatment use per night. The odds of one-month CPAP non-adherence were 3.7 times greater for every one unit increase in habitual, or...

2013-05-02 23:24:21

Utilization review and case management professionals from payer organizations gained an understanding of what tests and procedures are medically necessary in diagnosing and treating OSA. Portland, OR (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 During a recent webinar hosted by AllMed Healthcare Management, Dr. Shannon Hunter, who is board certified in otolaryngology, discussed issues surrounding the evaluation and treatment of patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Utilization review and case management...

2013-04-18 16:28:03

Sleep apnea is not just an adult problem. Far from it. Between 1- 3% of young children have sleep apnea/disordered breathing, and if untreated, can grow up with lasting scars. Habitual nighttime battles for adequate air can set a child up for ADHD symptomology and a lifetime of mental health problems that flow from this. COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- People lobbying for gun control may want to consider another culprit in the post-Newtown search for the answer to...

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...

2013-04-11 12:31:07

Merger brings together hundreds of hospital and physician-based managed sleep sites and an innovative home sleep diagnostics platform to enable fully integrated Community Sleep Management WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. and COLUMBIA, S.C., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SleepMed, Inc., the largest private sleep diagnostics and therapy provider and Watermark Medical, the leading home sleep technology services company for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep breathing disorders, announce the...

2013-04-03 23:02:11

According to Dr. Benjamin Gerson, medical director of University Services Sleep Diagnostic & Treatment Centers, the uses for home sleep testing are not just in the clinical setting, but also in identifying fatigued transportation workers as well as improve participants´ results in weight management programs. Dr. Gerson highlighted these points at two speaking engagements last month. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) April 03, 2013 At two speaking engagements last month, Dr. Benjamin Gerson,...

2013-04-02 12:30:48

New Beverly Hills and Palm Springs Locations Bring Exceptional Treatment for Sleep Disorders to California BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Eos Sleep, the nation's leading medical practice for diagnosing and treating the many causes of sleep apnea, sinusitis and nasal obstruction, is proud to announce the opening of its newest centers located in the hearts of Beverly Hills and Palm Springs, California as of April 1(st). Eos Sleep is pleased to bring on board...

2013-03-14 23:02:44

Dr. Gerald Suh specializes in treating sleep disordered breathing, pediatric ENT Stamford, CT (PRWEB) March 14, 2013 March 2013 — Medical marketing firm MCPR introduces Dr. Gerald Suh for media interviews. Dr. Suh is a board certified ENT and Sleep Medicine expert and a fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Topics for commentary/opinion from Dr. Suh: Medical and surgical management of sleep disorders; pediatric ENT; nasal and sinus surgery; endocrine and salivary gland...

2013-03-13 23:02:01

Sleep Review, the Journal for Sleep Specialists, has named Dr. Carstensen the dentist for their "Expert Insight" column. He is available to answer questions posed by readers about oral appliances for sleep apnea and snoring. Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) March 13, 2013 Sleep Review, the Journal for Sleep Specialists, has named Dr. Carstensen the dentist for their "Expert Insight" column. He is available to answer questions posed by readers about oral appliances for sleep apnea and snoring. Nearly...

2013-03-10 23:02:40

Patients of Dr. Ray Besharati are now being treated for issues connected to sleep apnea through the use of improved oral devices. Sleep apnea is when a person stops breathing in the night repeatedly, and it is a dangerous condition that can be helped using oral dental devices to properly position the mouth and help the air passageways stay unblocked so that breathing is eased. Issaquah, WA (PRWEB) March 10, 2013 Dr. Ray Besharati of Highlands Dentistry now treats patients suffering from...