Archive for January 2016

Obstructive sleep apnoea-hypopnoea causes excessive daytime sleepiness – PubMed

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov – Obstructive sleep apnoea-hypopnoea (OSAH) causes excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), impairs quality of life (QoL) and increases cardiovascular disease and road traffic accident risks. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment is clinically effective but undermined by intolerance, and its cost-effectiveness is borderline in milder cases. Click here for the full article.

Non CPAP therapies in obstructive sleep apnoea – European Respiratory Journal

erj.ersjournals.com – Mandibular advancement devices (MADs) represent the main non-continuous positive airway pressure (non-CPAP) therapy for patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). The aim of the European Respiratory Society Task Force was to review the evidence in favour of MAD therapy. Effects of tongue-retaining devices are not included in this report. Click here for the complete article.

How Well Does the STOPBANG Score Predict OSA? MedScape Medical News

www.medscape.com – I’m going to start this article by talking about basic statistics. I know that I’m gambling a little here, and I hope I don’t lose too many readers up front. I figured that I would lay all the cards on the table, however, because I can’t make my point without a little math. Click here for the complete article.