• In contrast to other surgical procedures to treat sleep apnea, Inspire therapy does not require removing or permanently altering a patient's facial or airway anatomy. (medindia.net)
  • Cross-sectional baseline data were analyzed from the Sleep and Asthma Cohort Study, a multicenter prospective study designed to evaluate the contribution of sleep and breathing abnormalities to SCA-related morbidity in children ages 4 to 18 years, unselected for OSAS symptoms or asthma. (aappublications.org)
  • OSAS, defined by obstructive apnea hypopnea indices, was present in 100 (41%) or 25 (10%) children at cutpoints of ≥1 or ≥5, respectively. (aappublications.org)
  • Sleep apnea is as prevalent as adult diabetes and asthma and the consequences of OSA range from disruptive to life-threatening," said Kingman Strohl, MD, who was the principal investigator for the study at UH and co-author of the NEJM article. (medindia.net)
  • The ill effects of air pollution may literally be causing some people to lose sleep, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. (news-medical.net)
  • Less commonly, sleep apnea can happen when someone doesn't get enough oxygen during sleep because the brain doesn't send signals to the muscles that control breathing. (kidshealth.org)
  • A new guideline focused on the role of weight management in treating adult obstructive sleep apnea has been published online by the American Thoracic Society in the Sept. 15 American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (news-medical.net)
  • According to a recent report by American Academy of Sleep Medicine, OSA affects 12% of the US adult population (29.4 million people), and 80% of these people are undiagnosed. (healio.com)
  • The National Sleep Foundation estimates that it affects as many as 18 million Americans. (hubpages.com)
  • OSA is a condition that affects breathing whilst sleeping due to a narrowing or total closure of the airway. (fta.co.uk)
  • Experimenting with mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have added to evidence that a hormone best known for helping regulate hunger and body weight might also ease breathing problems experienced during sleep more effectively when given through the nose. (news-medical.net)