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Study sheds new light on sleep drunkenness disorder

Study sheds new light on sleep drunkenness disorder

A study is shining new light on a sleep disorder called "sleep drunkenness". The disorder may be as prevalent as affecting one in every seven people. The research is published in the August 26, 2014, print issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. [More]
UH Case Medical Center offers new FDA-approved treatment for obstructive sleep apnea

UH Case Medical Center offers new FDA-approved treatment for obstructive sleep apnea

University Hospitals Case Medical Center is the first in Ohio and among the first in the United States to begin offering a new FDA-approved treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). [More]
Severe obstructive sleep apnea associated with elevated blood pressure despite medication use

Severe obstructive sleep apnea associated with elevated blood pressure despite medication use

A new study shows a strong association between severe, untreated obstructive sleep apnea and the risk of elevated blood pressure despite the use of high blood pressure medications. [More]
More and more patients are opting for dental implants, says dentist

More and more patients are opting for dental implants, says dentist

A National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey administered by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention found that 25 percent of patients over 60 years old have lost all of their teeth. It's estimated that 63% of all American adults are missing more than one tooth. [More]
Research report on global market for respiratory devices

Research report on global market for respiratory devices

The worldwide respiratory device market continues to grow despite economic downturns mainly due to the aging of the world population and increasing incidence of COPD. [More]
OAC, YMCA of Central Florida partner to educate public about obesity, health and wellness

OAC, YMCA of Central Florida partner to educate public about obesity, health and wellness

Today, the Obesity Action Coalition and the YMCA of Central Florida are proud to announce an exciting new partnership aimed at educating the public about obesity, health and wellness and much more. With synergistic missions focused on overall health, the partnership is a proactive step forward to help the more than 93 million Americans impacted by the disease of obesity. [More]
Catheter ablation improves quality of life for adults with atrial fibrillation

Catheter ablation improves quality of life for adults with atrial fibrillation

Adults who undergo a minimally invasive technique to treat atrial fibrillation are significantly less likely to die from a heart attack or heart failure, according to a long-term study by the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center. [More]
New anesthesia procedure demonstrates cause of obstruction in patients with severe sleep apnea

New anesthesia procedure demonstrates cause of obstruction in patients with severe sleep apnea

A simplified anesthesia procedure may enable more widespread use of preoperative testing to demonstrate the cause of airway obstruction in patients with severe sleep apnea, suggests a study in Anesthesia & Analgesia. [More]
Verus Healthcare completes 85th acquisition of CPAP business

Verus Healthcare completes 85th acquisition of CPAP business

Verus Healthcare, Inc. recently completed its 85th acquisition of CPAP business within the durable medical equipment (DME) industry. [More]
Kaleo announces U.S. availability of EVZIO for emergency treatment of opioid overdose

Kaleo announces U.S. availability of EVZIO for emergency treatment of opioid overdose

Kaleo, a privately-held pharmaceutical company headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, today announced the United States (U.S.) commercial availability of EVZIO for the emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose, as manifested by respiratory and/or central nervous system depression. [More]
Hypertension does not respond to therapy due to inadequate diagnosis

Hypertension does not respond to therapy due to inadequate diagnosis

High blood pressure—also known as hypertension—is widespread, but treatment often fails. One in five people with hypertension does not respond to therapy. This is frequently due to inadequate diagnosis, as Franz Weber and Manfred Anlauf point out in the current issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International. [More]
VA scandal prompts closer look at VA health care around nation

VA scandal prompts closer look at VA health care around nation

News outlets examine wait times and poor service at clinics in North Carolina, Colorado and Minnesota. [More]
First Edition: June 17, 2014

First Edition: June 17, 2014

Today's headlines include developments related to the health care marketplace and state health policy. [More]
Weight loss most important factor for improving cardiovascular health in obese OSA patients

Weight loss most important factor for improving cardiovascular health in obese OSA patients

Obesity and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) tend to co-exist and are associated with a variety of cardiovascular risk factors, including inflammation, insulin resistance, abnormal cholesterol, and high blood pressure. While effective therapies are available for OSA, researchers are still unclear about what interventions are most effective in reducing the burden of risk factors for cardiovascular disease associated with OSA in obese patients. [More]
Auxilium and Prasco introduce authorized generic version of Testim

Auxilium and Prasco introduce authorized generic version of Testim

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a fully integrated specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it has partnered with Prasco, LLC ("Prasco") to introduce an Authorized Generic version of Testim® (testosterone gel). [More]
Itamar Medical's leading sleep apnea diagnostic device receives FDA clearance

Itamar Medical's leading sleep apnea diagnostic device receives FDA clearance

Itamar Medical reported today, June 9th, 2014, that the new and upgraded model of the WatchPAT, Itamar Medical's leading sleep apnea diagnostic device, has been cleared by the FDA. [More]

USITC rules out patent claims on Apex's CPAP-complimentary mask

Apex Medical Corporation a leading player in the Respiratory Therapy and Pressure Area Care sectors, announced that it has successfully obtained an initial advisory opinion from the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) that its continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)-complimentary mask product is free from patent claims previously asserted by its Australia-based competitor, ResMed. [More]
Study demonstrates link between obstructive sleep apnea and development of diabetes

Study demonstrates link between obstructive sleep apnea and development of diabetes

In the largest study to date of the relationship between sleep apnea and diabetes, a new study of more than 8,500 Canadian patients has demonstrated a link between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and the development of diabetes, confirming earlier evidence of such a relationship from smaller studies with shorter follow-up periods. [More]
Hypertensive pregnant women who snore may have unrecognized obstructive sleep apnea

Hypertensive pregnant women who snore may have unrecognized obstructive sleep apnea

1 in 2 hypertensive pregnant women who habitually snore may have unrecognized obstructive sleep apnea, a sleeping disorder that can reduce blood oxygen levels during the night and that has been linked to serious health conditions, new University of Michigan-led research shows. [More]
Compliance with CPAP therapy may help prevent cardiovascular complications

Compliance with CPAP therapy may help prevent cardiovascular complications

A new study suggests that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy rapidly improves blood pressure and arterial tone in adults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). [More]