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Band-Aid for Your Nose or New Therapy for Sleep Apnea

Meir Kryger, MD, FRCPC, discusses the latest innovations in the world of obstructive sleep apnea.

Sleep Medicine

Treating sleep disorders can wake up your bottom line
Treating sleep disorders can wake up your bottom lineThe prevalence of sleep problems, combined with a growing array of user-friendly devices for conducting home sleep tests, represents an opportunity for primary care physicians to add a new income stream and improve the quality of life for many of their patients.
Untreated sleep apnea leads to behavior problems
Untreated sleep apnea leads to behavior problemsChildren with obstructive sleep apnea that is left untreated are at increased risk for developing problems with behavior, learning, and adaptive functioning, according to a 5-year study.
Study: PCPs as effective, less costly at managing sleep apnea than specialists
Study: PCPs as effective, less costly at managing sleep apnea than specialistsIncreased awareness of obstructive sleep apnea in the 1990s has resulted in a steady demand and, therefore, long waits at specialty sleep centers. But a new report indicates that, when trained properly, primary care physicians can provide the same level of clinical care as sleep center specialists.
Sleep apnea found to affect women's brains more than men's
Sleep apnea found to affect women's brains more than men'sSleep apnea affects women and men differently because of sex-specific changes in the brain. This is the finding of researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)'s School of Nursing, School of Medicine, and Brain Research Institute.
Study: Fibromyalgia patients taking pregabalin see improvement in sleep, daily pain
Study: Fibromyalgia patients taking pregabalin see improvement in sleep, daily painFibromyalgia patients taking pregabalin had significant improvements in sleep and decreased daily pain, according to a new study published in the April 2012 issue of Arthritis Care & Research.