Navigation Links
Hypoglossal nerve stimulation increases airflow during sleep in obstructive sleep apnea
Date:11/24/2011

reased in all patients, and IFL was abolished entirely in 17 (57%). Normal or near-normal levels of flow were achieved in all 30 patients.

"In our study, acute unilateral stimulation of the hypoglossal nerve during sleep in patients with obstructive sleep apnea resulted in progressive increases in inspiratory airflow with increasing stimulation intensity, and inspiratory flow limitation was completely eliminated in the majority of patients," said Dr. Schwartz. "Of note, inspiratory airflow returned to baseline levels on alternating unstimulated breaths, suggesting that HGNS has a direct effect on lingual muscles and airway patency without arousing patients from sleep."

The study had a few limitations. Esophageal manometry was not used to monitor inspiratory effort, and flow response was not measured in all body positions and sleep stages. In addition, the effects of chronic use of HGNS therapy were not assessed.

"Our findings extend previous findings on the effects of HGNS on airflow in obstructive sleep apnea by characterizing flow responses over a range of stimulus amplitudes and demonstrating greater increases in airflow," concluded Dr. Schwartz. "The magnitude of the increases in airflow we observed indicate that HGNS can provide substantial relief of upper airway obstruction during sleep in these patients across a wide range of disease severity."


'/>"/>

Contact: Nathaniel Dunford
ndunford@thoracic.org
212-315-8620
American Thoracic Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Researchers get $7.5M grant to combat nerve agents
2. Noninvasive current stimulation improves sight in patients with optic nerve damage
3. Simple nerve cells regulate swimming depth of marine plankton
4. UC San Diego biologists discover genes that repair nerves after injury
5. Team creates genetic GPS system to comprehensively locate and track inhibitory nerve cells
6. Scripps Research scientists solve mystery of nerve disease genes
7. Syracuse University scientists discover new hitch to link nerve cell motors to their cargo
8. WSU study expands time window for facial nerve rehabilitation
9. Johns Hopkins scientists reveal nerve cells navigation system
10. Experimental Alzheimers disease drugs might help patients with nerve injuries
11. OSU chemist developing solution to nerve agent exposure
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/10/2014)... Dec. 8, 2014 You,ve been here before: you ... can,t remember your password, site key or the answer to ... first grade teacher? Today, Hoyos Labs ... app that will finally put an end to the frustration ... TM . 1U leverages a user,s smartphone to acquire ...
(Date:12/10/2014)...     Jifflenow ...   Jifflenow, a leading provider ... business-to-business (B2B) events, today announced a partnership with ... communication (NFC), Bluetooth low energy (BLE), and cloud-based ... Jifflenow will integrate its meeting scheduling ...
(Date:12/3/2014)... GLENDALE, Ariz. , Dec. 2, 2014 ... biometric hand readers, Inception Technologies is pleased to announce ... it easier for customers to collect the workforce data ... the problems that have been left by existing readers. ... to user interface, connectivity and modern technology. Older models ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):The Password is Finally Dead: Launch of 1U Mobile App Eliminates Need for All Usernames and Passwords 2The Password is Finally Dead: Launch of 1U Mobile App Eliminates Need for All Usernames and Passwords 3Jifflenow And ITN International Bring Cutting-Edge Badge Scanning Technology To B2B Events 2Jifflenow And ITN International Bring Cutting-Edge Badge Scanning Technology To B2B Events 3Inception Technologies to Release New Biometric Reader 2
... from NOAA and Texas A&M UniversityCorpus Christi were astounded to ... as some of the most common ocean habitats in the ... reverse previous beliefs about the prevalence of seamounts, which are ... coral reefs, most people will never see a seamount, but ...
... Governor Charlie Crist declared a state of emergency in ... for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing (CSTARS) at the ... international satellite data providers to acquire critical environmental imagery ... platform caught fire after an explosion on April 20 ...
... plants and science, nurtured by early days spent on her ... in the study of plants - and now to a ... work at Kansas State University. The five-year award will ... at K-State, to study how insects that serve as vectors ...
Cached Biology News:Scientists identify seamounts as significant, unexplored territory 2K-State scientist to receive $1 million CAREER award 2K-State scientist to receive $1 million CAREER award 3
(Date:12/19/2014)... December 18, 2014 Reports from ... United States suffer from one or more chronic health ... cancer. Medication can address some of these diseases, but ... that many sufferers face. While implanted nerve stimulation devices ... the whole nerve, which can induce side effects. ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... With only 2 weeks left of ... Sartorius Biohit products . The product specials include Buy ... Pipette Trade-in Program, and free pipette tips. , Sartorius ... the world. They are ideal for lab technicians performing ... ,     Full volume range of 0.1 uL to ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... 18, 2014 Relmada Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB: RLMD), ... of chronic pain, announced the results of its annual ... was a transformational year in Relmada,s history and it ... company," said Sergio Traversa , chief executive officer ... on key financial, human resource and clinical development objectives ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... Houston, TX (PRWEB) December 17, 2014 ... marketing and administration for Stoller Group. In this position, ... Stoller Group, on administrative matters, develop marketing strategy and ... and services. , “Achim has tremendous knowledge and ... president of Stoller Group. “His experience and innovative thinking ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Draper Wins GSK Funding for Smaller, Smarter Implantable Devices 2Major Pipette Distributor Pipette.com Announces Sartorius Year End Specials 2Relmada Therapeutics Announces Results of Annual Shareholders Meeting 2Achim Noack Joins Stoller Group as Global Vice President of Marketing and Administration 2
... Annual ... Scientific Session -, FREMONT, Calif., April ... company, presented data from a,study providing further confirmation that the Company,s ... The research suggests that such a panel may be useful in ...
... HUBBARD, Ohio, April 8, 2008 NanoLogix, Inc.,(OTC ... 2007 financial data and a director appointment., ... were,reduced by 42% over 2006, while funding for ... information can be accessed at:, http://www.nanologixinc.com/financials.html , ...
... Report,Transfer Across Disparate PACS and Maintains Hospital Group,s Operations as ... ... Crashes, SEATTLE, April 8, 2008 Compressus, leaders in,interoperability ... integrated digital imaging and data management,solution at E-Rad Solutions teleradiology ...
Cached Biology Technology:Vermillion Biomarker Panel Potential Aid in the Diagnosis of Peripheral Artery Disease 2Vermillion Biomarker Panel Potential Aid in the Diagnosis of Peripheral Artery Disease 3NanoLogix Inc. Provides Financial Update, Appoints Bert Pharis as New Director 2Compressus Completes Interoperability Implementation for E-Rad Solutions Teleradiology Customers 2Compressus Completes Interoperability Implementation for E-Rad Solutions Teleradiology Customers 3
CKB Antibody (N-term) Antigen: This antibody is generated from rabbits immunized with a KLH conjugated synthetic peptide selected within aa 1~100 of human CKB. Molecular Weight: 42644 Da...
Anti-Digoxigenin-AP, Fab fragments; from sheep...
2 ml SmartScan Racks...
Request Info...
Biology Products: