Navigation Links
New device can reduce sleep apnea episodes by 70 percent, Pitt-UPMC study shows
Date:1/8/2014

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 8, 2014 Implantation of a sleep apnea device called Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation (UAS) therapy can lead to significant improvements for patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. After one year, patients using the device had an approximately 70 percent reduction in sleep apnea severity, as well as significant reductions in daytime sleepiness.

The multicenter, prospective Stimulation Therapy for Apnea Reduction (STAR) trial was conducted at 22 medical centers in the United States and Europe, and is the first to evaluate the use of upper airway stimulation for sleep apnea.

OSA, which affects more than 8 million men and 4 million women in the U.S. and is twice as common in men, is characterized by repeated episodes of upper airway collapse during sleep, due to narrowing or blockage. Patients with OSA stop breathing, known as apnea, frequently during sleep, often for a minute or longer, and over half of those with OSA are overweight. Repeated episodes of apnea can lead to daytime fatigue, and increase a person's risk for heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure and even death.

Treatments for OSA include weight loss, upper airway surgeries, oral appliances, and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), which is considered the primary treatment for OSA.

"While CPAP is a successful treatment when used on a regular basis, as many as half of the patients who have been prescribed CPAP are unable to use it regularly, largely due to discomfort with the mask and/or the lack of desire to be tethered to a machine," said Patrick Strollo, M.D., professor of medicine and clinical and translational science at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, medical director of the UPMC Sleep Medicine Center, and lead author of the study. "The results of this trial show a huge potential for a new and effective treatment that can help
'/>"/>

Contact: Cristina Mestre
MestreCA@upmc.edu
412-586-9776
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. InventHelp Introduces Device to Optimize Air Flow in a Full-Face Mask (CBS-189)
2. Electrical Safety Devices & Accessories Procurement Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld
3. InventHelp Inventor Develops Infant Urine Collection Device (OCM-592)
4. Global Hernia Repair Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD5.9 Billion in 2019: Transparency Market Research
5. Scripps Health Launches Pilot Study of Wireless Vital Signs Device
6. The Herbst Device by Respire Medical is FDA Cleared and Now Medicare PDAC Approved
7. DISQ: Dutch Speedskater Invents Mobile Fitness Training Device
8. CardioVet Introduces New Wireless Digital ECG Device to the Veterinary Market to Facilitate Cardiology Telemedicine Services
9. Global Enteral Feeding Devices Market 2012-2016
10. Ultrasound Devices Market (2D, 3D & 4D, Doppler, HIFU, ESWL) Worth $8.1 Billion by 2017 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets
11. Novel rehabilitation device improves motor skills after stroke
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
New device can reduce sleep apnea episodes by 70 percent, Pitt-UPMC study shows
(Date:11/21/2014)... Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 21, 2014 ... reference for the dental practice. It includes everything needed ... . , Procedure Coding with CDT , CDT 2015 ... provided from January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014. ... report procedures and services on dental claims. There are ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... Even with years of experience under his belt, ... for growth, participating in two recent events for his State ... a networking event with the leaders of State Farm and ... latest and greatest in insurance news and products for his ... team (Stacy, Anthony, Reina and Jacob) as exhibitors at the ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... (PRWEB) November 21, 2014 CARE Surrogacy ... its intended parents — and at the same time enhancing ... sense of optimism for future parents across the globe, the ... , Prospective parents today are zoning in on the skyrocketing ... the encumbering costs, are individuals over-stressing clinical success rates ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... 21, 2014 According to a National ... June 11th, 2014, the inflating system found in certain ... airbag inflates. The force of inflation may cause the ... metal shards may pierce the airbag’s fabric and potentially ... , According to a Bloomberg Business Week article ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... 2014 Nature’s Sleep is excited to announce the ... contest calls for the creation of any type of art — ... encompasses sleep, a bed or a mattress. , “We had ... Vice President of Marketing for Nature’s Sleep, “that we decided to ... than 10,000 creative entries from some very talented artists all the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:PMIC Announces CDT PLUS! 2015, the Ultimate Coding Reference for Dentists and Oral Surgeons 2Health News:Kirk Martin Insurance Agency Goes Local and National with State Farm 2Health News:CARE Surrogacy Center Reports on its Multiple Measures of Success 2Health News:CARE Surrogacy Center Reports on its Multiple Measures of Success 3Health News:Takata Airbag Recall Class Action Lawsuit Resource Released by Florida Injury Attorney 2Health News:Takata Airbag Recall Class Action Lawsuit Resource Released by Florida Injury Attorney 3Health News:Nature’s Sleep Kicks Off their 2nd Art Of Sleep Contest 2
... HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) ... may one day also prove useful in combating serious cases ... Journal of Infectious Diseases finds that patients hospitalized with ... a statin, compared with their peers who weren,t taking one ...
... TUESDAY, Dec. 13 (HealthDay News) -- In the aftermath of ... 38, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is recommending a ... electronic devices, except in emergencies. According to media reports, ... the fatal pileup that occurred last year in Gray Summit, ...
... (Boston) A study conducted by researchers at Boston ... exhaust particulates (DEP) and house dust extract (HDE) causes ... principle investigator Jiyoun Kim, PhD, professor of pathology, was ... Journal of Pathology and was selected by the ...
... This release is available in German . ... award in Germany have been announced: The Joint Committee of ... named eleven researchers two women and nine men ... by the relevant nominations committee from 131 nominations. Five of ...
... in German . Compared to Neanderthals, modern ... the temporal lobes and olfactory bulbs also suggest a combined ... The increase of brain size is intimately linked to the ... humans, have independently evolved brains of roughly the same size ...
... goats reveals the vastly different strategies of males in different ... hunting. A Durham University-led research team found that male ... different populations in order to succeed in the rut: some ... while others wait until they are much older. Researchers ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Could Statins Help Those Hospitalized With Flu? 2Health News:U.S. Safety Board Urges Nationwide Ban on Drivers' Use of Cellphones 2Health News:Leibniz Prize 2012 to honor 11 outstanding researchers 2Health News:Leibniz Prize 2012 to honor 11 outstanding researchers 3Health News:Leibniz Prize 2012 to honor 11 outstanding researchers 4Health News:Leibniz Prize 2012 to honor 11 outstanding researchers 5Health News:Leibniz Prize 2012 to honor 11 outstanding researchers 6Health News:Leibniz Prize 2012 to honor 11 outstanding researchers 7Health News:Leibniz Prize 2012 to honor 11 outstanding researchers 8Health News:Leibniz Prize 2012 to honor 11 outstanding researchers 9Health News:Leibniz Prize 2012 to honor 11 outstanding researchers 10Health News:Leibniz Prize 2012 to honor 11 outstanding researchers 11Health News:Leibniz Prize 2012 to honor 11 outstanding researchers 12Health News:Follow your nose 2Health News:Complex sex life of goats could have implications for wildlife management 2Health News:Complex sex life of goats could have implications for wildlife management 3
(Date:11/21/2014)... Nov. 21, 2014  Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... previously announced underwritten public offering of $50,000,000 of shares ... registration statement. The offering will consist of 49,751,244 shares ... $1.005 per share.  Lexicon has also granted the underwriters ... shares of common stock.  All of the shares in ...
(Date:11/18/2014)... MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. , Nov. 18, 2014 ... more than 230,000 American women this year who ... Manager Certification® today announced new resources for case ... cancer—stages 4 and 5—to navigate the myriad physical, ... territory. The resources are available at no cost ...
(Date:11/18/2014)... 18, 2014 SynCardia Systems, Inc., has been ... for Small Companies presented by the Arizona Technology Council ... The 11th annual Governor,s Celebration of Innovation Awards honor ... . Arizona Governor Jan ... SynCardia was honored for its Freedom® portable driver, which ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Lexicon Announces Pricing Of Common Stock Offering 2Lexicon Announces Pricing Of Common Stock Offering 3New Breast Cancer Resources: Commission For Case Manager Certification Adds Specialty Tools to Case Management Body of Knowledge Online Learning Center 2SynCardia Named Innovator of the Year by the 2014 Governor's Celebration of Innovation Awards for Its Freedom Portable Driver 2SynCardia Named Innovator of the Year by the 2014 Governor's Celebration of Innovation Awards for Its Freedom Portable Driver 3
... GENR ) today reported data from its second ... candidate,for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and obesity. ... target that controls the function,of both the leptin and ... study, MSI-1436 was found to be well-tolerated and no,serious ...
... 60 percent of moderate to severe patients achieved ... remission at Week 10,in data from a 54-week ... (ACG) Annual Scientific Meeting, ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. ... prospective study investigating endoscopic improvement in Crohn,s,disease (CD) ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Genaera Corporation Reports Phase 1 Data for Trodusquemine (MSI-1436) at the North American Association for the Study of Obesity Annual Meeting 2Genaera Corporation Reports Phase 1 Data for Trodusquemine (MSI-1436) at the North American Association for the Study of Obesity Annual Meeting 3Genaera Corporation Reports Phase 1 Data for Trodusquemine (MSI-1436) at the North American Association for the Study of Obesity Annual Meeting 4CIMZIA(R) (certolizumab pegol) Reduces Intestinal Lesions and Induces Endoscopic Improvement in Crohn's Patients 2CIMZIA(R) (certolizumab pegol) Reduces Intestinal Lesions and Induces Endoscopic Improvement in Crohn's Patients 3CIMZIA(R) (certolizumab pegol) Reduces Intestinal Lesions and Induces Endoscopic Improvement in Crohn's Patients 4CIMZIA(R) (certolizumab pegol) Reduces Intestinal Lesions and Induces Endoscopic Improvement in Crohn's Patients 5CIMZIA(R) (certolizumab pegol) Reduces Intestinal Lesions and Induces Endoscopic Improvement in Crohn's Patients 6CIMZIA(R) (certolizumab pegol) Reduces Intestinal Lesions and Induces Endoscopic Improvement in Crohn's Patients 7
... designed with the safety and comfort of the ... (also called SF-6) leaded glass, the industry standard ... as set for optical clarity, visible light transmission, ... is protecting your eyes, it also helps you ...
Panoramic styling that contours closely to the face and brow. Saddle bridge fits average to fuller noses. Adjustable temple hinge adjusts up or down, longer or shorter. Soft cushion behind ear for co...
Qualcraft™ Radiation Protection Eyewear, Metal, Bifocal. Provides maximum comfort and eye protection! Plano (nonprescription). Black with bronze temple bar....
QualCraft™ Radiation-Reducing Eyewear is 50% lighter than other protective eyewear. Manufactured for the ultimate combination of comfort, function, and protection....
Medicine Products: