Navigation Links
Rhode Island Hospital study: Bariatric patients with obstructive sleep apnea fail to show symptoms
Date:8/9/2012

PROVIDENCE, R.I. A Rhode Island Hospital researcher has found that the majority of bariatric surgery patients being treated for obesity have clinically significant obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), but report fewer symptoms than other sleep disorders patients. The study by Katherine M. Sharkey, M.D., Ph.D., of the department of medicine, division of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine at Rhode Island Hospital, and University Medicine, is published online in advance of print in the journal Sleep and Breathing.

"Patients with obstructive sleep apnea frequently complain of sleepiness during the daytime, loss of motivation and interest in activities, as well as poor concentration and memory recall," Sharkey said. "However, we found that while the vast majority of patients considering bariatric surgery for treatment of obesity have clinically significant OSA, they report fewer symptoms, and may be attributing daytime napping and decreased functioning to something other than a sleep disorder."

Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition in which the airway becomes narrowed or floppy during sleep, decreasing the flow of air and therefore interrupting breathing during sleep. OSA can be caused by many factors, including obesity. In fact, obese patients have a high prevalence of this sleep disorder, and ultimately are at a higher risk for numerous negative health outcomes including congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, hypertension and stroke, as well as post-operative respiratory complications and increased perioperative morbidity and mortality following bariatric surgery.

The study identified 269 patients (239 women) who had sleep evaluations prior to bariatric surgery. The patients underwent overnight polysomnography and completed both the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (a questionnaire that asks about a person's tendency to fall asleep) and the Functional Outcomes of Sleep Questionnaire (a questionnaire that asks about how
'/>"/>

Contact: Ellen Slingsby
eslingsby@lifespan.org
401-444-6421
Lifespan
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Easter Island drug raises cognition throughout life span
2. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania selected to lead US nurse-training initiative
3. Killer infections targeted by hospital study
4. Implementing a therapeutic hypothermia program for post-cardiac arrest in acute care hospitals
5. Medical complications in hospitalized children: The Canadian Paediatric Adverse Events Study
6. Burnt-Out Nurses Linked to More Hospital Infections
7. In Massachusetts, individual mandate led to decreased hospital productivity
8. Nurse staffing, burnout linked to hospital infections
9. MRSA cases in academic hospitals double in 5 years: study
10. University of Texas Medical Branch to study hospital readmission
11. Lungs respond to hospital ventilator as if it were an infection
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/31/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2015 , ... ... Diabetes Institute (WDI) at Western University of Health Sciences to learn more about ... of Periodontology, School of Dental Sciences and Institute of Cellular Medicine at Newcastle ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2015 , ... In an ... CDA Press, the expert guest author addressed the topic of treating back pain caused ... that, while steroids were shown to slightly improve physical function in patients suffering from ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... August 31, 2015 , ... The Lisle family law firm of ... been nominated by his peers to earn a “Leading Lawyers” distinction. ... in the state of Illinois. The nomination process is based on statewide peer survey ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... Michigan (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2015 , ... ... pre and postnatal fitness classes. , Starting September 1st they are ... called "The Mom Bod" and "Healthy Body, Healthy Baby." , More information can ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Coast Dental Vista is celebrating its recent grand ... 3 p.m. near Albertsons in the Foothill Center, located at 1279 E. Vista Way. ... Dr. Jay Lopp. Call (760) 208-2518 for more details or stop by on September ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Western Diabetes Institute Collaborates with UK team 2Health News:Western Diabetes Institute Collaborates with UK team 3Health News:Western Diabetes Institute Collaborates with UK team 4Health News:Article on Steroid Use for Back Pain Highlights the Effectiveness of Surgery in Treating Disk Pain, says Dr. Seyed M. Rezaian 2Health News:DuPage County Family Law Attorney Named Illinois Leading Lawyer 2Health News:Discover How to Replace Missing Teeth, Reduce Cavities, and Restore Oral Health During Coast Dental’s Open House in Vista, CA on Sept. 5, 2015 2Health News:Discover How to Replace Missing Teeth, Reduce Cavities, and Restore Oral Health During Coast Dental’s Open House in Vista, CA on Sept. 5, 2015 3
... potential to alter voice characteristics. One solution for sleep apnoea ... night - is to remodel the nasal and throat cavity ... a flap of tissue at the top of the throat ... - in an operation called uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) - the shape ...
... sense of humour has nothing to do with your genes, and ... traits such as being introverted or extroverted are believed to be ... applied to our sense of humour. ,The team asked 71 ... go into separate rooms and rate five cartoons on a scale ...
... Healthy, hearing babies born to deaf parents and exposed ... ``babble,'' indicating that babbling serves as an important precursor ... a professor in the departments of Psychological & Brain ... Hampshire believes, that this must be the key that ...
... new bacterial genome sequence suggests a route to new ... evade antibiotics, even minor infections can become a major ... to tackle resistant bacteria.// ,Antibiotic resistance is a ... antibiotics come from the soil bacteria Streptomyces , including ...
... According to a research obese heart patients live on ... overweight also hastens the onset of heart disease by ... stay slim. ,It has long been known ... from Duke University Medical Center, North Carolina, have become ...
... released by the Institute for the Study of Aging and ... stay mentally agile are better advised to put down the ... shows that seniors who do crossword puzzles, exercise and seek ... who put their trust in unproven cures such as melatonin, ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:8/31/2015)... 2015 Regen BioPharma, Inc. (OTCBB: RGBP) ... novel means of delivering its patented (US Patent ... tumors utilizing a clinically approved formulation as delivery ... with gene silencing therapeutics in which the gene ... whole body.  By utilizing a local delivery system, ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. , Aug. ... ; EURONEXT: SAN) and the life sciences team at ... care and outcomes for people with type 1 and ... treatments and devices with Google,s expertise in analytics, miniaturized ... explore how to improve diabetes care by developing new ...
(Date:8/31/2015)...  Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM ) today ... is collaborating with Davita Healthcare Partners and ... by Qualcomm Life,s 2net™ Device Connectivity Platform and ... informed interventions and better management of at-risk populations. ... Connect 2015 ecosystem conference taking place ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Regen BioPharma, Inc. Develops BORIS Gene Silencing Based Treatment for Unresectable Liver Cancer 2Regen BioPharma, Inc. Develops BORIS Gene Silencing Based Treatment for Unresectable Liver Cancer 3Sanofi to Collaborate with Google Life Sciences to Improve Diabetes Health Outcomes 2Sanofi to Collaborate with Google Life Sciences to Improve Diabetes Health Outcomes 3Sanofi to Collaborate with Google Life Sciences to Improve Diabetes Health Outcomes 4Sanofi to Collaborate with Google Life Sciences to Improve Diabetes Health Outcomes 5Sanofi to Collaborate with Google Life Sciences to Improve Diabetes Health Outcomes 6Qualcomm Life Announces New Connected Health Collaborations at Connect 2015 2Qualcomm Life Announces New Connected Health Collaborations at Connect 2015 3Qualcomm Life Announces New Connected Health Collaborations at Connect 2015 4Qualcomm Life Announces New Connected Health Collaborations at Connect 2015 5
... 7, 2011  Tethys Bioscience has entered into an agreement ... employers measurably flatten the trajectory of their healthcare trends ... their employee populations. The agreement allows ACAP Health to ... as a component of its disease intervention programs. The ...
... 2011 Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMPE ... and develops new uses for previously approved drugs and ... of the granting of a European patent with broad ... diketopiperazine which is the active ingredient of Ampion™.  The ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Tethys Bioscience and ACAP Health Consulting Partner to Help Employers Prevent Diabetes 2Tethys Bioscience and ACAP Health Consulting Partner to Help Employers Prevent Diabetes 3Ampio Pharmaceuticals Awarded European Patent that Strengthens Intellectual Property Protection for its key drug Ampion™ 2
Open blade design with aspiration capabilities for removing fluids from the operative site. 19 gauge wire....
Designed to provide open approaches of the keratome to the cornea for either the left or right eye. Lightweight wire design adds to the comfort of the instrument when in place....
Solid 14 mm free-swinging blades, suture posts, and stabilizing disk. Dull finish....
Designed for use with foster enucleation snare (E3670). Package of 12 stainless steel wires. Overall length 5.3 inches....
Medicine Products: