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Chronic and Complex Diseases on the Rise in Philadelphia: Adults Using More Medications to Treat Chronic Conditions

... Medications used to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including emphysema and chronic obstructive bronchitis, jumped 9.1 percent among ... of medications to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in children ages 0 to ...

High Incidence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Suburban Dental Practices

... Morgan and others showed that the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may be higher than expected in ... Morgan and others showed that the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may be higher than expected ... DJ, Morgan T, et al. Prevalence of probable obstructive sleep apnea risk and severity in a population of ...

Partner's Support Helps Men Adhere to Apnea Treatment

... is willing to work with them to deal with their obstructive sleep apnea are more likely to continue treatment. obstructive sleep apnea is marked by repeated pauses in ... of 23 married or cohabitating male patients with obstructive sleep apnea before beginning continuous positive ...

Inspire Medical Systems Completes $17 Million Series B Financing

... of its Inspire II system designed to treat obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Since this announcement, ... can completely close the airway, resulting in an obstructive sleep apnea event. Depending on the degree of ... consistently and effectively by patients with obstructive sleep apnea." The Inspire system is an ...

Many Overweight Kids Not Getting a Good Night's Sleep

... and nasal drain. Severe cases may include obstructive sleep apnea, a potentially dangerous condition in ... breathing than adults, they can suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. Older children were more likely ... between 5 and 8, the news release notes. obstructive sleep apnea occurs when soft tissue in the back ...

While you were sleeping

... more than previously thought. Sufferers of obstructive sleep apnoea experience similar changes in brain ... the brains of 13 men with severe, untreated, obstructive sleep apnoea. They found that even a moderate ... in the brain during even small time increments of obstructive sleep apnoea caused levels of the high-energy ...

Founder of Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC Urges All Dentists to Screen Their Patients for Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

... Because obstructive sleep apnea is reaching almost epidemic ... New York, NY (Vocus) June 2, 2009 -- Because obstructive sleep apnea is reaching almost epidemic ... 20 million men, women and children suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. Millions more snore. Of these 20 ...

Surgery proves effective in treating pediatric obstructive sleep apnea

... Alexandria, VA Infants and young toddlers with obstructive sleep apnea and sleep disordered breathing ... younger than two years old were treated for obstructive sleep apnea through the removal of the adenoids, ... become an adult. The consequences of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea include snoring; sleep deprivation ...

Perforomist(R) Inhalation Solution Data in Patients With Moderate to Severe COPD to Be Presented at the International Conference of the American Thoracic Society

... Inhalation Solution in moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients were featured ... of bronchoconstriction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) including chronic ... derived from "Global Initiative for Chronic obstructive Lung Disease" Pocket Guide to COPD Diagnosis, ...

Video: FDA approves Exforge HCT(R) - the Only High Blood Pressure Treatment to Combine Three Medications in a Single Pill

... HCT in patients with aortic or mitral stenosis or obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Rarely, ... blockers; particularly patients with severe obstructive coronary artery disease. EXFORGE should be ... impairment, including patients with biliary obstructive disorders, because of lower valsartan clearance. ...

Poor sleep quality leads to poorer prognosis after stroke

... worse if they also have diagnosed or undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea prior to having the stroke, according ... that lead to a poor prognosis. "We know that obstructive sleep apnea has been linked to a multitude of ... we encourage people to become more aware of obstructive sleep apnea and to get treatment." The ...

Pot, Cigarette Smoke Wreaks Havoc on Lungs

... Study finds combination triples risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ,,,, MONDAY, April ... and marijuana increase their risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease almost threefold, but smoking ... lung condition, researchers report. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive ...

Journal Chest: March news briefs

... shows that one in four patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are hospitalized ... been shown in patients with uncontrolled chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, a new study ... HELP PATIENTS WITH COPD Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may benefit from ...

Inspire Medical Systems Completes First Implant of the Inspire II System to Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea

... of its Inspire II system designed to treat obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). It is estimated that ... will completely close the airway, resulting in an obstructive sleep apnea event. Depending on the degree of ... therapeutic devices for the treatment of obstructive Sleep Apnea. The focus for the company is ...

Anatomy May Help Identify Sleep Apnea

... -- People with the breathing disturbance known as obstructive sleep apnea have soft palates that are more ... video recording -- to evaluate 53 patients with obstructive sleep apnea and 10 patients who were diagnosed as "simple snorers." Among those with obstructive sleep apnea, the length and angle of the soft ...

'Wake Up' to the Health Risks of Heavy Snoring

... can be far from a nuisance. It can be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea, a condition where an individual ... People who snore do not necessarily have obstructive sleep apnea but the relationship is pretty ... "So heart failure can be one of the causes of obstructive sleep apnea ...

Doctors Urged to Screen Diabetics for Sleep Apnea

... or nodding off during the day may be symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea, a potentially life-threatening ... and heart disease, according to the IDF. obstructive sleep apnea affects just 2 percent of women and 4 ... with type 2 diabetes. Overall, 36 percent had obstructive sleep apnea. Men with diabetes were ...

Snorers Burn More Calories During the Day

... disorder. Losing weight dramatically decreases obstructive sleep apnea in those who are overweight. But the ... study examined one of the important ways that obstructive sleep apnea can affect body weight. There are ... do not understand about the relationship between obstructive sleep apnea and body weight, and this is one." ...

Steroid Inhalers Raise Pneumonia Risk for Lung Disease Patients

... People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder must weigh risks, benefits, ... of people with the lung disease known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In fact, these ... of the American Medical Association . Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease -- which encompasses emphysema ...

Eye Conditions Linked with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

... between sleep disorders and eye disease. obstructive sleep apnea and eye disorders More than 12 million people in the United States have obstructive sleep apnea -- a potentially serious sleep ... Sleep apnea has several types. The most common is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which occurs when throat ...

LifeMasters Receives Full Accreditation for Disease Management Programs

... for asthma, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), coronary artery ... for asthma, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), coronary artery ... heart failure, coronary artery disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hypertension and asthma, ...

CHEST 2008: Featured abstracts

... patients who were previously diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The analysis showed a ... (BMI) in children may predict whether they have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which would then warrant ... October 29, 1:00 PM EST) Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may improve muscle ...

Sleep Apnea Boosts Death Risk

... that the risk is present among all people with obstructive sleep apnea. "This is the first study to ... Among these people, three had severe obstructive sleep apnea, 18 had moderate sleep apnea, and 77 ... this study strengthens the conclusion that severe obstructive sleep apnea does contribute to cardiovascular ...

Guidelines for care of elderly patients ignored

... guidelines for the management of adults with obstructive respiratory diseases, we found major disparities ... given and that which is recommended". Chronic obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and asthma are leading ... conclude that the needs of older adults with obstructive respiratory disease and possible nicotine ...

Asthma and smoker's lung: dry airways play a key role

... smokers lung, the cigarette smoke-induced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This is the conclusion ... surfaces leads to pathologies typical of chronic obstructive lung diseases in humans. Thus, these findings ... for cystic fibrosis, but also for other chronic obstructive lung diseases such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, ...

Ukiah Home Oxygen Therapy Patients and Physicians Meet with Congressman Mike Thompson to Share Benefits of Quality Home Oxygen Care

... his support," said Mr. Kilgore. "I have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and congestive heart failure ... there were 673,000 hospitalizations for Chronic obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) with an average length ... oxygen Medicare beneficiary suffers from Chronic obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), is in her mid-70s, ...

Surgery improves quality of life for children with sleep apnea

... ST. LOUIS For children who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a tonsillectomy and ... sleep, which disrupts normal breathing. obstructive sleep apnea has a considerable impact on ... measures benefit the most from surgery. obstructive sleep apnea has become a better recognized ...

CT Angiography Highly Accurate: Multicenter Trials Show

... also an effective noninvasive method to exclude obstructive coronary blockages. Sixteen institutions ... patients with a low to intermediate prevalence of obstructive coronary artery blockages, CCTA performed ... an effective noninvasive method to exclude obstructive coronary blockages. Note: Copies of RSNA 2007 ...

Surgery Can Cut Sleep Apnea

... to widen the airway can help improve or cure obstructive sleep apnea, a U.S. study finds. Researchers ... uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP), eliminated obstructive sleep apnea in one-quarter to one-third of the ... Of the patients who continued to have some obstructive sleep apnea and returned to the use of continuous ...

Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps Stave Off Heart Disease

... airway pressure (CPAP) to treat people with obstructive sleep apnea dramatically reduces early ... the first evidence of a direct link between obstructive sleep apnea and atherosclerosis, Brazilian ... say. The study included 24 men with severe obstructive sleep apnea who were assigned to receive either ...

Anti-Cholesterol Drugs Help Prevent Lung Decline

... in lung diseases such as emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease," Keddissi said. The two ... of statin treatment seems great for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which affects an estimated 20 ... in Oklahoma City, studying people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with statins," Keddissi said. ...

COPD rates, higher than expected in China, will continue to grow

... In China, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in people over the age ... and underwent spirometric testing for obstructive and restrictive lung disease. While the ... as defined by the Global Initiative for Chronic obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) was higher than expected, ...

Experts Publish New Lung Disease Guidelines

... Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder is widespread but can be ... of a widespread, deadly lung ailment -- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD affects 15 ... Sept. 14 by the Global Initiative for Chronic obstructive Lung Disease is setting the standard for caring ...

Pain patients at risk for sleep apnea

... in opioid treated chronic pain patients. obstructive and central sleep apnea syndromes occurred in the ... than is observed in the general population, where obstructive sleep apnea is known to be underdiagnosed but has ... control have central sleep apnea as opposed to obstructive apnea, which is triggered by obesity and other ...

Benefits from upper airway surgery for sleep apnea found to equal CPAP

... Alexandria, VA - Adults who struggle with CPAP treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) should be considered candidates for reconstructive ... airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is a highly effective means for treating obstructive sleep apnea, but because it involves a mask and set of hoses, it can be ...

Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC Announces Commendation Program to Honor Sleep Physicians Who Work with Dentists to Manage Sleep Breathing Disorders

... United States alone over 20 million men, women and children suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. Millions more snore. Of these 20 million, only about 10% ... Sexy, LLC feel strongly that the recognition and management of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea are shared responsibilities of both the medical and dental ...

Home Oxygen Patients and Family Members Visit Capitol Hill to Ask Congress to Protect Medicare Home Oxygen Therapy Benefit

... a national advocacy organization representing patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other lung diseases, descended on Capitol ... States, more than 12 million Americans have been diagnosed with Chronic obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and other degenerative lung conditions. COPD is ...

National Advocacy Organization Representing Home Oxygen Patients Praises Introduction of Medicare Home Oxygen Therapy Act

... voice to home oxygen patients nationwide, including patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other lung diseases, the National ... States, more than 12 million Americans have been diagnosed with Chronic obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and other degenerative lung conditions. COPD is ...

Amira Pharmaceuticals Announces Initial Positive Phase 1 Clinical Data for AM211, a Novel Product Candidate for the Treatment of Respiratory Diseases

... rationale for this target to be a novel treatment of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and allergic rhinitis. "The AM211 clinical ... signaling processes controlling many conditions including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cardiovascular and fibrotic diseases. Amira has a ...

An Increase in the Diagnosed Prevalent Population Will Drive Growth of Nearly $4.3 Billion in the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Market

... in the diagnosed prevalent population will drive growth in the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) drug market in the United States, France, ... billion from 2008 to 2018. The new Pharmacor report entitled Chronic obstructive Pulmonary Disease finds that maintenance therapies dominated the COPD ...
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