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Sleep Disorder Leads to Road Accidents

...he sleep centre is needed. Sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnoea, periodic limb movement disorder and associated conditions will be identified by the software. The software will enable patients to enter their information at home, allowing specialists to conduct a preliminary diagnosis and develop a ...

Exercise Reduces Inflammation

...history of cancer or inflammatory disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, congestive heart failure, recent illness or vaccination, or a positive stress test were excluded. The physical fitness of subjects was assessed through a battery of tests that measured such variab...

Efforts on to Tackle Health Problems Faced by US Truck Drivers

...0 times or more an hour. The most common type is obstructive sleep apnea. That means you are unable to get enough air through your mouth and nose into your lungs. When that happens, the amount of oxygen in your blood may drop. Untreated, sleep apnea can cause high blood pressure and other cardiovascular dise...

Researchers Develop First Mouse Model of Lung Transplantation

...tion for end-stage lung disease, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, pulmonary fibrosis and certain congenital lung defects. Following a transplant, patients must take drugs for the rest of their lives that suppress the immune system and prevent it from attacking the new lung...

Smokers may Develop Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

...iation that makes them more susceptible to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) if they smoke tobacco , according to new research from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and colleagues. The genetic variant we studied seemed harmless on its own, said Alireza Sadeghnejad, M.D., Ph.D., lead author....

Genetic Variation in Some Smokers Increases Chances of Developing COPD

...ers have genetic predisposition to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The research from Wake Forest University School of Medicine demonstrated that a genetic variation in some people increases their chances of developing COPD if they smoke tobacco. "The genetic variant we studied seemed h...

C -reactive Protein is the Marker for Cardiovascular Disease

...lso indicate cognitive impairment in children with obstructive sleep apnea. Children with OSA have increased levels of hsCRP [high-sensitivty C-reactive protein] and also exhibit decreased cognitive performances, said lead researcher David Gozal, M.D., of the University of Louisville in Kentucky. Furthermore,...

Nasal Cannula Treatment for Sleep Apnea Patients

...iversity have found that symptoms in patients with obstructive sleep apnea and hypopnea can be significantly redu...er a viable treatment alternative to patients with obstructive hypopneas and apneas, said lead researcher Hartmut Schneider, M.D., of Johns Hopkins Asthma and Alle...

Premature Vascular and Bone Changes Occur in COPD Patients

...dom have found that patients with COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, have greater arterial stiffness. The researchers also found that those COPD patients with osteoporosis, a common complication of the respiratory disease, had even greater arterial stiffness. These premature signs of aging may expl...

Patients With Alcohol Problem Need Mechanical Ventilation

...heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, and chronic obstructive lung disease. These comorbidities make it more d...dical illnesses such as pneumonia, asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease, infections and respiratory failure. De Wit recommended that clinicians screen all me...

Reduced Lung Capacity Linked to Cardiovascular Disease by Inflammation

...lder people with reduced lung function and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the authors say: To our knowledge, this is the first report of an inverse association between lung function and CRP in young adults. The results showed that this association was not related to smoking or lung disease, bec...

Anti-inflammatory Drug Fails to Improve COPD Symptoms

... to improve symptoms of moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease , or COPD, in a large, multi-center trial. The results of the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of infliximab were published in the first issue of the May American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicin...

Smoking Influences Crohn's Disease

...ocated here, it tends to cause more penetrating or obstructive damage, which would have to be treated by surgery. The results of this study raise interesting questions about why smoking would affect different parts of the intestine in different ways. Fundamental differences in small and large bowel physiology ...

Mediterranean Diet Could Help to Prevent COPD

...nducted to understand dietary patterns and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among men has discovered that Me... inflammatory lung disease (COPD). COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is an umbrella term for chronic progressive lung disease, such as emphysema and b...

Wearing Mouth Appliance During Sleep may Help to Reduce Snoring

...hips within the pharyngeal airway in patients with obstructive sleep apnea and snoring problems. Forty-five percent of normal adults snore at least occasionally, and 25 percent are habitual snorers. Problem snoring is more frequent in males and overweight people, and usually grows worse with age. More than 3...

Sleep Apnea Patients Have Greatly Increased Risk of Severe Car Crashes

People with obstructive sleep apnea have a markedly increased risk of seve...ify motor vehicle crashes and their severity. In obstructive sleep apnea, the upper airway narrows, or collapses, during sleep. Periods of apnea end with a brief...

Sleep Apnea may Increase Risk of Diabetes

...y School of Medicine have found that patients with obstructive sleep apnea are at increased risk for developing ... the greater the risk of developing diabetes. In obstructive sleep apnea, the upper airway narrows, or collapses, during sleep. Periods of apnea end with a brief...

Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of Heart Attack or Death by 30 Percent

The nighttime breathing disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea increases a persons risk of having a h...recommend that patients who experience symptoms of obstructive sleep apneaexcessive daytime sleepiness, or snoring along with breathing pausesconsult their physici...

Drug Treatment Slows Decline in Lung Function in COPD Patients

... decline in lung function in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to results from the TORCH (TOwards a Revolution in COPD Health) study presented at the American Thoracic Society 2007 International Conference. The study of 6,112 patients from 42 countries found that those trea...

Marijuana Worsens Breathing Problems in Current Smokers

...problems in current cigarette smokers with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study presented at the American Thoracic Society 2007 International Conference. The study found that among people 40 and older, smokers were two-and-a-half times as likely as nonsmokers to develop COPD, wh...

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