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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 surgery on the upper airway, because it holds the same quality-of-life (QOL) benefits but with more permanence. This thesis is in new research published in ...

MDCT: Non-invasive alternative to bronchoscopy in patients with airway stent complications

Multidetector CT (MDCT) scans are highly accurate in detecting airway stent complications according to a recent study performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. MDCT correctly identified 29 (97%) of 30 complications in 21 patients, including all...

Smokers see decline in ability to smell, rise in laryngitis, and upper airway issues

Alexandria, VA - As Americans prepare for a day without cigarettes and tobacco products as part of the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout (R) (November 21), new research gives them more reasons to extend that break to a lifetime, according to the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Hea...

New study in JCSM finds that obesity can predict upper airway obstruction amongst children

WESTCHESTER, Ill. In Australian children who snore, obesity, not age, is a significant, but only weak, predictor of upper airway obstruction during sleep, according to a study published in the April 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine (JCSM). The study, authored by Mark Kohler a...

Researchers at Pulmonary Associates to study airway bypass procedure for severe emphysema

Phoenix, AZ, February 11, 2008 Researchers at Pulmonary Associates today announced the start of the EASE (Exhale Airway Stents for Emphysema) Trial, an international, multi-center clinical trial to explore an investigational treatment that may offer a new, minimally invasive option for those suff...

New York Methodist Hospital to study airway bypass treatment for emphysema

Brooklyn, NY, February 4, 2007 -- New York Methodist Hospital today announced the start of the EASE (Exhale Airway Stents for Emphysema) Trial, an international, multi-center clinical trial to explore an investigational treatment that may offer a significant new, minimally-invasive option for thos...

Researchers at Peoria Pulmonary Associates to study airway bypass procedure for emphysema

Peoria IL., January 28, 2008 Researchers at Peoria Pulmonary Associates today announced the start of the EASE (Exhale Airway Stents for Emphysema) Trial, an international, multi-center clinical trial to explore an investigational procedure for advanced widespread emphysema/COPD. Conducted at Meth...

Novel Airway Bypass Treatment Assists Emphysema Sufferers

PHILADELPHIA – Researchers at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine are exploring an investigational treatment which promises a novel// , minimally-invasive option for those suffering advanced widespread emphysema. The EASE (Exhale Airway Stents for Emphysema) trial targets a procedure ...

Nasal Plastic Surgery Improves Airway Function

Nasal plastic surgery appears to improve nasal airway function in patients with severe nasal obstructions//, according to a report in the September/October issue of Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Obstruction of the nasal passages is one of the most commo...

Study Says - Blocking 'aP2' Protein Prevents Airway Diseases

A study led by Australian researchers has discovered a new protein called as P2 – adipocyte/macrophage fatty acid binding protein in human airway epithelial cells// that regulates the allergic airway inflammation. The researchers had explained in their study that the adipocyte/macrophage fa...

Positive Airway Pressure the Treatment for Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a disorder that can contribute to the development of hypertension and heart disease. Statistics show that about 15 to 20 million Americans// have obstructive sleep apnea, but most of them remain undiagnosed and untreated. The primary risk factor is obesity. Men are twice as likel...

Longer airway in males increases sleep disorder risk

Researchers have built a new model of the airway, which shows an important gender difference that has health implications. In sleep apnoea, the upper airway tends to collapse during sleep causing an obstruction to the free flow of air.// This actually causes breathing to stop momentarily many times...

Covidien receives FDA clearance for its Puritan Bennett 840 ventilator system

...ilator system is available for them to employ during care, ideally improving clinical outcomes," said Jim Willett, General Manager and Vice President, airway and Ventilation, Respiratory and Monitoring Solutions, Covidien. ...

Study finds increased 'sibling risk' of obstructive sleep apnea in children

... OSA is approximately two percent in otherwise healthy young children. OSA occurs when soft tissue in the back of the throat collapses and blocks the airway during sleep. Most children with OSA have a history of snoring that tends to be loud and may include obvious pauses in breathing and gasps for breath...

Custom Spine Announces New Board of Directors and CFO

... James Pastena is a Founder and CEO of ElectroCore, LLC, an innovative neuromodulation company currently conducting human trials with a revolutionary airway rescue system for asthmatics in crisis. Previously, Mr. Pastena served as President - CEO of EBI and Corporate Vice President of Biomet and grew sale...

Apieron, Inc. Files Infringement Complaint Against Aerocrine AB, Aerocrine AG and Mr. Magnus Pelles

...e the standard of care for people with asthma. Its Insight(TM) eNO System measures exhaled nitric oxide (eNO) which is a well established indicator of airway inflammation for asthma management. Utilizing a proprietary biosensor, Apieron's Insight eNO System can detect trace amounts of nitric oxide in a pati...

Oral Piercings Pose Potential Health Care Risks

...may cause swelling of the tongue. According to the American Dental Association, in extreme cases, a severely swollen tongue can actually close off the airway and restrict breathing. Prolonged bleeding - A blood vessel punctured during piercing may cause severe bleeding. Damage to the subl...

Photos: $8 Million in Asthma Research Grants Awarded to 12 Scientists

...ental triggers; -- How a chemical released by rotten eggs may reduce the severity of attacks; and -- How one's nerves control airway tightening and how to modify these nerves to inhibit asthmatic reactions. "The AAF approach is deemed successful by any measure," state...

Cancer Researchers Link DICER1 Gene Mutation to Rare Childhood Cancer

...e cells that line the airways and the cells that make up the support structures have to communicate." Hill explained. "Loss of DICER1 in the airway lining cells could disrupt this communication, possibly setting the stage for abnormal growth." Studying tumor cells for genetic mutations h...

NUCYNTA(TM) (tapentadol) CII Immediate Release Tablets Now Available for Relief of Moderate to Severe Acute Pain

...ions accompanied by hypoxia, hypercapnia, or upper airway obstruction, in whom even moderate therapeutic dos...sual therapeutic doses of NUCYNTA(TM) may increase airway resistance and decrease respiratory drive to the p...ion should be given to reestablishment of a patent airway and institution of assisted or controlled ventilat...

Asthma Discovery May Lead to Better Treatments

... Researchers come closer to understanding key airway changes FRIDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- A key element in the development of chronic asthma has been identified by British researchers,...

Michael Simmons, DMD presented a poster at the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine Meeting

...ointed out that dentists impact this condition by providing customized mouth devices that reposition the jaw and tongue to create a stable breathing airway when the patient is asleep when their muscles are relaxed. Dr. Simmons is a lecturer at UCLA and USC's dental schools and frequently talks with m...

Partner's Support Helps Men Adhere to Apnea Treatment

... Positive airway pressure therapy works best when couple works toge...ews) -- Going to bed wearing a continuous positive airway pressure machine may not be a flattering look. ...e sleep apnea before beginning continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, at the 10-day mark and af...

Frequent Snoring in Pregnancy Could Signal Blood Sugar Trouble

... and gestational diabetes in not well understood, Facco suggested that it could be due to weight gain and fluid retention, which could cause increased airway resistance. In gestational diabetes, pregnant women who had not previously been diagnosed with diabetes develop high blood sugar levels. It is esti...

Snoring pregnant women at higher risk for gestational diabetes

...hree or more nights a week. Facco said snoring during pregnancy may be triggered by weight gain and edema (a buildup of fluid), which can increase airway resistance. Exactly how the snoring is linked to gestational diabetes is not yet known. About 4 percent of pregnant women develop gestational diabe...

Masimo Debuts New Rad-8(R) Pulse Oximeter to Largest Gathering of Sleep Specialists From Around the World at SLEEP 2009

...assessing oxygenation in sleep testing and, as such, plays a critical role in treatment decisions, including whether to administer Continuous Positive airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy or perform surgery. Inaccurate pulse oximetry data can have serious implications because false pulse oximetry desaturations ca...

Inspire Medical Systems Completes $17 Million Series B Financing

... device utilizes electrical stimulation to prevent airway closure during sleep MINNEAPOLIS, June 8 /PRN...h OSA experience recurrent blockage of their upper airway during sleep, resulting in frequent arousals from ...ith OSA because the muscles that normally hold the airway open during wakefulness relax during sleep and all...

Obesity May Dampen Response to Asthma Meds

...rd measures of asthma severity, such as lung function and predisposition to airway constriction, Sutherland said, but not enough to result in any real clinica...g inhaled corticosteroids showed a 55 percent lower level of one measure of airway inflammation. The exact reasons for these findings are unclear, indicati...

Many Overweight Kids Not Getting a Good Night's Sleep

...ildren between 5 and 8, the news release notes. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when soft tissue in the back of the throat collapses and blocks the airway during sleep. In children, loud snoring, obvious pauses in breathing and gasping for breath are warning signs. Parents often notice that the child see...

Photos: Philips Expands Home Healthcare Commitment With Portable Life-Support Ventilator; Offers Ease of Use, Portability and Versatility for Patient

...1 lb / 5 kg) device marks a milestone in home ventilation from a recognized leader in respiratory care. Respironics first introduced bi-level positive airway pressure for noninvasive ventilation nearly 20 years ago. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/respironics/...

Clinical Utility of Exhaled Nitric Oxide Highlighted By American Thoracic Society Panel

...ide, a well established indicator of asthma severity and steroid responsive airway inflammation. Measuring eNO and determining the level of airway inflammation can help clinicians more closely manage their patients' inflam...

Apieron Secures Series D Commitments

...exhaled nitric oxide, a well-documented marker for airway inflammation." Apieron is a medical device co...ide (eNO) which is a well established indicator of airway inflammation for asthma management. Utilizing a pr...a practical and affordable device for inflammatory airway measurement in asthma. The measurement of eNO has ...

Indiana U. research at the American College of Sports Medicine conference

...gorous exercise triggers an acute narrowing of the airway afterward, making breathing difficult. Around 80 p...d nitric oxide (FENO) levels, which is a marker of airway inflammation, is elevated in people who have EIA. ...ting EIB and the magnitude of both large and small airway changes as a result of exercise," said lead author...

Point-of-Sale Printers May Trigger Asthma

...al. But then the researchers had the woman paint on cardboard for 30 seconds using a special acrylate tint from the lottery company. Very quickly, her airway function decreased by 19 percent, the researchers reported. Painting for 90 seconds resulted in a 45 percent decrease in her breathing function, al...

Oridion Expands its Presence in the Pre-hospital Market with an OEM Partnership with a leading Defibrillator Manufacturer

...r the enhancement of patient safety through the monitoring of the carbon dioxide (CO2) in a patient's breath. These products provide effective, proven airway management and are used in various clinical environments, including procedural sedation, pain management, operating rooms, critical care units, post-a...

Protein May Hold Key to Blocking Allergy-Induced Asthma

...mice, those lacking the gene for TRPA1 had greatly diminished inflammation, airway mucus and bronchoconstriction," the study's lead author, Sven-Eric Jordt, a...moke and certain chemicals that can trigger asthma. The protein is found in airway nerve cells that control pain and irritation and trigger coughing and sneez...

Overweight Moms More Likely to Have Asthmatic Kids

...still responsible for about 5,000 deaths each year in the United States, it says. Not all children born to parents with asthma go on to develop the airway disease. That happens about 40 percent of the time, the academy reports. Because the exact causes of asthma are not clear, researchers have looked ...

Apieron Strengthens Senior Leadership With Commercial, Financial Appointments

...ide, a well established indicator of asthma severity and steroid responsive airway inflammation. Measuring eNO and determining the level of airway inflammation can help clinicians more closely manage their patients' asthma...

New Options Offered for Sleep Apnea

...roven tough to treat. In sleep apnea, the upper airway becomes blocked, and people stop breathing during ... increases air pressure in the throat, keeping the airway open. Called continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, the therapy involves wearing a ...

Mock CPR drills in kids show many residents fail in key skills, Hopkins study reveals

...st teaching hospitals traditionally has emphasized airway rather than heart maneuvers to resuscitate a lifeless child. But in a patient without a pulse, airway maneuvers will only work if used together with che...uld equally emphasize cardiac maneuvers along with airway ventilation. The findings, even though not nece...
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