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Model assessment may predict obstructive sleep apnea in children with Down syndrome

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(SOURCE: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL) – A combination of parental questionnaires and inexpensive diagnostic procedures that can be performed as part of a primary care visit may be able to rule out the presence of obstructive sleep apnea in people with Down syndrome. If validated in a future study currently in progress, this assessment – developed by […]

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Sleep Apnea Can Contribute to Recurring Pulmonary Embolism

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(SOURCE: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CHEST PHYSICIANS) – Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a major risk for patients suffering from venous thromboembolism (VTE) and can often be fatal. While advanced age, lack of exercise, and obesity all contribute to PE, it has been hypothesized that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may also promote the formation of blood clots. Because VTE […]

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A Single Bout of Sleep Apnea Can Impact Ability to Regulate Blood Pressure

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(UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA OKANAGAN CAMPUS) According to a recent press release, in a recent study measuring the impact of simulated sleep apnea on humans, researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus found that just six hours of the fluctuating oxygen levels associated with sleep apnea can begin to deteriorate a person’s circulatory system.