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By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH on December 20th, 2019

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Recent Sleep Apnea News December 2019

SLEEP APNEA WIRE final 1Sleep Apnea Wire is an occasional supplemental news report

capturing sleep breathing disorder news of relevant interest to

sleep technologists and sleep health educators not featured in

our regular news series, This Week in Sleep Medicine.


NOTE: Some links might require additional registration or password access. If you work in a sleep clinic, hospital system, or research institution, you should be able to allocate access through them. 
  1. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : Prematurity as a Risk Factor of Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Children Younger Than Two Years: A Retrospective Case-Control Study [DEC 15, 2019]
  2. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : Semistructured Motivational Interviews of Patients and Caregivers to Improve CPAP Adherence: A Qualitative Analysis [DEC 15, 2019]
  3. Healio : Kidney function improves more among women vs men with sleep apnea treatment [DEC 13, 2019]
  4. American Journal of Otolaryngology  via Science Direct : Short-term postoperative CPAP may improve the outcomes of velopharyngeal surgery for obstructive sleep apnea [DEC 11, 2019]
  5. Current Opinion in Neurology : Sleep apnea and stroke [DEC 6, 2019]
  6. Healio : RA increases risk for CV disease, sleep apnea, venous thromboembolism [DEC 5, 2019]
  7. Pulmonology Advisor : CPAP Therapy Can Be Indicated in Likely Obstructive Sleep Apnea Without a Sleep Study [DEC 5, 2019]
  8. Respiratory Research : Excessive daytime sleepiness, metabolic syndrome, and obstructive sleep apnea: two independent large cross-sectional studies and one interventional study [DEC 4, 2019]
  9. University of Illinois Chicago via Newswise : $2.9M funds new UIC study on sleep apnea, chronic kidney disease [DEC 3, 2019]
  10. Journal of Clinical Medicine : Transition to Adult Care for Obstructive Sleep Apnea [DEC 2, 2019]
  11. Pediatric Anesthesia : New Treatments for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children [DEC 2, 2019]
  12. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology : Secondhand Smoke exposure and risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children [NOV 29, 2019]
  13. SLEEP : Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with depressive symptoms in pregnancy [NOV 29, 2019]
  14. CHEST : Responsiveness of Patient Reported Outcomes to Treatment among Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Obstructive Sleep Apnea [NOV 27, 2019]
  15. Brigham Health : Study Suggests Women May Be Undertreated for Obstructive Sleep Apnea [NOV 25, 2019]
  16. Sleep and Breathing : Treatment outcome of oral appliance in patients with REM-related obstructive sleep apnea [NOV 25, 2019]
  17. European Respiratory Journal : Cognitive impairment in patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis - Obstructive Sleep Apnea Overlap [NOV 21, 2019]
  18. European Respiratory Journal : The use of systemic corticosteroids in children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome [NOV 21, 2019]
  19. Doctor Steven Park : Our Shrinking Faces: More Important Than Global Warming [Podcast 78] [NOV 20, 2019]
  20. BMJ : Utility of pediatric sleep questionnaire sleep-related breathing disorder questionnaire subscale (PSQ-SRBD) in the prediction of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) in children with epilepsy (CWE) [NOV 19, 2019]
  21. MD Magazine : Smoking, Alcohol, Sleep Apnea All Linked to Atrial Fibrillation [NOV 19, 2019]
  22. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : Effect of Positive Airway Pressure Therapy on Drowsy Driving in a Large Clinic-Based Obstructive Sleep Apnea Cohort [NOV 15, 2019]
  23. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : Validation of Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Alta HR Against Polysomnography for Assessing Sleep in Adults With Obstructive Sleep Apnea [NOV 15, 2019]
  24. Scientific Reports : Contactless recording of sleep apnea and periodic leg movements by nocturnal 3-D-video and subsequent visual perceptive computing [NOV 14, 2019]
  25. The Guardian : Sleep apnoea means I feel tired all the time. Is this terrifying mask the only answer? [NOV 13, 2019]
  26. Sleep Review : Compare 13 Positive Airway Pressure Interfaces [NOV 13, 2019]
  27. Sleep Review : Dronabinol-CannAmide Combo Drug Shows Promising Results for Sleep Apnea in Phase IIa Clinical Study [NOV 13, 2019]
  28. Auris Nasus Larynx  via Science Direct : Utility of acoustic pharyngometry for screening of obstructive sleep apnea [NOV 12, 2019]
  29. Sleep Review : Sleep-disordered Breathing More Prevalent in People with Spinal Cord Injury—And Linked to Worse Brain Blood Vessel Health [NOV 12, 2019]
  30. Sleep Review : Compare 7 Positive Airway Pressure Systems [NOV 9, 2019]
  31. Innovation in Aging : Depression Severity and Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Older Adults [NOV 8, 2019]
  32. Sleep Medicine Reviews via Science Direct : Phenotypes of responders to mandibular advancement device therapy in obstructive sleep apnea patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis [NOV 6, 2019]
  33. SLEEP : Sex differences in obstructive sleep apnea phenotypes, the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis [NOV 5, 2019]
  34. Sleep Review : What Percent of Chronic Insomnia Disorder Is Actually Caused by Sleep Apnea? [NOV 5, 2019]
  35. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry : Management of paediatric obstructive sleep apnoea: A systematic review and network meta‐analysis [NOV 4, 2019]
  36. International Journal of Scientific Research : Efficacy of mandibular advancement appliance in edentulous patients with obstructive sleep apnea [NOV 4, 2019]
  37. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : Phrenic Nerve Stimulation for the Treatment of Central Sleep Apnea: A Pooled Cohort Analysis [NOV 4, 2019]
  38. Asian Pacific Journal of  Allergy and Immunology : The prevalence of high risk of obstructive sleep apnea in patients with allergic rhinitis [NOV 3, 2019]
  39. Nutrients : Sleep Apnea and Sleep Habits: Relationships with Metabolic Syndrome [NOV 2, 2019]
  40. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine : Sleep-disordered Breathing in Pregnancy Part 1 [NOV 1, 2019]
  41. Sleep Medicine Reviews : Role of menopause and hormone replacement therapy in sleep-disordered breathing [OCT 31, 2019]
  42. Sleep Review : How to Treat Sleep Apnea in Your Heart Failure Patients [OCT 31, 2019]
  43. Europe PMC : Predictors of Insomnia Severity Index Profiles in United States Veterans With Obstructive Sleep Apnea [OCT 29, 2019]
  44. Healio : Severe sleep apnea associated with DME (diabetic macular edema) [OCT 29, 2019]
  45. Sleep Review : I’m A CPAP Dropout: Why Many Lose Sleep Over Apnea Treatment [OCT 29, 2019]
  46. National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute  via ScienceDaily : Genetic variations linked to oxygen drops during sleep [OCT 24, 2019]
  47. SLEEP : Employer-Mandated Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment and Healthcare Cost Savings among Truckers [OCT 24, 2019]
  48. The Lancet : Consumer sleep trackers: a new tool to fight the hidden epidemic of obstructive sleep apnoea? [OCT 23, 2019]
  49. Pulmonology Adviser : Obstructive Sleep Apnea Increases Cardiac Remodeling in Resistant Hypertension [OCT 21, 2019]
  50. CHEST : Redesigning Care for OSA [OCT 19, 2019]