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By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH on September 4th, 2020

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Recent Sleep Apnea News, late summer 2020

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. SLEEP : Risk-seeking attitude in health and safety domain is associated with CPAP discontinuation in patients with OSA—a multicenter prospective cohort study [AUG 24, 2020]
  2. Sleep Review : Somnera Delivers Less Airflow Than CPAP to Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea [AUG 24, 2020]
  3. Sleep Review : We Haven’t Connected All the Dots Between Bruxism and Sleep Apnea [AUG 18, 2020]
  4. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : Obstructive sleep apnea and pulmonary hypertension: a bidirectional relationship [AUG 15, 2020]
  5. BMC Women's Health : Association of snoring and body composition in (peri-post) menopausal women [AUG 13, 2020]
  6. Journal of Sleep Research : Impact of obstructive sleep apnoea on cognitive function in multiple sclerosis: A longitudinal study [AUG 13, 2020]
  7. Physician's Weekly : Clinical utility of oximetric parameters to identify a high-risk phenotype of moderate-severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) [AUG 13, 2020]
  8. Thorax : Night-to-night variability of respiratory events in obstructive sleep apnoea: a systematic review and meta-analysis [AUG 13, 2020]
  9. CHEST : Central sleep apnea predicts pulmonary complications after cardiac surgery [AUG 12, 2020]
  10. Wayne State University : Medical student's study finds diuretic decreases central sleep apnea in spinal cord injury patients [AUG 11, 2020]
  11. Pulmonology Advisor : CPAP Therapy for 6 Months in OSA May Reverse Metabolic Syndrome [AUG 10, 2020]
  12. Pulmonology Advisor : Obstructive Sleep Apnea Burden Improvement With vs Without Upper Airway Stimulation [AUG 6, 2020]
  13. Sleep Review : French Company Is Developing a T-Shirt to Monitor Sleep Apnea [AUG 6, 2020]
  14. CHEST : Acetazolamide for Obstructive and Central Sleep Apnea: A Comprehensive Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis [AUG 5, 2020]
  15. Sleep Medicine : Relationship between reflux diseases and obstructive sleep apnea together with continuous positive airway pressure treatment efficiency analysis [AUG 5, 2020]
  16. Sleep Review : ResMed’s New App Preps Sleep Apnea Patients—Before They Begin Therapy [AUG 4, 2020]
  17. Sleep Review : Low Respiratory Arousal Threshold in African Americans with OSA Offers Clues to CPAP Nonadherence [JULY 31, 2020]
  18. Sleep Review : Stanford Researchers Address Shrinking Jaws & Their Linked Sleep Issues [JULY 29, 2020]
  19. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : Rise in nocturnal respiratory rate during CPAP may be an early sign of COVID-19 in patients with obstructive sleep apnea [JULY 28, 2020]
  20. MDLinx : Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in patients with chronic idiopathic urticaria [JULY 26, 2020]
  21. Fierce HealthCare : Industry Voices—Amid pandemic, rural Americans could soon face respiratory care shortages [JULY 24, 2020]
  22. Medscape : Socioeconomic Status Key Factor in CPAP Adherence in Older Adults [JULY 22, 2020]
  23. Doctor Steven Park : Q&A About Sleep Apnea with James Nestor, Author of Breath [JULY 20, 2020]
  24. Sleep Medicine : High sleep-related breathing disorders among HIV-infected patients with sleep complaints [JULY 20, 2020]
  25. Diabetes Care : Can Long-term Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea With CPAP Improve Glycemia and Prevent Type 2 Diabetes? [JULY 15, 2020]