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By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH on October 23rd, 2020

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Recent Sleep Apnea News, October 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. Pulmonology Advisor : Transvenous Phrenic Nerve Stimulation Safe, Efficacious in Central Sleep Apnea [OCT 16, 2020]
    2. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : Efficacy and long-term follow-up of positional therapy by vibrotactile neck-based device in the management of positional OSA [OCT 15, 2020]
    3. SLEEP : Algorithm for automatic detection of self-similarity and prediction of residual central respiratory events during CPAP [OCT 15, 2020]
    4. Physician's Weekly : Patients with obstructive sleep apnea have suppressed levels of soluble cytokine receptors involved in neurodegenerative disease, but normal levels with airways therapy [OCT 12, 2020]
    5. The Clinical Respiratory Journal : Effects of smokıng on patıents wıth obstructıve sleep apnea syndrome [OCT 9, 2020]
    6. Sleep Health : Association between obstructive sleep apnea and multiple involuntary job loss history among recently unemployed adults [OCT 6, 2020]
    7. ERS Open Research : An evaluation of rural–urban disparities in treatment outcomes for obstructive sleep apnoea: study protocol for a prospective cohort study [OCT 5, 2020]
    8. MedPage Today : Phrenic Nerve Stimulation Holds Up for Central Sleep Apnea [OCT 5, 2020]
    9. Healio Cardiology : CRT may improve sleep apnea in pacing-induced cardiomyopathy [OCT 4, 2020]
    10. Scientific Reports : Self-reported sleepiness and not the apnoea hypopnoea index is the best predictor of sleepiness-related accidents in obstructive sleep apnoea [OCT 1, 2020]
    11. The Clinical Respiratory Journal : Continuous positive airway pressure therapy in obstructive sleep apnea patients with erectile dysfunction: A meta‐analysis [SEPT 29, 2020]
    12. Sleep Review : Somnera Inks Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Its Low Flow Positive Airway Pressure Device [SEPT 29, 2020]
    13. RMIT University : Identical signs of brain damage in sleep apnea and Alzheimer's [SEPT 28, 2020]
    14. Stockhead : Incannex receives ethics approval to begin obstructive sleep apnea trial [SEPT 25, 2020]
    15. CHEST : The accuracy of repeated sleep studies in obstructive sleep apnoea: a longitudinal observational study with 14 nights of oxygen saturation monitoring [SEPT 24, 2020]
    16. Fleet Owner : Portable CPAP machines could be the difference in a safe trip [SEPT 17, 2020]
    17. The Clinical Respiratory Journal : Acceptance of and six‐month adherence to continuous positive airway pressure in patients with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea [SEPT 16, 2020]
    18. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : A survey of positive airway pressure therapy preparedness and outcomes following Hurricane Irma in patients with obstructive sleep apnea [SEPT 15, 2020]
    19. SLEEP : A scalable method of determining physiological endotypes of sleep apnea from a polysomnographic sleep study [SEPT 15, 2020]
    20. American Sleep Apnea Association : GERD, UARS and sleep apnea [SEPT 10, 2020]
    21. Wiley : Sleep apnea linked with higher spine fracture risk among women [SEPT 10, 2020]
    22. Sleep Medicine Reviews : A review on current trends in automatic sleep staging through bio-signal recordings and future challenges [SEPT 9, 2020]
    23. Sleep Review : Combined Palatal-Tongue Surgery Improves OSA in 6-Month Study [SEPT 4, 2020]
    24. Sleep Review : PDAC-Verified SnoreHook Oral Appliance Can Be Fabricated Chairside [SEPT 2, 2020]
    25. Pulmonology Advisor : Acetazolamide May Improve AHI in Obstructive and Central Sleep Apnea [AUG 31, 2020]