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By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH on January 22nd, 2021

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Recent Sleep Apnea News, Winter 2021

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. DocWireNews : Socioeconomic disparities in obstructive sleep apnea: A systematic review of empirical research [JAN 16, 2021]
    2. Commercial Carrier Journal : CCJ Daily Dispatch, Jan. 14: Sleep apnea may be more prevalent in truckers than previously studied, researchers find [JAN 14, 2021]
    3. Sleep Review : Multidisciplinary Perspectives on OSA Treatment with Inspire for CPAP-intolerant Patients [JAN 13, 2021]
    4. Sleep Review : THREE COMPARISON GUIDES [JAN 12, 2021]
    5. Nature and Science of Sleep : Effect of Modified Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty without Tonsillectomy on Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Polysomnographic Outcome and Correlation with Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy [JAN 8, 2021]
    6. Sleep Medicine : Comparison of NoSAS score with Berlin and STOP-BANG scores for sleep apnea detection in a clinical sample [JAN 6,  2021]
    7. Sleep Medicine : Prevalence, clinical symptoms and polysomnographic findings of REM-related sleep disordered breathing in Japanese population[JAN 6,  2021]
    8. Sleep Review : How Artificial Intelligence Could Change Sleep Apnea Management [JAN 6, 2021]
    9. The Verge : Amazon reportedly developing radar-equipped sleep apnea tracker [JAN 6, 2021]
    10. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : The influence of opioids and nonopioid central nervous system active medications on central sleep apnea: A case-control study [JAN 1, 2021]
    11. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : Positive airway pressure therapy supplied by an integrated sleep practice associated with greater adherence among pre–Medicare-aged patients with sleep-disordered breathing [JAN 1, 2021]
    12. Respiration : The Effectiveness of Nasal Airway Stent Therapy for the Treatment of Mild-to-Moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome [DEC 28, 2020]
    13. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : Transvenous phrenic nerve stimulation to treat idiopathic central sleep apnea [DEC 15, 2020]
    14. Journal of Sleep Research : Communication during the initial visit to a CPAP clinic Practitioners’ experiences of facilitators and barriers when talking to patients with obstructive sleep apnea [DEC 13, 2020]
    15. Health : I Have Catathrenia, a Rare Sleep Disorder That Sounds Like the ‘World’s Worst Sex Noise’ [DEC 9, 2020]
    16. Journal of Sleep Research : Effects of oral appliance treatment on inflammatory biomarkers in obstructive sleep apnea: A randomised controlled trial [DEC 9, 2020]
    17. Cardiovascular Business : 82% of AFib patients have undiagnosed sleep apnea, highlighting the importance of screening [DEC 3, 2020]
    18. Sleep Medicine Clinics : What is a Clinically Meaningful Target for Positive Airway Pressure Adherence? [DEC 2, 2020]
    19. Pulmonology Advisor : Mild Cognitive Impairment Prevalence in Patients With Suspected OSA [DEC 1, 2020]
    20. Journal of Sleep Research : Objective adherence to dental device versus positive airway pressure treatment in adults with obstructive sleep apnea [NOV 30, 2020]
    21. Sleep Review : Remote CPAP Adherence Made Easier [NOV 30, 2020]
    22. Sleep Medicine Reviews : Use of mandibular advancement devices for the treatment of primary snoring with or without obstructive sleep apnea (OSA): A systematic review [NOV 29, 2020]
    23. Metro : This weird pillow promises to ‘eliminate’ snoring [NOV 25, 2020]
    24. Talking Sleep Podcast : The Diagnosis and Treatment of Central Sleep Apnea [NOV 25, 2020]
    25. Sleep Medicine : Obstructive sleep apnoea in adult patients post-tonsillectomy [NOV 24, 2020]