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Study: Hospitals can help diagnose sleep apnea

January 3, 2018HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - A ResMed-funded study makes the case for hospitals screening patients for sleep apnea before they're discharged to improve their chances of long-term survival. As part of the study, published in the American Journal of Medicine, more than 5,000 hospitalized patients were screened for sleep apnea and 18.7% were estimated to have the condition. Those who tested positive were placed on CPAP therapy post-discharge, and those who were adherent in the first three months improved their chance...

Diagnosis, ResMed, Sleep Apnea, study, treatment

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Study refines link between sleep apnea, other diseases

September 5, 2017HME News Staff

BALTIMORE - Untreated sleep apnea can contribute to a range of conditions associated with heart disease and diabetes, according to a new study conducted by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers. The study found increases in blood sugar, fat levels, stress hormones, and blood pressure in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. The findings, published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, may help to refine the scientific debate over whether sleep apnea is just a manifestation of obesity,...

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With sleep therapy, screening is easy, treatment is hard

June 20, 2014Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - A new bill that would increase sleep apnea screening requirements for Medicare beneficiaries is a positive step, but it overlooks problems in the program when it comes to therapy, say providers.“I think it's great to see so much attention placed on screening,” said Lisa Feierstein, president and co-founder of Raleigh, N.C.-based Active Healthcare.“But the other side of the regulatory framework just sets everyone up for failure by making it difficult for patients to...

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