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University of Arizona receives $2M grant to study sleep apnea

January 22, 2014HME News Staff

TUSCON, Ariz. - Scientists from the University of Arizona have received a $2 million grant to study whether telephone counseling helps sleep apnea patients stick with their treatment plans. Researchers will examine how outcomes, quality of life and treatment adherence are affected when community volunteers counsel patients over the phone, according to a release. "Fragmentation of care can lead to poor treatment adherence in patients with chronic medical conditions that can, in turn, lead to adverse...

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Study: Sleep apnea linked to behavioral problems in children

April 1, 2013HME News Staff

TUCSON, Ariz. - Children with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may have higher rates of an array of behavioral problems, a study from the University of Arizona has found. Some of those behavioral problems may include hyperactivity, attention problems, aggression, lower social competency, poorer communication, and/or diminished adaptive skills, according to the study. Authored by Michelle Perfect, an assistant professor at the University of Arizona, the study examined 263 children aged 6-11 to determine...

Sleep Apnea, Sleep Disorders, University of Arizona

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