Sleep Related Breathing Disorders
An Introduction to Sleep Related Breathing Disorders
Progress in appliances, positive airway pressure devices and surgery mean there are a range of treatment options for common sleep-related breathing disorders, including obstructive sleep apnoea. Oral treatments now include tongue-retaining or orthodontic/mandibular advancing appliances; and mini-implant assisted rapid maxillary expansion (MARME) is becoming more common. Surgical interventions now include staged or phasic protocols and hypoglossal nerve stimulation. Advances in patient phenotyping will help to individualise intervention selection.
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Phenotypic Heterogeneity in Sleep Apnoea
touchREVIEWS in Respiratory & Pulmonary Diseases. 2023;8(1):16–17 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/USRPD.2023.8.1.16
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a widespread disorder that affects millions of individuals worldwide.1 It is characterized by repeated episodes of upper airway obstruction during sleep; these episodes can have several negative consequences, including daytime sleepiness, impaired quality of life and an increased risk of developing other health problems, such as hypertension, heart disease and stroke.2 To effectively diagnose and treat OSA, it is essential […]
Foreword touchREVIEWS in Respiratory & Pulmonary Diseases Volume 7, Issue 2, 2022
touchREVIEWS in Respiratory & Pulmonary Diseases. 2022;7(2):31
Welcome to the latest edition of touchREVIEWS in Respiratory & Pulmonary Diseases, which covers several hot topics in respiratory medicine, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), interstitial lung disease, bronchiectasis and the ever-present subject of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The articles and expert opinions in this journal reflect the progress and challenges in this active […]
The Challenges of the Diagnosis and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea in Pregnancy
touchREVIEWS in Respiratory & Pulmonary Diseases. 2022;7(2):54–6 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/USRPD.2022.7.2.54
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is characterized by recurrent upper airway obstruction precipitating variable degrees of recurrent desaturations, sleep fragmentation and increased autonomic stimulation. As the global burden of obesity continues to rise, so too has the prevalence of OSA.1 Although OSA is known to be more common in men and older adults, it is now recognized […]
Margaret Pisani, CHEST 2022: Highlights and networking opportunities
CHEST 2022 took place between October 16-19 in Nashville, TN, we interviewed editorial board member Prof. Margaret Pisani (Yale School of Medicine. New Haven, CT, USA) around her personal congress highlights and the networking opportunities which were available on site. Questions What CHEST presentations had the greatest impact this year and what were your personal […]
John Harsh, CHEST 2022: Long term safety of FT218 in the treatment of narcolepsy
Once-nightly sodium oxybate (FT218) is currently being investigated in the open label phase 3 study RESTORE (NCT04451668) for the treatment of narcolepsy. We caught up with Prof. John Harsh (University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, USA) to discuss the aims, design, inclusion criteria and interim findings of the RESTORE study. The abstract ‘LONG-TERM SAFETY OF […]
Foreword touchREVIEWS in Respiratory & Pulmonary Diseases Volume 7, Issue 1, 2022
Welcome to the latest edition of touchREVIEWS in Respiratory & Pulmonary Diseases, which aims to provide insightful and topical articles relevant to the everyday practice of busy physicians. Our popular expert interviews provide a snapshot of hot topics in medicine. In the first of our interviews, Andrew Menzies-Gow discusses the clinical data leading to the US […]
Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings in Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea: A Review
touchREVIEWS in Respiratory & Pulmonary Diseases. 2022;7(1):21–4
Paediatric sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) refers to a spectrum of respiratory disorders with intermittent upper-airway obstruction and sleep disruption in children.1 SDB spans primary snoring, upper-airway resistance syndrome, obstructive hypoventilation and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), listed in order of increasing severity of SDB stratified by polysomnography.2 Paediatric OSA is characterized by recurring episodes of airway obstruction, which […]
Joerg Steier, ATS 2022: the Delphi Consensus Statements on Excessive Daytime Sleepiness in Obstructive Sleep Apnea
It was a pleasure to talk with Professor Joerg Steier (King’s College London, London, UK) around the development of the Delphi Consensus Statements on the diagnosis and management of excessive daytime sleepiness in obstructive sleep apnea and how these statements will help identify and address the unmet needs. The abstract ‘Development of Delphi Consensus Statements […]
Joerg Steier, ATS 2022: Challenges and Advances in the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
We were delighted to talk with Professor Joerg Steier (King’s College London, London, UK) to learn more around the challenges involved in the treatment of excessive daytime sleepiness in patients with obstructive sleep apnea and the latest research to look out for in 2022. The abstract ‘Development of Delphi Consensus Statements on the Differential Diagnosis […]
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