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.
Expert video highlights and insights from the conference hub and comprehensive peer-reviewed articles from our journal portfolio provide updates on the ever changing landscape.
Sleep Related Breathing Disorders Content
Jan Hedner, ERS 2019 – Carbon Anhydrase Inhibitors for Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
We met Jan Hedner, of Gothenburg, Sweden, at ERS 2019, who talks us through the latest evidence for the effectiveness of carbon anhydrase inhibitors for treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea. Questions 1. What are the limitations of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA)? (0:05) 2. What properties of […]
Luigi Montemurro, ERS 2019 – Ato-oxy for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
Luigi Montemurro, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, met us at ERS 2019 in Madrid to discuss the recent trial of the fixed dose combination of atomoxetine and oxybutynin as the first successful pharmacotherapy for obstructive sleep apnoea. Questions 1. Why is there not yet an effective pharmacotherapy for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA)? (0:05) […]
Sleep Position and Stillbirth – Is it Time to Change Sleep Practices?
European Respiratory & Pulmonary Diseases. 2019; 5(1):14–5.
As we spend about a third of our lives sleeping, sleep has been linked to many health outcomes during the past few decades,1 such as cardiovascular2 and metabolic health, cognition,3 and even mortality.4 Sleep in pregnancy has also emerged as an area of interest in relation to pregnancy outcomes for both mother and foetus. However, […]
Babak Mokhlesi, ATS 2019 – Impact Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Duration on Glucose Tolerance (Part 1)
Speaking at the 2019 ATS conference in Dallas, TX, USA, Babak Mokhlesi (University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA) discusses the link between obstructive sleep apnoea, insufficient sleep duration and type 2 diabetes; key findings of his study, and the implications for the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes. Questions 1. What is the link […]
Babak Mokhlesi, ATS 2019 – Impact Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Duration on Glucose Tolerance (Part 2)
Speaking at the 2019 ATS conference in Dallas, TX, USA, Babak Mokhlesi (University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA) discusses the link between obstructive sleep apnoea, insufficient sleep duration and type 2 diabetes; key findings of his study, and the implications for the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes. Questions 1. Please briefly describe the […]
Carolyn D’Ambrosio, ATS 2019 – Sleep in Critically Ill Patients
At the 2019 ATS conference in Dallas, TX, USA, Carolyn D’Ambrosio (Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA) discusses the primary challenges of sleep for patients who are critically ill, what can be done to mitigate the impact of sleep disturbance in critically ill patients and what unmet needs still remain. Questions 1. What are […]
Central sleep apnoea during CPAP therapy: first insights from a big data analysis
Dr Holger Woehrle and Prof. Jean Louis Pépin discuss new data for central sleep apnoea during CPAP therapy that may provide new insights and support new approaches to healthcare problems.
Raphaël Heinzer, ERS 2018 – Obstructive sleep apnoea in Europe
Raphaël Heinzer (University Hospital of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland) talks to us about the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) in Europe, the importance of current clinical pathways for its diagnosis and treatment, and provides expert advice on identifying signs and symptoms, as well as what to do for patients at high risk. Questions 1. You […]
Saiprakash B Venkateshiah, CHEST 2018 – Obesity hypoventilation syndrome
Saiprakash B Venkateshiah (Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, US) discusses obesity hypoventilation syndrome – how it’s defined, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, consequences and treatment. Questions 1. What is the definition of obesity hypoventilation syndrome? (0:10) 2. What are the signs and symptoms of obesity hypoventilation syndrome? (0:54) 3. How is obesity hypoventilation syndrome […]
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