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Home Diagnosis of Sleep Apnea

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Sleep specialists can sometimes diagnose and manage obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with home-based tests instead of in-lab polysomnography, new research suggests. In a randomized trial prepublished online in Chest on February 19, Canadian investigators showed that both...

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Could CPAP prevent aortic aneurysm rupture?

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Perturbed sleep and high blood pressure aren’t the only consequences of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). New data suggest that OSA is common in people with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), and that severe OSA may be a risk factor for AAA rupture. Researchers therefore...

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Guideline Urges Treatment for Nonmotor Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new practice parameter from the American Academy of Neurology calls for doctors to identify and treat nonmotor symptoms in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Nonmotor symptoms - autonomic dysfunction, sleep disorders, psychological and cognitive problems, and sensory...