Many of the overweight children we test in our sleep lab have significant OSAHS.
Once their problem is identified and treated (for example, OSAHS treated by NCPAP), they should re-evaluate the degree of control they need to keep their glucose levels in check.
is a sleep disorder in which a person has irregular breathing at night and as a result is excessively sleepy during the day.
Symptoms of OSAHS
such as fatigue and disruptive sleep are nonspecific, and many cases remained undiagnosed.
1) Weight gain, which narrows the upper airway secondary to the deposition of adipose in the parapharyngeal space, is the most common risk factor for OSAHS
As part of its presentation on OSAHS
, Cephalon submitted data from two controlled trials.
People with severe REM behavior disorder (RBD) are often treated by medications used to suppress REM and represent yet another diagnostic where manipulation of REM may be of therapeutic value Putting aside the REM deprived OSAHS
patient, subjects who sleep in a bed aligned in a north-south position seem to have more REM than those who are sleeping along an east-west axis.
NUVIGIL is a single-isomer formulation of modafinil, the active pharmaceutical ingredient contained in PROVIGIL which is FDA-approved for the treatment of excessive sleepiness associated with narcolepsy, OSAHS
Another clue, as these drugs may also make some more prone to OSAHS
In the December 15th issue of the New England Journal of Medicine a group of researchers in Greece report on their observational study comparing atrial overdrive pacing versus CPAP as therapy for OSAHS
Once diagnosed and the patient either titrated onto CPAP or treated surgically (UP3 and T & A or both) or both CPAP'd and treated surgically, the OSAHS
sufferer predictably should sleep soundly and restfully, arising refreshed and energized.
For patients with OSAHS
, PROVIGIL is approved as an adjunct to standard treatment for the underlying airway obstruction.