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Clinical Studies

Sleep Apnea

Studies show that you can achieve better results for your patients by using CPAP therapy to improve their quality of life, relationships and health.

Up to 6% of the world’s adult population suffers from sleep apnea, about 80% of individuals are unaware they suffer from Obstructive Sleep apnea.

  1. Obsructive sleep apnea – a guide for GP’s, British Lung Foundation (NHS)
  2. O’Keefe, et.al., Evidence supporting routine Polysomnography before bariatric surgery, in,Obesity Surgery, January 2014
  3. Chronic respiratory diseases, The World Health Organizaton, www.who.int/gard/publicaitons/chronic_respiratory_diseases.pdf viewed 21 May 2015
     

Obesity – around 77% of obese person suffer from sleep apnea

   4. Sleep breathing disorders, in, European Respiratory Society Whitebook, Chapter 23
 

Common symptoms of sleep apnea​

   5. Patient information series – Sleep mini series #4, in, Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Heart Disease, American Thoracic Society
 

Risk of Poor cardiovascular health

   6. Logan, et.al.High prevalence of unrecognized sleep apnoea in drug-resistant hypertention, in, Journal of Hypertension, 2001
   7. Einhorn, et.al., Prevalence of sleep apnea in a population of adults with type 2 diabetes Mellitus, in, Endocrine Practice, 2007; 13(4):355-362
 

Risk of Hypertension and Stroke

   8. Peppard PE, Young T, Palta M, Skatrud J (2000): Prospective study of the association between sleep-disordered breathing and hypertension. NEJM 342(19): 1378-1384
   9. Logan, et.al.High prevalence of unrecognized sleep apnoea in drug-resistant hypertention, in, Journal of Hypertension, 2001
 

Risk of Type 2 diabetes

  10. Einhorn, et.al., Prevalence of sleep apnea in a population of adults with type 2 diabetes Mellitus, in, Endocrine Practice, 2007; 13(4):355-362 
  11. Meslier N, Gagnadoux F, Giraud P, Person C, Ouksel H, Urban T, Racineux JL (2003): Impaired glucose-insulin metabolism in males with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome. Eur Respir J 22(1): 156-160
  12. Bottini P, Dottorini ML, Cristina Cordoni M, Casucci G, Tantucci C (2003): Sleep-disordered breathing in nonobese diabetic subjects with autonomic neuropathy. Eur Respir J 22: 654- 660
  13. Elmasry A, Lindberg E, Berne C, Janson C, Gislason T, Awad Tageldin M, Boman G (2001): Sleep-disordered breathing and glucose metabolism in hypertensive men: a population-based study. J Intern Med 249(2): 153-161
 

Fatigue-related vehicle accidents

  14. Teran-Santos J., Jimenz-gomez Al., & Cordero-Guevara, J. (1999). The association between sleep apnoea and the risk of traffic accidents. N Engl J Med., 340(11), 881-3