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Clinical Studies

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

 

Obstructive 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 viewed21 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.

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