Central Sleep Apnea
Resources for Patients and Caregivers
Central sleep apnea is a disorder in which your breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep. Central sleep apnea occurs because your brain doesn’t send proper signals to the muscles that control your breathing.
Wiki Number: 11-Central Sleep Apnea
Diagnosis: The brain accidentally does not have the lungs breathe in, losing fresh oxygen
Brain Area: pre-Botzinger complex – in the cerebellum which controls the regularity of breathing
Symptoms: Gaps in breaithing can damage or kill brain cells due to lack of fresh oxygen.
Therapies: Bi-pap and C-pap breathing machines help the regularity of breathing.
Resources for Physicians, Counselors and Researchers
4 CURRENT ARTICLES
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- Leptin-mediated neural targets in obesity hypoventilation syndromeby Mateus R Amorim on July 2, 2022
Obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) is defined as daytime hypercapnia in obese individuals in the absence of other underlying causes. In the United States OHS is present in 10-20% of obese patients with obstructive sleep apnea and is linked to hypoventilation during sleep. OHS leads to high cardiorespiratory morbidity and mortality, and there is no effective pharmacotherapy. The depressed hypercapnic ventilatory response plays a key role in OHS. The pathogenesis of OHS has been linked to...
- Prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in hospitalized patients with type 2 diabetes in Beijing, Chinaby Shan Ding on July 2, 2022
CONCLUSIONS: Guidelines on screening and treatment of OSAS among hospitalized patients with diabetes are needed to direct the routine practice for diabetes endocrinologists for optimal clinical care of such patients.
- Regulation of blood vessels by ATP in the ventral medullary surface in a rat model of Parkinson's diseaseby Luiz M Oliveira on July 1, 2022
Parkinson's disease (PD) patients often experience impairment of autonomic and respiratory functions. These include conditions such as orthostatic hypotension and sleep apnea, which are highly correlated with dysfunctional central chemoreception. Blood flow is a fundamental determinant of tissue CO(2)/H^(+), yet the extent to which blood flow regulation within chemoreceptor regions contributes to respiratory behavior during neurological disease remains unknown. Here, we tested the hypothesis...
- Central and mixed sleep apnea related to patients treated with maxillomandibular advancement for obstructive sleep apnea: A retrospective cohort studyby Jean-Pierre T F Ho on July 1, 2022
The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of maxillomandibular advancement (MMA) for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients with a percentage of central and mixed apnea index in the total apnea-hypopnea index (CMAI%) ≧25%. Patients treated with MMA for OSA were retrospectively evaluated for baseline and postoperative patient data and polysomnographic results. The pre- and postoperative obstructive, central and mixed apnea parameters were compared. Of the included 78 patients,...