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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- Normal Neonatal Sleep Defined: Refining Patient Selection and Interpreting Sleep Outcomes for Mandibular Distractionby Melissa D Kanack on January 24, 2022
CONCLUSIONS: "Normal" neonates have more obstructive events and lower oxygenation nadirs than previously appreciated. We provide normative nap polysomnography values for this age group and encourage centers with multidisciplinary MDO teams to utilize this data to calibrate patient selection algorithms, inform treatment discussions, and better understand surgical outcomes. Limitations include a small sample size and single institution study.
- Development and validation of a simple clinical nomogram for predicting obstructive sleep apneaby Xishi Sun on January 17, 2022
Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common type of sleep breathing disorder. Therefore, the purpose of our research is to construct and verify an objective and easy-to-use nomogram that can accurately predict a patient's risk of obstructive sleep apnea. In this study, we retrospectively collected the data of patients undergoing polysomnography at the Sleep Medicine Center of the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University. Participants were randomly assigned to a training cohort...
- Adaptive support ventilation as an effective treatment option for central sleep apnea in an older adult with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction: a case reportby Yuriko Hajika on January 16, 2022
CONCLUSION: Medical staff should carefully monitor adult adults for signs of or risk factors for SDB to prevent serious complications. Future studies on ASV should focus on older patients with arrhythmia, as the prevalence of CSA may be underreported in this population and determine the effectiveness of ASV in patients with HfpEF, especially in older adults.
- Effect of adenotonsillectomy on the growth, development, and comprehensive cognitive abilities of children with obstructive sleep apnea: a prospective single-arm studyby Shan Shan on January 16, 2022
CONCLUSIONS: After adenotonsillectomy, the PRS, ISLQ, and PSQ improved, and anxiety and auditory/visual sustained attention abnormalities decreased, suggesting positive impacts on the growth, development, quality of life, and comprehensive cognitive abilities of children with OSA.