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Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is a first-line treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). However, the adherence to CPAP can be difficult for patients due to several reasons. In this case report we describe a patient with severe OSA who initially was treated successfully with CPAP, but after a few months adherence problems developed because of macroglossia. This was caused by amyloidosis due to multiple myeloma. During treatment with chemotherapy and stem cell transplantation, the size of the patient's tongue decreased and he could successfully use his CPAP device again.
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Name: Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
The prevalence of mild obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in adults is 20 %, of moderate to severe OSA about 6-7 %. The current gold standard for the treatment of moderate to severe OSA is the continuous p...
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the first-line therapy for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). Residual apnoea and/or hypopnoea events, that is an apnoea-hypopnoea index (AHI) > 5, during ...
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The modalities of therapy for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) include behavioural and lifestyle modifications, positional therapy, oral appliances, surgery and continuous positive airway pressure thera...
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy improves subjective symptoms in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) patients; however, factors predicting symptom improvement post-CPAP therapy a...
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The objective of this study is to evaluate whether CPAP delivered by bubble CPAP resulted in a greater proportion of infants being successfully extubated when compared with management with...
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A study undertaken to investigate mouth leak for airway discomfort/dryness while using CPAP. This study will also measure how much humidification is required to treat subsequent upper airw...
Ritter Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is developing RP G28 as a treatment for Lactose Intolerance. Lactose intolerance is a syndrome of gastrointestinal symptoms resulting from a deficiency in inte...
Allergic reaction to milk (usually cow's milk) or milk products. MILK HYPERSENSITIVITY should be differentiated from LACTOSE INTOLERANCE, an intolerance to milk as a result of congenital deficiency of lactase.
The condition resulting from the absence or deficiency of LACTASE in the MUCOSA cells of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT, and the inability to break down LACTOSE in milk for ABSORPTION. Bacterial fermentation of the unabsorbed lactose leads to symptoms that range from a mild indigestion (DYSPEPSIA) to severe DIARRHEA. Lactose intolerance may be an inborn error or acquired.
Digestive system disorder where a particular food irritates the digestive tract or cannot be properly digested (i.e., due to a lack of a digestive enzyme). It differs from FOOD HYPERSENSITIVITY which is an immune system disorder, usually due to specific proteins in food. http://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/problem-foods-is-it-an-allergy-or-intolerance.
A 20 cM region of mouse chromosome 17 that is represented by a least two HAPLOTYPES. One of the haplotypes is referred to as the t-haplotype and contains an unusual array of mutations that affect embryonic development and male fertility. The t-haplotype is maintained in the gene pool by the presence of unusual features that prevent its recombination.
An eph family receptor found primarily in BRAIN and THYMUS. The EphB6 receptor is unusual in that its tyrosine kinase domain shares little homology with other members of this class. The unusual tyrosine kinase domain of this receptor appears to result in its lack of tyrosine kinase activity.
Sleep disorders disrupt sleep during the night, or cause sleepiness during the day, caused by physiological or psychological factors. The common ones include snoring and sleep apnea, insomnia, parasomnias, sleep paralysis, restless legs syndrome, circa...