Pregnant women with obstructive sleep apnea more likely to die in hospital

Pregnant women with obstructive sleep apnea are more than five times as likely to die in the hospital than those without the sleep disorder, a comprehensive national study by the University of South Florida researchers found. Among delivery-related hospital discharges, sleep apnea was also associated with an increase in severe medical conditions that are top causes of maternal death, including preeclampsia, eclampsia, an enlarged heart and pulmonary blood clots, reported the study published online this month in the journal SLEEP. …

Study shows link between sleep apnea and hospital maternal deaths

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 2-May-2014 [ | E-mail ] Share Contact: Anne DeLotto Baierabaier@health.usf.edu813-974-3303University of South Florida (USF Health) The common sleep disorder was also associated with uncommon medical conditions leading to pregnancy-related deaths, large-scale analysis by the University of South Florida indicated Tampa, FL (May 2, 2014) — Pregnant women with obstructive sleep apnea are more than five times as likely to die in the hospital than those without the sleep disorder, a comprehensive national study by the University of …

Study shows link between sleep apnea, hospital maternal deaths

Pregnant women with obstructive sleep apnea are more than five times as likely to die in the hospital than those without the sleep disorder, a comprehensive national study by University of South Florida researchers found. Among delivery-related hospital discharges, sleep apnea was also associated with an increase in severe medical conditions that are top causes of maternal death, including preeclampsia, eclampsia, an enlarged heart and pulmonary blood clots, reported the study published online today in the journal SLEEP. Sleep apnea …

Sleep Apnea Could Increase Risk Of Cancer, Says Study

One in 20 people in Britain currently suffer from sleep apnea – the sleeping disorder where a person temporarily stops breathing because their throat closes repeatedly while they sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea, (OSA), can lead to heavy snoring and tiredness during the day and now the condition has also been linked to cancer. Reported in the April 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, researchers at the University of Sydney Nursing School in Australia found that people with …

Snoring

Snoring facts Snoring is caused by vibrating tissues within the airways of the nose and throat. The vibrations that cause snoring are caused by turbulent airflow through narrowed airways. Snoring is affected by the stage of sleep, sleeping position, and the use of medications and alcohol. Snoring may be a problem for family members and sleeping partners of the snorer. Snoring also may be a sign of an underlying medical problem. Treatments for snoring are nonsurgical and surgical. What is …

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