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Clinical Studies

Clinical Studies

Sleep Apnea

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

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    Organizaton, www.who.int/gard/publicaitons/chronic_respiratory_diseases.pdf viewed21... 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​

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

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

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

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

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.