Navigation Links
Sleep Apnea Patients Have Greatly Increased Risk of Severe Car Crashes

People with obstructive sleep apnea have a markedly increased risk of severe motor vehicle crashes involving personal injury, according to a study presented at the American Thoracic Society 2007 International Conference, on Sunday, May 20.

The study of 800 people with sleep apnea and 800 without the nighttime breathing disorder found that patients with sleep apnea were twice as likely as people without sleep apnea to have a car crash, and three to five times as likely to have a serious crash involving personal injury. Overall, the sleep apnea group had a total of 250 crashes over three years, compared with 123 crashes in the group without sleep apnea.

While many previous studies have shown that sleep apnea patients are at increased risk of car crashes, this study is the first to look at the severity of those crashes. We were surprised not only about how many of the sleep apnea patients crashes involved personal injury, but that some patients had fairly mild sleep apnea and were still having serious crashes, says Alan Mulgrew, M.D., of the UBC Sleep Disorders Program in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Patients self-reported feeling of sleepiness was not found to be linked with an increased risk of car crashes, suggesting that patients are unaware of their driving hazard, Dr. Mulgrew says. Even patients with fairly mild sleep apnea were at increased risk of car crashes. Based on these findings, I now consider driving risk when deciding on treatment for patients with mild sleep apnea, he says.

The study is the biggest one to combine validated sleep apnea diagnosis through an overnight sleep study called polysomnography, with data from insurance records to verify motor vehicle crashes and their severity.

In obstructive sleep apnea, the upper airway narrows, or collapses, during sleep. Periods of apnea end with a brief partial arousal that may disrupt sleep hundreds of times a night. Obesity is a major
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Sleep apnoea increases post-operative risks
2. Sleep, snoring....stroke
3. Sleeping sickness - a silent killer
4. Deep Sleep Doesnt Increase Memory
5. Sleepwalking has genetic roots
6. Sleepy drivers increase road death toll
7. Sleep apnoea linked to surgical risks
8. Sleep disorders can have anomalistic sexual acts
9. Sleepwalking linked to a gene
10. Sleep Apnea Linked to Bed-Wetting in Kids
11. Race Affects Sleep in Children
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Sleep Apnea Patients Have Greatly Increased Risk Severe Car Crashes

(Date:2/28/2015)... Gerald “Solutionman” Haman surveyed over 10,000 people ... innovative thinking. “The #1 block was lack of ... reports Haman, who created the Thinkubator Innovation Studio in ... that they did not have enough time for innovative ... stimulate innovation. , Solutionman’s monthly “Accelerating Innovation Training” workshops ...
(Date:2/28/2015)... The Classic Denture Center , located ... Throughout all of March patients can receive $25 ... service can help overall mouth health and give ... notice certain symptoms that suggest the denture teeth are ... , 1.    Pain, clicking, and popping in the joints, 2.    Pain ...
(Date:2/28/2015)... Vancouver personal injury lawyers at Jiwa Law ... by time limits. They stated that in many cases, missing ... even nullify it. Many a time, delays in making an ... under BC law. As a result, experts at Jiwa Law ... consult a personal injury lawyer in order to know more ...
(Date:2/28/2015)... For those people who are unable ... Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) will broadcast ... starting at 9:30 AM. , The live broadcast is ... can be accessed through any browser on a computer ... Symposium is a unique event that covers important treatment ...
(Date:2/28/2015)... 28, 2015 National Sales ... sales, marketing and supply chain management for consumer ... is bringing its award winning solutions for thinning-damaged ... products are specifically created to combat thinning-damaged hair. ... is committed to marrying science with nature to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New Survey Reveals “Lack of Time” Is the Number #1 Barrier to Innovative Thinking 2Health News:New Survey Reveals “Lack of Time” Is the Number #1 Barrier to Innovative Thinking 3Health News:Classic Denture Center in Portland Oregon is Offering March Discount 2Health News:Jiwa Law Corporation Recently Announced That Time Delays May Weaken Personal Injury Claims 2Health News:Mesothelioma Cancer Research Foundation Broadcasting Symposium Live 2Health News:BIOTA Botanicals Brings Thinning-Damaged Hair Solutions to the Hair Care Aisle at Walgreens 2Health News:BIOTA Botanicals Brings Thinning-Damaged Hair Solutions to the Hair Care Aisle at Walgreens 3
... later on, study suggests , , WEDNESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay ... linked to a softening of bones in a baby,s ... breast-feeding without vitamin D supplementation could prolong the deficiency, ... problems later in life, including decreased bone density and ...
... be the largest study of its kind for the genetic ... Crohns Disease as well as further evidence that some people ... The study examined changes in DNA associated with the two ... (CD), which is most frequently marked by inflammation of the ...
... BD (Becton,Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX ) ... its second fiscal quarter 2008 earnings conference call on,Wednesday, ... issue a press release,detailing the quarter,s earnings earlier that ... be accessible through BD,s,website at http://www.bd.com/investors and ...
... of pediatric liver transplant recipients report lower health-related ... after the surgery, compared to reports from the ... dysfunction fall within the normal range. These findings ... Transplantation. The article is also available online at ...
... From the Underbelly, star Rachael Harris and ,Iron Chef, judge and,Mom-a-licious creator ... ... fundraiser, LOS ANGELES, March 26 The Fourth Annual Open Toe Shoe,Party ... Santa,Monica Hotel. The event will raise funds for The One Small Voice,Foundation., ...
... Adolescents receiving,comprehensive sex education had a substantially lower ... abstinence-only education or no,education at all, according to ... Adolescent Health., The study, conducted by Pamela ... E. Lafferty, M.D., also concluded that teaching about,contraception ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Too Little Vitamin D May Soften Baby's Skull 2Health News:Large multicenter study suggests new genetic markers for Crohn's disease 2Health News:Study shows lifetime effects of pediatric liver transplants 2Health News:Celebrities From All Walks of Life Put Their Best Foot Forward for the Fourth Annual Open Toe Shoe Party 2Health News:New Study -- Same Result! Comprehensive Sex Education Works 2
(Date:2/27/2015)...   Synageva BioPharma Corp. (Synageva) (NASDAQ: ... therapeutic products for rare diseases, joins the National ... for Rare Diseases™ (EURORDIS™), The Global Genes Project™, ... Disease Day. On the last day ... other participants conduct special events to raise awareness ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... Israel , February 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... baut sein bahnbrechendes Überwachungssystem für kongestive Herzinsuffizienz ... aus -     ... Technologies, die ein neuartiges Herzüberwachungssystem für Patienten ... heute bekannt, dass sie ein Finanzierungsvorhaben über ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... Feb. 27, 2015  Finesse expands office in ... announced the expansion of its operations in ... mid-March and access for customers is expected shortly afterward. ... located adjacent to the current office, the new premises ... team and allow Finesse to bring on more service ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Synageva BioPharma Joins NORD, EURORDIS, And The Global Genes Project In Support Of Rare Disease Day 2015 2Synageva BioPharma Joins NORD, EURORDIS, And The Global Genes Project In Support Of Rare Disease Day 2015 3Synageva BioPharma Joins NORD, EURORDIS, And The Global Genes Project In Support Of Rare Disease Day 2015 4Synageva BioPharma Joins NORD, EURORDIS, And The Global Genes Project In Support Of Rare Disease Day 2015 5Synageva BioPharma Joins NORD, EURORDIS, And The Global Genes Project In Support Of Rare Disease Day 2015 6Vectorious Medical Technologies schließt Finanzierungsvorhaben über 5 Mio. USD ab 2New Finesse Office in United Kingdom 2
... Omeros Corporation (Nasdaq: OMER ... that interact with three orphan G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) ... breakthrough demonstrates Omeros, unique capability to introduce a large ... which could lead to the development of novel therapeutics ...
... , June 29 Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in ... Disease and Therapy Review: Bladder Cancer , ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p0210878/Disease-and-Therapy-Review-Bladder-Cancer.html , , , ... , The Bladder Cancer Disease and Therapy ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Omeros Successfully Unlocks Orphan GPCRs 2Omeros Successfully Unlocks Orphan GPCRs 3Omeros Successfully Unlocks Orphan GPCRs 4Reportlinker Adds Disease and Therapy Review: Bladder Cancer 2Reportlinker Adds Disease and Therapy Review: Bladder Cancer 3Reportlinker Adds Disease and Therapy Review: Bladder Cancer 4
Each handle is designed to fit a specific trephine size....
Each handle is designed to fit a specific trephine size....
Each handle is designed to fit a specific trephine size....
Each handle is designed to fit a specific trephine size. For use in performing free-hand uniform donor buttons....
Medicine Products: