Monday, January 21st, 2013 at 11:22 AM
A recently concluded research attempted to describe which dietary nutrient variables are related to subjective and objective habitual sleep and subjective and objective napping.
In this research study performed at the Center for Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA , the participants were 459 post-menopausal women enrolled in the Women’s Health Initiative.
Objective sleep was estimated using one week of actigraphy. Subjective sleep was prospectively estimated with a daily sleep diary. Dietary nutrients were calculated from food frequency questionnaires. Read the rest of this entry
Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 at 5:35 PM
ResMed, San Diego, announces the release of the Mirage Micro™ for Kids nasal mask. This is ResMed’s second patient interface for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in children and now comes in a small headgear size with a small cushion suitable for children.
The mask features the MicroFit dial, which allows children or their parents to adjust the mask to make the most comfortable and secure fit. In addition to the MicroFit dial, the Mirage Micro for Kids incorporates other child-friendly features that help them adjust to therapy. Read the rest of this entry
Thursday, July 8th, 2010 at 10:28 AM
GlobalData’s medical equipment report, “Spain Anesthesia and Respiratory Devices Market Outlook to 2016″ provides key market data on the Spain anesthesia and respiratory devices market. The report provides value (USD million), volume (units) and average price (USD) data for each segment and sub-segment within six market categories – anesthesia disposables, anesthesia machines, respiratory devices, respiratory disposables, respiratory measurement devices, and sleep apnea diagnostic systems. Read the rest of this entry
Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 at 2:54 PM
The aim was to test the hypothesis that the blood serum of rats subjected to recurrent airway obstructions mimicking obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) induces early activation of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) and enhancement of endothelial wound healing.
We studied 30 control rats and 30 rats subjected to recurrent obstructive apneas (60 per hour, lasting 15 s each, for 5 h). The migration induced in MSC by apneic serum was measured by transwell assays. Read the rest of this entry