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OSA study finds short breathing interruptions can be fatal
October 31, 2018 -- Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can be a risk factor for mortality, but what contributes to this risk for patients who may have this condition? Researchers wanted to see if the length of breathing interruptions was as important as how often they occur.  Discuss
Inspire Medical's sleep apnea treatment gets Aetna coverage
July 11, 2018 -- Inspire Medical Systems announced that Aetna will provide coverage for its Inspire therapy for obstructive sleep apnea.  Discuss
Sleep apnea devices can cause dental side effects
July 3, 2018 -- Mandibular advancement devices can help treat obstructive sleep apnea, but they must be worn nightly for life and are thought to cause long-term dental and skeletal side effects that have not been well defined. Researchers conducted a review to learn more about these issues and how they evolve over time.  Discuss
Study: Older patients should be tested for sleep apnea
May 14, 2018 -- Do you test your older patients for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)? The researchers of a new study suggest you should, as they surveyed more than 1,000 older patients and found they are often at high risk for OSA.  Discuss
Ortoplus Group accepts Planmeca Emerald scans
April 18, 2018 -- Orthodontic manufacturer Ortoplus Group has begun accepting scans from the Planmeca Emerald intraoral scanner.  Discuss
Sleep apnea device gets FDA clearance
February 28, 2018 -- The Center for Craniofacial & Dental Sleep Medicine has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its Meridian PM oral appliance to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring.  Discuss
New product: SleepArchiTx launches sleep disorders program
February 22, 2018 -- CHICAGO - SleepArchiTx has introduced a new program at this week's Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting to screen and treat patients with sleep disorders.  Discuss
Implantable sleep apnea system has 1st U.S. case
February 5, 2018 -- Medical technology company Respicardia announced the first commercial case of the company's sleep apnea system.
Study: Sleep apnea increases risk of stroke recurrence
January 26, 2018 -- Stroke survivors who also have sleep apnea are more likely to experience another stroke or even die, according to study presented this week at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference. The researchers highlighted several risk factors in their presentation.  Discuss
3Shape to enable sleep apnea scans
November 1, 2017 -- 3Shape has enabled the software for its Trios intraoral scanner to allow users to send intraoral scans directly to sleep apnea device manufacturer OrthoApnea.  Discuss
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