Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 11, 2011
Internal bleeding higher with popular heart device than earlier model
The incidence of internal bleeding was higher in the HeartMate II left ventricular assist device than the earlier HeartMate I XVE, according to two studies at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

Study finds that combination therapy reduces pauses in breathing caused by OSA
According to new research that will be presented Saturday, June 11, at the 20th Anniversary Meeting of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the apnea-hypopnea index in patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea was more improved by a combination treatment of a mandibular advancement splint and positive airway pressure therapy than by continuous positive airway pressure therapy alone.

Novel device quantifies the efficacy of oral appliance therapy for snoring and sleep apnea
New research that will be presented Saturday, June 11, at the 20th Anniversary Meeting of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine in Minneapolis, Minn., quantified the efficacy of mandibular advancement splints using a self-administered, at-home device to monitor snoring and sleep-disordered breathing.

Birdsong independent of brain size
Sex difference in the brain varies according to social status.

Oral appliance therapy improves craniofacial growth direction and snoring
According to new research that will be presented Saturday, June 11, at the 20th Anniversary Meeting of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, children with enlarged tonsils and adenoids who wore an oral appliance for six months experienced more favorable craniofacial growth, enlargement of pharyngeal dimensions, and improved breathing and snoring during sleep.

Hypnosis/local anesthesia combination during surgery helps patients, reduces hospital stays
Anaesthesiologists have found that using a combination of hypnosis and local anaesthesia (LA) in surgery where LA is feasible but, not on its own, sufficient to ensure patient comfort, can aid healing and reduce drug use and hospital stays.

Study finds excellent agreement between subjective and objective compliance with OAT
According to new research that will be presented Saturday, June 11, at the 20th Anniversary Meeting of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, objective compliance measurements agree with subjective compliance estimates in patients with obstructive sleep apnea undergoing oral appliance therapy -- a finding that is not apparent in patients using continuous positive airway pressure therapy.
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