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In brief: what’s new and notable in sleep medicine

Explore new and notable updates in sleep medicine, including studies exploring the relationship between CPAP and mortality and metabolic syndrome, a review of the unique manifestations of sleep disorders in women across the life span, and resources to help your patients better understand their obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) diagnosis. Read the latest from the Sleep Medicine Network in the CHEST Physician® publication, access the latest updates on recent device recalls, and more.

Must-reads and more in CHEST® journal


Effects of CPAP termination on all-cause mortality in a large cohort of patients with OSA
VISUAL ABSTRACT

This visual abstract analyzes data from the French national health insurance reimbursement program to explore the effects of CPAP termination on all-cause mortality in a large cohort of patients with OSA.

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Sleep medicine resources for patients and clinicians

Clinician education resources to explore

e-Learning | Sleep
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Women & Pulmonary Webinar: Sleep in Women Across the Life Span

Learn about the unique aspects of sleep disorders in women across the life span, from childhood to adulthood and during pregnancy and menopause.

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E-LEARNING

Sleep Board Review On Demand 2021

Enhance your understanding of sleep-related breathing disorders, instrumentation and testing, and treatment for sleep disorders with recordings from the live review course.

You Snooze, You Win!
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You Snooze, You Win!

Navigate from platform to platform, and answer questions testing your sleep smarts to earn points. Can you jump to the top of the leaderboard?


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Patient education resources to share

OSA affects between 10% and 30% of adults in the United States. Help your patients better understand their OSA diagnosis with this informational web page from the CHEST Foundation. This resource covers everything patients need to know about their OSA, including how OSA is diagnosed, common symptoms, treatments for managing OSA, and how this disorder relates to other serious medical conditions.

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Sleep medicine news and notes

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CHEST PHYSICIAN

The quest for a good night’s sleep: An update on pharmacologic therapy for insomnia

Improve your understanding of treating insomnia with this deep dive into pharmacologic treatment options, including off-label uses.

RECALL UPDATES

What You Need to Know About the Philips PAP Device Recall

Access up-to-date news and resources related to the Philips CPAP, BiPAP, and mechanical ventilator device recall that was announced in June 2021.

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Unusual suspects? Breakthrough in the treatment of idiopathic hypersomnia

Read the latest on a novel treatment for idiopathic hypersomnia and how new data could lead to further insights about the origins of the condition.

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Marijuana use in pregnancy

What are the true effects of marijuana use in pregnancy? The Respiratory-Related Sleep Disorders Section offers an overview in this article.

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