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Study: OSA increases risk of sudden cardiac death


WASHINGTON – A moderate case of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can significantly increase a person’s risk for sudden cardiac death (SCD), according to a large study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

CareTouch tailors sleep therapy product to truck drivers


DENVER – CareTouch Communications has launched a sleep therapy compliance program designed specifically for commercial trucking companies, according to a press release. The CareTouch 360 platform tracks drivers diagnosed with sleep apnea and manages their compliance.

AASM: CPAP may also improve diabetes


BALTIMORE – Citing a study conducted by researchers at the University of Chicago, physicians at the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) say CPAP treatment may also relieve symptoms of Type 2 diabetes, according to a press release.

Fisher & Paykel breaks records


AUCKLAND, New Zealand – Fisher & Paykel Healthcare reported net profit after tax of NZ$77.1 million for the year ended March 31, 2013, according to a press release. The record earnings reflect a 20% increase compared to the prior year.

Study: Sleep apnea in seniors linked to Alzheimer’s


NEW YORK – Sleep apnea may somehow cause—or be caused by—Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests.

Study: CPAP may benefit those with prediabetes


PHILADELPHIA –Prediabetic patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) saw significant improvement in their glucose levels after CPAP treatment, according to a small clinical trial.

ResMed settles with university


SAN DIEGO – ResMed agreed to pay the University of Sydney $AU25 million to settle a lengthy legal dispute regarding patent infringement, according to news reports.

Study links sleep apnea, obesity


MADISON, Wis. – A new study suggests that the near 55% increase in sleep apnea cases over the past two decades may be linked to a higher incidence of obesity.

Study: Bedtime regularity predicts CPAP compliance


DARIEN, Ill. – Having a routine bedtime prior to CPAP therapy plays an important role in compliance, suggests a new study published in the journal SLEEP.

Philips Respironics goes mobile with OSA treatment


MURRYSVILLE, Pa. – Philips Respironics has launched a new mobile self-management system for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients, according to a press release.