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Sleep Apnea Learning Zone

Expert Opinion

Read time: 20 mins
Last updated:12th Mar 2020

There are new treatments for sleep apnea being developed by leading specialists. To help explain them, we’ve curated some video insights about new approaches to sleep apnea, from our team of specialists who share their techniques in managing obstructive and positional obstructive sleep apnea.

  • Diagnosis
  • Patient management
  • New Treatments

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)

 

Introducing Professor David White

Professor White introduces himself and his current positions.

What does personalised therapy for sleep apnea really mean?

Professor White highlights the importance for determining the cause of sleep apnea in each patient.

Can the phenotypic traits of obstructive sleep apnea be determined in apnea patients in clinical practice and if so, how?

Professor White describes the methodology that has been developed to evaluate phenotypic traits during or following a sleep study which need to be integrated into sleep monitoring equipment.

How long will it take to bring new drugs to market for obstructive sleep apnea?

Professor White is optimistic and describes the studies likely to be necessary for new approvals.

What percentage of sleep apnea patients will likely respond to new drugs for obstructive sleep apnea?

Professor White speculates on the effectiveness of future treatments for obstructive sleep apnea.

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Meet sleep apnea expert Professor David White and find out how personalised therapy will shape OSA treatment in the future.

 

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Positional obstructive sleep apnea (POSA)

 

Introducing Professor Nico de Vries

Professor de Vries introduces himself and his expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea.

What is positional obstructive sleep apnea and how do you diagnose it?

Professor de Vries defines POSA and the importance of a sleep study for diagnosis.

What is the prevalence rate of positional obstructive sleep apnea?

Professor de Vries describes how prevalence varies with sleep apnea disease severity.

How should you manage a patient who is diagnosed with positional sleep apnea?

Professor de Vries describes the benefits of modern sleep position devices which are able to correct sleeping position without causing patients to wake.

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Meet sleep apnea expert Professor Nico de Vries and find out what POSA is, how prevalent it is and how to manage patients with POSA.

 

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