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Sleep Apnea Learning Zone

Sleep and Breathing

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Last updated:12th Mar 2020

Clinical update in sleep apnea’  features presentations from David White, Winfried Randerath and Elisa Perger. The ‘Positional obstructive sleep apnea and its treatment’  symposium includes presentations from Raphaël Heinzer and Nico de Vries.

Watch their presentations to learn more about central sleep apnea (CSA) and positional obstructive sleep apnea (POSA) and their treatment.

This section of the Sleep Apnea Learning Zone contains presentations from two industry symposia at the 2019 meeting in Marseille, France (11–13 April).

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Sleep and Breathing 2019 - Marseille, France 11–13 April 2019

Clinical update in sleep apnea

Professor David White, Professor Winfried Randerath and Dr Elisa Perger discuss the phenotyping of sleep apnea patients, the challenges of managing Cheyne-Stokes respiration and updates from the ADVENT-HF trial related to compliance with Servo ventilation treatment in patients with heart failure.

Select one of the three videos below to watch, learn and test your knowledge with our short quiz.

OSA phenotyping: is there value in guiding future therapies?

Professor David White gives an introduction to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) phenotyping in terms of the four traits of OSA; airway anatomy, upper airway muscle function, respiratory arousal threshold and loop gain, a measure of ventilatory control. While continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is effective in virtually all patients with OSA, phenotyping patients for all these traits has the potential for guiding treatment choice in the future. 

Watch the symposium video below and answer the questions to test your understanding.

 
 
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Positional obstructive sleep apnea and its treatment

In this symposium chaired by Professor David White, Dr Raphaël Heinzer and Professor Nico de Vries present on positional obstructive sleep apnea (POSA) and highlight the clinical evidence showing that it should be treated differently to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

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Prevalence and pathophysiology of positional sleep apnea Dr Raphaël Heinzer describes the exacerbation of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in the supine position. Positional obstructive sleep apnea (POSA) is found in about 75% of patients with OSA, watch this video to learn about the main characteristics of POSA and its pathophysiology including the effects of obesity, lung volume, upper airway size and head position. Watch the symposium video below and answer the questions to test your understanding.

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