New report shows US health care system is inefficient and failing to keep up with other countries.
All four Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative Contractors released Local Coverage Determinations, spelling out their coverage criteria for positive airway pressure and offering clarification and restrictions on home testing policies.
Nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) improves global left ventricular performance and decreases brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels in men with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.
Intranasal budesonide given for 6 weeks benefits children with mild obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.
Researchers have identified a new gene linked to sleeplessness.
Dosing of Neurogen’s insomnia drug, Adipiplon, comes to a standstill.
The House and Senate voted to override President Bush’s veto of HR 6331, officially delaying the 10.6% scheduled physician fee cuts for 18 months.
As fatigued individuals increase effort to make up for diminished capability, they put themselves at greater risk for health problems.
In naturally postmenopausal women, women who were on hormone therapy had less trouble falling asleep and waking several times during the night than naturally postmenopausal women not on hormone therapy.
Policy states that home studies are investigational and unproven for assessment of OSA.