Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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NEW Oxytocin improves treatment of obstructive sleep apnea
May 25, 2017 - N°20170143790

The present disclosure provides methods for treating obstructive sleep apnea (osa) and osa induced cardiorespiratory diseases. The disclosure provides, inter alia, methods for treating or alleviating: osa or osa induced hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias, myocardial ischemia, sudden cardiac death or stroke, by administering oxytocin. The disclosure further provides methods for improving sleep satisfaction in osa patients by administering oxytocin.
Method of stimulating a hypoglossal nerve for controlling the position of a patient's tongue
Imthera Medical, Inc.
May 04, 2017 - N°20170120050

A method for controlling a position of a patient's tongue includes attaching at least one electrode to the patient's hypoglossal nerve and applying an electric signal through the electrode to at least one targeted motor efferent located within the hypoglossal nerve to stimulate at least one muscle of the tongue. Methods may also include the use of more than one ...
Systems, methods and devices for diagnosing sleep apnea
Imthera Medical, Inc.
May 04, 2017 - N°20170119306

Methods for diagnosing sleep apnea are provided herein. In at least one example, a method may be provided including receiving airway image data from a remote end imaging sensor coupled to a nasal tube disposed within an upper airway above a constriction point, and analyzing the airway image data and displaying in a sleep study report the airway image data ...
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Use of retinoic acid and analogs thereof to treat central neural apneas
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
April 13, 2017 - N°20170100358

Described is a method of inhibiting central apnea, central hypopnea or obstructive sleep apnea in a mammal. The method includes the step of administering to a mammal a central apnea inhibitory-effective, central hypopnea inhibitory-effective or obstructive sleep apnea inhibitory-effective amount of a composition comprising at least one retinoid or retinoid or retinoic acid receptor agonist.
Oral appliance for treatment of snoring and sleep apnea
Ric Investments, Llc.
April 06, 2017 - N°20170095951

An oral appliance (1) is provided for the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. The oral appliance (1) includes an upper tray (10) adaptable to conform to a user's maxillary dentition and a plurality of lower trays (40), each of the lower trays (40) adaptable to conform to the user's mandibular dentition. At least some of the lower trays (40) are structured to engage the ...
Apparatus for measuring properties of gases supplied to a patient
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
April 06, 2017 - N°20170095632

The gases temperature supplied to a patient when the patient is undergoing treatment such as oxygen therapy or positive pressure treatment for conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea (osa) or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd) is often measured for safety and to enable controlling of the humidity delivered to the patient. The invention disclosed is related to measurement of properties, ...
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Nasopharyngeal device for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
February 23, 2017 - N°20170049981

The system and method for reducing or eliminating obstructive sleep apnea in patients with the use of a nasopharyngeal device. The nasopharyngeal device has an obturator including reversibly expandable projections located at a distal end and a guide portion on a proximal end. The reversibly expandable projections are adapted to maintain patency of the nasopharyngeal airway by advancing anteriorly the ...
Oral device for treating sleep disordered breathing disorders
Catholic University Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation
February 09, 2017 - N°20170035601

The present invention relates to an oral device for treatment of sleep disordered breathing that includes an upper body in which at least a part of upper teeth is housed; a lower body in which at least a part of the lower teeth is housed; at least one or more elastic members that connect the upper body and the lower ...
A mucoadhesive tongue strip used as a method to prevent snoring and sleep apnea during ...
Catholic University Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation
February 02, 2017 - N°20170027738

A comfortable mucoadhesive tongue strip that is applied to the tip of the tongue to keep the tongue in its restive position so as to reduce or eliminate the harmful effects of obstructive sleep apnea and disruptive snoring during sleep.
Oral devices, kits and methods for reducing sleep apnea, snoring, and/or nasal drainage
W. R. Wagner Family Limited Partnership
December 22, 2016 - N°20160367394

Apparatus for reducing obstructive sleep apnea, snoring and/or nasal drainage. One apparatus includes an upper member fitting the interior and exterior surfaces of a user's upper dentition, and a lower member fitting similarly adjacent a user's lower dentition. The lower member includes molar extensions projecting away from the lower member. The upper member includes upper molar extensions projecting away ...
System and method of detecting sleep disorders
W. R. Wagner Family Limited Partnership
December 22, 2016 - N°20160367203

An apparatus for detecting sleep disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea, includes a housing insertable into an ear canal of a subject. A sensor disposed within the housing measures a position of the subject's head relative to an axis of gravity. A transducer is responsive to the sensor and is capable of creating a stimulus detectable by the subject under ...
Glp-1 receptor agonist compounds for obstructive sleep apnea
Eli Lilly & Company
December 15, 2016 - N°20160361390

The disclosure provides, among other things, the use of glp-1 receptor agonist compounds to treat obstructive sleep apnea. The glp-1 receptor agonist compounds may be exendins, exendin analogs, glp-1 (7-37), glp-1 (7-37) analogs (e. G., glp-1 (7-36)-nh2) and the like. The glp-1 receptor agonist compound may be exenatide.
Substituted phenethylamines with serotoninergic and/or norepinephrinergic activity
Auspex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
December 15, 2016 - N°20160361275

Chemical syntheses and medical uses of novel inhibitors of the uptake of monoamine neurotransmitters and pharmaceutically acceptable salts and prodrugs thereof, for the treatment and/or management of psychotropic disorders, anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, hot flashes, senile dementia, migraine, hepatopulmonary syndrome, chronic pain, nociceptive pain, neuropathic pain, painful diabetic retinopathy, bipolar ...
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Upper airway stimulator systems for obstructive sleep apnea
The Alfred E. Mann Foundation For Scientific Research
December 08, 2016 - N°20160354608

An upper airway stimulator for treating obstructive sleep apnea is described. In some embodiments, the upper airway stimulator monitors the phase difference between ribcage expansion and abdomen expansion to detect apneic events and stimulates to alleviate those events. In some embodiments, the upper airway stimulator applies primary stimulation when an apneic event is not detected and secondary stimulation when an ...
Upper airway stimulator systems for obstructive sleep apnea
The Alfred E. Mann Foundation For Scientific Research
December 08, 2016 - N°20160354603

An upper airway stimulator for treating obstructive sleep apnea is described. In some embodiments, the upper airway stimulator monitors the phase difference between ribcage expansion and abdomen expansion to detect apneic events and stimulates to alleviate those events. In some embodiments, the upper airway stimulator applies primary stimulation when an apneic event is not detected and secondary stimulation when an ...
Upper airway stimulator systems for obstructive sleep apnea
The Alfred E. Mann Foundation For Scientific Research
December 08, 2016 - N°20160354602

An upper airway stimulator for treating obstructive sleep apnea is described. In some embodiments, the upper airway stimulator monitors the phase difference between ribcage expansion and abdomen expansion to detect apneic events and stimulates to alleviate those events. In some embodiments, the upper airway stimulator applies primary stimulation when an apneic event is not detected and secondary stimulation when an ...
Apparatus and methods for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea utilizing cryolysis of adipose tissues
The Alfred E. Mann Foundation For Scientific Research
December 08, 2016 - N°20160354237

Methods, devices, and systems employ cryolysis of oropharyngeal adipose tissues to selectively remove fat cells from the tissues causing obstructive sleep apnea. In various embodiments, a chilled liquid—e. G., a liquid or air—is applied to the target tissue at a temperature and for a duration sufficient to cause cryolysis.
Method and device for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and snoring
Linguaflex, Inc.
November 24, 2016 - N°20160338872

The device relates to methods and devices for the treatment of obstmctive sleep apnea syndrome.
Automated, snore activated electro-mechanical mandibular advancement device
Linguaflex, Inc.
November 10, 2016 - N°20160324681

An automated mandibular advancement device (mad) is described for the treatment of sleep disorders involving the occlusion of upper airway gas flow during sleep; one example being obstructive sleep apnea. In embodiments, a mad projects the lower jaw forward only after the patient has fallen asleep. Embodiments of the may track patient sleep parameters for later review by the patient ...
Method for the opening of airway by the use of a soft cervical collar
Hospital Universitario San Ignacio
November 10, 2016 - N°20160324680

The present invention belongs to the field of medicine and relates to a method for the treatment of the obstruction of the airway, specially moderated obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (osahs) in adult patients, by using a soft cervical collar. The method of the invention achieves a significant reduction of the apnea/hypopnea index (ahi) in adult patients diagnosed with ...
Discrimination of apnea type by medical device
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
November 10, 2016 - N°20160324467

Disclosed herein, among other things, are methods and apparatus related to identification of apnea type. One aspect of the present subject matter provides a method for real-time apnea discrimination. The method includes sensing an impedance-based tidal volume signal to monitor a respiratory cycle of a patient, and detecting a reduction in tidal swing using the sensed impendence to detect an ...