Nancy A . Collop

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Based on a review of literature and consensus, the Portable Monitoring Task Force of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) makes the following recommendations: unattended portable monitoring (PM) for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) should be performed only in conjunction with a comprehensive sleep evaluation. Clinical sleep(More)
We developed a short-length document that clearly delineates a prudent approach to and criteria for reimbursement of positive airway pressure (PAP) costs for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Treatment modalities for OSA with PAP include continuous positive airway pressure, bilevel or variable PAP, and autotitrating PAP. This guidance on the(More)
Eleven highly trained male cyclists [maximal aerobic power (VO2max) = 70.6 +/- 4.2 ml.kg-1.min-1] performed both high intensity constant load (90-95% VO2max) and incremental cycle exercise tests with arterial blood sampling to evaluate the accuracy of pulse oximeter estimates (%SpO2) of arterial oxyhemoglobin fraction of total hemoglobin (%HbO2). Three(More)
Neurocognitive abilities were measured in 14 morbidly obese children, five of whom had obstructive sleep apnea as determined by polysomnography. As in adults, children with obstructive sleep apnea had deficits in learning, memory, and vocabulary. Moreover, apneic/hypopneic events were inversely related to memory and learning performance among the entire(More)
These experiments examined the exercise-induced changes in pulmonary gas exchange in elite endurance athletes and tested the hypothesis that an inadequate hyperventilatory response might explain the large intersubject variability in arterial partial pressure of oxygen (P a02) during heavy exercise in this population. Twelve highly trained endurance cyclists(More)
Guidance is needed to help clinicians decide which out-of-center (OOC) testing devices are appropriate for diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). A new classification system that details the type of signals measured by these devices is presented. This proposed system categorizes OOC devices based on measurements of Sleep, Cardiovascular, Oximetry,(More)
The relationship between sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and nasal obstruction is unclear. In order to better understand, we performed an extensive computer-assisted review and analysis of the medical literature on this topic. Data were grouped into reports of normal control subjects, patients with isolated nasal obstruction, and those with SDB. We(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and metabolic impact of a high-protein, low-carbohydrate, low-fat ketogenic diet (K diet) in the treatment of morbidly obese adolescents with initial weights of >200% of ideal body weight. METHODS Six adolescents, aged 12 to 15 years, weighing an average of 147.8 kg (range, 120.6-198.6 kg) and having an average body mass(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW To evaluate recent evidence regarding gender differences in sleep. RECENT FINDINGS Women have better sleep quality compared with men, with longer sleep times, shorter sleep-onset latency and higher sleep efficiency. Despite this, women have more sleep-related complaints than men. The amount of slow-wave sleep decreases with age in men(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to: (a) assess the prevalence of diagnosed OSA and symptoms of undiagnosed OSA in a cohort of ambulatory surgical patients, and (b) characterize the frequency of postoperative complications in outpatients with a diagnosis of or a propensity to OSA. METHODS Patients presenting for ambulatory surgery completed a(More)