ASBA News

Asthma is a commonly overlooked condition affecting 10% of the nation’s children. The article below is by David Staczak from MDSpiro the nations leading provider of Spirometry products to primary care and occupational health clinics. It is critical to the management of childhood asthma...

Seasonality is often overlooked in Childhood Asthma

Asthma is a commonly overlooked condition affecting 10% of the nation’s children. The article below is by David Staczak from MDSpiro the nations leading provider of Spirometry products to primary care and occupational health clinics. It is critical to the management of childhood asthma...

Authors: Dr Tony Soileau DDS, Candid Mouton LMT Treatment Facility: Louisiana Sleep Solutions 420 Settlers Trace Blvd Lafayette LA, 70508 337-234-3551 www.louisianasleepsolutions.com   Abstract Treating sleep apnea with a dental oral appliance can be effective for mild, moderate, and sometimes even severe sleep apnea (although...

Combination of ULF Tens, Massage, Acupressure, and Oral Appliance Therapy for treating Sleep Apnea

Authors: Dr Tony Soileau DDS, Candid Mouton LMT Treatment Facility: Louisiana Sleep Solutions 420 Settlers Trace Blvd Lafayette LA, 70508 337-234-3551 www.louisianasleepsolutions.com   Abstract Treating sleep apnea with a dental oral appliance can be effective for mild, moderate, and sometimes even severe sleep apnea (although...

Guidelines released by the AASM and the AADSM are very important for a few reasons. First these guidelines are utilized by clinicians and their state regulatory boards to establish scope of practice regulations and standards of practice. Secondly these guidelines are used by insurance...

Review of 2015 AASM/AADSM Guidelines

Guidelines released by the AASM and the AADSM are very important for a few reasons. First these guidelines are utilized by clinicians and their state regulatory boards to establish scope of practice regulations and standards of practice. Secondly these guidelines are used by insurance...

The article featured below is not only a great overview of the opportunity that sleep apnea presents to dentistry at large, but also the hurdles that are required to be overcome in order to capitalize on the opportunity. Dr Barry Gassman has been a clinician...

Little Has Changed since 2011: The Hidden Challenges of Dental Sleep Medicine

The article featured below is not only a great overview of the opportunity that sleep apnea presents to dentistry at large, but also the hurdles that are required to be overcome in order to capitalize on the opportunity. Dr Barry Gassman has been a clinician...

I met Derek Kennard early in his process. He was really suffering with fatigue and it was affecting all aspects of his life. His snoring was a real problem of course and it was affecting his relationship with his wife. His real problem was...

Retired NFL players are very aware of sleep apnea

I met Derek Kennard early in his process. He was really suffering with fatigue and it was affecting all aspects of his life. His snoring was a real problem of course and it was affecting his relationship with his wife. His real problem was...

It is axiomatic in the treatment of sleep apnea that primary care physicians, dentists, therapists and sleep physicians work together for the benefit of the patient. In the article below that was previously presented by Dr Viviano in the online publication SleepScholar.com, Dr Viviano...

Interdisciplinary cooperation is critical for Sleep Apnea Treatment

It is axiomatic in the treatment of sleep apnea that primary care physicians, dentists, therapists and sleep physicians work together for the benefit of the patient. In the article below that was previously presented by Dr Viviano in the online publication SleepScholar.com, Dr Viviano...

Researchers from Brown University examined healthy patients’ and smoking patients’ lung samples in order to demonstrate that the expression of the pathways in immune responses is decreased in COPD patients. The researchers examined the relationship between NLRX1, the protein known to inhibit the MAVS/...

Cigarette Smoke and COPD Link Confirmed

Researchers from Brown University examined healthy patients’ and smoking patients’ lung samples in order to demonstrate that the expression of the pathways in immune responses is decreased in COPD patients. The researchers examined the relationship between NLRX1, the protein known to inhibit the MAVS/...

Many patients have difficulty with CPAP compliance. I have heard over the years many clinicians refer to an over reliance on CPAP therapy for obstructive sleep apnea. While CPAP fits nicely into the in lab sleep diagnostic setting, long term compliance rates tend to...

Positional Apnea Therapy could make the difference

Many patients have difficulty with CPAP compliance. I have heard over the years many clinicians refer to an over reliance on CPAP therapy for obstructive sleep apnea. While CPAP fits nicely into the in lab sleep diagnostic setting, long term compliance rates tend to...

How can you fall asleep while driving? What is REM sleep? What is Sleep Deprived? What is REM flood? How do you treat it? It’s so scary when this happens! You’re driving down the interstate at 75mph or you’re in heavy traffic. And almost...

Rem Flood and it’s relationship to sleep deprivation

How can you fall asleep while driving? What is REM sleep? What is Sleep Deprived? What is REM flood? How do you treat it? It’s so scary when this happens! You’re driving down the interstate at 75mph or you’re in heavy traffic. And almost...

Friedman M, Hamilton C, Samuelson CG, Kelley K, Pearson-Chauhan K, Taylor D, Taylor R, Maley A, Hirsch MA. Source Advanced Center for Specialty Care, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Abstract Objective. To share our experiences treating patients with obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) with titratable thermoplastic (TPD) and custom-made...

COMPLIANCE AND EFFICACY OF TITRATABLE THERMOPLASTIC VERSUS CUSTOM MANDIBULAR ADVANCEMENT DEVICES

Friedman M, Hamilton C, Samuelson CG, Kelley K, Pearson-Chauhan K, Taylor D, Taylor R, Maley A, Hirsch MA. Source Advanced Center for Specialty Care, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Abstract Objective. To share our experiences treating patients with obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) with titratable thermoplastic (TPD) and custom-made...