Samuel T Kuna
- Noninferiority of functional outcome in ambulatory management of obstructive sleep apneaSamuel T Kuna
VISN 4 Eastern Regional Sleep Center 111P, Department of Medicine, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 3900 Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 183:1238-44. 2011..Home portable monitor testing is increasingly being used to diagnose patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and to initiate them on continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment...
- A randomized study on the effect of weight loss on obstructive sleep apnea among obese patients with type 2 diabetes: the Sleep AHEAD studyGary D Foster
Center for Obesity Research and Education, Temple University, 3223 N Broad St, Ste 175, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
Arch Intern Med 169:1619-26. 2009..The belief that weight loss improves obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has limited empirical support. The purpose of this 4-center study was to assess the effects of weight loss on OSA over a 1-year period...
- Heritability of performance deficit accumulation during acute sleep deprivation in twinsSamuel T Kuna
Department of Medicine and Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Sleep 35:1223-33. 2012....
- Adherence to sleep apnea therapy and use of lipid-lowering drugs: a study of the healthy-user effectAlec B Platt
Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Chest 137:102-8. 2010..This association may be confounded if CPAP adherents are healthier in ways not measured by investigators. We assessed whether patients adhering to lipid-lowering medications were more adherent to CPAP...
- Differences in perceptions of the diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and continuous positive airway pressure therapy among adherers and nonadherersAmy M Sawyer
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Qual Health Res 20:873-92. 2010..Our findings suggest opportunities for developing and testing tailored interventions to promote CPAP use...
- Portable-monitor testing: an alternative strategy for managing patients with obstructive sleep apneaSamuel T Kuna
Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care, and Sleep Section, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Respir Care 55:1196-215. 2010..The cost-effectiveness of portable-monitor testing and its potential to improve patient access to diagnosis and treatment requires further investigation...
- Respiratory event detection by a positive airway pressure deviceRichard B Berry
Department of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
Sleep 35:361-7. 2012..Compare automatic event detection (AED) of respiratory events using a positive airway pressure (PAP) device with manual scoring of polysomnography (PSG) during PAP treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)...
- Ambulatory management of patients with sleep apnea: is there a place for portable monitor testing?Bernie Sunwoo
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, 844 West Gates, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Clin Chest Med 31:299-308. 2010..Whether ambulatory management is cost-effective and will improve patient access to diagnosis and treatment requires further investigation...
- Respiratory modulation of the pharyngeal airway in lean and obese miceMichael J Brennick
Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 3624 Market St, Philadelphia, PA, United States
Respir Physiol Neurobiol 175:296-302. 2011..The data support an hypothesis that pharyngeal airway patency in obesity is dependent on inspiratory dilation and may be vulnerable to loss of neuromuscular pharyngeal activation...
- Obstructive sleep apnea among obese patients with type 2 diabetesGary D Foster
Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Diabetes Care 32:1017-9. 2009..To assess the risk factors for the presence and severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) among obese patients with type 2 diabetes...
- Evaluation of an oral mandibular advancement titration applianceSamuel T Kuna
Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 101:593-603. 2006..To determine whether a manually adjustable oral mandibular advancement titration appliance (EMA-T) predicts successful long-term treatment with an oral mandibular advancement appliance (MAA)...