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Adherence to sleep apnea treatment affects risk of hospital readmission

DARIEN, IL – A study of patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) suggests that non-adherence to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is significantly associated with increased 30-day hospital readmissions. Results show that non-adherent patients were three times more likely to be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days for any cause (adjusted odds ratio […]

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President Trump signs the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 into law

President Trump recently signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, a spending package that significantly impacts health care and marked the end of an hours-long federal shutdown. The federal government will be funded according to the spending Act until March 23. The new legislation raises 2018 and 2019 budget caps for defense and […]

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Submit a late-breaking abstract for SLEEP 2018

The Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS) is now accepting late-breaking abstract submissions for presentation at SLEEP 2018 in Baltimore this June. Late-breaking abstracts include high quality, emerging data found between December 2017 and March 2018. Submissions will be accepted through Monday, March 12, 2018. Up to four late-breaking abstracts will be selected by a peer-review process […]

Volunteer to serve on an AASM standing committee

Expand your professional knowledge, network with colleagues and contribute to the sleep medicine field by volunteering to serve on an AASM standing committee. A diverse slate of committees enables you to engage your professional interests within the AASM. Service as a committee member is a one-year appointment with a maximum of a three-year consecutive term, […]

AASM invites public comment on draft actigraphy guideline

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) is inviting public comment on drafts of a clinical practice guideline on the use of actigraphy for the evaluation of sleep disorders and circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders, and accompanying systematic review. The public comment period is open for 2 weeks beginning Friday, February 16, and ending Friday, March […]

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Trump budget signals continued focus on health care reform

On Feb. 12 President Donald Trump released his budget for fiscal year 2019, which largely serves to outline his agenda for the coming year. If enacted the budget would amount to $4.4 trillion in federal spending. While important in defining a policy agenda, particularly while the President’s party controls both branches of the U.S. legislature, […]

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AAA research finds that drowsy driving is a common danger on U.S. roads

On Feb. 8 the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety released a new research brief suggesting that drowsy driving is involved in up to 9.5% of car crashes, which is much higher than official statistics published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The research also found that drowsy driving is involved in nearly 11 […]

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NTSB reports severe fatigue as the cause of two tragic train wrecks

On Feb. 2, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced that severe, untreated sleep apnea led to two high-profile train crashes in New Jersey and New York in September 2016 and January 2017. Both train wrecks took place on commuter trains operated by obese drivers with high risk factors for sleep apnea. Both trains ran […]

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Respond now to the 2018 AASM compensation survey

The largest national salary and compensation survey of sleep medicine physicians and advanced providers is now underway, and the AASM needs a robust response from members. Complete the 2018 AASM compensation survey by March 31 and receive a $25 AASM credit after the survey closes. The credit can be used for purchases in the AASM […]

Submissions from residents and fellows now accepted for JCSM

The Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine is now accepting submissions for “REM: A Publication for Residents and Fellows,” a new section of the journal that will feature manuscripts and images in sleep medicine, submitted by physicians in training. Medical students, residents, and current and recent fellows are encouraged to submit content for this new section. […]

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