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Obesity CME series

,Obesity series

This European Obesity Initiative CME series contains three online modules, which are ideal for healthcare professionals looking to widen their understanding of obesity as a serious medical illness. Each module is EACCME-accredited and free to complete. Successful completion of the series will earn participants a combined total of 5 European CME credits (ECMECs).​

Clinical Case Studies

Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

Respiratory Medicine & Allergy: Sleep apnoea/hypopnoea & respiratory failure

Christopher Kosky, Consultant Respiratory Physicians, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
Boris Lams, Consultant Respiratory Physicians, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Case History
A 42-year-old man presents to your clinic because of paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnoea. For the last two years he wakes from sleep gasping for air.

Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Respiratory Medicine & Allergy: Sleep apnoea/hypopnoea & respiratory failure

Nicholas Hopkinson, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
Christopher Kosky, Consultant Respiratory Physicians, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Case History
A 34-year-old male civil servant presented to the emergency department with a three-day history of malaise and tingling in his hands and feet. He described weakness such that he was unable to get out of the bath unaided.

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Medical Journal Abstracts on Sleep Medicine

Tasimelteon for non-24-hour sleep–wake disorder in totally blind people (SET and RESET): two multicentre, randomised, double-masked, placebo-controlled phase 3 trials

Tue 04 Aug 2015 -  Tasimelteon for non-24-hour sleep–wake disorder in totally blind people (SET and RESET): two multicentre, randomised, double-masked, placebo-controlled phase 3 trials

Background: Most totally blind people have non-24-hour sleep–wake disorder (non-24), a rare circadian rhythm disorder caused by an inability of light to reset their circadian pacemaker. In two ...

Periodic limb movements during sleep are associated with a lower quality of life in children with monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis.

Wed 01 Jul 2015 -  Periodic limb movements during sleep are associated with a lower quality of life in children with monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis.

The study investigates whether cortical arousals and periodic limb movements during sleep are related to daytime psychological functioning in children with monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis with ...

Clinical Guidelines

Management of narcolepsy in adults

Jun 2011

The treatments used for narcolepsy, either pharmacological or behavioural, are diverse. However, the..

... quality of the published pieces of clinical evidence supporting them varies widely, and studies comparing the efficacy of different substances are lacking.

Non-continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapies in obstructive sleep apnoea

Dec 2010

In view of the high prevalence and the relevant impairment of patients with obstructive sleep apnoea..

... syndrome (OSAS) lots of methods are offered which promise definitive cures for or relevant improvement of OSAS. This report summarises the efficacy of alternative treatment options in OSAS. An interdisciplinary European Respiratory Society task force evaluated the scientific literature according to the standards of evidence-based medicine.

Clinical Trials

Impact of the Decrease of Exposure to Hypnosedative Drugs in the Elderly Through the Discontinuation of Hospital-initiated Prescription (HYPAGE)

Thu 13 Nov 2014

Brief Summary Context. Sleep disorders complaints are common in elderly and hypnosedative drugs are widely prescribed in community-dwelling elderly. Furthermore, acute hospitalisation may induce ...

Evaluation of the STOP-BANG Screening Questionnaire in a Sleep Clinic

Thu 13 Nov 2014

Although obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is common, most of the patients are undiagnosed. OSA is associated with a large number of co-morbidities, and thus, it is of great importance to identify the ...

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