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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

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.

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.

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An Insight into the Link Between ADHD and Sleep Disorders
An Insight into the Link Between ADHD and Sleep Disorders
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A Discussion of Sleepwalking in Children

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Medical Journal Abstracts on Sleep Medicine

Tasimelteon: a selective and unique receptor binding profile

Wed 01 Apr 2015 -  Tasimelteon: a selective and unique receptor binding profile

Hetlioz(®) (tasimelteon) is the first approved treatment in the United States for Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder (Non-24). We present here data on the in vitro binding affinity of tasimelteon ...

Parkinson's disease and narcolepsy like symptoms

Fri 23 Jan 2015 -  Parkinson's disease and narcolepsy like symptoms

Objective: Various sleep related problems, e.g. insomnia and symptoms of RBD are common in Parkinson's disease (PD). The prevalence of symptoms of narcolepsy, hallucinations and RBD and their ...

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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