SciNaPPS Seminar: Clinical neurobiology of sleep apnea
14 September 2012
SciNaPPS - Science, Neurology, and Psychiatry/Psychology Seminars - presents this free seminar on the clinical neurobiology of sleep apnea
Presented by Ron Grunstein, Professor of Sleep Medicine, University of Sydney and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research
ABSTRACT: Sleep apnea is a common disorder affecting 20% of older adults and very common in transport workers. In severe cases, there is marked sleep fragmentation with intermittent hypoxia and hypercapnia but there is marked disease heterogeneity in severity of symptoms/clinical findings that is often unrelated to severity of the sleep disorder. Treatment is essentially mechanical and in the case of nasal CPAP, treatment adherence can be measured very accurately. This allows close examination of dose/response relationships and placebo responses in neurobiological outcomes.
Time: 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Location: Level 5 Lecture Theatre, 94 Mallet St, Camperdown.
Contact: Wayne Reid
Phone: (02) 9114 4006
More info: http://sydney.edu.au/bmri/