Press Release (ePRNews.com) - BOSTON - Apr 21, 2017 - Management of Narcolepsy and Excessive Daytime Sleepiness in Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Keys to Successful Outcomes
Richard Bogan, MD (Chair)
Associate Clinical Professor
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Columbia, South Carolina
Lisa Collins, RRT, RPSGT, RCP
Clinical Lab Manager
Bogan Sleep Consultants
Columbia, South Carolina
Suresh Kotagal, MBBS
Professor of Neurology
Atul Malhotra, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of California San Diego
San Diego, California
Patrick Strollo Jr., MD
Professor of Medicine and Clinical and Translational Science
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and narcolepsy are sleep disorders associated with high prevalence and symptomatic burden including prominent sleepiness, daytime dysfunction, and poor nocturnal sleep. Both OSA and narcolepsy have an elevated risk of adverse health outcomes. Diagnosis of narcolepsy is often challenging and encompasses clinical, electrophysiological, and biological evaluations. Symptoms of narcolepsy are more likely to be missed if they develop before adulthood. Current therapies for adults with narcolepsy are often underutilized, and agents using novel mechanisms to treat targeted symptoms such as excessive daytime sleepiness in OSA and narcolepsy are in development. In this program, experts will describe best practices for diagnosing and treating narcolepsy in children and adults, the burden of excessive daytime sleepiness in narcolepsy and OSA, and emerging evidence with agents in development. A special roundtable session will explore commonly encountered barriers and identify potential solutions.
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