Black History Month - Snore Centre now offers online video consultations - Michael Oko speaks to Look North - New study on latest surgical advances for OSA in The Lancet  - BBC Stories - Try the Snore Centre Mobile App
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Snore Centre eNewsletter November 2020

Snore Centre now offers online video consultations via Doctify

Given the current crisis with many people's movements severely restricted The Snore Centre has set up an online consultation service in partnership with Doctify

Patients can now access our first class sleep service from their own homes without having to risk travel or attending a clinic in person.

Doctify is revolutionising the global healthcare market, enabling patients to search, book and review clinics and hospitals online. They strongly believe in the benefit of patient reviews and how they strengthen the patient-specialist relationship: empowering people to make informed decisions, as well as recognising the exceptional dedication of clinics and hospitals.

Michael Oko speaks to Look North about how to stay healthy in case of COVID-19 infection

New study on latest surgical advances for OSA in The Lancet

Multilevel upper airway surgery could be more effective in reducing the frequency of sleep apnoeas and daytime sleepiness in patients with moderate or severe obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) compared with medical management (eg, weight loss) according to a study by Stuart MacKay and colleagues.

The multicentre, randomised controlled trial is the first of its kind to assess multilevel airway surgery in this patient population. The study provides “arguably the highest quality evidence for surgical therapy of OSA”, according to Professor Atul Malhotra from The University of California San Diego (CA, USA).

Lead author MacKay stated there is a “misconception” that surgery is not effective; “What distinguishes ours from other single level randomised controlled trials is that those were performed in carefully selected, anatomically appropriate patients with, for example, greater tonsil size or smaller tongues. Our trial actually tests this [surgery] with all different types of anatomy.”

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BBC Stories: Are you holding your breath in your sleep?

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