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Dr. Peter Farrell, ResMed Founder and Chairman , identifies key research findings that are shaping the field of sleep medicine today.

Dr. Peter C. Farrell PhD, DSc, AM is a graduate of the University of Sydney, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Washington, Seattle, and the University of New South Wales. More about Peter

Historical landmarks

  • Foundation of a sleep disorders clinic at Stanford University with recognition of sleep apnea syndromes as a medical disorder

    Guilleminault C, Tilkian A, and Dement W. The sleep apnea syndromes. Annual Reviews 1976 465-484

Diagnosis

Screening by questionnaire

Home Diagnosis

All-cause mortality

Cardiovascular disease

General

  • CPAP therapy can reverse systolic and diastolic abnormalities in OSA sufferers as early as 3 months into therapy
    • Colish J, Walker J, Elmayergi N, Almutairi S, Alharbi F, Lytwyn M, Francis A, Bohonis S, Zeglinski M, Kirkpatrick I, Sharma S, Jassal D. Obstructive sleep apnea: Effects of continuous positive airway pressure on cardiac remodeling as assessed by cardiac biomarkers, echocardiography, and cardiac MRI. Chest 2012 141(3):674–81

 Mortality

 Hypertension

 Drug Resistant Hypertension

 Arteries

Arrhythmia

 Stroke

Women and OSA

Metabolic syndrome

Diabetes

Perioperative management

Cancer

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Nocturia

Miscellaneous

More research

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