Journal Club: The Effect of Maternal Obstructive Sleep Apnea on the Placenta

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) during pregnancy has been associated with adverse maternal outcomes. However, the effect of maternal OSA on fetal growth is less clear. This study aimed to investigate the effect of maternal OSA on placental growth and function. Dr. Lynn Keenan is a Professor of Clinical Medicine at UCSF and the program director of Sleep Medicine Fellowship. She also specializes in restorative approaches to women’s healthcare and the vice-president of IIIRRM.

Journal Club: Non-Apnoea Sleep Disorders Increase Infertility

Presented by Lynn Keenan, MD   Download the article Referenced Article: Wang, I-Duo & Liu, Yung-Liang & Peng, Chung-Kan & Chung, Chi-Hsiang & Chang, Shan-Yueh & Tsao, Chang-Huei & Chien, Wu-Chien. (2017). Non-Apnea Sleep Disorder Increases the Risk of Subsequent Female Infertility-A Nationwide Population-Based Cohort Study. Sleep. 41. 10.1093/sleep/zsx186. STUDY OBJECTIVES: Non-apnea sleep disorder (NASD) increases the risk of hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, and stroke. However, the risk and the time interval of NASD to female infertility has not been thoroughly understood. Our study aimed to determine whether NASD increases the subsequent risk of […]