It's important patients know that while symptoms may seem similar, there are differences between allergies, a viral infection like a cold, and a bacterial sinus infection because treatment options differ. Physicians believe that patients with sinus-related symptoms wait too long before coming in to see them for treatment.
Dr. Brian Weeks has made extraordinary advances in minimally invasive surgery using endoscopes with cameras, and surgical techniques to remove brain and skull base tumors. Today, "Same Day Brain Surgery" is a reality for treatment of those tumors and other skull base disorders.
Sound Sleep Is Possible without a CPAP.Each patient is encouraged to undergo medical treatment before surgery is considered. The mainstay of medical management is nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). Those patients who cannot tolerate nightly use of this device may be candidates for the surgical treatment.
Sleep apnea may affect your ability to form new spatial memories, such as remembering where you parked your car, new research suggests. The study demonstrates through the playing of a specific video game that disruption of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep as a consequence of sleep apnea impairs spatial memory in humans even when other sleep stages are intact.