Solving a (not so) silent epidemic

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Sleep apnoea is a sleep related breathing disorder that involves a decrease or complete halt of airflow. It is a serious and prevalent health issue affecting quality of life associated with a high rate of mortality and morbidity. If it remains untreated, the consequences are immense such as cardiac disorders, heart failure and physiological, psychological and financial sever costs. It is estimated that anywhere up to 15% of the population have sleep apnoea and many suffer from daytime sleepiness and fatigue which may be a symptom of disturbed sleep pattern.

Thus, it is vigorously needed to be treated. The standard treatment is CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) which basically operates like an inverse vacuum cleaner and pumps the air into the airway to keep it open. There are other treatment options such as surgery, medication and oral appliances. At the Sleep Research Group in Charles Perkins Centre, the University of Sydney, we believe that as people are different, so are the causes, symptoms, anatomies and clinical parameters. The aim of this research is to personalise the therapy for sleep apnoea and provide every individual with the best treatment option to reduce the cost and improve the treatment outcome.Β 

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Ati Sadr
7 months ago

Great lively natural presentation

Negat Kamran
7 months ago

This subject is very close to my heart, thank to you for all you have done!πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

Sanaz Alavi
7 months ago

That was very interesting subject. Good work Nadi.

Farnoosh Farrokhzad
7 months ago

Great job dear Nadi, Good luck

Negar F
7 months ago

Great job Nadi

Hengameh Amini
7 months ago

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Mah Tab
7 months ago

Good luck Nadi joon

Mojgan Houshmandi
7 months ago

Good luck Nadi jan

Ben Johnston
7 months ago

You absolutely crushed that video! Nice work Nadi, really interesting project.

Aisa Esfandiari
7 months ago

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Reza Haghighi
7 months ago

Awesome presentation Dr. Nadi 😊

Aida Sadr
7 months ago

Good Job Ame Dr ! Engaging knowledgeable accessible and informative

Mahdieh Dashtbani
7 months ago

Interesting! Best of luck :-)

Iman Aryanfar
7 months ago

Excellent!

Fereshteh Payam
7 months ago

Really interesting and useful subject πŸ‘Œand wonderful presentation πŸ‘ good luck dear Nadi🌹

Andrew Mosh
7 months ago

Good on ya Nadi joon

Miad Zandavi
7 months ago

Interesting!!!!! Best Wishes.

Rosa Kar
7 months ago

Perfect! Wish u the best Nadi jan!

Peimaneh Azarhooshangi
7 months ago

Excellent!

Nadi Sadr
7 months ago

Thank you very much everyone for your warm kind comments and votes. Hope we can make a difference, improve the treatment system and increase the public awareness for sleep disorders. :)

Qader Qadimi
7 months ago

Good luck πŸ‘

Mersedeh Rezaei
7 months ago

Great job Nadi joooni β™₯️

Mandana Jafari
7 months ago

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Shahin Nourozi
7 months ago

Well done

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Nadi is a Biomedical Engineer working at the Sleep Research group of Charles Perkins Centre, the University of Sydney. She finished her PhD at the University of Sydney on developing minimally invas...

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