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Sleep apnea may raise risk of pneumonia
Sleep apnea may raise risk of pneumonia (March 3, 2014 - Insidermedicine) From Taipei - A new report published in CMAJ finds that sleep apnea patients may be at raised risk of pneumonia. Researchers studied over 34,000 individuals for 11 years. Nearly 7,000 participants had sleep apnea while 27,000 were controls. Results showed that those with sleep apnea were more likely to develop pneumonia. They were also more likely to be older and have comorbidities such as heart disease, diabetes and dementia.
 
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