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Sleep Apnea May Increase Risk Of Developing Alzheimer's Disease
New study finds obstructive sleep apnea may put elderly people at greater risk of developing


Dr. Raj Kakar is a member of the Baylor Quality Alliance.

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The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has launched, a new patient education website. The website provides current, topical content about sleep disorders and disease management, as well as videos that offer additional information on important patient-oriented topics. Learn More

See Dr. Kakar's recent appearance on ABC's Hot On! Health & Beauty.


Dr. Kakar has been interviewed by CNN, Dallas Morning News, CBS 11 News in D/FW, National Sleep Foundation, and Hot On! Health & Beauty.
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Related Publications

  • Kakar RS. Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Cardiovascular Consequences, and Treatment Options.
    Jan 2008 — Download Article (PDF file)
  • Kakar RS. Restless Legs Syndrome. Jan 2008 — Download Article (PDF file)
  • Kakar RS. Sleep Disorders in Children: Under-Diagnosed and Under-Treated.
    Jan 2008 — Download Article (PDF file)
  • Kakar RS. Treatment for Chronic Insomnia. Jan 2008 — Download Article (PDF file)
  • Kakar RS, Wincor MZ, Kushida CA. EXCESSIVE SLEEPINESS: Evaluation and Management. U.S. Pharmacist 2005; 1 (Supplement):2-16. — Download Article (PDF file)
  • Kakar RS, Kushida CA. Ropinirole in the treatment of restless legs syndrome. Expert Rev Neurotherapeutics 2005; 5(1),35-42. — Download Article (PDF file)
  • Laura A. Kakar, PA-C A Review of the Literature on Cardiovascular Outcomes of Various Treatment Options in Adults with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. — Download Article (PDF file)
  • Punjabi NM, Beamer BA. C-reactive Protein is Associated With Sleep Disordered Breathing Independent of Adiposity. Sleep 2007; 30:29-34.
  • Shahar E, Whitney CW, Redline S, Lee ET, Newman AB, Javier Nieto F, O’Connor GT, Boland LL, Schwartz JE, Samet JM. Sleep-disordered breathing and cardiovascular disease: cross-sectional results of the Sleep Heart Health Study. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2001; 163:19-25.
  • Young T, Paltz M, Dempsey J, Skatrud J, Weber S, Badr S. The occurrence of sleep-disordered breathing among middle-aged adults. N Engl J Med 1993; 328:1230-1235.
  • Peker Y, Hedner J, Kraicze H, Loth S. Respiratory disturbance index: an independent predictor of mortality in coronary artery disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2000; 162:81-86.
  • Powell NB, Riley RW, Guilleminault C, Troell RJ. A reversible uvulopalatal flap for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep 1996; 19:593-599.
  • Pirelli P, Saponara M, Guilleminault C. Rapid maxillary expansion in children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Sleep 2004; 27:761-766.
  • Guilleminault C, Li KK. Maxillomandibular Expansion by Distraction Osteogenesis for the Treatment of Sleep-Disordered Breathing: Preliminary Results. Laryngoscope 2004; 114:893-896.
  • Marcus CL, Greene MG, Carroll JL. Blood pressure in children with obstructive sleep apnea. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 1998; 157:1098-1103.
  • Gozal D. Sleep-disordered breathing and school performance in children.
    Pediatrics 1998; 102:616-620.
  • Chervin RD, Archbold KH. Hyperactivity and polysomnographic findings in children evaluated for sleep-disordered breathing. Sleep 2001; 24:313-320.

Helpful Links

National Institutes of Health (NIH): National Center on Sleep Disorders Research

National Sleep Foundation

American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation

Narcolepsy Network, Inc.

The A.W.A.K.E. Network (Alert, Well, And Keeping Energetic)

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