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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.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has launched Sleepeducation.com, 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
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Dr. Kakar has been interviewed by CNN, Dallas Morning News, CBS 11 News in D/FW, National Sleep Foundation, and Hot On! Health & Beauty.
Why we're sleeping less - read full story on CNN
Dallas Sleep was named #4 in the country (Small Business Category), in the Dave Thomas Foundation's 2010 Best Adoption Friendly Workplaces.
Did you know that children with sleep disorders are more likely to develop ADHD? Read on.
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Learn more about the real health risks associated with sleep apnea.
As a harbinger of widespread pain, poor sleep stands out.
- 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.
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- 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.
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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)