MEDIA CENTER

Here’s What’s Happening

A LOOK AT THE INDUSTRY’S LATEST MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES

There are new devices being tried and tested currently for snoring and sleep disordered breathing by Dr McNeillis' team in the NHS. 

Mandibular advancement splints

New designs with greater comfort and compliance monitoring we will be testing the new version at UCLH Snoring and Sleep service if you wish to take part please ask your GP to refer you.

Nastent 

This is a single use nasal  stent to reduce snoring and mild sleep apnoea  The UCLH Snoring and Sleep team are going to conduct a trial of this device in severe sleep apnoea sufferers.

Hypoglossal nerve stimulators

These are surgically implanted pacemaker devices whic are suitable for positional sleep diordered breathing. The Snoring and Sleep team will be looking to trial these devices in teh NHS in the near future. The device is currently under NICE review.

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RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS

Dr McNeillis and Dr Thomas attended the National RCGP annual conference in Liverpool this week. 

Here Dr McNeillis presen

  • Assessment of a new digital sleep diary. (Poster)

RESEARCH PRESENTATION


  • Comparison of compliance of bespoke mandibular advancement splints in an NHS hospital. (Poster and oral presentation)

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RESEARCH PUBLICATION

Our consultant, Dr Sara McNeillis,  has had her latest work published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.

Rare disorders of painful erections. A cohort study of the Investigation and Management of Stuttering priapism and Sleep related painful erection.


Journal of Sexual Medicine 18(2): 376-384

HOW IS WAS YOUR SLEEP DURING THE COVID19 PANDEMIC

Sleep patterns are maintained with regular routine and timings. Many working adults have had to change their lifestyles immensely. Often sleep is affected by changes to lifestyle exercise and timings.
We would like to invite you to participate in research study to evaluate how your sleep has been affected. We will be posting a link for you to get in touch soon.

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BRITAIN'S LOUDEST SNORERS
CHANNEL 5 DOCUMENTARY

Dr Sara McNeillis has proudly participated in the documentary on Channel 5  looking at diagnosis and treatments for two of the five loudest snorers. Michael Crowther and Lynne Everest needed a device called CPAP (contious positive airways pressure) treatment for their snoring and sleep apnoea. Watch the episode to find out more.

SARA AND PIXIE'S PODCAST FOR DREAMS BEDS

Dr Pixie McKenna and Dr Sara McNeills discuss the effects of alcohol on sleep during this "Sleep Matters from Dreams" podcast.
Watch this episode for more information.

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