Sleep Breathing Disorders


  • Mihaela Stefan – Lead
  • Professor A.Simon Carney
  • Caroline Gouder
  • Karen Ward
  • Demosthenes Bouros
  • Daryl Freeman
  • Phyllis Murphie

The latest meeting of the REG Sleep Breathing Disorder Working Group was held in Amsterdam during the REG Summit 2018.

Sleep Breathing Disorders REG Summit 2018


The aim of the group would be to explore the implications on disease control and severity of having comorbid sleep apnoea in patients with other respiratory conditions (i.e. asthma, COPD). Real-world studies are required to target these patients as they are routinely excluded from trials.

The first study for consideration by the group would explore whether positive airway pressure (PAP) reduces the utilisation of medical services in patients with obstructive lung disease (OLD), the hypothesis being that use of PAP will be associated with an improvement in outcomes in patients with OLD and coexistent OSA.

Clinical and Cost implications of OLDOSA (comorbid obstructive sleep apnea in patients with obstructive lung disease)

File Sharing

Click here to access files available to members of the Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Working Group