Sleep Breathing Disorders


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

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.

File Sharing

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