Spinal cord injury (SCI) results in the loss of feeling and movement in the body. This can be below the chest (paraplegia) or below the neck (quadriplegia). This catastrophic injury affects many aspects of a person including sleep. IBAS research has shown that a spinal cord injury cuases obstructive sleep apnoea in most people. The loss of sleep that results can make it harder for someone to get the most of their lives and rehabilitation.
|SHiQ - COSAQ||Each year in Australia 260 people sustain a SCI, with over half losing full function in their arms and legs (quadriplegia). In addition to the primary disability, there is a…|
|SHiQ - Health Economics||Aims to analyse the cost effectiveness of interventions designed to improve the sleep health of people with quadriplegia. The health economics stream of the program will include trial-based and modeled…|
Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a chronic lung condition that causes stiff lungs and restricts sufferers from taking a deep breath. Exercise in a gym, such as walking or riding a bike, can help make...
Each year in Australia 260 people sustain a SCI, with over half losing full function in their arms and legs (quadriplegia). In addition to the primary disability, there is a very high rate of Obstructive...
Sleep apnea is a condition where breathing is abnormal during sleep. There are two main forms of sleep apnea: obstructive and central. For obstructive sleep apnea, breathing is reduced because the airway...
Melbourne researchers have found that 80 percent of people with quadriplegic spinal injuries have sleep apnoea. It's having a big effect on their lives but they don't know they have it, and they don't know it can be treated.
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IBAS Director Anna Burke had barely got into the swing of her speech at the unveiling of her portrait at Canberra's Parliament House when the ringing of bells caused half her audience to hurry away.