Reflux, Sleep Apnea and Increased Survival in Lung Disease

This blog post’s topic may sound completely unrelated to obstructive sleep apnea, but here’s a study showing that in people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), being placed on an acid reflux medication (proton pump blocker) boosted survival significantly by about 2 years (3.4 vs. 1.4 years). The author’s explanation is somewhat complicated: “DDAH and inducible nitric oxide […]