Sleep Networking

The new BASS board has the intention to promote networking with the Belgian Sleep centers on clinical matters.

The aim is to gather as many Belgian sleep centers as possible to perform research projects of high quality, or to attract international projects in the future. Also, through a close collaboration, the influence on the organization of Sleep Medicine might increase.

 

The first project would be 'Central Sleep apnea' (CSA) in this networking initiative. CSA, quiet prevalent, can be divided in different types (CSA in heart failure, secondary to mediation, during CPAP, …). Recently, a lot of attention is devoted internationally to new treatments. However, in the new convention that started on 1.1.2017, CSA patients can't be treated as there is actually no reimbursement. (OAHI of > 15 /h is required).This might be a good moment to follow those patients closely.

 

With this short survey, we would like to ask for your interest in this concrete project.

 

We want to gather, prospectively, as many data as possible from CSA Patients in Belgium, concerning diagnosis, treatment and follow up/outcome. We would start with a registry, to estimate how patients, newly diagnosed with CSA, are currently treated and how the natural course is. The participating centers will have access to an online registry to enter the data.

 

We hope for a positive answer of many Belgian sleep centers. In this way, we could positively influence the treatment andpolicyin this patient group.

 

Thanks for your collaboration in this short (5 questions) survey!

 


 

World Sleep Day

Let's Move for Sleep !

Regular physical activity has a beneficial effect on obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia and restless leg syndrome.

Physical activity is an essential part of the treatment of these conditions.

On World Sleep Day, around the slogan "Sleep Soundly, Nurture Life", BASS is drawing attention on the positive effects of physical activity.

Read more in Dutch or in French.

www.worldsleepday.org 

 


 

Cognitive behavorial therapy for insomnia

Partial reimbursment by CM-Ziekenfonds

 

CM wants to offer her members the possibility to be reimbursed for the 'cognitive behavorial therapy for Insomnia'. 

Sleepcenters wanting to offer this possibility to their patients, should contact griet.rummens@cm.be