Samuel T. Kuna, MD

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Professor of Medicine
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center
Sleep Medicine Section(111P)
3900 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 823-4400
Fax: (215) 823-5194
Muhlenberg College (Biology), 1970.
Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons , 1974.
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Selected Publications

Bishop TM, Walsh P, Stecker T, Speed KJ, Ashrafioun L, Stepnowsky C, Kuna ST, Pigeon WR: Single session CBT to improve PAP initiation and adherence among veterans with OSA. Sleep (36th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies) 2021.

Sawyer AM, Wallace DM, Buenaver LF, Watach AJ, Blase A, Saconi B, Patel SR, Kuna ST, Punjabi NM: Where to next of optimizing adherence in large-scale trials of continuous positive airway pressure? Sleep Med Clin 16(1): 125-144, 2021.

Xu L, Keenan BT, Maslin D, Gislason T, Benediktsdottir B, Gudmundsdottir S, Gardarsdottir M, Staley B, Pack FM, Guo X, Feng Y, Chahwalla J, Hussein A, Reddy-Koppula M, Hashmath Z, Manaktala P, Lee J, Townsend RR, Schwab RJ, Pack AI, Kuna ST, Chirinos JA: Effect of obstructive sleep apnea and positive airway pressure therapy on cardiac remodeling as assessed by cardiac biomarker and MRI in non-obese and obese adults. Hypertension 77(3): 980-992, 2021.

Kuna ST, Reboussin DM, Strotmeyer ES, Millman RP, Zammit G, Walkup MP, Wadden TA, Wing RR, Pi-Sunyer X, Spira AP, Foster GD and the Sleep AHEAD Research Group of the Look AHEAD Research Group: Effects of weight loss on obstructive sleep apnea severity: 10-year results of the Sleep AHEAD study. Amer J Respir Crit Care Med 2020.

Younes M, Kuna ST, Pack AI, Schweitzer PK, Walsh JK, Smith MG, Basner M, Aeschbach D: Correlation between sleep depth in the right and left cerebral hemispheres following sleep deprivation, restriction or noise exposure. Sleep 43(Supplement): A107, 2020.

Atwood CW, Boudreau E, Folmer R, Kuna ST, Pineda L, Reichert J, Sarmiento, Thompson W, Whooley M, Zhang N, Yarbrough WC: Trends in sleep apnea testing among veterans participating in a rural health-focused telesleep medicine program. Sleep 43: A447, 2020.

Li Q, Keenan BT, Punjabi NM, Maislin G, Kuna ST: The effects of diabetes on obstructive sleep apnea severity and progression: A propensity score analysis. Sleep 43(Supplement): A234-A235, 2020.

Pak, VM, Maislin D, Keenan BT, Townsend R, Dunbar SB, Pack AI, Gislason T, Kuna ST: Effect of changes in intracellular adhesion molecule-1 on measures of sleepiness and 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure after 4 months of continuous positive airway pressure. Sleep 43(Supplement), 2020.

Kuna ST: Optimizing chronic management of adults with obstructive sleep apnea. Ann Am Thorac Soc 17(3): 280-281, 2020.

Chhatre S, Chang YHA, Gooneratne N, Kuna ST, Strollo P, Jayadevappa R: Association between adherence to CPAP treatment and cost among Medicare enrollees. Sleep 43(1): DOI: 10.1093/sleep/zsz188, 2020.

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Last updated: 03/21/2021
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