Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Findings based on a portable monitor and use of a semi-automatic treatment algorithm
The USPSTF found that there is uncertainty about the accuracy of screening tools for obstructive sleep apnea in adults.
The USPSTF gave existing evidence an "I" recommendation.
Patients presenting with depression should be evaluated for sleep disorders.
The sleep concerns of female patients are often diagnosed as depression rather than obstructive sleep apnea, leading to increased risks for certain diseases.
Understanding the link between vitamin D deficiency and obstructive sleep apnea can be challenging.
The CPAP group had a larger decrease in HbA1c levels after 6 months.
The Mallampati score is a simple, quick test that can be a good predictor of obstructive sleep apnea.
Patients suffering chronic rhinosinusitis and obstructive sleep apnea may benefit from endoscopic sinus surgery, wrote Timothy L. Smith, MD, MPH, and colleages in a recent study, published in JAMA Otolaryngoloy-Head and Neck Surgery.
CPAP treatment helps patients diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea regain memory.
Although OSA has been linked to increased stroke risk in men, a new study finds equal incidence of stroke in female OSA patients.
The severity of sleep apnea has been correlated with frequency of nighttime bathroom visits.
Daytime sleepiness is not always a sign of obstructive sleep apnea or narcolepsy.
Costs associated with untreated OSA range from $65 and $165 billion -- greater than the total cost of managing asthma, heart failure, stroke and hypertension combined.