Sleep Breath 2008 Nov 9;12(4):303-9. Epub 2008 Apr 9.
Advanced Brain Monitoring, Inc., 2237 Faraday Avenue, Suite 100, Carlsbad, CA 92008, USA.
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Ont Health Technol Assess Ser 2006 1;6(13):1-38. Epub 2006 Jun 1.
Objective: The objective of this health technology policy assessment was to evaluate the clinical utility and cost-effectiveness of sleep studies in Ontario.
Clinical Need: TARGET POPULATION AND CONDITION Sleep disorders are common and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the predominant type. Obstructive sleep apnea is the repetitive complete obstruction (apnea) or partial obstruction (hypopnea) of the collapsible part of the upper airway during sleep. Read More
Obes Surg 2011 Mar 11;21(3):316-27. Epub 2009 Aug 11.
Penn Sleep Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Background: The patient population that is evaluated for bariatric surgery is characterized by a very high body mass index (BMI). Since obesity is the most important risk factor for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), sleep disordered breathing is highly prevalent in this population. If undiagnosed before bariatric surgery, untreated OSA can lead to perioperative and postoperative complications. Read More
Sleep Med 2016 09 4;25:151-155. Epub 2016 May 4.
Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, St. Anna's University Hospital, Brno, Czech Republic.
Objective/background: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is highly prevalent and often undiagnosed in surgical patients. The aim of this study was to compare polygraphy (PG) performed on sedated patients during surgery to overnight polysomnography (PSG). It was hypothesized that perioperative PG may be used to diagnose OSA. Read More
Sleep Breath 2010 Dec 29;14(4):337-43. Epub 2009 Oct 29.
Sleep and Human Health Institute, 6739 Academy NE, Suite 380, Albuquerque, NM 87109, USA.
Purpose: Current screening for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) emphasizes self-reported snoring and other breathing symptoms. Nocturia, a symptom with a precise pathophysiological link to sleep apnea, has not been assessed as a screening tool for this common disorder of sleep respiration. In a large sample of adults presenting to area sleep centers, we aimed to determine the predictive power of nocturia for OSA and compare findings with other markers of OSA commonly used to screen for this disease. Read More