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Looking at consequences of obstructive sleep apnea in terms of overall treatment (across all modes of treatment)

Studies of OSA have so far focused on whether any one treatment (CPAP, dental appliances. hypoglossal stimulation, surgery, etc) has an impact on outcomes.Physiologically all that matters is whether the OSA is improved. Studies can be designed using as a metric whether any treatment (or combination) reduces the AHI or any other metric of severity of the OSA. This pooled data can then be related to any desired outcome... more »

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Should routine screening of high-risk patients for sleep apnea be carried out using home sleep testing?

Sleep apnea is an extremely common problem but there remain significant barriers to accessing care. Recent advances permit sleep testing in the home with monitors that can be mailed and remotely monitored PAP machines. Would use of annual home sleep testing and telemedicine in adults with BMI > 35 enhance access to care, afford early detection and treatment of sleep apnea, and permit investigations into its heterogeneous... more »

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