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Diagnosis and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults

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Clinical Questions Addressed by the CER (1 of 2)

In preparing the report on which this continuing medical education (CME) activity is based, the authors aimed to answer seven Key Questions. Key Questions 1–3 are listed below:

 KQ1. How do different available tests compare in their ability to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in adults with symptoms suggestive of disordered sleep? How do these tests compare in different subgroups of patients, based on: race, gender, body mass index (BMI), existing non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus, existing cardiovascular disease, existing hypertension, clinical symptoms, previous stroke, or airway characteristics?

KQ2. How does phased testing (screening tests or battery followed by full test) compare to full testing alone?

KQ3. What is the effect of preoperative screening for OSA on surgical outcomes?