Diagnosis and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults
Effectiveness of Portable Devices and Polysomnography
There is a low strength of evidence that Type II monitors are accurate to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea (as defined by polysomnography) and a moderate strength of evidence for Type III and IV monitors. However, the monitors have a wide and variable bias in estimating the actual AHI. The evidence is insufficient to adequately compare specific monitors to each other.
Keywords: at-home monitors | clinical prediction rules | detection | diagnosis | monitor | polysomnography | strength of evidence | outcomes
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