Diagnosis and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults
Outline of Material
The material in this presentation covers the results and conclusions from a systematic comparative effectiveness review entitled Diagnosis and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults. It begins with an introduction to obstructive sleep apnea, how it is diagnosed, and the available treatment options. It also covers: methods used to plan and execute the systematic review, clinically important questions the review sought to answer, results of the review, evidence-based conclusions about effectiveness and harms of diagnostic and treatment interventions, gaps in knowledge, as well as future research needs uncovered by the systematic review.
- Balk EM, Moorthy D, Obadan NO, et al. Diagnosis and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 32 (Prepared by Tufts Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2007-10055-I). Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; July 2011. AHRQ Publication No. 11-EHC052-EF.
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