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Diagnosis and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults
What To Discuss With Your Patients and Their Caregivers
Things you should discuss with your patients and their caregivers regarding obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and its detection and treatment include:
- The serious negative health outcomes associated with OSA.
- Evidence is lacking for many long-term outcomes; however, intermediate outcomes such as sleepiness and the number of episodes of apnea and hypopnea can be improved.
- The diagnostic and screening tools available to test for and evaluate OSA status and severity.
- The potential benefits and adverse events associated with CPAP, MAD, and other treatment options – including the importance of compliance.
- Patient preferences regarding diagnosis and treatment.
- 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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