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BACKGROUND Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common chronic disorder that often requires lifelong care. Available practice parameters provide evidence-based recommendations for addressing aspects of care. OBJECTIVE This guideline is designed to assist primary care providers as well as sleep medicine specialists, surgeons, and dentists who care for(More)
BACKGROUND Practice parameters for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) in adults by surgical modification of the upper airway were first published in 1996 by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (formerly ASDA). The following practice parameters update the previous practice parameters. These recommendations were reviewed and approved(More)
Prazosin is recommended for treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)-associated nightmares. Level A. Image Rehearsal Therapy (IRT) is recommended for treatment of nightmare disorder. Level A. Systematic Desensitization and Progressive Deep Muscle Relaxation training are suggested for treatment of idiopathic nightmares. Level B. Venlafaxine is not(More)
Intelligent computing systems (ICS) and knowledge-based systems (KBS) have shown an imperative aspect in the detection and interpretation of electroencephalography (EEG) based sleep disorders that are associated by psychological and physiological factors like Sleep Apnea, Insomnia, Parasomnia and Snoring. Heuristic detection methods based on EEG parameters(More)
ABSTRACT An update of the 2012 systematic review and meta-analyses were performed and a modified-GRADE approach was used to update the recommendation for the use of adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV) for the treatment of central sleep apnea syndrome (CSAS) related to congestive heart failure (CHF). Meta-analyses demonstrated an improvement in LVEF and a(More)
SLEEP COMPARED TO WAKEFULNESS. In obstructive sleep-disordered breathing, the airway completely (apnea) or partially (hypopnea) occludes despite continued respiratory effort. Arousals from sleep temporarily restore upper airway patency, only to be followed by a repetitive cycle of airway collapse and arousal. This phenomenon produces sleep fragmentation and(More)
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