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The visual scoring of sleep in adults.
TLDR
The work of the AASM Visual Scoring Task Force is described, including methodology, a literature review and the rationale behind the new rules, which define onset and termination of REM sleep periods and propose alternative measures for non-alpha generating subjects.
Epidemiology of obstructive sleep apnea: a population-based perspective
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This review summarizes the recent literature on the epidemiology of adult obstructive sleep apnea from various population-based studies and focuses on the economic healthcare burden of OSA and the importance of recognizing the largely undiagnosed OSA population.
Evidence‐Based Recommendations for the Assessment and Management of Sleep Disorders in Older Persons
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The goals of this article are to help guide clinicians in their general understanding of sleep problems in older persons, examine specific sleep disorders that occur in older Persons, and suggest evidence‐ and expert‐based recommendations for the assessment and treatment of sleep disorders in older people.
Reducing motor-vehicle collisions, costs, and fatalities by treating obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.
TLDR
Annually, a small but significant portion of motor-vehicle collisions, costs, and deaths are related to OSAS and treatment of OSAS benefits both the patient and the public.
Sleep complaints are common in a dialysis unit.
Mortality and apnea index in obstructive sleep apnea. Experience in 385 male patients.
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It is concluded that OSA patients with an apnea index of greater than 20 have a greater mortality than those below 20 and that UPPP patients be restudied after therapy and if the latter patients are found not to have marked amelioration of their AI, then they should be treated by nasal CPAP or tracheostomy.
Nasal CPAP reduces gastroesophageal reflux in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.
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It is believed that obstructive sleep apnea syndrome may predispose to nocturnal GER by lowering intrathoracic pressure and increasing arousal and movement frequency and Nasal CPAP can correct these predisposing factors and reduce GER.
Canadian Thoracic Society guidelines: diagnosis and treatment of sleep disordered breathing in adults.
The Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disordered breathing in adults were developed over the past year. A one-day meeting was held in Montreal,
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