Outcome measurements in obstructive sleep apnea: beyond the apnea-hypopnea index.

@article{Tam2014OutcomeMI,
  title={Outcome measurements in obstructive sleep apnea: beyond the apnea-hypopnea index.},
  author={Samantha Tam and B Tucker Woodson and Brian W Rotenberg},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={2014},
  volume={124 1},
  pages={337-43}
}
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS The apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) is overwhelmingly used as the main therapeutic metric in the assessment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in surgical studies. However, using AHI as the sole measure is problematic. This study investigates the utility of other outcome measures for patients with OSA undergoing surgery. STUDY DESIGN Systematic review of cohort and review studies. METHODS A review was performed using the PubMed database. English articles focusing on outcome… CONTINUE READING
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