Screening for obstructive sleep apnea during commercial driver medical examinations.

@article{Parks2009ScreeningFO,
  title={Screening for obstructive sleep apnea during commercial driver medical examinations.},
  author={Philip Parks and Gerardo Durand and Antonios J Tsismenakis and Antonio Vela-Bueno and Stefanos N. Kales},
  journal={Journal of occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={51 3},
  pages={275-82}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate consensus criteria for screening commercial drivers for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). METHODS Consecutive drivers underwent OSA screening using Joint Task Force consensus criteria at commercial driver medical examinations. Outcomes included: clinical yield of screening; and drivers' compliance with polysomnography (PSG) referrals and OSA treatment. RESULTS Among 456 drivers, 53 (12%) were referred for PSG, and 20/20 were confirmed to have OSA, supporting a high… CONTINUE READING

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