Using the Berlin Questionnaire to identify patients at risk for the sleep apnea syndrome.

@article{Netzer1999UsingTB,
  title={Using the Berlin Questionnaire to identify patients at risk for the sleep apnea syndrome.},
  author={Nikolaus C Netzer and Riccardo A. Stoohs and Cordula M Netzer and Katherine Clark and Kingman P Strohl},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={131 7},
  pages={485-91}
}
BACKGROUND Although sleep apnea is common, it often goes undiagnosed in primary care encounters. OBJECTIVE To test the Berlin Questionnaire as a means of identifying patients with sleep apnea. DESIGN Survey followed by portable, unattended sleep studies in a subset of patients. SETTING Five primary care sites in Cleveland, Ohio. PATIENTS 744 adults (of 1008 surveyed [74%]), of whom 100 underwent sleep studies. MEASUREMENTS Survey items addressed the presence and frequency of snoring… CONTINUE READING
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