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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Saarah T. Alkhairy, M.D.

Overview

Clinical practice guidelines by the United States Preventive Services Task Force[1] and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine[2][3] address screening and diagnosis.

Historical Perspective

Classification

Pathophysiology

Causes

Differentiating Sleep Apnea From Other Diseases

Epidemiology and Demographics

Risk Factors

Screening

Natural History, Complications and Prognosis

Diagnosis

Diagnostic Criteria | History and Symptoms | Physical Examination | Laboratory Findings | CT | MRI | Echocardiography or Ultrasound | Other Imaging Findings | Other Diagnostic Studies

Treatment

Medical Therapy | Surgery | Primary Prevention | Secondary Prevention | Cost-Effectiveness of Therapy | Future or Investigational Therapies

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  1. US Preventive Services Task Force. Bibbins-Domingo K, Grossman DC, Curry SJ, Davidson KW, Epling JW et al. (2017) Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. JAMA 317 (4):407-414. DOI:10.1001/jama.2016.20325 PMID: 28118461
  2. Kapur VK, Auckley DH, Chowdhuri S, Kuhlmann DC, Mehra R, Ramar K; et al. (2017). "Clinical Practice Guideline for Diagnostic Testing for Adult Obstructive Sleep Apnea: An American Academy of Sleep Medicine Clinical Practice Guideline". J Clin Sleep Med. 13 (3): 479–504. doi:10.5664/jcsm.6506. PMC 5337595. PMID 28162150.
  3. Mokhlesi B, Cifu AS (2017). "Diagnostic Testing for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults". JAMA. 318 (20): 2035–2036. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.16722. PMID 29183053.

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