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Study: Hospitals can help diagnose sleep apnea

January 3, 2018HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - A ResMed-funded study makes the case for hospitals screening patients for sleep apnea before they're discharged to improve their chances of long-term survival. As part of the study, published in the American Journal of Medicine, more than 5,000 hospitalized patients were screened for sleep apnea and 18.7% were estimated to have the condition. Those who tested positive were placed on CPAP therapy post-discharge, and those who were adherent in the first three months improved their chance...

Diagnosis, ResMed, Sleep Apnea, study, treatment

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Physicians release guidelines for diagnosing sleep disorders

August 5, 2014HME News Staff

PHILADELPHIA - The American College of Physicians, in a clinical practice guideline published Aug. 5 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, recommends a sleep study for patients with unexplained daytime sleepiness. It also recommends polysomnography for diagnostic testing in patients suspected of obstructive sleep apnea. It recommends portable sleep monitors in patients without serious comorbidities as an alternative to polysomnography when polysomnography is not available for diagnostic testing. The...

Clinical Guidelines, Diagnosis, screening, sleep disorders

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