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AASM outlines CPAP therapy recommendations

February 22, 2019HME News Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine - Strong recommendations from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine's new clinical practice guideline for CPAP therapy include that educational interventions be given with initiation of PAP therapy in adults with OSA. Other strong recommendations: that PAP therapy be initiated using either APAP at home or in-laboratory PAP titration in adults with OSA and no significant comorbidities; that clinicians use either CPAP or APAP for ongoing treatment of OSA in adults; and that clinicians...

American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), Clinical Guidelines, CPAP

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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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