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Michiel M Eijsvogel, Sytske Wiegersma, Winfried Randerath, Johan Verbraecken, Esther Wegter-Hilbers, Job van der Palen
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To develop and evaluate a screening questionnaire and a two-step screening strategy for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) in healthy workers. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study of 1,861 employees comprising healthy blue- and white-collar workers in two representative plants in the Netherlands from a worldwide consumer electronic company who were approached to participate. Employees were invited to complete various sleep questionnaires, and undergo separate single nasal flow recording and home polysomnography on two separate nights...
April 15, 2016: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Lyndave Francis, Tariq Cheema, Daniel Shade, Dan Easley, Kimberly Wiles, Anil Singh
SESSION TITLE: COPD 30-Day ReadmissionSESSION TYPE: Original Investigation SlidePRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 11:00 AM - 12:15 PMPURPOSE: To compare COPD Assessment Test (CAT) scores & OSA STOPBANG scores with severe, oxygen dependant COPD patients while enrolled in a home respiratory program focused on readmission reduction. METHODS: The Discharge, Assessment, and Summary @ Home (D.A.S.H., Klingensmith HealthCare, Ford City, PA) program was implemented for home oxygen dependent patients throughout Western Pennsylvania...
October 1, 2014: Chest
Athanasia Pataka, Euphemia Daskalopoulou, George Kalamaras, Katalin Fekete Passa, Parakevi Argyropoulou
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Different clinical models and questionnaires have been used to evaluate patients with the highest OSAHS probability. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical utility of five different questionnaires--STOP, STOPBang (SB), Berlin Questionnaire (BQ), Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), and 4-Variable Screening Tool (4-V) - in a sleep clinic in order to identify patients at risk for OSAHS and to assess the best possible combination of these tools...
July 2014: Sleep Medicine
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