Diagnosing OSA in primary care: The utility of clinical judgement, screening questionnaires and portable monitoring

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Abstract

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a highly prevalent condition that, when left untreated, is associated with significant adverse health consequences. Growing recognition of the substantial global burden of undiagnosed OSA and limited access to specialist sleep services and laboratory-based sleep study testing has led to increasing interest in the development of simplified diagnostic tools and management pathways for OSA based within the primary care setting. In a recent publication in Respirology entitled Development and validation of a model for diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnoea in primary care, Chapman et al. evaluate a diagnostic model for OSA for use in primary care by assessing the utility of OSA screening questionnaires, anthropometric measurements, digital facial photography and a single-channel nasal flow monitor...
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)908-909
Number of pages2
JournalRespirology
Volume26
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021

Keywords

  • clinical decision-making
  • home sleep apnoea test
  • obstructive sleep apnoea
  • primary care
  • screening questionnaires

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