Assessment of obstructive sleep apnea risk and severity in truck drivers

The sensitivity and specificity of the ARES Screener in predicting who will have an AHI > 5 was 0.94 and 0.79 in 850 subjects. 77% of the transportation workers predicted by ARES Questionnaire to have severe OSA had an AHI > 20 Assessment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Risk and Severity in Truck drivers validation of a screening questionnaire.

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Description and validation of the apnea risk evaluation system: a novel method to diagnose sleep apnea-hypopnea in the home

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Can sleep position help CSA also?

Recent paper shows that positional therapy may help CSA sufferers too. Click here