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Improved Outcomes in Asymptomatic Obstructive Sleep Apnea
This study enrolled 1522 randomly selected, employed research subjects and observed them for 2 decades. The goal of WSCS was to answer one aspect of a US Congressional mandate to determine the overall public burden of sleep d isorders. The WSCS had a surprising finding: mild OSA was seen in 17% of adults, and, most concerning, 6% of adults had moderate to severe OSA. The WSCS finding most relevant to the current USPSTF recommendation statement is that only 35% of WSCS participants with moderate OSA and 37% of participant s with severe OSA reported excessive daytime sleepiness, the cardinal daytime symptom of OSA. This sugg...
Source: JAMA Neurology - January 24, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: research