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These are the 17208 published articles about Sleep Apnea Syndromes that originated from Worldwide during 2009-2019.
 
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1 Guideline Joint AAD-NPF guidelines of care for the management and treatment of psoriasis with awareness and attention to comorbidities. 2019

Elmets, Craig A / Leonardi, Craig L / Davis, Dawn M R / Gelfand, Joel M / Lichten, Jason / Mehta, Nehal N / Armstrong, April W / Connor, Cody / Cordoro, Kelly M / Elewski, Boni E / Gordon, Kenneth B / Gottlieb, Alice B / Kaplan, Daniel H / Kavanaugh, Arthur / Kivelevitch, Dario / Kiselica, Matthew / Korman, Neil J / Kroshinsky, Daniela / Lebwohl, Mark / Lim, Henry W / Paller, Amy S / Parra, Sylvia L / Pathy, Arun L / Prater, Elizabeth Farley / Rupani, Reena / Siegel, Michael / Stoff, Benjamin / Strober, Bruce E / Wong, Emily B / Wu, Jashin J / Hariharan, Vidhya / Menter, Alan. ·University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama. · Central Dermatology, St. Louis, Missouri. · Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. · University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. · National Psoriasis Foundation, Portland, Oregon. · National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. · University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California. · Department of Dermatology, University of California San Francisco School of MedicineSan Francisco, California. · Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. · Department of Dermatology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, New York, New York. · University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. · University of California San Diego, San Diego, California. · Baylor Scott and White, Dallas, Texas. · University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio. · Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. · Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan. · Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois. · Dermatology and Skin Surgery, Sumter, South Carolina. · Colorado Permanente Medical Group, Centennial, Colorado. · University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. · Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York. · Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia. · University of Connecticut, Farmington, Connecticut; Probity Medical Research, Waterloo, Canada. · San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, Joint-Base San Antonio, Texas. · Dermatology Research and Education Foundation, Irvine, California. · American Academy of Dermatology, Rosemont, Illinois. Electronic address: vhariharan@aad.org. ·J Am Acad Dermatol · Pubmed #30772097.

ABSTRACT: Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory, multisystem disease that affects up to 3.2% of the US population. This guideline addresses important clinical questions that arise in psoriasis management and care, providing recommendations on the basis of available evidence.

2 Guideline French Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery (SFORL) guidelines concerning the role of otorhinolaryngologists in the management of paediatric obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome: Follow-up protocol for treated children. 2018

Akkari, M / Marianowski, R / Chalumeau, F / Fayoux, P / Leboulanger, N / Monteyrol, P J / Mondain, M / Anonymous2141134. ·Département d'ORL et chirurgie cervico faciale, UAM d'ORL pédiatrique, hôpital Gui de Chauliac, CHU de Montpellier, 80, avenue Augustin Fliche, 34295 Montpellier cedex 5, France. Electronic address: mohamed.akkari.orl@gmail.com. · Département d'ORL et chirurgie cervico faciale, hôpital Morvan, CHU de Brest, 29000 Brest, France. · Centre d'étude du sommeil, Antony, 94260 Fresnes, France. · Département d'ORL et chirurgie cervico faciale pédiatrique, hôpital Jeanne de Flandre, CHU de Lille, 59037 Lille, France. · Département d'ORL et chirurgie cervico faciale pédiatrique, hôpital Necker-Enfants-Malades, Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris, 75015 Paris, France. · Département d'ORL et chirurgie cervico faciale, polyclinique du Tondu et clinique du sommeil, hôpital Pellegrin, 33000 Bordeaux, France. · Département d'ORL et chirurgie cervico faciale, UAM d'ORL pédiatrique, hôpital Gui de Chauliac, CHU de Montpellier, 80, avenue Augustin Fliche, 34295 Montpellier cedex 5, France. ·Eur Ann Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Dis · Pubmed #30318322.

ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVES: The authors present the French Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Head and Neck Surgery (SFORL) clinical practice guidelines concerning the role of otorhinolaryngologists in the management of paediatric obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS). This chapter is devoted to the follow-up protocol for children treated for OSAS. METHODS: A multidisciplinary task force was commissioned to carry out a review of the scientific literature on this topic. On the basis of the articles selected and the personal experience of each member of the task force, guidelines were drafted and graded as A, B or C or expert opinion according to a decreasing level of scientific evidence, and were then reviewed by a reading committee, independently of the task force. The final guidelines were established at a consensus meeting. RESULTS: Short-term, medium-term and long-term clinical follow-up and complementary investigations are necessary in view of the risk of residual OSAS, and the risk of recurrence of OSAS related to adenoid and tonsillar regrowth following adenotonsillectomy, the treatment most commonly performed. The modalities of follow-up after surgery, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) ventilation, orthodontic treatment, myofascial rehabilitation, and drug therapy are described. The indications for nasal endoscopy and sleep studies as part of follow-up are specified.

3 Guideline Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine Guideline on Intraoperative Management of Adult Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea. 2018

Memtsoudis, Stavros G / Cozowicz, Crispiana / Nagappa, Mahesh / Wong, Jean / Joshi, Girish P / Wong, David T / Doufas, Anthony G / Yilmaz, Meltem / Stein, Mark H / Krajewski, Megan L / Singh, Mandeep / Pichler, Lukas / Ramachandran, Satya Krishna / Chung, Frances. ·From the Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care & Pain Management, Weill Cornell Medical College and Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York. · Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria. · Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, London Health Sciences Centre and St Joseph's Health Care, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada. · Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. · Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas. · Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, California. · Department of Anesthesiology, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois. · Department of Anesthesiology, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey. · Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Management, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts. · Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. · Toronto Sleep and Pulmonary Centre, Toronto, Canada. · Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Women's College Hospital, Toronto, Canada. · Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. · Department of Anesthesiology, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts. ·Anesth Analg · Pubmed #29944522.

ABSTRACT: The purpose of the Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine Guideline on Intraoperative Management of Adult Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is to present recommendations based on current scientific evidence. This guideline seeks to address questions regarding the intraoperative care of patients with OSA, including airway management, anesthetic drug and agent effects, and choice of anesthesia type. Given the paucity of high-quality studies with regard to study design and execution in this perioperative field, recommendations were to a large part developed by subject-matter experts through consensus processes, taking into account the current scientific knowledge base and quality of evidence. This guideline may not be suitable for all clinical settings and patients and is not intended to define standards of care or absolute requirements for patient care; thus, assessment of appropriateness should be made on an individualized basis. Adherence to this guideline cannot guarantee successful outcomes, but recommendations should rather aid health care professionals and institutions to formulate plans and develop protocols for the improvement of the perioperative care of patients with OSA, considering patient-related factors, interventions, and resource availability. Given the groundwork of a comprehensive systematic literature review, these recommendations reflect the current state of knowledge and its interpretation by a group of experts at the time of publication. While periodic reevaluations of literature are needed, novel scientific evidence between updates should be taken into account. Deviations in practice from the guideline may be justifiable and should not be interpreted as a basis for claims of negligence.

4 Guideline French Society of ENT (SFORL) guidelines (short version) on the roles of the various treatment options in childhood obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome. 2018

Pateron, B / Marianowski, R / Monteyrol, P-J / Couloigner, V / Akkari, M / Chalumeau, F / Fayoux, P / Leboulanger, N / Franco, P / Mondain, M. ·Service de chirurgie ORL et cervico-faciale, hôpital universitaire Necker-Enfants-Malades, 149, rue de Sèvres, 75015 Paris, France. Electronic address: benedicte.pateron@aphp.fr. · Service de chirurgie ORL et cervico-faciale, CHU de Brest, 29000 Brest, France. · Cabinet ORL, 33000 Bordeaux, France. · Service de chirurgie ORL et cervico-faciale, hôpital universitaire Necker-Enfants-Malades, 149, rue de Sèvres, 75015 Paris, France. · Service de chirurgie ORL et cervico-faciale, 34000 Montpellier, France. · Cabinet ORL, 94260 Fresnes, France. · Service de chirurgie ORL et cervico-faciale, CHRU de Lille, 59037 Lille cedex, France. · Cabinet de pédiatrie, 69500 Lyon, France. ·Eur Ann Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Dis · Pubmed #29731297.

ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: The authors present the guidelines of the French Society of ENT and Head & Neck Surgery (SFORL) on the role of the ENT physician in childhood obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). This section of the guidelines concerns the roles of the various medical and surgical treatment options. METHOD: A multidisciplinary work-group was entrusted with a review of the scientific literature on the topic. Based on the retrieved articles and the group members' own experience, guidelines were drawn up, then read over by a reading group independent of the work-group. An editorial meeting then produced the final text. RESULTS: Adenotonsillectomy is the reference treatment for childhood OSAHS with adenotonsillar hypertrophy. Respiratory assistance is recommended in children with severe OSAHS without nasal and/or oropharyngeal obstacle, after surgery in case of persistent OSAHS, in case of contraindications to surgery, in complex obstruction related to pharyngolaryngeal or laryngeal pathology or comorbidity, or as an alternative to tracheotomy. Nasal route corticosteroids may be used in childhood OSAHS in with associated nasal obstruction.

5 Guideline [Guidelines in Practice: The New S3 Guideline "Sleeping Disorders - Sleep-Related Abnormal Breathing"]. 2017

Gerlach, Martin / Sanner, Bernd. · ·Laryngorhinootologie · Pubmed #29017230.

ABSTRACT: Sleep related breathing disorders include central sleep apnea (CSA), obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), sleep-related hypoventilation, and sleep-related hypoxia. These disorders are frequent and growing in clinical relevance. The related chapter of the S3 guideline "Non-restorative sleep/Sleep disorders", published by the German Sleep Society (DGSM), has recently been updated in November 2016. Epidemiology, diagnostics, therapeutic procedures, and classification of sleep related disorders have been revised. Concerning epidemiology, a considerably higher mortality rate among pregnant women with OSA has been emphasized. With regards to diagnostics, the authors point out that respiratory polygraphy may be sufficient in diagnosing OSA, if a typical clinical condition is given. For CSA, recommendations were changed to diagnose CSA with low apnea rates present. Significant changes for treating CSA in patients with left ventricular dysfunction have been introduced. In addition, there is now to be differentiated between sleep-related hypoventilation and sleep-related hypoxaemia. Obesity hypoventilation syndrome is discussed in more detail. This article sums up and comments on the published changes.

6 Guideline Clinical Use of a Home Sleep Apnea Test: An American Academy of Sleep Medicine Position Statement. 2017

Rosen, Ilene M / Kirsch, Douglas B / Chervin, Ronald D / Carden, Kelly A / Ramar, Kannan / Aurora, R Nisha / Kristo, David A / Malhotra, Raman K / Martin, Jennifer L / Olson, Eric J / Rosen, Carol L / Rowley, James A / Anonymous1071441. ·Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. · Carolinas Healthcare Medical Group Sleep Services, Charlotte, North Carolina. · University of Michigan Sleep Disorders Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. · Saint Thomas Medical Partners -Sleep Specialists, Nashville, Tennessee. · Division of Pulmonary/Sleep/Critical Care, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. · Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland. · University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. · SLUCare Sleep Disorders Center. · Department of Neurology, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri. · Veteran Affairs Greater Los Angeles Health System, North Hills, California and David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California. · Department of Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals - Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio. · Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. ·J Clin Sleep Med · Pubmed #28942762.

ABSTRACT: ABSTRACT: The diagnosis and effective treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in adults is an urgent health priority. It is the position of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) that only a physician can diagnose medical conditions such as OSA and primary snoring. Throughout this statement, the term "physician" refers to a medical provider who is licensed to practice medicine. A home sleep apnea test (HSAT) is an alternative to polysomnography for the diagnosis of OSA in uncomplicated adults presenting with signs and symptoms that indicate an increased risk of moderate to severe OSA. It is also the position of the AASM that: the need for, and appropriateness of, an HSAT must be based on the patient's medical history and a face-to-face examination by a physician, either in person or via telemedicine; an HSAT is a medical assessment that must be ordered by a physician to diagnose OSA or evaluate treatment efficacy; an HSAT should not be used for general screening of asymptomatic populations; diagnosis, assessment of treatment efficacy, and treatment decisions must not be based solely on automatically scored HSAT data, which could lead to sub-optimal care that jeopardizes patient health and safety; and the raw data from the HSAT device must be reviewed and interpreted by a physician who is either board-certified in sleep medicine or overseen by a board-certified sleep medicine physician.

7 Guideline American Academy of Sleep Medicine Position Paper for the Use of a Home Sleep Apnea Test for the Diagnosis of OSA in Children. 2017

Kirk, Valerie / Baughn, Julie / D'Andrea, Lynn / Friedman, Norman / Galion, Anjalee / Garetz, Susan / Hassan, Fauziya / Wrede, Joanna / Harrod, Christopher G / Malhotra, Raman K. ·University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. · Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. · Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. · Rocky Mountain Pediatric Sleep Disorders, Aurora, Colorado. · Children's Hospital of Orange County, Orange, California. · University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan. · University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. · Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, Washington. · American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Darien, Illinois. · Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri. ·J Clin Sleep Med · Pubmed #28877820.

ABSTRACT: INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this position paper is to establish the American Academy of Sleep Medicine's (AASM) position on the use of a home sleep apnea test (HSAT) for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children (birth to 18 years of age). METHODS: The AASM commissioned a task force of 8 experts in sleep medicine to review the available literature on the use of an HSAT to diagnose OSA in children. The task force developed the position statement based on a thorough review of these studies and their clinical expertise. The AASM Board of Directors approved the final position statement. POSITION STATEMENT: Use of a home sleep apnea test is not recommended for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea in children. The ultimate judgment regarding propriety of any specific care must be made by the clinician, in light of the individual circumstances presented by the patient, available diagnostic tools, accessible treatment options, and resources.

8 Guideline Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults: Recommendation Statement. 2017

Anonymous6280914. · ·Am Fam Physician · Pubmed #28762711.

ABSTRACT: -- No abstract --

9 Guideline Perioperative management of obstructive sleep apnea in bariatric surgery: a consensus guideline. 2017

de Raaff, Christel A L / Gorter-Stam, Marguerite A W / de Vries, Nico / Sinha, Ashish C / Jaap Bonjer, H / Chung, Frances / Coblijn, Usha K / Dahan, Albert / van den Helder, Rick S / Hilgevoord, Antonius A J / Hillman, David R / Margarson, Michael P / Mattar, Samer G / Mulier, Jan P / Ravesloot, Madeline J L / Reiber, Beata M M / van Rijswijk, Anne-Sophie / Singh, Preet Mohinder / Steenhuis, Roos / Tenhagen, Mark / Vanderveken, Olivier M / Verbraecken, Johan / White, David P / van der Wielen, Nicole / van Wagensveld, Bart A. ·Department of Surgery, OLVG West, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Electronic address: c.deraaff@olvg.nl. · Department of Surgery, VU Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. · Department of Oral Kinesiology, ACTA, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Translational Neurosciences Research Group, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium; Department of Otorhinolaryngology, OLVG West, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. · Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA. · Department of Anesthesiology, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. · Department of Anesthesiology, LUMC, Leiden, the Netherlands. · Department of Surgery, Noordwest Ziekenhuisgroep, Alkmaar, the Netherlands. · Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, OLVG West, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. · Department of Pulmonary Physiology and Sleep Medicine, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, Australia. · Department of Anaesthesia, Saint Richard's Hospital, Chichester, United Kingdom. · Department of Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA. · Department of Anesthesiology, AZ Sint Jan, Brugge, Belgium. · Department of Otorhinolaryngology, OLVG West, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. · Department of Surgery, Rode Kruis Ziekenhuis, Beverwijk, the Netherlands. · Department of Surgery, MC Slotervaart, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. · Department of Anesthesiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. · Medical Library, OLVG West, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. · Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Translational Neurosciences Research Group, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium. · Department of Pulmonary Medicine and Multidisciplinary Sleep Disorders Centre, Antwerp University Hospital and University of Antwerp, Edegem, Belgium. · Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. · Department of Surgery, OLVG West, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. ·Surg Obes Relat Dis · Pubmed #28666588.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: The frequency of metabolic and bariatric surgery (MBS) is increasing worldwide, with over 500,000 cases performed every year. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is present in 35%-94% of MBS patients. Nevertheless, consensus regarding the perioperative management of OSA in MBS patients is not established. OBJECTIVES: To provide consensus based guidelines utilizing current literature and, when in the absence of supporting clinical data, expert opinion by organizing a consensus meeting of experts from relevant specialties. SETTING: The meeting was held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. METHODS: A panel of 15 international experts identified 75 questions covering preoperative screening, treatment, postoperative monitoring, anesthetic care and follow-up. Six researchers reviewed the literature systematically. During this meeting, the "Amsterdam Delphi Method" was utilized including controlled acquisition of feedback, aggregation of responses and iteration. RESULTS: Recommendations or statements were provided for 58 questions. In the judgment of the experts, 17 questions provided no additional useful information and it was agreed to exclude them. With the exception of 3 recommendations (64%, 66%, and 66% respectively), consensus (>70%) was reached for 55 statements and recommendations. Several highlights: polysomnography is the gold standard for diagnosing OSA; continuous positive airway pressure is recommended for all patients with moderate and severe OSA; OSA patients should be continuously monitored with pulse oximetry in the early postoperative period; perioperative usage of sedatives and opioids should be minimized. CONCLUSION: This first international expert meeting provided 58 statements and recommendations for a clinical consensus guideline regarding the perioperative management of OSA patients undergoing MBS.

10 Guideline Australasian Sleep Association clinical practice guidelines for performing sleep studies in children. 2017

Pamula, Yvonne / Nixon, Gillian M / Edwards, Elizabeth / Teng, Arthur / Verginis, Nicole / Davey, Margot J / Waters, Karen / Suresh, Sadasivam / Twiss, Jacob / Tai, Andrew. ·Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Women's and Children's Hospital, North Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. Electronic address: yvonne.pamula@sa.gov.au. · The Ritchie Centre, Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Clayton, Victoria, Australia; Department of Paediatrics, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia; Melbourne Children's Sleep Centre, Monash Children's Hospital, Clayton, Victoria, Australia. · Paediatric Respiratory Department, Starship Children's Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand. · Department of Sleep Medicine, Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia; School of Women's and Children's Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Kensington, New South Wales, Australia. · Melbourne Children's Sleep Centre, Monash Children's Hospital, Clayton, Victoria, Australia. · Department of Respiratory Medicine, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia; Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. · Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Lady Cilento Children's Hospital, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. · Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Women's and Children's Hospital, North Adelaide, South Australia, Australia; Robinson Research Institute, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. ·Sleep Med · Pubmed #28648225.

ABSTRACT: -- No abstract --

11 Guideline Guidelines for sleep studies in adults - a position statement of the Australasian Sleep Association. 2017

Douglas, James A / Chai-Coetzer, Ching Li / McEvoy, David / Naughton, Matthew T / Neill, Alister M / Rochford, Peter / Wheatley, John / Worsnop, Christopher. ·The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Electronic address: n.shillabeer@elsevier.com. · Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health, Flinders Centre of Research Excellence, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia; Sleep Health Service, Repatriation General Hospital, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. · Mater Medical Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. · The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. · WellSleep Sleep Investigation Centre, University of Otago, New Zealand. · Institute of Breathing and Sleep, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia. · Ludwig Engel Centre for Respiratory Research, The Westmead Institute for Medical Research, Sydney, NSW, Australia; University of Sydney at Westmead Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia. ·Sleep Med · Pubmed #28648224.

ABSTRACT: -- No abstract --

12 Guideline [Guidelines in Practice: The New S3 Guideline "Sleeping Disorders - Sleep-Related Abnormal Breathing"]. 2017

Gerlach, M / Sanner, B. ·Medizinische Klinik, Agaplesion Bethesda Krankenhaus Wuppertal. ·Pneumologie · Pubmed #28558398.

ABSTRACT: Sleep related breathing disorders include central sleep apnea (CSA), obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), sleep-related hypoventilation, and sleep-related hypoxia. These disorders are frequent and growing in clinical relevance. The related chapter of the S3 guideline "Non-restorative sleep/Sleep disorders", published by the German Sleep Society (DGSM), has recently been updated in November 2016. Epidemiology, diagnostics, therapeutic procedures, and classification of sleep related disorders have been revised. Concerning epidemiology, a considerably higher mortality rate among pregnant women with OSA has been emphasized. With regards to diagnostics, the authors point out that respiratory polygraphy may be sufficient in diagnosing OSA, if a typical clinical condition is given. For CSA, recommendations were changed to diagnose CSA with low apnea rates present. Significant changes for treating CSA in patients with left ventricular dysfunction have been introduced. In addition, there is now to be differentiated between sleep-related hypoventilation and sleep-related hypoxaemia. Obesity hypoventilation syndrome is discussed in more detail. This article sums up and comments on the published changes.

13 Guideline AASM Scoring Manual Updates for 2017 (Version 2.4). 2017

Berry, Richard B / Brooks, Rita / Gamaldo, Charlene / Harding, Susan M / Lloyd, Robin M / Quan, Stuart F / Troester, Matthew T / Vaughn, Bradley V. ·University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. · Capital Health, Hamilton, New Jersey. · Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. · University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama. · Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. · Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. · University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona. · Phoenix Children's Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona. · University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. ·J Clin Sleep Med · Pubmed #28416048.

ABSTRACT: -- No abstract --

14 Guideline Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators: Recommendations of the AASM Sleep and Transportation Safety Awareness Task Force. 2017

Gurubhagavatula, Indira / Sullivan, Shannon / Meoli, Amy / Patil, Susheel / Olson, Ryan / Berneking, Michael / Watson, Nathaniel F. ·Division of Sleep Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. · Corporal Michael Crescenz VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. · Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. · Penn State Sleep Research and Treatment Center, Hummelstown, Pennsylvania. · Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland. · Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon. · Concentra, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan. · University of Washington Medicine Sleep Disorders Center and Department of Neurology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. ·J Clin Sleep Med · Pubmed #28356173.

ABSTRACT: ABSTRACT: The American Academy of Sleep Medicine Sleep and Transportation Safety Awareness Task Force responded to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Federal Railroad Administration Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and request for public comments regarding the evaluation of safety-sensitive personnel for moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The following document represents this response. The most salient points provided in our comments are that (1) moderate-to-severe OSA is common among commercial motor vehicle operators (CMVOs) and contributes to an increased risk of crashes; (2) objective screening methods are available and preferred for identifying at-risk drivers, with the most commonly used indicator being body mass index; (3) treatment in the form of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is effective and reduces crashes; (4) CPAP is economically viable; (5) guidelines are available to assist medical examiners in determining whether CMVOs with moderate-to-severe OSA should continue to work without restrictions, with conditional certification, or be disqualified from operating commercial motor vehicles.

15 Guideline Clinical Practice Guideline for Diagnostic Testing for Adult Obstructive Sleep Apnea: An American Academy of Sleep Medicine Clinical Practice Guideline. 2017

Kapur, Vishesh K / Auckley, Dennis H / Chowdhuri, Susmita / Kuhlmann, David C / Mehra, Reena / Ramar, Kannan / Harrod, Christopher G. ·University of Washington, Seattle, WA. · MetroHealth Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. · John D. Dingell VA Medical Center and Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. · Bothwell Regional Health Center, Sedalia, MO. · Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH. · Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. · American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Darien, IL. ·J Clin Sleep Med · Pubmed #28162150.

ABSTRACT: INTRODUCTION: This guideline establishes clinical practice recommendations for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in adults and is intended for use in conjunction with other American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) guidelines on the evaluation and treatment of sleep-disordered breathing in adults. METHODS: The AASM commissioned a task force of experts in sleep medicine. A systematic review was conducted to identify studies, and the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) process was used to assess the evidence. The task force developed recommendations and assigned strengths based on the quality of evidence, the balance of benefits and harms, patient values and preferences, and resource use. In addition, the task force adopted foundational recommendations from prior guidelines as "good practice statements", that establish the basis for appropriate and effective diagnosis of OSA. The AASM Board of Directors approved the final recommendations. RECOMMENDATIONS: The following recommendations are intended as a guide for clinicians diagnosing OSA in adults. Under GRADE, a STRONG recommendation is one that clinicians should follow under most circumstances. A WEAK recommendation reflects a lower degree of certainty regarding the outcome and appropriateness of the patient-care strategy for all patients. The ultimate judgment regarding propriety of any specific care must be made by the clinician in light of the individual circumstances presented by the patient, available diagnostic tools, accessible treatment options, and resources. Good Practice Statements: Diagnostic testing for OSA should be performed in conjunction with a comprehensive sleep evaluation and adequate follow-up. Polysomnography is the standard diagnostic test for the diagnosis of OSA in adult patients in whom there is a concern for OSA based on a comprehensive sleep evaluation.Recommendations: We recommend that clinical tools, questionnaires and prediction algorithms not be used to diagnose OSA in adults, in the absence of polysomnography or home sleep apnea testing. (STRONG). We recommend that polysomnography, or home sleep apnea testing with a technically adequate device, be used for the diagnosis of OSA in uncomplicated adult patients presenting with signs and symptoms that indicate an increased risk of moderate to severe OSA. (STRONG). We recommend that if a single home sleep apnea test is negative, inconclusive, or technically inadequate, polysomnography be performed for the diagnosis of OSA. (STRONG). We recommend that polysomnography, rather than home sleep apnea testing, be used for the diagnosis of OSA in patients with significant cardiorespiratory disease, potential respiratory muscle weakness due to neuromuscular condition, awake hypoventilation or suspicion of sleep related hypoventilation, chronic opioid medication use, history of stroke or severe insomnia. (STRONG). We suggest that, if clinically appropriate, a split-night diagnostic protocol, rather than a full-night diagnostic protocol for polysomnography be used for the diagnosis of OSA. (WEAK). We suggest that when the initial polysomnogram is negative and clinical suspicion for OSA remains, a second polysomnogram be considered for the diagnosis of OSA. (WEAK).

16 Guideline Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of obesity. 2016 position statement of the Spanish Society for the Study of Obesity. 2017

Lecube, Albert / Monereo, Susana / Rubio, Miguel Ángel / Martínez-de-Icaya, Purificación / Martí, Amelia / Salvador, Javier / Masmiquel, Lluís / Goday, Alberto / Bellido, Diego / Lurbe, Empar / García-Almeida, José Manuel / Tinahones, Francisco José / García-Luna, Pedro Pablo / Palacio, Enrique / Gargallo, Manuel / Bretón, Irene / Morales-Conde, Salvador / Caixàs, Assumpta / Menéndez, Edelmiro / Puig-Domingo, Manel / Casanueva, Felipe F. ·Servicio de Endocrinología y Nutrición, Unidad de Obesidad, Hospital Universitari Arnau de Vilanova de Lleida, Institut de Recerca Biomèdica de Lleida, CIBERDEM (CIBER de Diabetes y Enfermedades Metabólicas Asociadas, ISCIII), Universitat de Lleida, Lleida, España. Electronic address: alecube@gmail.com. · Servicio de Endocrinología y Nutrición, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Madrid, España. · Servicio de Endocrinología y Nutrición, Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Madrid, España. · Sección de Endocrinología y Nurición, Hospital Universitario Severo Ochoa de Leganés, Madrid, España. · Departamento de Ciencias de la Alimentación y Fisiología, Universidad de Navarra, CIBERobn (CIBER de Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y Nutrición, ISCIII), Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria de Navarra (Idisna), Pamplona, España. · Departamento de Endocrinología y Nutrición, Clínica Universidad de Navarra, CIBERobn (CIBER de Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y Nutrición, ISCIII), Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria de Navarra (Idisna), Pamplona, España. · Servicio de Endocrinología y Nutrición, Unidad de Obesidad, Hospital de Son Llàtzer, Institut Universitari d'Investigació en Ciències de la Salut (IUNICS-IdISPa), Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca, España. · Hospital del Mar, Institut Hospital del Mar d'Investigacions Mèdiques (IMIM), CIBERobn (CIBER de Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y Nutrición, ISCIII), Departament de Medicina, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, España. · Servicio Endocrinología y Nutrición, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Ferrol (CHUF), SERGAS, Ferrol, A Coruña, España. · Departamento de Pediatría, Consorcio Hospital General. CIBERobn (CIBER de Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y Nutrición, ISCIII), Universidad de Valencia, Valencia, España. · Complejo Hospitalario de Málaga (Virgen de la Victoria), Hospital Quirón-Salud Málaga, Universidad de Málaga, Málaga, España. · Unidad de Gestión Clínica de Endocrinología y Nutrición, Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de Málaga (IBIMA), Hospital Clínico Virgen de la Victoria, CIBERobn (CIBER de Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y Nutrición, ISCIII), Universidad de Málaga, Málaga, España. · Unidad de Nutrición Clínica y Dietética, Servicio de Endocrinología y Nutrición, Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío, Sevilla, España. · Servicio de Endocrinología y Nutrición, Hospital Universitario Nuestra Señora de Candelaria (HUNSC), Santa Cruz de Tenerife, España. · Servicio de Endocrinología y Nutrición, Hospital Virgen de la Torre, Madrid, España. · Unidad de Innovación Cirugía Mínima Invasiva, Servicio de Cirugía General y Digestiva, Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío, Sevilla, España. · Servicio de Endocrinología y Nutrición, Hospital Universitari Parc Taulí de Sabadell, Corporació Sanitària Parc Taulí, Institut de Recerca I3PT, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Sabadell, España. · Servicio de Endocrinología y Nutrición, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias (HUCA). Departamento de Medicina, Universidad de Oviedo, Oviedo, España. · Servicio de Endocrinología y Nutrición, Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol, Badalona. Departamento de Medicina, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, España. · Departamento de Medicina, Universidad de Santiago, Compejo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago (CHUS), CIBERobn (CIBER de Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y Nutrición, ISCIII), Santiago de Compostela, España. ·Endocrinol Diabetes Nutr · Pubmed #27543006.

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17 Guideline 7th Brazilian Guideline of Arterial Hypertension: Chapter 12 - Secondary Arterial Hypertension 2016

Malachias, M V B / Bortolotto, L A / Drager, L F / Borelli, F A O / Lotaif, L A D / Martins, L C. · ·Arq Bras Cardiol · Pubmed #27819391.

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18 Guideline Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine Guidelines on Preoperative Screening and Assessment of Adult Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea. 2016

Chung, Frances / Memtsoudis, Stavros G / Ramachandran, Satya Krishna / Nagappa, Mahesh / Opperer, Mathias / Cozowicz, Crispiana / Patrawala, Sara / Lam, David / Kumar, Anjana / Joshi, Girish P / Fleetham, John / Ayas, Najib / Collop, Nancy / Doufas, Anthony G / Eikermann, Matthias / Englesakis, Marina / Gali, Bhargavi / Gay, Peter / Hernandez, Adrian V / Kaw, Roop / Kezirian, Eric J / Malhotra, Atul / Mokhlesi, Babak / Parthasarathy, Sairam / Stierer, Tracey / Wappler, Frank / Hillman, David R / Auckley, Dennis. ·From the *Department of Anesthesiology, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; †Department of Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medical College and Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York; ‡Department of Anesthesiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan; §Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, University Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital and Victoria Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health care, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada; ‖Paracelsus Medical University, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and Intensive Care, Salzburg, Austria; ¶Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College New York, New York; #Department of Anesthesia, Perioperative Medicine and Intensive Care, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria; **Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego, San Diego, California; ††Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, Michigan; ‡‡Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Texas; §§Department of Medicine, Division of Respiratory Medicine, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; ‖‖University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; ¶¶Department of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia; ##Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, California; ***Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; †††Library and Information Services, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; ‡‡‡Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota; §§§Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota; ‖‖‖School of Medicine, Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Apl ·Anesth Analg · Pubmed #27442772.

ABSTRACT: The purpose of the Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine guideline on preoperative screening and assessment of adult patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is to present recommendations based on the available clinical evidence on the topic where possible. As very few well-performed randomized studies in this field of perioperative care are available, most of the recommendations were developed by experts in the field through consensus processes involving utilization of evidence grading to indicate the level of evidence upon which recommendations were based. This guideline may not be appropriate for all clinical situations and all patients. The decision whether to follow these recommendations must be made by a responsible physician on an individual basis. Protocols should be developed by individual institutions taking into account the patients' conditions, extent of interventions and available resources. This practice guideline is not intended to define standards of care or represent absolute requirements for patient care. The adherence to these guidelines cannot in any way guarantee successful outcomes and is rather meant to help individuals and institutions formulate plans to better deal with the challenges posed by perioperative patients with OSA. These recommendations reflect the current state of knowledge and its interpretation by a group of experts in the field at the time of publication. While these guidelines will be periodically updated, new information that becomes available between updates should be taken into account. Deviations in practice from guidelines may be justifiable and such deviations should not be interpreted as a basis for claims of negligence.

19 Guideline [Hungarian Society for Sleep Medicine guideline for detecting drivers with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome]. 2016

Szakács, Zoltán / Ádám, Ágnes / Annus, János Kristóf / Csatlós, Dalma / László, Andrea / Kalabay, László / Torzsa, Péter. ·Magyar Honvédség Egészségügyi Központ Budapest. · Családorvosi Tanszék, Semmelweis Egyetem, Általános Orvostudományi Kar Budapest, Kútvölgyi út 4., 1125. · SomnoCenter, Alvászavar Központ Szeged. ·Orv Hetil · Pubmed #27233832.

ABSTRACT: Obstructive sleep apnea is the most frequent sleep-disordered breathing. The prevalence of sleep apnea in the general population is 2-4% and the main characteristics of the disease are the intermittent cessation or substantial reduction of airflow during sleep, which is caused by complete, or near complete upper airway obstruction. Decreased airflow is followed by oxygen desaturation and intermittent arousals. Untreated patients are 4-6 times more likely to cause traffic accidents than their healthy counterparts. The aims of the obstructive sleep apnea screening are to prevent and reduce the incidence of serious car accidents, which are often caused by one of the most dangerous sleep disorders. Since April 1, 2015 a modification of the 13/1992 regulation has been in force in Hungary which orders screening of obstructive sleep apnea during medical checkup of drivers. The Hungarian Society for Sleep Medicine made a guideline according to the regulation which was adapted to national circumstances and family doctors, occupational health specialists can more easily screen obstructive sleep apnea in suspected patients. In sleep ambulances the disease can be diagnosed and effective treatment can be started. Patients receiving appropriate treatment and with appropriate compliance can get their driving licence under regular care and control.

20 Guideline ENT-specific therapy of obstructive sleep apnoea in adults : A revised version of the previously published German S2e guideline. 2016

Verse, T / Dreher, A / Heiser, C / Herzog, M / Maurer, J T / Pirsig, W / Rohde, K / Rothmeier, N / Sauter, A / Steffen, A / Wenzel, S / Stuck, B A. ·Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Asklepios Klinikum Harburg, Eißendorfer Pferdeweg 52, 21075, Hamburg, Germany. · Klinik für Hals-Nasen-Ohrenheilkunde, Kopf- und Halschirurgie der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany. · Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany. · Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Carl-Thiem-Klinikum, Thiemstr. 111, 03048, Cottbus, Germany. · Sleep Disorders Center, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospital Mannheim, 68135, Mannheim, Germany. · , Mozartstr. 22/1, 89075, Ulm, Germany. · HNO-Praxis an der Oper, Dammtorstr. 27, 20354, Hamburg, Germany. · HNO-Gemeinschaftspraxis, Ebertstr. 20, 45879, Gelsenkirchen, Germany. · HNO Praxis Moser, Gehrking und Partner, Ludwigstr. 7, 86150, Augsburg, Germany. · Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Lübeck, Klinik für HNO-Heilkunde, Ratzeburger Alle 160, 23562, Lübeck, Germany. · Sleep Disorders Center, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospital Mannheim, 68135, Mannheim, Germany. boris.stuck@uk-essen.de. · Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospital Essen, Hufelandstr. 55, 45147, Essen, Germany. boris.stuck@uk-essen.de. ·Sleep Breath · Pubmed #27179662.

ABSTRACT: The German Society of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery recently has released the abbreviated version of its scientific guideline "ENT-specific therapy of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) in adults", which has been updated in 2015 and can be found online at the Association of the Scientific Medical Societies (Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Wissenschaftlichen Medizinischen Fachgesellschaften, AWMF). A summary of the main recommendations is provided in this revised English version. All recommendations are based on a systematic literature research of articles published up until March 2014. Literature research followed the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Literature Research to create Guidelines published by the German Cochrane Centre. Studies were evaluated with respect to their scientific value according to the recommendations of the Oxford Centre for Evidence-based Medicine, and grades of recommendation are provided regarding each intervention.

21 Guideline [Mandibular advancement device for obstructive sleep apnea treatment in adults. July 2014]. 2016

Bettega, G / Breton, P / Goudot, P / Saint-Pierre, F / Anonymous4070867. ·Service de chirurgie maxillo-faciale et chirurgie plastique, hôpital A.-Michallon, BP 217, 38043 Grenoble cedex 9, France. Electronic address: GBettega@chu-grenoble.fr. · Service de stomatologie, chirurgie maxillofaciale et chirurgie plastique de la face, centre hospitalier Lyon-Sud, 165, chemin du Grand-Revoyet, 69495 Pierre-Bénite, France. · Service de stomatologie et chirurgie maxillo-faciale, hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière (AP-HP), 47-83, boulevard de l'Hôpital, 75013 Paris, France. · 32, avenue du Pdt Wilson, 75116 Paris, France. ·Rev Mal Respir · Pubmed #27160831.

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22 Guideline American Cancer Society Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship Care Guideline. 2016

Cohen, Ezra E W / LaMonte, Samuel J / Erb, Nicole L / Beckman, Kerry L / Sadeghi, Nader / Hutcheson, Katherine A / Stubblefield, Michael D / Abbott, Dennis M / Fisher, Penelope S / Stein, Kevin D / Lyman, Gary H / Pratt-Chapman, Mandi L. ·Medical Oncologist, Moores Cancer Center, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA. · Retired Head and Neck Surgeon, Former Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Louisiana State University Health and Science Center, New Orleans, LA. · Program Manager, National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA. · Research Analyst-Survivorship, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA. · Professor of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Cancer Surgery, and Director of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, George Washington University, Washington, DC. · Associate Professor, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Section of Speech Pathology and Audiology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX. · Medical Director for Cancer Rehabilitation, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, West Orange, NJ. · Chief Executive Officer, Dental Oncology Professionals, Garland, TX. · Clinical Instructor of Otolaryngology and Nurse, Miller School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology, Division of Head and Neck Surgery, University of Miami, Miami, FL. · Vice President, Behavioral Research, and Director, Behavioral Research Center, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA. · Co-Director, Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. · Director, The George Washington University Cancer Institute, Washington, DC. ·CA Cancer J Clin · Pubmed #27002678.

ABSTRACT: Answer questions and earn CME/CNE The American Cancer Society Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship Care Guideline was developed to assist primary care clinicians and other health practitioners with the care of head and neck cancer survivors, including monitoring for recurrence, screening for second primary cancers, assessment and management of long-term and late effects, health promotion, and care coordination. A systematic review of the literature was conducted using PubMed through April 2015, and a multidisciplinary expert workgroup with expertise in primary care, dentistry, surgical oncology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, clinical psychology, speech-language pathology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, the patient perspective, and nursing was assembled. While the guideline is based on a systematic review of the current literature, most evidence is not sufficient to warrant a strong recommendation. Therefore, recommendations should be viewed as consensus-based management strategies for assisting patients with physical and psychosocial effects of head and neck cancer and its treatment. CA Cancer J Clin 2016;66:203-239. © 2016 American Cancer Society.

23 Guideline Consensus & Evidence-based INOSA Guidelines 2014 (First edition). 2015

Sharma, Surendra K / Katoch, Vishwa Mohan / Mohan, Alladi / Kadhiravan, T / Elavarasi, A / Ragesh, R / Nischal, Neeraj / Sethi, Prayas / Behera, D / Bhatia, Manvir / Ghoshal, A G / Gothi, Dipti / Joshi, Jyotsna / Kanwar, M S / Kharbanda, O P / Kumar, Suresh / Mohapatra, P R / Mallick, B N / Mehta, Ravindra / Prasad, Rajendra / Sharma, S C / Sikka, Kapil / Aggarwal, Sandeep / Shukla, Garima / Suri, J C / Vengamma, B / Grover, Ashoo / Vijayan, V K / Ramakrishnan, N / Gupta, Rasik / Anonymous6880843. · ·Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci · Pubmed #26410986.

ABSTRACT: Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) are subsets of sleep-disordered breathing. Awareness about OSA and its consequences amongst the general public as well as the majority of primary care physcians across India is poor. This necessiated the development of the INdian initiative on Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (INOSA) guidelines under the auspices of Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. OSA is the occurrence of an average five or more episodes of obstructive respiratory events per hour of sleep with either sleep related symptoms or comorbidities or ≥ 15 such episodes without any sleep related symptoms or comorbidities. OSAS is defined as OSA associated with daytime symptoms, most often excessive sleepiness. Patients undergoing routine health check-up with snoring, daytime sleepiness, obesity, hypertension, motor vehicular accidents and high risk cases should undergo a comprehensive sleep evaluation. Medical examiners evaluating drivers, air pilots, railway drivers and heavy machinery workers should be educated about OSA and should comprehensively evaluate applicants for OSA. Those suspected to have OSA on comprehensive sleep evaluation should be referred for a sleep study. Supervised overnight polysomnography (PSG) is the "gold standard" for evaluation of OSA. Positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy is the mainstay of treatment of OSA. Oral appliances are indicated for use in patients with mild to moderate OSA who prefer oral appliances to PAP, or who do not respond to PAP or who fail treatment attempts with PAP or behavioural measures. Surgical treatment is recommended in patients who have failed or are intolerant to PAP therapy.

24 Guideline 2015 ESC Guidelines for the management of patients with ventricular arrhythmias and the prevention of sudden cardiac death: The Task Force for the Management of Patients with Ventricular Arrhythmias and the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Endorsed by: Association for European Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology (AEPC). 2015

Priori, Silvia G / Blomström-Lundqvist, Carina / Mazzanti, Andrea / Blom, Nico / Borggrefe, Martin / Camm, John / Elliott, Perry Mark / Fitzsimons, Donna / Hatala, Robert / Hindricks, Gerhard / Kirchhof, Paulus / Kjeldsen, Keld / Kuck, Karl-Heinz / Hernandez-Madrid, Antonio / Nikolaou, Nikolaos / Norekvål, Tone M / Spaulding, Christian / Van Veldhuisen, Dirk J / Anonymous330841. · ·Eur Heart J · Pubmed #26320108.

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25 Guideline Chronic Cough. 2015

Pacheco, Adalberto / de Diego, Alfredo / Domingo, Christian / Lamas, Adelaida / Gutierrez, Raimundo / Naberan, Karlos / Garrigues, Vicente / López Vime, Raquel. ·Servicio de Neumología, Hospital Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, España. Electronic address: apacheco.hrc@salud.madrid.org. · Servicio de Neumología, Hospital La Fe, Valencia, España. · Servicio de Neumología, Hospital Parc Taulí, Sabadell, Barcelona, España. · Servicio de Pediatría, Hospital Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, España. · Servicio de Otorrinolaringología, Hospital Rey Juan Carlos, Móstoles, Madrid, España. · Centro de Salud Belchite, Zaragoza, España. · Servicio de Gastroenterología, Hospital La Fe, Valencia, España. · Servicio de Neumología, Hospital Severo Ochoa, Madrid, España. ·Arch Bronconeumol · Pubmed #26165783.

ABSTRACT: Chronic cough (CC), or cough lasting more than 8 weeks, has attracted increased attention in recent years following advances that have changed opinions on the prevailing diagnostic and therapeutic triad in place since the 1970s. Suboptimal treatment results in two thirds of all cases, together with a new notion of CC as a peripheral and central hypersensitivity syndrome similar to chronic pain, have changed the approach to this common complaint in routine clinical practice. The peripheral receptors involved in CC are still a part of the diagnostic triad. However, both convergence of stimuli and central nervous system hypersensitivity are key factors in treatment success.

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