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Clinical practice guideline for diagnostic testing for adult obstructive sleep apnoea: An American Academy of Sleep Medicine Clinical Practice Guideline.

4 June 2017

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

Kapur, V. et al (2017); Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 13 (3): 479 - 504 

The diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) was previously addressed in two American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) guidelines, the “Practice Parameters for the Indications for Polysomnography and Related Procedures: An Update for 2005” and “Clinical Guidelines for the Use of Unattended Portable Monitors in the Diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adult Patients (2007).” 1,2 The AASM commissioned a task force (TF) of content experts to develop an updated clinical practice guideline (CPG) on this topic. The objectives of this CPG are to combine and update information from prior guideline documents regarding the diagnosis of OSA, including the optimal circumstances under which attended in-laboratory polysomnography (heretofore referred to as “polysomnography” or “PSG”) or home sleep apnea testing (HSAT) should be performed.

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