What are the benefits of treating sleep apnea?

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What are the benefits of treating sleep apnea?

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dc.contributor.author Tipton, John W.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-20T13:26:30Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-20T13:26:30Z
dc.date.issued 2001-12
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Family Practice, 50(12) 2001. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/11900
dc.description.abstract There is little benefit to treating patients with sleep apnea who do not have daytime sleepiness. For patients with symptoms, treating those with moderate to severe sleep apnea is more reliably associated with benefits than treating those with a mild case. Benefits include: decreased daytime sleepiness; improvements in subjective sleep quality in patient and sleep partner; improved psychologic well-being, cognitive function, and quality of life; decreased numbers of traffic accidents; and small decreases in blood pressure. (Grade of recommendation: B-, based primarily on cohort studies and case series and a small number of randomized controlled trials [RCTs]) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Family Physicians Inquiry Network en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Clinical Inquiries, 2001 (MU) en
dc.subject continuous positive airways pressure (CPAP) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sleep disorders en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Drowsiness en_US
dc.title What are the benefits of treating sleep apnea? en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. School of Medicine. Department of Family and Community Medicine. Family Physicians Inquiries Network


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