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dc.contributor.authorTipton, John W.
dc.date.issued2001-12
dc.description.abstractThere 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.identifier.citationJournal of Family Practice, 50(12) 2001.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/11900
dc.publisherFamily Physicians Inquiry Networken_US
dc.relation.ispartofClinical Inquiries, 2001 (MU)en
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. School of Medicine. Department of Family and Community Medicine. Family Physicians Inquiries Network
dc.subjectcontinuous positive airways pressure (CPAP)en_US
dc.subject.lcshSleep disordersen_US
dc.subject.lcshDrowsinessen_US
dc.titleWhat are the benefits of treating sleep apnea?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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