|Document ID (ISN)||110102|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Parks P.D., Durand G., Tsismenakis A.J., Vela-Bueno A., Kales S.N.
||Screening for obstructive sleep apnea during commercial driver medical examinations
||Mar. 2009, Vol.51, No.3, p.275-282. Illus. 41 ref.
||The objective of this study was to evaluate consensus criteria for screening commercial drivers for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). Drivers underwent OSA screening using consensus criteria at commercial driver routine medical examinations. Among 456 drivers examined, 53 (12%) were referred for polysomnography, among whom 20 were confirmed to have OSA. Using the consensus criteria, an OSA diagnosis was reached for the same 20 subjects, supporting the high positive predictive value of the criteria. Other findings are discussed.
||apnoea; sleep disturbances; medical examinations; road transport; aptitude tests; drivers
||diagnosis; occupational medicine; description of technique; reliability
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)